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About the European Passport return service

The European passport return service (EPRS) is available for EAA and Swiss nationals applying online using the EEA (QP) or EEA (PR) application forms.

We will send a photocopy and certify your current passport and forward this along with your checklist, the copy of your application form and any original documents you wish to submit to support your application to the Home Office by DX courier delivery.

Use of the European Passport Return Service does not mean your application will be successful. It is your responsibility to ensure that you meet the requirements and are able to supply the relevant documentation before you submit an application.

You must:

  • hold a current EEA or Swiss national passport (not an ID card)
  • have completed an online application to the Home Office for a permanent residence document or registration certificate
  • be able to attend the office within 10 working days of making your online application(s)