The purpose of this guidance is to describe the circumstances in which the British Passport may be:
This guidance, authorised by The National Archives (TNA), has been produced in consultation and has been approved by the Lord Chamberlain's Office and Her Majesty’s Passport Office (HMPO).
The British passport (the passport) is subject to Crown copyright protection under section 163 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. This means that no part of it may be lawfully reproduced without the prior permission of The Keeper of Public Records, an official who, as Queen's Printer and Queen's Printer for Scotland, manages Crown copyright on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen under Letters Patent. Crown copyright is administered on behalf of The Keeper of Public Records by TNA.