What does FCO mean on a British passport?

Foreign & Commonwealth Office’s
The Identity and Passport Service (IPS) has now taken over the responsibility for the printing of passports that have been handled at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office’s (FCO) global passport processing centres.

Who is the issuing authority of a British passport?

HM Passport Office
HM Passport Office is the sole issuer of UK passports and responsible for civil registration services through the General Register Office.

What is the issuing country of a British passport?

If it is a UK passport then the issuing country is the UK. Place of issue refers to the place of issue shown on your passport. As an example, my passport’s Country of issue, or Issuing authority is Canada. It was processed in The Hague so when I’m asked “place of issue” that is the only time I put in “The Hague”.

What type of passport do I have UK?

British citizen, British Overseas citizen, British subject, British protected person, British National (Overseas) British citizen, British Overseas citizen, British subject, British protected person and British National (Overseas) passports are issued by HM Passport Office in the UK.

Where do I find my passport issuing authority?

The passport place of issue / issuing authority will be located in the passport somewhere near the name of the passport holder. It may also be known as: Issuing authority….Place of issue / issuing authority

  1. a series of numbers.
  2. a place.
  3. the name of a government department.
  4. or information contained within a stamp.

How can I tell where my passport was issued?

You can call the National Passport Information Center at 1-877-487-2778 or 1-888-874-7793 (TDD/TTY) to check on your status. The center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Eastern Time, excluding federal holidays.

Where to find the issuing authority of a UK passport?

You might required this information while filling your visa application form. You can find your passport issuing authority under the “authority field” on the front page of your passport. For more detailed information, check the article – the U.K Passport issuing authority.

What is the issuing authority for a Philippine passport?

The issuer – embassy, consulate, foreign office or whatever – derives its authority from two sources: the recognition of your country by the foreign country; and your country designating the issuer in the foreign country as a legitimate issuer of your country’s passport.

What does HMPO mean on a UK passport?

I’m assuming this was a British passport, as HMPO (part of the Home Office) is the UK’s authority responsible for issuing passports.

Can a British passport be issued by any other country?

The country which issues the passport is the UK. It’s a British passport. It cannot be issued by any other country. The issuing authority depends where you got it – if it’s within the UK it will say IPS, if it’s overseas it will either say FCO or the Embassy which issued it.