How to look for records of... Passports
How can I view the records covered in this guide?
This is a brief guide which will tell you how to trace historical passport records. It is not for people looking for information about their own passports – please contact the Identity and Passport Service to do this. Surviving historical records of passports are not comprehensive.
The National Archives holds some registers and indexes of passport applications up to 1916, but most of the passports themselves do not survive.