How to look for records of... Passports
How can I view the records covered in this guide?
How many are online?
This is a guide to tracing historical passport records. If you are looking for information about a current issue with your own passport, please contact the Passport Office.
Old passports themselves have not been kept in large numbers and you are unlikely to find original passports in our collection. You are more likely to find registers and indexes of passport applications but even these records have been kept in relatively small proportions. In general, it is not unusual for there to be no trace of a passport or a passport application in our records.