Register of Passport Applications 1851-1903
About the Register of Passport Applications
This search allows you to view the digitised images of the original indexes of Names of Passport Applicants from the records of the Foreign Office and Passport Office.
What can these records tell me about my ancestors?
From 1851 to 1862 applicants are listed alphabetically and record the last name, first name and often further initials and title; the passport number, date of passport and in some cases observation notes are given.
From 1874 to 1903 the index is not strictly alphabetical, applicants are grouped by the first letter of the last name and listed chronologically recording the last name and first name initial, and there are no passport numbers or observation notes.
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Last names starting with A to G are missing for 1858.
No records exist for the years 1857 and 1863-1873.
How to search the Register of Passport Applications
Enter the first three letters of the last name you are looking for and click the 'search' button.
If there are too many results, you can refine your search and enter a narrower year range.
Known issues with the Register of Passport Applications
- Last names starting with A to G are missing for 1858
- No records exist for the years 1857 and 1863-1873