Keep My Passport Service UK Visas

Purpose of the ‘Keep my passport’ service

This service allows the applicant to keep their passports while their application is being assessed by UK Visas and Immigration. Once UK Home Office has made the decision on the application, the applicant will be asked to submit the passport at the visa application centre where they provided biometrics for their UK visa application.

For which applications ‘Keep my passport’ service can be used?

The service can be used for all UK Visa Applications made from Outside UK including-
Spouse Visa
Fiance Visa
Visit Visa
Skilled Worker Visa
PLAB Exam Visa

Effect of using the service

Using this service will delay your application between 2-4 weeks as you will be asked to submit the passport and passport return can take a few weeks. Other than this, there will be no adverse or positive affect on the outcome of the visa application.

Availability of service not guaranteed

The service is an add on service, not available at all the times at all the visa application centre(s). There is no way to check whether Keep My Passport will be available at a particular visa application centre. Except for the USA, this service is available in almost all countries, yet there is no guarantee that the service will be available at the time of your application submission.

The approximate cost of the Keep My Passport Service

For an application from the EU, the cost was €100 on 7 July 2022. The fee is a reference only. Cost may vary in different countries.

What to do if you wish to use this service?

You should send an email to your caseworker in the usual way to let them know that your preference. Depending on the availability, your caseworker will buy this add-on service for you. We will also let you know the exact cost 2-3 days after buying the service as actual cost may vary due to payment being made in local currency/ USD/ EURO using a UK GBP bank account. 

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