1. British passports are issued by the competent authorities throughout the British Empire and by British Diplomatic and Consular officers abroad. Application should be made in the authorised form obtainable from those authorities.
2. Passports are issued in the United Kingdom at the Passport Office, Westminster, London, S.W.1, and at the Branch Passport Office, 36, Dale Street, Liverpool. Passports cannot be issued or renewed at the Passport Office for persons not at the time being in the United Kingdom.
3. Residents in the Irish Free State should make their applications to the Passport Department, Ministry of External Affairs, Dublin. In the British Dominions or Colonies applications should be made to the local authorities.
4. Passports issued before the 1st December, 1924, are available for two years and those issued on or after that date for five years, in the first instance, unless otherwise stated. They may be renewed from time to time for further consecutive periods of one to five years from the date of expiry, provided the total period of validity of ten years from the original date of issue is not exceeded. The fee for each year of renewal is 1s.
5. British passports are not available beyond ten years from the original date of issue. Thereafter, or if at any time the passport contains no further space for visas, a new passport must be obtained.
6. The passport is only available for travel to the countries named on page 4, but may be endorsed for additional countries. The possession of a passport so endorsed does not, however, exempt the holder from compliance with any immigration regulations in force in British or foreign countries or from the necessity of obtaining a visa where required.
7. Passports endorsed as valid for the British Empire are also available for travelling to territory under British protection or mandate, not, however, including Palestine or Irak, for which countries the passport must be specially endorsed.
8. British subjects permanently resident abroad should in all cases register their names and addresses at the nearest British Consulate. Such registration constitutes the most ready means in emergency or difficulty of enabling all proper assistance or advice to be afforded them. Changes of address or departure from the country of residence should also be notified to the Consulate.
This passport is a valuable document, and should not be allowed to pass into the possession of any unauthorized person. If lost or destroyed, the fact should be immediately reported to the Passport Office, London, or to the nearest British authority, and to the local police authorities. New passports can only be issued in such cases after exhaustive enquiries.
Thos. De La Rue, London — Wt. 13, D 51.