1. British passports are issued and renewed by the competent authorities in the United Kingdom and Colonies, by His Majesty's diplomatic and Consular Officers abroad and by United Kingdom High Commissioners in Commonwealth countries to whom applications should be made. Passports should not be sent from one country to another by post.
2. They are available for five years in the first instance, unless otherwise stated, and 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, is not exceeded. The fee for each year of renewal is 2/-. They are not available beyond ten years from the original date of issue. If at any time the passport contains no further space for visas, a new passport must be obtained.
3. They are only available for travel to the countries named on page 4, but may be endorsed for additional countries (fee 2/-). The possession of a passport so endorsed does not exempt the holder from compliance with any immigration regulations in force in the territories named or from the necessity of obtaining a visa or permit where required. Passports endorsed as valid for the British Commonwealth are also available for travelling to territory under British protection or trusteeship, not, however, including the Aden Protectorate for which a specific endorsement is required.
4. A passport including particulars of the holder's wife is not available for the wife’s use when she is travelling alone.
5. Children who have reached the age of sixteen years require separate passports.
REGISTRATION AT HIS MAJESTY’S CONSULATES ABROAD
It is most important that persons naturalised in the United Kingdom and Colonies resident abroad should register annually at a British Consulate, otherwise they may render themselves liable in certain circumstances to deprivation of citizenship.
British subjects, citizens of the United Kingdom and Colonies who are resident abroad should at the earliest opportunity register their names and addresses at the nearest British Consulate. Failure to do so may in a period of emergency result in difficulty or delay in according them the assistance and protection to which they are entitled. Changes of address or departure from the country should also be notified to the Consulate.
Persons born abroad of British fathers or born in the United Kingdom or Colonies of foreign parents, women married to aliens, and naturalised persons may possess a foreign nationality in addition to British nationality.
When in the country of their second nationality such persons cannot avail themselves of the protection of His Majesty's representatives against the authorities of the foreign country, and are not exempt, by reason of possessing British nationality, from any obligation (such as military service) to which they may be liable under the foreign law.
This passport remains the property of His Majesty’s Government and may be withdrawn at any time.
It is a valuable document and should not be altered in any way or allowed to pass into the possession of an unauthorised person. If lost or destroyed, the fact and circumstances should be immediately reported to the Passport Office, London, or the nearest British Consulate, Colonial authority or High Commission and to the local police. New passports can only be issued in such cases after exhaustive enquiries.