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European Passport Return Service

The European Passport Return Service is available for sole applications submitted by EEA and Swiss Nationals applying online for a Registration Certificate to confirm their right to reside in the UK as a ‘Qualified Person’ (worker, job seeker, student, self-employed or self-sufficient person) or to apply for ‘Permanent Residence’.

Stockton Register Office can check and photocopy your EEA or Swiss passport and forward a copy along with your checklist and supporting documents on your behalf to the Home Office. Your passport will be available for you to use whilst your application is being processed by the Home Office.

Book an Appointment

Appointments are available 9:00 – 16:00 Monday to Saturday. Please call the Register Office on 01642 527720 or email where staff will be happy to arrange an appointment for you.


£27.00 (including VAT)

Further Information

  • The service offered by Stockton Register Office is solely to check the passport, make a photocopy and return it to you.
  • The Home Office may contact you for further information after your application has been submitted.
  • Using the European Passport Return Service does not guarantee the success of the application and the Local Authority cannot provide any advice.
  • This service will not ensure that your form has been correctly completed and correct supporting documents submitted.
  • You are not required to provide your ID Card.
  • For further information or Home Office guidance please visit Gov.UK website.