The Identity and Passport Service was established as an Executive Agency of the Home Office on 1 April 2006. The Agency builds on the strong foundations of the UK Passport Service (UKPS) to provide passport services and in the future, as part of the National Identity Scheme, ID cards for British and Irish nationals resident in the UK. Foreign nationals resident in the UK will also be included by linking the scheme to biometric immigration documents.
Our consular service is a major operation. Every hour of every day staff throughout our worldwide network of Embassies, High Commissions and Consulates are helping British nationals. It is one of the most important parts of the Government's foreign policy.
Book with Confidence. We are a Member of ABTA which means you have the benefit of ABTA's assistance and Code of Conduct. All the package and Flight-Plus holidays we sell are covered by a scheme protecting your money if the supplier fails.
Other services such as hotels or flights on their own may not be protected and you should ask us what protection is available.