British passport (Saint Helena)

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Saint Helena passport
St. Helena and Dep Passport.svg
The front cover of a British passport issued to British Overseas Territories citizens of Saint Helena.
Saint Helena passport information page
Issued byUnited KingdomSaint Helena Governor of Saint Helena on behalf of
United Kingdom Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom
(on the advice of the
United Kingdom Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs), at the request of the
Saint Helena Government of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha made to the
United KingdomSaint Helena Deputy Governor of Saint Helena
Type of documentPassport
Eligibility requirementsBritish Overseas Territories citizenship

Saint Helena passports are issued to St Helenians, a unique status recognised by the Government of St Helena, and gained through birth, descent, or application.[1] Those holding this status are British Overseas Territories Citizens connected to Saint Helena,[1] formerly known as British Dependent Territories Citizens.


Since 2014 St Helena passports have been biometric, and are therefore printed in the United Kingdom, where appropriate production facilities exist.[2] However, the St Helena passport office has retained facilities to print non-biometric passports,[2] and does so in cases of emergency (notably urgent travel requirements for medical reasons), owing to the time delay in requesting production of passports in the United Kingdom and their transport to St Helena.

Passport statement[edit]

St. Helena passports contain on their inside cover the following words in English only:


  1. ^ a b "Living in St Helena". The Government of St Helena. Retrieved 2016-10-10.
  2. ^ a b "ST HELENA BRITISH OVERSEAS TERRITORIES PASSPORT". The Government of St Helena. Retrieved 2016-10-10.

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