British passport (Saint Helena)
|Saint Helena passport|
The front cover of a British passport issued to British Overseas Territories citizens of Saint Helena.
Saint Helena passport information page
|Issued by|| Governor of Saint Helena on behalf of|
Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom
(on the advice of the
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs), at the request of the
Government of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha made to the
Deputy Governor of Saint Helena
|Type of document||Passport|
|Eligibility requirements||British 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. Those holding this status are British Overseas Territories Citizens connected to Saint Helena, 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. However, the St Helena passport office has retained facilities to print non-biometric passports, 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.
St. Helena passports contain on their inside cover the following words in English only:
|“||The Governor of St. Helena requests and requires in the Name of Her Majesty all those whom it may concern to allow the bearer to pass freely without let or hindrance, and to afford such assistance and protection as may be necessary.||”|
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