What is the European Passport Return Service?

If you are a European Economic Area (EEA) applicant applying for Permanent Residence or Qualified Person status online, you can use this service in order to keep your original passport while your application is being considered.

Please be aware that this is not a checking service, we can only check and photocopy your passport not ID cards, but will need to send all other documents as originals.  

For any advice or assistance on the application process or requirements on nationality or immigration matters please contact the Home Office on 0300 123 2241 for guidance before attending our office

We offer appointments Monday-Friday between 9am and 3.15pm.

Book EPRS

Please ensure you and any other adults applying with you all arrive at our office within 10 working days of submitting your application online (children under 18 are not required to attend).  Please note that non EEA dependents applying on their own cannot use this service unless a joint application is made with the EEA family member. Also if families make separate applications they cannot be submitted together unless a joint application was made online.

When you attend please put all your documents in an envelope before you hand them in to us. If you arrive after 10 working days of submitting your application online, your application cannot be sent and you will not get a refund of the fee paid. If you are late for your appointment, you will need to book a fresh appointment and pay the fee again.

Camden Registration Service,
Tavistock House, Entrance D
Mezzanine Floor, Tavistock Square,
London,
WC1H 9LG

EPRS fees

The fee for the service is £15 for each applicant with an additional charge for postage as below.
Up to 1kg – £10.00 plus the £15.00 EPRS fee
Up to 2kg – £15.00 plus the £15.00 EPRS fee
Up to 10kg - £26.60 plus the £15.00 EPRS fee
Up to 20kg - £41.20 plus the £15.00 EPRS fee

How do I apply

Go to the direct.gov website and complete the appropriate form online for the following type of applications:

Apply for a Permanent Residence Card

or

Apply for a registration certificate

You must book an appointment within 10 working days of submitting your application online and arrive at our office. If you arrive after 10 working days your application cannot be sent and you will not get a refund of the fee paid. If you are late for your appointment you will need to book a fresh appointment and pay the fee again.  Your passport will be returned to you at your appointment.

Book EPRS

Camden Registration Service,
Tavistock House, Entrance D
Mezzanine Floor, Tavistock Square
London,
WC1H 9LG

Please bring the following:

  • A printed copy of your online submitted application
  • Printed copy and completed checklist
  • Current EEA passport 
  • All original supporting documents (the documents you need are listed in the guidance notes for each application form)
  • Put all documents in an envelope

We will ONLY photocopy your passport not ID cards, certify the copy and send all the documents to the Home Office on your behalf.

Please be aware that the Home Office may contact you for further information after your application has been submitted and Camden Register office will not be able to advise you on the progress of your application after it has been submitted.