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These documents contain essential information about the surveys and have the answers to many of the most commonly asked questions about the SCFs.
British passports may be issued to people holding any of the various forms of British nationality, and may be used as evidence of the bearer's British nationality, and also, if applicable, evidence of the right of abode in the United Kingdom or evidence of citizenship of the European Union, or both.
In 2016, British citizens had visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to 175 countries and territories, ranking the British citizen passport third in the world according to the Visa Restrictions Index.
In the United Kingdom, British passports (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland) are issued by HM Passport Office.
In Commonwealth and foreign countries, British passports used to be issued by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the Passport Section of a British consulate, embassy, or High Commission.
Since 2009, some British embassies ceased issuing full passports (though quickly available emergency passports of limited validity were still issued for one-way travel to the UK or to another part of the Commonwealth), and as of 2010, British passport applications must be made directly to the Passport Office in the United Kingdom.In practice, overseas applications are sent by the applicant to a centralised processing point; applications from Chile, for example, have to be sent to UK Passport Service Centre for the Americas and Caribbean, Washington DC, USA.In conjunction with the Post Office, it is possible to submit most passport applications at a number of branches.On the Isle of Man and in Jersey and Guernsey, British passports are issued by the Lieutenant-Governor of the respective Crown Dependencies, on behalf of the Government of the Isle of Man and the States of Jersey and Guernsey, respectively.In British overseas territories, British Overseas Territories Citizen passports are issued by the Governor of the territory, whilst British Citizen passport application are forwarded to the Passport Section of the appropriate Foreign Office mission covering the territory (e.g.the United States for all the Caribbean British Overseas Territories).