European passport return service

From 19th July 2017, the European passport return service will be offered at Wigan Register Office. The service is for applications that have been made online only.

We will verify and copy all passports included on the application and send copies to the home office on your behalf. You will receive your passport back immediately. 

Please be aware that all other supporting documents from your checklist must be originals and will be sent off. We cannot verify any other documents including identity cards other than a passport.

Where, when and how much?
Where Wigan Life Centre North, The Wiend, Wigan, WN1 1NH. 
When Every Wednesday mornings, 9am to 10.30am – apart from the first Wednesday of each month, which will take place at 10am to 11.30am. 
Cost £13.20 non-refundable charge per applicant plus postage (£6 per applicant for up to 5kg – anything over this weight will incur extra charges).

Please note that payment is by credit or debit card only and must be paid on the day. 

What documents do I need to take?

  • Original passport(s)
  • A printed copy of your checklist and all supporting documents
  • A printed copy of your application.

If any of the documents listed above are missing, we will be unable to process your application and you will still be charged the £10 non-refundable service charge.

It is advisable to bring an envelope that is large enough to accommodate all the documents that need to be sent off.

When you arrive at Wigan Life Centre, please go to the second floor and book in at reception. Applicants will be seen in order of the time they arrive.


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