Apply for a passport

You can apply for most passports on our online system, Connect.

Some firms will have to apply to the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) rather than us for a passport.

If you want to use a secondary passport (eg, for establishments carrying out cross-border business), you should email the passport details to [email protected].

Directive

Regulator

Apply through:

Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID)– for investment firms

FCA

Connect

Capital Requirements Directive (CRD)– for credit and financial institutions

PRA

PRA

Insurance Mediation Directive (IMD)– for insurance and reinsurance intermediaries

FCA

Connect

Solvency II Directive – for insurers

PRA

PRA

Payment Service Directive (PSD) – for Authorised Payment Institutions only

FCA

Connect

Second Electronic Money Directive (2EMD) – for Authorised Electronic Money Institutions only

FCA

Connect (except for Start of Activity Notification, please see below)

Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD)

FCA

Connect

Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities Directive (UCITS)

FCA

Connect

Mortgage Credit Directive (MCD) FCA Connect

The Start of Activity notification form (for e-money) below should be sent to [email protected].

See more information on Passporting under PSD2.