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If you plan to travel outside the United Kingdom, you will need a valid passport and you may need a visa to enter the country you are travelling to.
Thanks to its overseas colonies and protectorates, the United Kingdom has a a variety of different citizenship types, each with a different class of passport.
If you are a British Dependent Territories Citizen, British Overseas Citizen, British Subject, British National Overseas, or a British Protected Person, you may need a visa, even when regular British passport holders do not.
On the Biodata page of your passport, you should find a 3-letter code:
To find out if you need a visa, contact the Consulate or Embassy of the country you plan to travel to.
* These passport classes have different regulations that apply to their eligibility to travel to countries in the European. For more information, visit our page on Non-EU British Passports.
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