Given the complexity of issues raised by passporting, UK firms are advised to consult legislation and also to obtain legal advice at earliest opportunity. Firms are encouraged to contact their usual supervisory contact at the FSA to discuss their proposals. However, a UK firm which is seeking guidance on procedural or notification issues relating to passporting should contact the Passport Notifications Unit.
An applicant for Part IV permission which is submitting a notice of intention3 with its application for such permission should contact the Permissions2 department (020 7066 3954)2 in the first instance.132322
To contact the Passport Notifications Unit, from which a standard form of notice of intention can be obtained:33