Im looking for friendly advise about babies born in HK and the application process for UK passport. Mother and father both hold UK passports so I'm hoping the process is fairly straightforward.

Can anyone enlighten me? Baby due November 2020. How early can I apply for babies first UK passport? I know they ask for original birth certificates but wanted to ask if scanned copies are accepted as i think the application process can be done online. Im a little confused about the process but if I need to send hard copies of the birth certificates for mother, father and grandparents because parents born 1986 and 1987 then with current postal to UK it is likely to take months and months after November when baby is here!

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Hoping to go on holiday with baby early April 2021, although I might be pushing it with the time of delay for applications!

Thank you.