How we help Prisoner and family support Prisoner and family FAQs My friend/relative will be released soon but they don’t have a passport. Can you help them apply for one? Applying for a passport from within prison is not always straightforward, not least because getting passport photos taken and gathering documents can be very difficult. However, in some more accommodating prisons it is possible. Take a look at our factsheet on the subject for more information about how this might work.