Please fill out the form below to register your interest in attending the Commonwealth Forum. All fields denoted with * are mandatory.

Please note, this is not a confirmation of your attendance. Once you have completed this form, we will contact you to as to whether your registration has been approved.

Your Current Address

Previous Address

If you have not lived at the above address for more than three years, then please provide your previous address below:

Passport Information

Your Passport Photograph

In order to complete your registration of interest, you will need to provide a recent passport size photo. This is a required field. Please take your time to read the help section here as it will possibly affect the outcome of your interest. If you experience any issues, or you require further information, then please contact your Forum Lead.

Please see below for dos and don'ts

Rules for passport photos

Your registration of interest might not be accepted if your photos does not meet the rules.

The size of your photos

Your photos must:

  • measure 170 pixels (px) high by 132px wide (the standard size used in photo booths in the UK: 45mm high, 35mm wide.)
  • not be a cut down version of a larger picture

The quality of your photos

Your photos must be:

  • taken within the last month
  • in colour with no border
  • taken against a plain cream or light grey background
  • clear and in focus
  • unaltered by computer software
  • be a close-up of your full head and upper shoulders
  • contain no other objects or people
  • be in clear contrast to the background
  • be facing forward and looking straight at the camera
  • have a neutral expression and your mouth closed
  • have your eyes open, visible and free from reflection or glare from glasses
  • not have hair in front of your eyes
  • not have a head covering (unless it's for religious or medical reasons)
  • not have anything covering your face
  • not have any 'red eye'
  • not have any shadows on your face or behind you

You can’t wear sunglasses or tinted glasses. You can wear reading glasses but your eyes must show fully through clear lenses without glare or reflections.

How your head should appear in passport photos - described in text above

Photo dos and don'ts

Examples of passport photos - described in text above

On behalf of someone else

If you are filling this form out on behalf of a third party, or someone else; then please enter your name, and email, below.

Terms & Conditions

Please note: the completion and submission of this application does not confer any right upon the applicant to attend the Commonwealth Forum.

All expressions of interest for the Commonwealth Forum 2018 are subject to successful registration and security checks by the relevant Constabulary. This includes if you have attended the forum in previous years and you have been invited to register your interest. Registration to the Commonwealth Forums can only be made online.

Her Majesty’s Government (HMG) reserves the right to refuse admission to any person without giving a reason.

Anyone wishing to enter the Commonwealth Forum 2018 will need to show a valid delegate pass. Delegate passes will only be issued to those who have received email confirmation that their registration has been successful and upon presentation of valid photo ID.

This form is for delegates to register their interest only. Information on the accreditation process for media wishing to attend will be issued in due course.

Your rights and data protection

The information provided by you will be stored, backed up and maintained on a secure server held by a third party contracted by HMG to provide the registration facility. The data you submit will be passed to authorised third parties, including security partners, to assist with processing your application and conducting security checks.

The information supplied by you will be provided to the relevant Constabulary for storage on a computer system in connection with the policing arrangements for the forums as part of CHOGM 2018.

Once submitted, your contact details will be retained by HMG and [organisers depending on Forum] for 2 years after the end of Commonwealth Forum 2018. Your data will only be shared and used to contact you with information directly related to your attendance at Commonwealth Forum 2018.

Your data may also held by the organisers to notify you of future Commonwealth Forum events. It may also be used for anonymous statistical analysis.

Details of the data stored may be obtained in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act1998. HMG will comply with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998, as amended from time to time, at all times when handling your data.

By registering you are agreeing comply the HMG Terms and Conditions in respect to the Commonwealth Forums. Full Terms and Conditions can be found here

I agree to the terms & conditions

Please tick here if you are happy for your name, organisation and contact details to be passed on to selected partners to contact you with other updates you may be interested in.

If you are completing this form on behalf of a third party please tick here to indicate you have informed consent to do so