APH Compares The Cost Of Applying For UK Passports

Following the launch of an online passport renewal service by the government in March 2017*, which allows holidaymakers to apply for a new travel document in just 10 minutes, Airport Parking and Hotels (APH) has put together a guide comparing the cost of applying and renewing UK passports.

TYPE OF PASSPORT WHEN REQUIRED VALIDITY OF PASSPORT COST APPLICATION PROCESS TIME 1-DAY PREMIUM SERVICE 1-WEEK FAST TRACK SERVICE STIPULATIONS

Adult First Passport

Available in:

  • Standard 32-page passport
  • Jumbo 48-page passport
  • Eligible for those aged 16 or over (or will be aged 16 within 3 weeks) and have never had a child passport
  • 10 years

Applying Online And By Post:

  • Standard 32-Page Passport: £72.50
  • Jumbo 48-page passport: £85.50

Applying via the Passport Check and Send service at a UK Post Office:

  • Standard 32-Page Passport: £82.25
  • Jumbo 48-page passport: £95.25
  • At least 6 weeks
  • Not available
  • Not available
  • HM Passport Office will contact applicants to arrange a 30 minute interview at a nearby passport interview office to confirm their identity

Adult Passport Renewals

Available in:

  • Standard 32-page passport
  • Jumbo 48-page passport
  • Eligible for those with an expired passport
  • A passport may be renewed at any time
  • 10 years

Applying Online Or By Post:

  • Standard 32-Page Passport: £72.50

Applying via the Passport Check and Send service at a UK Post Office:

  • Standard 32-Page Passport: £82.25
  • Jumbo 48-page passport: £95.25

 

  • 3 weeks
  • Service available at  a Passport Customer Service Centre
  • Passport usually available for pick-up 4 hours after appointment

 

Costs:

  • Standard 32-Page Passport: £128
  • Jumbo 48-page passport: £137
  • Service available at  a Passport Customer Service Centre
  • Passport posted within 1 week of appointment (excluding bank holidays)

 

Costs:

  • Standard 32-Page Passport: £103
  • Jumbo 48-page passport: £111
  • British travellers who live in the UK and are aged 26 or older can renew their passport online, providing their current passport did not expire before 2012
  • Passports can be renewed at any time, but only up to 9 months of the time remaining on the old passport will be added to the new passport
  • Travellers whose passport has been lost, stolen or damaged may not use this service

Adult Passport Replacement

Available in:

  • Standard 32-page passport
  • Jumbo 48-page passport
  • Required for travellers whose passport has been lost, stolen or damaged
  • 10 years

Applying Online And By Post:

  • Standard 32-Page Passport: £72.50

Applying via the Passport Check and Send service at a UK Post Office:

  • Standard 32-Page Passport: £82.25
  • Jumbo 48-page passport: £95.25
  • 3 weeks
  • Service available at  a Passport Customer Service Centre
  • Passport usually available for collection four hours after appointment

 

Costs:

  • Standard 32-Page Passport: £128
  • Jumbo 48-page passport: £137
  • Service available at  a Passport Customer Service Centre
  • Passport posted within 1 week of appointment (excluding bank holidays)

 

Costs:

  • Standard 32-Page Passport: £103
  • Jumbo 48-page passport: £111
  • HM Passport Office may contact applicants to arrange a 30 minute interview at a nearby passport interview office to confirm their identity

Adult Passport – Amendments to Personal Details

Available in:

  • Standard 32-page passport
  • Jumbo 48-page passport
  • Required for those who have changed their name, their gender, or their appearance significantly
  • 10 years

Applying Online And By Post:

  • Standard 32-Page Passport: £72.50

Applying via the Passport Check and Send service at a UK Post Office:

  • Standard 32-Page Passport: £82.25
  • Jumbo 48-page passport: £95.25

 

  • 3 weeks
  • Service available at  a Passport Customer Service Centre
  • Passport usually available for collection four hours after appointment

 

Costs

  • Standard 32-Page Passport: £128
  • Jumbo 48-page passport: £137
  • Service available at  a Passport Customer Service Centre
  • Passport posted within 1 week of appointment (excluding bank holidays)

 

Costs

  • Standard 32-Page Passport: £103
  • Jumbo 48-page passport: £111
  • Travellers must renew their passport and send additional documents with the application such as a marriage certificate or gender recognition certificate
  • Up to 9 months of the time remaining on the old passport will be added to the new passport
  • Travellers should decide whether to change their name before or after a marriage or civil partnership ceremony. The name on the passport must be the same one used to book travel
  • Travellers can apply for a passport in their new name up to 3 months before a marriage or civil partnership ceremony, but this prohibits one from travelling, either with the old passport or new passport until their name has been legally changed

Child First Passport

  • Valid for children under 16

 

  • 5 years

Applying Online And By Post:

  • £46

Applying via the Passport Check and Send service at a UK Post Office:

  • £55.75

 

  • 3 weeks
  • Not available
  • Service available at  a Passport Customer Service Centre
  • Passport posted within 1 week of appointment (excluding bank holidays)

 

Costs

  • £87
  • An adult with parental responsibility can apply for a child’s passport on behalf of those 15 or under
  • A child passport is valid until it expires, even if the holder is over the age of 18

Child Passport Renewals or Changes

  • Eligible for children under 16 with an expired passport
  • A passport may be renewed at any time
  • 5 years

Applying Online And By Post:

  • £46

Applying via the Passport Check and Send service at a UK Post Office:

  • £55.75
  • 3 weeks
  • Not available
  • Service available at  a Passport Customer Service Centre
  • Passport posted within 1 week of appointment (excluding bank holidays)

 

Costs

  • £87
  • A child passport is valid until it expires, even if the holder is over the age of 18
  • Up to 9 months of the time remaining on the old passport will be added to the new passport

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