Cost Of UK Passports

If you need a new passport use the table below to understand what options there are to get a new passport or renew your passport, how much it will cost you, and how much time it will take. Understand your options and you won’t end up paying a high price for leaving it until the last minute.


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Passport Rules and Regulations:

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



Adult First Passport

VALIDITY OF PASSPORT COST APPLICATION PROCESS LENGTH 1-DAY PREMIUM SERVICE 1-WEEK FAST TRACK SERVICE STIPULATIONS
10 years Applying Online Or By Post

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

Applying via Passport Check and Send at a Post Office

  • Standard 32-Page Passport: £82.25
  • Jumbo 48-page passport: £95.25
At least 6 weeks Not available Not available Eligible for those  aged 16 or over (or will be 16 within 3 weeks) and never had a child passport

Applicant will need to attend a 30-minute interview as part of the application process

Adult Passport Renewals

VALIDITY OF PASSPORT COST APPLICATION PROCESS LENGTH 1-DAY PREMIUM SERVICE 1-WEEK FAST TRACK SERVICE STIPULATIONS
10 years Applying Online Or By Post

  • Standard 32-Page Passport: £72.50

Applying Via A Passport Check And Send At A 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 is sent to travellers’ home within 1 week of appointment (excluding bank holidays) if traveller provide a completed application form, 2 photos and all supporting documents

Someone may need to be at home to sign for the new passport

Costs

  • Standard 32-Page Passport: £103
  • Jumbo 48-page passport: £111
Up to 9 months of the time left on the old passport will be added to the new passport

Adult Passport - Amends To Name Through Marriage Or Civil Partnership

VALIDITY OF PASSPORT COST APPLICATION PROCESS LENGTH 1-DAY PREMIUM SERVICE 1-WEEK FAST TRACK SERVICE STIPULATIONS
10 years Applying Online Or By Post

  • Standard 32-Page Passport: £72.50

Applying Via A Passport Check And Send At A 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 is sent to travellers’ home within 1 week of appointment (excluding bank holidays) if traveller provide a completed application form, 2 photos and all supporting documents

Someone may need to be at home to sign for the new passport

Costs

  • Standard 32-Page Passport: £103
  • Jumbo 48-page passport: £111
Travellers must renew their passport and send additional documents with the application if they change their name by marriage or civil partnership

Up to 9 months of the time left on the old passport will be added to the new passport

Travellers should decide whether to change their name before or after the ceremony. The name on the passport must be the same one uses to book travel

Child First Passport

VALIDITY OF PASSPORT COST APPLICATION PROCESS LENGTH 1-DAY PREMIUM SERVICE 1-WEEK FAST TRACK SERVICE STIPULATIONS
5 years Applying Online Or By Post

  • £46

Applying Via Passport Check And Send At A Post Office

  • £55.75

 

3 weeks Not available £87 Valid for children under 16

Child Passport Renewals

VALIDITY OF PASSPORT COST APPLICATION PROCESS LENGTH 1-DAY PREMIUM SERVICE 1-WEEK FAST TRACK SERVICE STIPULATIONS
5 years Applying Online Or By Post:

  • £46

Applying Via Passport Check And Send At A Post Office:

  • £55.75
3 weeks Not available £87 Can be used until it expires, even if the passport holder is over 18

Up to 9 months of the time left on the old passport will be added to the new passport


Post Check and Send at Post Office (includes £6.85 handling charge) Fast Track (one week) Premium (same day) Minimum time needed Length of passport
Adult First (includes passport interview) £77.50 £84.35 N/A (interview needed) N/A (interview needed) Post: 6 weeks 10 years
Adult Replacement £77.50 £84.35 £112.50 N/A Post: 3 weeks
Online: 3 weeks
Check and Send: 2 weeks
10 years
Adult Renewal or Amend £77.50 £84.35 £112.50 £129.50 Post: 3 weeks
Online: 3 weeks
Check and Send: 2 weeks
10 years
Extend a restricted validity adult passport (issued before 1st May 2008) Free Free Free N/A Post: 3 weeks
Online: 3 weeks
Check and Send: 2 weeks
Applicants need to check with the passport office
Extend a restricted validity adult passport (issued after 1st May 2008) £77.50 £84.35 £112.50 N/A Post: 3 weeks
Online: 3 weeks
Check and Send: 2 weeks
Applicants need to check with the passport office
Child First £49.00 £55.85 £96.50 N/A Post: 3 weeks
Online: 3 weeks
Check and Send: 2 weeks
5 years
Child Renewal £49.00 £55.85 £96.50 £109.50 Post: 3 weeks
Online: 3 weeks
Check and Send: 2 weeks
5 years
Extend a restricted validity child passport (issued before 1st May 2008) Free Free Free N/A Post: 3 weeks
Online: 3 weeks
Check and Send: 2 weeks
Applicants need to check with the passport office
Extend a restricted validity child passport (issued after 1st May 2008) £49 £55.85 £96.50 N/A Post: 3 weeks
Online: 3 weeks
Check and Send: 2 weeks
Applicants need to check with the passport office
Minimum time needed 6 weeks 6 weeks for first passports or 2 weeks 1 week 1 day services are guaranteed.

APH makes every effort to ensure that the information provided is accurate at the time of collection and publishing but it is provided without any kind of warranty. APH accepts no liability for any loss or damage arising from the use of the information.

95 comments for “Cost Of UK Passports

  1. Brown
    April 4, 2017 at 8:41 pm

    My wife and I are submitting renewal applications. Payment will be by card . Do both bar codes have to be put on the one payment form, or does the second bar code have to be put on a separate payment form.

  2. Sandy
    February 27, 2017 at 12:26 am

    My ex patner apply for our daughter first passport she is 6 now n want to renew will I still need my ex patner document to renew our daughter passport

  3. K mcintyre
    February 5, 2017 at 7:50 am

    My grandson turned 16 this January 2017, his passport needs renewing, I note you state he will require a adult passport, the problem being we live in France and it mentions something about a half hour interview how does he manage that being in France? Or is this ruling just for someone applying for a passport for the very first time?

  4. Zoe
    January 24, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    Hi I’m only 11 soon 12 how much will it be for my first passport because I’m meant to be going on a trip with school and it £579.00 and we aren’t the richest of people plz can you get back to me A.S.A.P really need to know thx Zoe

    • Pete Barden
      January 25, 2017 at 9:14 am

      Hi – The first child passport will cost £46 and usually takes around three weeks – but you’ll need longer at peak times. Hope this helps and enjoy your trip.

    • Martin Rodrigues
      March 15, 2017 at 4:36 pm

      Hi! Cost £56, but you need marriage certificate from parents,and one parent make ordinary application. Good luck!

  5. Alfred J. F. Hodkinson
    January 21, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    I understand if you die before the ten year passport is complete, relatives can claim a refund? Is this correct?Aalfred Joseph Frank Vhodkinson

  6. Aaron Lee
    January 20, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    My passport ran out three years ago. Can I renew it or do I have to pay for a new one?

    • RON FRASER
      January 29, 2017 at 7:03 pm

      I AM 83 YEARS OLD THIS YEAR AND MY WIFE IS 85 WHAT ISTHE COST OF RENEWING MY PASSPORT DUE ON18MARCH 2017. DO THIS GOVERNMENT DO A ONE -YEAR LICENCE OR IS IT ANOTHER CON ON THE ELDERLY???????

      • Pete Barden
        January 31, 2017 at 10:50 am

        Hi – You can get or renew a British passport for free if you’re a British national and were born on or before 2 September 1929.

      • Dennis Blackburn
        February 1, 2017 at 1:43 pm

        I am 85 and my passport expires in July is it possible to get a yearly renewal as I would like to travel later in the year

      • Jeanette
        February 1, 2017 at 1:53 pm

        I thought over 80 years old you don’t pay….. My dad need to renew his 85 ..why pay all that for 10 years passport ……

      • E Winward
        March 7, 2017 at 6:06 pm

        I am 78 this March and my passport has run out can I get a one year passport

        • Pete Barden
          March 8, 2017 at 7:36 am

          Sorry – they don’t offer one.

  7. lyn amanda guile
    January 10, 2017 at 11:53 am

    I have a spainish pensión of 364€ a month how the hell can i pay to renew my passport. I don’t see why it is so expensive just for renewal. Any advice on who might help me pay?

  8. Julie Nev
    January 5, 2017 at 11:34 am

    Hi My daughters passport runs out mid Sept 2017 and she turns 16 mide Oct 2017. Can i renew before the expiry of her child passport in sept and apply for an adult passport?

  9. J Chapman
    November 3, 2016 at 7:14 pm

    At 80 yrs old we may not have served in the war what about nation service. and let’s face it we all suffered during the war air raids during the night drafty air raid shelters ,gas masks food rationing.
    I think I it should be free passports for 80 year olds or a 5 yr one or a 10 yrs half price.
    Why do we have to pay to go out of the country when some enter free?

  10. Ann Jacobs
    September 28, 2016 at 4:44 pm

    I had my passport stolen in Luton airport Sunday 25th September 2016 will I have to pay the full cost for a new one Ann Jacobs

  11. Shiela
    August 23, 2016 at 8:25 am

    My UK passport expired 2009, I live in NZ how much to renew my passport, I really want to as planning to go Scotland and I need to get it done where do I apply and pay can it be done on line thanx.

  12. len mollins
    August 17, 2016 at 11:41 am

    why do I have to pay the full fee to renew my passport, all I am doing is renew the photograph[which I pay for] the passport office do not have to do any searches or security checks so what exactly am I paying for or is just another way the government rips us off

  13. Mrs D M McCartney
    July 24, 2016 at 11:52 am

    My husband and I are both 80. We have let our passports lapse. If we decide to have passports again, will we have to pay.

    • phllis peates
      August 3, 2016 at 4:50 pm

      I am 87 years of age wanting tio renew my passpott U K what is the cost please

      • christine ball
        September 7, 2016 at 2:46 pm

        My husband is 81 passport expired is there a reduced cost for over 80’s

      • John A.Cramp
        November 21, 2016 at 10:19 am

        I’m 86 (born 16 May 1930) and want to renew my passport. Lapsed last June. I have no plans to travel within the next 9 months. Do I qualify for Free Passport? If not, at what date will I be?

    • roy.horrigan
      August 3, 2016 at 6:38 pm

      How much is it to renew my Passport my wife will be 80 January. Roy. horrigan

  14. Ann woolley
    June 30, 2016 at 6:04 am

    My 11yr has passport and it expired on March 2016 do I have to apply renewed or new one

    • C.campbe
      November 7, 2016 at 4:05 pm

      Renewal costs £72.50.
      Colin

    • C.Campbell
      November 7, 2016 at 4:08 pm

      Renewal costs £72.50.

      Even a cadaver needs a passport to leave the uk !!!

  15. EAllsop
    June 7, 2016 at 7:09 pm

    Reading these comments about getting a passport. Am I right that the 85 year does not move stays at 1929. So a first time passport for a man born 1931 will have to be for ,10 years full price. Bit steep for the experience of flying in a plane.

  16. Joseph Frain
    June 6, 2016 at 10:10 pm

    It is bloody outrageous that renewing my passport has Increased by £32.50 It wouldn’t be anything to do with privatisation by chance ? I am hoping to go South Korea in September for 90 days my current passport expires Jan 2017 and we don’t need Visas

    • Colin Campbell
      August 29, 2016 at 10:46 am

      I heartily agree.Young people who cannot afford the fees cannot open bank accounts,cannot obtain driving licences,cannot seek work abroad,are prevented from earning a living.It is outrageous that these fees are so high .

  17. Tracey
    June 5, 2016 at 6:41 pm

    Are all passports valid for 10 years now or can you have a 12 months one or possibly 5 years? Thanks for your help

    • Pete Barden
      June 7, 2016 at 10:28 am

      10 years for adults…

    • Mary mcgivern
      September 19, 2016 at 2:59 pm

      Can I get a one year passport

  18. jane bowers
    May 31, 2016 at 10:48 pm

    Hi my son has a passport which expires may 2017,however he is now 17 can he still use this to go on holiday in september or do we have to get him a adult passport.
    Thanks

  19. Ellie
    May 18, 2016 at 9:16 am

    Hi, I’m applying for a 1st passport for my daughter, and a renewal one for me.
    I am applying from overseas (Ireland).

    Can you tell me the cost of the child passport fee – i know it is £46 from uk, but may be more from overseas.

    Thanks

  20. Melissa
    May 11, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    If the passport office need to send my documents back for a countersignature, will there be an additional charge?

  21. Janis
    May 6, 2016 at 7:48 am

    My passport expires in October and I am looking to renew it now as I will be travelling before then, is it possible that my same photo can be used on the new passport or do I have to have a new one.

    • Pete Barden
      May 9, 2016 at 11:22 am

      You will need to send two new identical photos. Sorry

  22. sean
    April 26, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    Hi can I just take my completed form to post office and pay with cash if I don’t require check and send. Also how much is postage. Thanks

  23. Sara
    April 17, 2016 at 1:51 am

    Hi, do I need to renew a passport before it expires?

  24. Roshni
    April 13, 2016 at 9:58 pm

    Hello my passport expires on 7th of March 2017. i am going to asia on 13th of August 2016 and returning on end of october 2016 .as per the immigration rule my passport needs to be valid for 6 months when i return. i know i will have to renew but there is a rule only 9 months will be added to my new passport. can i renew my passport now or wait until nexth month so 9 months is left ?

  25. Scott
    February 13, 2016 at 12:06 pm

    I have to renew mine…my wife and my little girls passport. Do I have to pay full price for each passport or is there a discount for doing 3 of them. Thanks

    • Pete Barden
      February 15, 2016 at 10:30 am

      Nice idea, but no… they do not offer such a discount.

      • Karen
        April 4, 2016 at 9:28 am

        Hi I think I am asking the obvious, but am I correct in saying that my son previously has had a child’s passport he is now 16, do I apply for a first time adult? Thanks k

        • Pete Barden
          April 4, 2016 at 1:33 pm

          Hi, Yes. I am afraid you will have to.

  26. Joan
    January 23, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    I’m 83 yrs and need to renew my passport can I get one free or if not a5 yr one

    • lewiston yvonne
      February 14, 2016 at 5:00 pm

      I am 84yrs and need to renew my passport expired January 16,can I renew it and get one free?
      my mail address :baldise@tiscali.it

      • Pete Barden
        February 15, 2016 at 10:28 am

        Hi, You can get or renew a British passport for free if you’re a British national and were born on or before 2 September 1929.

        • M Fereday
          July 5, 2016 at 5:13 pm

          How many people will apply to renew their passport when they are 87 years old. It should be available free from the age of 80 years of age.

  27. Saiqa AKHTAR
    December 22, 2015 at 11:53 pm

    Hi I am visiting Pakistan with my son in February 26th and comeing in April 5th my sons passport expires in August would I need to renew it?

  28. Bill
    October 28, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    You think this is shocking? I just checked the cost to renew my UK passport (October 2015) and I am reading $430 total. If I am not blind or going mad then they have actually increased the price, since 2005, four hundred percent.

  29. Emma
    October 27, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    How much is it for my daughter who’s 16 to get a passport she has had one before but very outdated so is it classed as a renewal???? Confused. Com

    • Pete Barden
      October 28, 2015 at 9:31 am

      It’s a first adult passport, so expect to pay £72.50

  30. graeme a
    October 11, 2015 at 2:35 pm

    has fee for renewal jumped from £42 to £72.50+
    why

    • Pete Barden
      October 12, 2015 at 9:12 am

      Sadly, yes!

  31. Brenda Deans
    October 5, 2015 at 2:35 pm

    My husband and I usually go to Egypt at the end of January and beginning of February. My passport expires on 21 st August 2016 and my husbands on the 16th August 2016. Do we need to renew before we go?

  32. Tony
    July 24, 2015 at 11:52 am

    A standard adult first passport or renewal costs £72.50, or £82.25 if you use the Post Office’s Passport Check and Send service. Child passports cost £46, or £55.75 using Check and Send. you can read more here. https://www.gov.uk/passport-fees

  33. james
    May 23, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    I agree that people who reach 70 years of age should either get reduced fee say! 30%. Or be eligible for a 5 year period. Let’s face it after 75years how many people will need or use one. A one year passport would appeal. Come on Mr prime minister do something for the senior citizen

  34. EJAZ NAZIR
    May 10, 2015 at 1:39 pm

    I have submitted application and now I paid feed

  35. john
    March 2, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    EEC scrapped the need for passports between member states but unlike everything else Britain refused this one

    • Pete Barden
      March 3, 2015 at 1:29 pm

      Yes – it is strange that we can say no – occasionally.

  36. maria
    February 10, 2015 at 12:49 am

    how much is it for a passport if my last one was lost/stolen and can you get it same day you pay for it

  37. Marcus
    January 28, 2015 at 3:04 pm

    M Curtis, if you are travelling to Netherlands for three days, your passport will still be valid by the time you return, so you don’t need to renew.

    But you should still renew now because a) the passport office will add any unexpired validity to a new passport to a maximum of nine months and b) if needed for a holiday, trying to renew a passport in June during the busiest time of year is going to take months and clog the system as happened and widely reported by the media in 2014.

    P.S – All complaining about cost of passports, yes, they are an expensive one off cost, but they last for ten years, so that’s under £9 per year. Additionally the passport service is not run for profit, and they have a breakdown of costs on their website.

    I would suggest that people not rush out to renew the whole family’s passports all at the same time, but stagger the renewals perhaps once a year. Then when the next set of renewals come around, won’t all have to pay at the same time, and by the time comes up for a second passport renewal, the holders will be adults all responsible for paying for their own passports!

  38. M Curtis
    January 22, 2015 at 11:31 am

    I am going to Holland for three days at beginning of April , my passport expires in June, do I need to renew ?

    • sarah
      July 31, 2015 at 4:01 pm

      I am going to pakistan in February for two weeks and my passport expires in early May, do I have to renew my passport?

      • Pete Barden
        August 3, 2015 at 10:43 am

        Hi – Here is what you’ll need:

        Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months at the time of your visa application.

        The Pakistani authorities have confirmed they will accept British passports extended by 12 months by British Embassies and Consulates under additional measures put in place in mid-2014.

  39. Leah
    January 11, 2015 at 11:42 pm

    Wow just forked out £164 in fees for passports. How on earth can the justify a name change the same price as a new adult passport! You don’t need a counter signature so the process is obviously different!
    Also by the time a child is 18 they will have paid a whopping £ 222 in passports!

  40. K F Bourne
    November 28, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    Is a free passport available for a person who is 85 years old

  41. Miss Helen Healer
    November 8, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    can a 1year passport be supplied as i am not accustomed to flying and would not be wanting
    a 10 year one. this would be a one off flight for me.

    • betty renshaw
      November 5, 2015 at 4:46 pm

      This will be a one off visit to see my foster daughter & family in Australia for two or three weeks. I know I would not need it again, I am 73 & don’t want to pay for a ten year one.

      • Pete Barden
        November 5, 2015 at 5:03 pm

        Hi, Unfortunately you need to have been born before 2 September 1929, to get a free one. See the full details here.
        https://www.gov.uk/free-passport

        • kevin
          April 30, 2016 at 6:19 pm

          I bought my passport 6 minth ago and m y son as damiged it how much will it cost to get another one

  42. geo.kidd
    October 21, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    myself and wife are both retired and our passports ran out this year. i feel that some sort of discount should aply,as the ability to travel is greatly reduced by our health and age.

  43. Julie Morrison
    October 5, 2014 at 6:31 pm

    My daughter is 15 if I buy her a child passport now will it last 5 years or will she have to get an adult one and pay again when she is 16?

  44. Patricia Baxter
    September 15, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    Costs for passport too high. Both husband and I pensioners wish to see family abroad etc. Husband is 80 and has to wait for 5 years for a free one – at 85 how many people are still wanting to travel abroad?

    • rhoda
      January 30, 2015 at 7:24 pm

      Free passports are only given to people born before 1930

      • Pete Barden
        February 3, 2015 at 9:36 am

        Yes – however at the time of writing (2014) the 1929 figure was correct. I have it in place to update the graphic with new wording to reflect the yearly increment.Thank you for your input.

        • john
          March 2, 2015 at 4:38 pm

          The year will not change as it is based on people old enough to have fought in the war

          • Pete Barden
            March 3, 2015 at 1:30 pm

            Yes – thanks

          • Gwen Gibbs
            August 6, 2016 at 1:20 pm

            Hi my friend is here on holiday from Australia, although he has bee. Over there for 40 years + he holds a British passport, he was born September 1933, passport due for renewal 2017, will there be any discount for him.

      • S A Hornby
        June 25, 2015 at 11:30 pm

        Please let me know how much my passport would be for me at 80?

    • Dee Watson
      July 7, 2015 at 1:42 pm

      You are so right Patricia Baxter, most elderly people over 85 do not wish to travel abroad especially long flights, not only is the cost of the passport high, the cost of travel insurance a joke too.

  45. H Maline
    July 22, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    My opinion is the Government need to spend more money on checking who is issuing false
    passport and visas to allow so many people to come into England in the first place. More boarder
    control – like Australia for example.

    In Britain we seem to be paying for everyone and everything, which Countries are helping us??

  46. Amy Dunn
    July 17, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    We advise you to contact the passport office- https://www.gov.uk/passport-advice-line

  47. mohammed Rashid
    July 11, 2014 at 9:49 am

    my child has a british passport he would like to extend it now is there any fees he was born in 2005

  48. Mr A B ASHBY
    June 22, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    once youv’e paid for a passport why should you have to pay again prices are discusting

    • Philip Evans
      July 16, 2014 at 10:18 pm

      I agree the costs are too high!! But I understand the need in using new material is required, but should be ‘at cost’ with a very minimal fee. Labour costs to produce the passport? We pay our government very high taxes and therefore should cost us nothing for a passport in reality!!

      Thank you.

      Philip

  49. Mrs c.Lish
    June 4, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    Why does it cost £55.00 to renew a child passport just because they have had it since they’ve had it for 5yrs. I understand to chage photo I.d but why do they have to pay again ? We are a low income family with no income only benefits.

    Thanks RSVP mrs C.lish…

    • Philip Evans
      July 16, 2014 at 10:13 pm

      Excellent message and point of view!! Thank you Mrs. C. Lish for making this very important statement and I highly agree with you.

      Kind Regards,

      Philip Evans

    • Sarah
      January 13, 2015 at 11:38 am

      I agree with many of the others here. The costs for my family of 5 to renew our passports are around £315! I am only looking to try and save money by going camping abroad rather than holiday in the UK, now that we are dictated to about when we can and can’t have family holidays. Only the children of the rich can win in this situation. Thank you, UK Government for sucking as much joy as possible out of childhood for those on lower incomes.

      • Pete Barden
        January 15, 2015 at 1:35 pm

        We’ll be running a feature on travel-related policy for the parties ahead of the General Election in May, so let’s hope they’ve got some good bribes ideas to help hard-pressed Brits enjoy a holiday.

    • Mr M Nazim Sattar
      April 28, 2015 at 7:23 pm

      Thank you Mrs C Lish. I am agree with you.

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