APH Compares Application Process for 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.

Passport Rules and Regulations:


Adult First Passport

Adult First Passport:

Who Can Apply:

  • You’re a British National
  • Aged 16 or over (or will be in 3 weeks)
  • You’ve never had a UK Passport before
  • Your child is over 16 (or will be in 3 weeks) and has never had a British passport

When Required:

For travelling – valid passport necessary

Validity of passport:

10 years

Cost:

Adult (16 and over) standard 34-page passport
• Apply online: £75.50
• Apply by paper form: £85

Adult (16 and over) 50-page frequent traveller passport
• Apply online: £85.50
• Apply by paper form: £95

Application Process Length:

Up to 10 weeks

Required Paperwork:

Apply Online:
• A digital photo of you (or a device that takes digital photos and someone to take your photo)
• Someone who can confirm your identity
• Supporting documents
• A credit or debit card to pay

Apply with a paper form:
• A filled-in application form
• 2 identical printed passport photos
• Someone who can confirm your identity (a ‘counter-signatory’)
• Supporting documents

Online premium service:

Not available

1 Week fast track service:

Not available

Stipulations:

N/A


Adult Passport Renewals

Adult Passport Renewals:

Who Can Apply:

  • UK resident
  • Aged 16 or over (or turning 16 in the next 3 weeks) to get an adult passport

When Required:

You must renew your passport before you can travel if either:
• Your passport has expired
• You do not have enough time left on it

Validity of passport:

10 years

Cost:

• Apply online: £75.50
• Apply by paper form: £85

Application Process Length:

Up to 10 weeks

Required Paperwork:

Renew Online:
• A digital photo
• A credit or debit card
• Your passport

Renew using a paper application form:
• 2 new and identical printed photos of yourself.

Online premium service:

Adult standard 34-page passport:
• £177

Adult 50-page frequent traveller passport:
• £187

Who can apply:
• Only available to renew an adult passport issued after 31 December 2001

Application Process Length:
• Allow at least 2 days from date of application for appointment date
• Appointment can last around 30 minutes
• Passport given at the appointment

Required Paperwork to apply, book an appointment and pay:
• Your old passport
• A device that takes digital photos (like a smartphone, tablet or digital camera) and someone to take your photo
• A digital photo of you

Required paperwork for appointment:
• Your old passport

1 Week fast track service:

Adult standard 34-page passport:
• £142

Adult 50-page frequent traveller passport:
• £152

Who can apply:
• To renew an adult or child passport that has expired or that is about to expire
• To change personal details on your passport (for example your name, place of birth or gender)
• To replace a lost, stolen or damaged passport

Application Process Length:
• Delivered to home within 1 week of the appointment

Required paperwork to bring to the appointment:
• 2 identical printed passport photos
• Completed paper application form
• Your supporting documents

Stipulations:

N/A


Adult Passport Replacement

Adult Passport Replacement:

Who Can Apply:

• UK resident
• Aged 16 or over (or turning 16 in the next 3 weeks) to get an adult passport
• If your passport has been lost, stolen or damaged

When Required:

You must replace your passport if it has more than reasonable wear and tear because you may not be allowed to travel with it.

Validity of passport:

10 years

Cost:

• Apply online: £75.50
• Apply by paper form: £85

Application Process Length:

Up to 10 weeks

Required Paperwork:

Replace Online:
• A digital photo
• A credit or debit card

Replace using a paper application form:
• 2 new and identical printed photos of yourself.
• The application form and 1 of your photos signed by someone else to prove your identity.

Online premium service:

Not available

1 Week fast track service:

Adult standard 34-page passport:
• £142

Adult 50-page frequent traveller passport:
• £152

Who can apply:
• To renew an adult or child passport that has expired or that is about to expire
• To change personal details on your passport (for example your name, place of birth or gender)
• To replace a lost, stolen or damaged passport

Application Process Length:
• Delivered to home within 1 week of the appointment

Required paperwork to bring to the appointment:
• 2 identical printed passport photos
• Completed paper application form
• Your supporting documents

Stipulations:

• A video interview is sometimes needed and will take place online.
• If an interview is needed, you’ll be contacted after your application has been processed to book it.


Adult Passport - Amendments to Personal Details

Adult Passport – Amendments to Personal Details

Who Can Apply:

• UK resident
• Aged 16 or over (or turning 16 in the next 3 weeks) to get an adult passport
• If your passport has been lost, stolen or damaged

When Required:

You’ll need to get a new passport to travel abroad or prove your identity if you change any of the following:
• Name
• Gender
• Appearance – if you cannot be recognised from your passport photo anymore (for example, you’ve had plastic surgery)

Validity of passport:

10 years

Cost:

• Apply online: £75.50
• Apply by paper form: £85

Application Process Length:

Up to 10 weeks

Required Paperwork:

Marriage or Civil Partnership:
• Before the ceremony: a ‘passports for newlyweds and civil partners’ form with your documents, signed by the religious minister or registrar who will conduct the ceremony.
• After the ceremony: marriage or civil partnership certificate

Divorce or Returning to a Previous Name:
• Birth certificate
• Statement signed by you saying you’ve gone back to a previous surname (for example your maiden name) ‘for all purposes’ – that is, you will not use your married or civil partnership name at all
• Document that shows you’re using your new name (for example a payslip, or a letter from your local council)
• Decree absolute or final order showing both names
• Marriage or civil partnership certificate showing both names – if you do not have it you can order a copy

Gender Change (one of the following):
• A Gender Recognition Certificate
• A new birth or adoption certificate showing your acquired gender
• A letter from your doctor or medical consultant confirming your change of gender is likely to be permanent (additional information needed if also changing name)
Titles and small changes to forenames – 2 of the following documents:
• Letter from a local council or government department
• Driving licence
• Bank statement
• Baptism or confirmation certificate

Other Names Changes:
• Deed poll
• Statutory declaration
• An affidavit

Online premium service:

Not available

1 Week fast track service:

Adult standard 34-page passport:
• £142

Adult 50-page frequent traveller passport:
• £152

Who can apply:
• To renew an adult or child passport that has expired or that is about to expire
• To change personal details on your passport (for example your name, place of birth or gender)
• To replace a lost, stolen or damaged passport

Application Process Length:
• Delivered to home within 1 week of the appointment

Required paperwork to bring to the appointment:
• 2 identical printed passport photos
• Completed paper application form
• Your supporting documents

Stipulations:

N/A


Child First Passport

Child First Passport:

Who Can Apply:

• Your child must have British nationality to be eligible for a British passport.
• If your child is aged under 16
• Someone with parental responsibility for the child must apply for the passport.

When Required:

• If your child is under 16 and has never had a British passport
• Your child is under 16 and has a British passport but some of their details have changed

Validity of passport:

5 years

Cost:

• Apply online: £49
• Apply by paper form: £58.50

Application Process Length:

Up to 10 weeks

Required Paperwork:

Apply online:
• A digital photo of your child (or a device that takes digital photos)
• Supporting documents
• A credit or debit card

Apply by post:
• 2 new photos of your child
• Child’s full birth or adoption certificate (the one with parent’s details on it)
• Proof that your child has British nationality (for example a British registration certificate, parent’s passport details or parent’s birth certificates)
• Any valid passports from a different country belonging to the child
• Any court orders relating to the child (for example, that describe parental responsibility or residency arrangements)

Online premium service:

Not available

1 Week fast track service:

Child Standard Passport:
• £122

Child 50-page frequent traveller passport:
• £132

Stipulations:

• Someone with parental responsibility must sign the form. If your child is 12 to 15 they need to sign the form too.
• You need to give both parents’ details when you apply. If you cannot provide the other parent’s details, you need to say why (for example, you’re the only parent named on the birth certificate, or you adopted the child on your own).


Child Passport Renewals or Changes

Child Passport Renewals or Changes

Who Can Apply:

• British nationality

When Required:

• Your child is under 16 and has a British passport

Validity of passport:

5 years

Cost:

Child (under 16) standard 34-page passport:
• Apply online: £49
• Apply by paper form: £58.50

Child (under 16) 50-page frequent traveller passport:
• Apply online: £59
• Apply by Paper Form: £68.50

Application Process Length:

Up to 10 weeks

Required Paperwork:

• Your child’s old passport
• Any valid passports from a different country your child might have
• Any court orders relating to the child (for example, that describe parental responsibility or residency arrangements)
• You’ll also need either digital or printed photos of your child.

Online premium service:

Not available

1 Week fast track service:

Child Standard Passport:
• £122

Child 50-page frequent traveller passport:
• £132

Stipulations:

• If your child is 12 to 15 they also need to sign the form.
• If your child’s name or other personal details have changed, you cannot renew their passport. You must apply for a new passport instead.


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Passport FAQs:

How much does a new passport cost?

A new adult standard passport costs £75.50, if you apply online and £85 if you apply by post.
A new child passport costs £49 if you apply online and £58.50 if you apply by post.

How much is it to renew a passport?

To renew an adult standard passport costs the same as a new one, between £75.50 and £85 depending how you apply.
To renew a child standard passport also costs the same as a new one, between £49 and £58.50 depending how you apply.

How long does it take to get a new or renewed passport?

All passport applications take up to 10 weeks.

Can you amend your passport?

You’ll need a new passport if you change any of the following: Name, Gender, Appearance (if you cannot be recognised anymore e.g. plastic surgery).

How long does it take to amend a passport

It takes up to 10 weeks for a new passport to arrive.

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.

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100 comments for “APH Compares Application Process for UK Passports

  1. Carol Burns says:

    My passport expires august 2018 the new British passport comes out October 19 will I have to pay for both passports? I am going on holiday September 18 so it has to be renewed before then.

    • J Fenwick says:

      No.

      All passports remain valid until they expire irrespective of colour, so ten years (plus any remaining validity on a renewal) from issue.

      Renew any time, you get up to nine months “reloaded” from the old book, just ensure you do it in plenty of time to travel.

  2. Brown says:

    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.

  3. Sandy says:

    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

  4. K mcintyre says:

    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?

  5. Zoe says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

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

  6. Alfred J. F. Hodkinson says:

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

  7. Aaron Lee says:

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

    • RON FRASER says:

      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 says:

        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 says:

        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 says:

        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 says:

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

      • Terence says:

        How much is it to have your passport returned by security post moore

  8. lyn amanda guile says:

    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?

  9. Julie Nev says:

    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?

  10. J Chapman says:

    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?

  11. Ann Jacobs says:

    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

  12. Shiela says:

    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.

  13. len mollins says:

    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

  14. Mrs D M McCartney says:

    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 says:

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

      • christine ball says:

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

      • John A.Cramp says:

        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 says:

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

  15. Ann woolley says:

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

  16. EAllsop says:

    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.

  17. Joseph Frain says:

    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 says:

      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 .

  18. Tracey says:

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

  19. jane bowers says:

    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

  20. Ellie says:

    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

  21. Melissa says:

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

  22. Janis says:

    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.

  23. sean says:

    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

  24. Sara says:

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

  25. Roshni says:

    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 ?

  26. Scott says:

    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 says:

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

      • Karen says:

        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

  27. Joan says:

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

    • lewiston yvonne says:

      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 says:

        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 says:

          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.

  28. Saiqa AKHTAR says:

    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?

  29. Bill says:

    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.

  30. Emma says:

    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

  31. graeme a says:

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

  32. Brenda Deans says:

    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?

  33. Tony says:

    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

  34. james says:

    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

  35. EJAZ NAZIR says:

    I have submitted application and now I paid feed

  36. john says:

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

  37. maria says:

    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

  38. Marcus says:

    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!

  39. M Curtis says:

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

    • sarah says:

      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 says:

        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.

  40. Leah says:

    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!

  41. K F Bourne says:

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

  42. Miss Helen Healer says:

    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 says:

      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.

  43. geo.kidd says:

    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.

  44. Julie Morrison says:

    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?

  45. Patricia Baxter says:

    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 says:

      Free passports are only given to people born before 1930

      • Pete Barden says:

        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 says:

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

          • Pete Barden says:

            Yes – thanks

          • Gwen Gibbs says:

            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 says:

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

    • Dee Watson says:

      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.

  46. H Maline says:

    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??

  47. Amy Dunn says:

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

  48. mohammed Rashid says:

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

  49. Mr A B ASHBY says:

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

    • Philip Evans says:

      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

  50. Mrs c.Lish says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

      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 says:

        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 says:

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

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