How to Renew a Passport in the UK

Renewing a passport in the UK can seem like a daunting task, but it is a necessary one if you want to travel abroad. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to renew your passport in the UK.

Check your eligibility

Before you begin the renewal process, make sure you are eligible to renew your passport. To be eligible, your current passport must not be damaged, expired for more than five years, or lost/stolen.

Complete the application form

The next step is to complete the passport renewal application form. You can do this online or by filling out a paper form. Make sure to fill out the form accurately and provide all required information.

Gather required documents

You will need to provide several documents to support your passport renewal application. These include your current passport, a passport photo, and proof of identity such as a UK driving license.

Pay the fee

The fee for renewing a passport in the UK varies depending on the type of service you require and how quickly you need your passport. As of Jan 2024, the standard turnaround time is up to 10 weeks, with fees starting at £82.50.

For a fast turnaround (premium) it’s £193.50 for 2 days after your 30 minute appointment, or 7 day fastrack is £155 for adults or £126 for a (child under 16).

Submit your application

Once you have completed the application form, gathered the required documents, and paid the fee, you can submit your application. You can do this by post or by using the online application service.

Track your application

After submitting your application, you can track its progress online. You will receive updates on the status of your application, and you can also use the service to check if there are any issues that need to be resolved.

In conclusion, renewing a passport in the UK may seem overwhelming, but it is a straightforward process as long as you follow the necessary steps. By checking your eligibility, completing the application form, gathering required documents, paying the fee, submitting your application, and tracking its progress, you can successfully renew your passport and be ready to travel abroad.

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Adam Regan
Adam Regan
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Features and account management. 3 years media experience. Previously covered features for online and print editions.


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