Applying for an UK Passport
This is the complete UK Passport Service Guide. Everything you need to know about applying for a British passport including lost or stolen passports, urgent passports, new passports, child passports and much more.
Below is a list of options that will help you find the exact type of British passport service you require.
On this website you can also find information regarding UK passport renewals, Visas, passport fees, passport photos and a complete list of all of the UK Regional Passport Offices, with addresses, telephone details and directions.
A great way to get answers to your passport questions is to visit the UK Passport Forum. There you will find many answers to questions submitted by other visitors in similar situations to you.
Find out who is eligible for a first adult passport and the different ways you can apply.
The application for a new passport now includes an interview with Her Majesty’s Passport Office.
You should give yourself up to six weeks to get your new adult passport. Click here to make your UK Passport Application.
UK Passport Renewal
You can renew your British passport any time you like which means you don’t have to wait until your old passport has expired.
Any validity left form your old passport will be added to your new, up to a maximum of nine months.
When you get issued a new passport Her Majesty’s Passport Office will cancel the old one. Find out how to make your UK Passport Renewal and how long it takes.
Children under 16 must have their own passport to travel abroad, they can no longer be added to a parent’s passport.
If your child was born outside the UK, Her Majesty’s Passport Office will need to see a certificate of naturalisation or registration issued by the Home Office and the passport on which your child entered the UK.
Find out who can apply for a child UK passport and how much they cost. Click here to apply for a UK child passport.
Her Majesty’s Passport Office offers a Fast Track one-week service and a Premium one-day service for those who need to renew their passport urgently but you will have to make an appointment for these services. Find out all the information you need to know on how to get an Emergency Passport.
Passport Name Change
If you change your name whether by deed poll, through marriage or civil partnership the details on your passport will be out of date so you will need to get your UK passport amended.
There is some other stuff you need to be aware of but it’s all pretty straight forward so click on the link to find out how to get a Passport Name Change.
Get all the details on how to replace a Stolen or Lost Passport.