You can apply for your first adult British passport if you’re aged 16 or over and 1 of the following:
- a British citizen
- a British overseas territories citizen
- a British subject
- a British national (overseas)
- a British protected person
You can get more information about eligibility for a British passport.
You must follow a different application process if you’re outside the UK.
If you’ve had a child passport before, follow the process for renewing your passport to get your first adult passport.
How long it takes
It takes at least 6 weeks to get your first UK adult passport. Don’t book travel until you’ve got it.
Applications may take longer between April and September - apply early if you can.
Her Majesty’s Passport Office may ask to interview you as part of the application process.
|Passport type||Apply by post||Apply using Passport Check & Send at a Post Office|
|Standard 32-page passport||£72.50||£81.25|
|Jumbo 48-page passport||£85.50||£94.25|