Apply online for a UK passport

Use this service to apply for, renew, replace or update your passport and pay for it online.

This service is also available in Welsh (Cymraeg).

If your passport is burgundy or has ‘European Union’ on the cover, you can continue to use it until it expires.

How long it takes

Check how long it will take to get a passport before you apply. It takes longer to apply by post than online.

If you need a passport urgently, you can find out more about the Online Premium or 1 week Fast Track services.

Do not book travel until you have a valid passport - your new passport will not have the same number as your old one.

Before you start

You’ll need a debit or credit card to use this service.

It’s £9.50 cheaper to apply for a passport online than by post.

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Other ways to apply

You can pick up passport application forms from your local Post Office and apply by post, or use the Post Office Check and Send service.

It takes longer to apply by post than online.