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.

Apply from the UK

Situation Action
You’ve held a British passport Renew your passport
You’ve never held a British passport Apply for your first adult passport

You can use the standard service or the Post Office Check and Send service free of charge.

You must pay a fee if you need to get a passport urgently.

Help with your application because of a disability

Her Majesty’s Passport Office offers special services for people with disabilities.

If you recently paid for a passport

You can apply for a refund of the standard passport fee if you qualify for a free passport and paid for one after 19 May 2004.

To apply for a refund, contact the Passport Adviceline.

Passport Adviceline
Online enquiry form
Telephone: 0300 222 0000
Textphone: 0300 222 0222
Text relay: 18001 0300 222 0000
Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm
Saturday, Sunday and public holidays, 9am to 5:30pm
Find out about call charges

Apply from outside the UK

Follow the passport application process for the country you’re in.

You don’t have to pay for your application - the passport and delivery to you will be free of charge.