Get a passport urgently

You can pay to get your passport sooner if you’ve not already applied and you think the standard service will take too long.

As part of your application, you need to book an appointment at your nearest passport office. Appointments last up to 10 minutes.

You can book an appointment up to 3 weeks in advance.

If you need a passport to travel urgently for medical treatment or because a friend or family member is seriously ill or has died, call the Passport Adviceline instead.

You can also call if you need to travel urgently because you’re working for, or are representing, the government.

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

How to apply

The way you apply is changing. Before you can book an appointment, you’ll need to answer some questions to find out how to apply, what documents you need and what it costs.

Find out how to apply

When you cannot apply

You cannot use this service if:

If you’ve already applied for a passport and have not received it yet, do not pay for an urgent passport. You will not get your passport sooner and you will be charged a £30 admin fee for each additional application.