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How to apply

You can pay for a faster service if you need a passport within the next 3 weeks.

You need to book a passport office appointment and pay online. 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.

Check current coronavirus (COVID-19) travel advice before travelling. If your passport application is successful, it does not mean you’re currently allowed to travel.

Who can apply

You can apply for a faster service if you’re in the UK and need to renew or replace a passport, or get a first child passport.

Use the non-urgent service if either:

  • you’re applying for a first adult passport
  • you do not need your passport within the next 3 weeks

If you’re outside the UK, apply for an emergency travel document.

Track your passport application if you’ve already applied for a passport and have not received it. Do not pay for an urgent passport - you will not get your passport sooner or get a refund.

Ways to apply

There are 2 ways to apply for an urgent passport.

As part of the application, you’ll need to attend an appointment at your nearest passport office.

Online Premium

You get your new passport at your appointment. Appointments last up to 30 minutes.

You can use this service to renew an adult passport.

Use the Online Premium service.

1 week Fast Track

Your new passport is delivered to your home within 1 week of your appointment. Someone might need to be in to sign for it.

You can use this service to:

  • renew an adult or child passport
  • change your name on your passport (for example with a marriage certificate or deed poll)
  • make changes to your personal details on your passport (for example, your gender)
  • replace a lost, stolen or damaged passport
  • apply for a first child passport

Use the 1 week Fast Track service.

If you cannot apply online

You can book your appointment and pay by calling the ‘Passport Adviceline’.