Use the Check & Send service at selected Post Office branches to reduce the chances of your passport application being rejected. You can’t use this service if you apply online.
Find a Post Office that offers the Check & Send service - choose ‘Passport Check & Send’ from the drop down list.
What the service does
Take your completed application form, photos (and supporting documents if you need them).
The Post Office Check & Send service will check you’ve:
- filled in the right sections of the application form
- got the right supporting documents (including photos)
- paid the right fee
They will send your application to Her Majesty’s Passport Office (formerly Identity and Passport Service) by Special Delivery.
Using Check & Send is usually faster than posting your own application. Her Majesty’s Passport Office may still need to contact either you or your countersignatory to check details.
Using the Check & Send service doesn’t guarantee your passport application will be successful.
|Passport type||Cost (including Check & Send fee)|
|Adult 32-page passport||£81.25|
|Adult 48-page passport||£94.25|
The Check & Send service is free if you qualify for a free passport.
How to pay
You can pay using:
- credit or debit card
- postal order (payable to ‘Post Office Limited’)
You can ask for a refund of the Check & Send fee (£8.75) if the Post Office makes a mistake checking your form. You can’t get any other refund if your application is rejected.