You’ll need to be in the UK for 3 weeks to renew a British passport, or 6 weeks to apply for a first British passport, if you’re visiting the UK.

Adult passport renewals

To renew your passport, use the:

Child passport renewals

Use the:

First adult passport

To apply for a first adult passport, you must use the standard application process. This takes about 6 weeks, and you may have to attend an interview.

First child passport

If your child has already had a British child passport and they’re nearly or over 16, use the:

If your child has been included on your passport or they’ve never had a passport of their own, apply for a first child passport. This takes 3 weeks.

If you apply while you’re in the UK, your passport can only be delivered to a UK address - don’t book any travel until you’ve got it.

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