Passport fees

A standard adult first passport or renewal costs £72.50. Child passports cost £46.

You’ll pay a different fee if you apply for a passport from another country.

You can’t get a refund if you cancel your application or you’re not entitled to a passport.

Passport type Cost
Adult (16 and over) standard 32-page passport £72.50
Adult (16 and over) jumbo 48-page passport £85.50
Child (under 16) passport £46
Passport for people born on or before 2 September 1929 Free

The Fast Track or Premium services cost more if you need to get a passport urgently.

You can use the Post Office’s Check and Send service if you’re applying by post. It costs £9.75 in addition to the passport fee.

How to pay

Depending on how you apply, you can pay by:

  • debit or credit card
  • cash
  • cheque or postal order (payable to the correct organisation, and write the application barcode numbers on the back)
How you apply Debit or credit card accepted Cheque or postal order Cash
Post Office Passport Check and Send service Yes Postal order payable to ‘Post Office Ltd’

Cheques not accepted
By post Yes - complete the form in the application pack Cheque or postal order payable to ‘Her Majesty’s Passport Office’ No
At a Regional Passport Office Yes Postal order payable to ‘Her Majesty’s Passport Office’

Cheques not accepted
Online Yes No No

Fees for returning supporting documents

Your supporting documents (for example birth certificates) will be sent back to you free of charge by normal second class post.

It usually costs an extra £3 if you want your documents sent back by Secure Delivery. Choose this option on your application if you want to use it.

Free passports

You can get or renew a British passport for free if you’re a British national and you were 16 or older at the end of World War 2 (this means you were born on or before 2 September 1929).

You can also use the Post Office check and Send service and Secure Delivery for free when you apply by post.

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

Restricted validity passports

Extending a restricted validity passport is free if the passport was issued before 1 May 2008.

An extension for a passport issued on or after 1 May 2008 costs:

  • £72.50 for an adult passport
  • £46 for a child passport