Passport fees

How much your passport costs depends on how you apply for it.

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

Passport type Apply online Apply by paper form from the Post Office
Adult (16 and over) standard 34-page passport £75.50 £85
Adult (16 and over) jumbo 50-page passport £85.50 £95
Child (under 16) passport £49 £58.50
Passport for people born on or before 2 September 1929 Free Free

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

If you need to get a passport urgently, it costs more.

You can use the Post Office’s Check and Send service if you’re applying by paper form. 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
Yes
By post Yes - complete the form in the application pack Cheque or postal order payable to ‘Her Majesty’s Passport Office’ No
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 £5 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 born on or before 2 September 1929.

You can use the Post Office Check and Send service for free if you apply with the paper form. You can also use secure delivery for free.

You must pay a fee if you need to get a passport urgently or if you want a jumbo passport (50 pages instead of 34).