Renew or replace your adult passport

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Overview

It costs £75.50 to renew or replace your passport if you apply online or £85 if you fill in a paper form.

You must be aged 16 or over (or turning 16 in the next 3 weeks) if you want an adult passport. There’s a different process to get a passport for a child.

There are different ways to renew or replace your passport if you’re outside the UK.

If you’re travelling to the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein after 1 January 2021, you may need to renew your passport before you travel.

Tracking your passport application

You can track your passport application immediately if you apply online or after 3 weeks if you apply by post.

Getting your new passport

Your new passport will be sent to you by courier or Royal Mail. They’ll either:

  • post it through your letterbox
  • hand it to you if you’re home
  • leave a card or post you a letter saying how you can get it (it will not say the package is your passport)