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, 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)