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) to get 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.

How long it takes

Check how long it will take to get a passport before you apply.

If you need a passport urgently, you can find out more about the Online Premium or 1 week Fast Track services.

Do not book travel until you have a valid passport - your new passport will not have the same number as your old one.

Tracking your passport application

You can track your passport application using your application reference number.

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)