Renew or replace your adult passport

1. Overview

It costs £72.50 to renew or replace your passport, or £82.25 if you use the Post Office’s Passport Check and Send service.

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.

If you’re in the UK you can:

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

How long it takes

It should take 3 weeks to get your passport. Use a different service if you need it urgently.

It can take longer if more information is needed or your application hasn’t been filled in correctly.

Don’t book travel until you have a valid passport - doing so is at your own risk. Your new passport won’t have the same number as your old one.

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 won’t say the package is your passport)