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 living 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.

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 either by courier or Royal Mail Recorded Delivery.

The postman or courier will deliver your passport or leave you a card to tell you where to collect your passport or arrange redelivery.

The ‘missed delivery’ card won’t say that the package contains your passport.