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
Allow up to 10 weeks to get your passport. It takes longer to apply by post than online.
You may be able to get a passport urgently if you need one sooner.
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 immediately if you apply online or after 10 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)