Renew or replace your adult passport

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Renew

You must renew your passport before you can travel if either:

  • your passport has expired
  • you do not have enough time left on it

How much time you need on your passport depends on the country you’re visiting. Check the entry requirements of the country you want to travel to.

There are different rules if your passport is lost, stolen or damaged or you need to change your name or personal details.

If your passport is burgundy or has ‘European Union’ on the cover, you can still use it as long as it’s valid for travel.

Renew online

Use this service to renew your passport online. It costs £75.50.

You’ll need:

Renew online

Renew using a paper application form

You can get a paper application form by either:

It costs £85. You can pay by either:

  • debit or credit card - fill in the form in the application pack
  • cheque - made payable to ‘Her Majesty’s Passport Office’

You’ll need 2 new and identical printed photos of yourself.

Unexpired visas

Send your previous passport with the visa attached to it with your application. Your previous passport will be returned to you.

You’ll be able to use the visa if you carry both passports.

The rules are different if you’re travelling to Russia.

  1. Step 1 Plan your trip

  2. Step 2 Get your passport, visas and permits ready

    How much time you need on your passport depends on the country you're visiting. Check the entry requirements for the country you want to travel to.

    1. Check your passport has enough time left on it for the country you're visiting
    2. Renew or replace your passport
    3. Get a passport for your child

    You may also need a visa to enter some countries.

    1. Check if you need a visa or permit
  3. Step 3 Get travel insurance and check if you need vaccinations or inoculations

  4. Step 4 Travel safely during COVID-19

  5. Step 5 Going through border control

    You may need to show paperwork such as your passport or visa. You may also need a negative COVID-19 test result or to demonstrate your COVID-19 vaccination status at the point of entry.

    1. Check the entry requirements for the country you are travelling to or transiting through
  6. Step 6 When you're abroad

  7. Step 7 Before you return to the UK

  8. Step 8 After you arrive in the UK