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.
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.
Use this service to renew your passport online. It costs £75.50.
- a digital photo
- a credit or debit card
- your passport
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.
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.