Please note that Rapid British Passports are not affiliated with Her Majesty's Passport office and you can apply for a passport direct via www.gov.uk. We are an independent company offering independent services, advice and daily submissions via our own couriers and our service fees from £156 are additional and separate to the standard cost from £72.50 due to HM Passport Office for a passport
Read the information by downloading the application pack and requirements.
Start compiling the paperwork and have them prechecked by our team members.
Send or hand deliver your documents to us, where we start processing immediately.
Once the passport has been issued, we send the passport back directly to you.
By using us as your acting agency, all you have to do is send us your application from your local post office or by courier.
As a specialised passport agency we are authorised to submit applications on our clients' behalf at Her Majesty's Passport office without the need to book any appointments.
Your agent will check your items before applying for your passport in order to avoid delays and rejection.
Our agents are on-hand via email and phone to assist with any type of query you might have.
This service takes 12 hours to deliver your passport, from the moment when your documents have been submitted to British Passport.
This service takes 24 hours to deliver your passport, from the moment when your documents have been submitted to British Passport.
This service takes 6 business days to deliver your passport, from the moment when your documents have been submitted to British Passport.
Service fees listed above are subject to VAT and do not include Passport fees to Her Majesty's Passport Office (34-page/50-page passport - £177/187)
We can advise on how you can apply for a passport if you are not based in the UK, and instruct on the most common issues those based abroad face.
If you are applying for a Second British passport, the passport office will seek to review the pages inside your existing passport whilst evaluating your application. In order to support this, the passport office will require:
The Passport Application Form is the first requirement for any kind of British passport application. The form is an A3-sized brown document with 10 sections that is issued by Her Majesty's Passport Office. The same form is used for all types of passport applications; however the way it is completed differs. You will find guidance below on how to successfully complete it.
The passport application form can be obtained from:
In order to meet the specific requirements of the Passport Office, you will be required to provide two passport photographs to be submitted alongside your passport application form. If your photos do not meet these specific requirements your application could be rejected or delayed.
Your personal letter of authorisation entitles you to have someone else lodge your application documents with Her Majesty's Passport Office as well as pick your travel passport so you don't have to.
When applying with Rapid British Passports, your authorisation letter and all supporting documents for your application need to be sent together. To help you through this sometimes complicated process, we have created a simple template for you that you will have access to as soon as you fill out your order form.
Your Rapid British Passports' agent will provide photographic proof of identity at the passport office so that everything can be properly verified.
The standard length of the application process with Her Majesty's Passport Office can be up to 6 weeks.
Rapid British Passports are unable to process first adult passports but offer a Pre Check Service for your application to ensure that you do not face any delays or issues when making your first passport application. As part of the Pre Check Service one of our experienced consultants will review your paperwork before you send it to the passport office. Our team can answer any queries you might have before completing the form, and will go through every detail of it once it has been completed to ensure a successful outcome.
Like any other British passport application, one would require the following documents in order to renew their UK passport:
Depending on the urgency of your requirement, the Government website provides 1 day Premium Service and 1 week Fast Track service. However, if you’re unable to visit the Passport Office by yourself, Rapid Passports gives you the choice to opt for one day, next day or one week service for your UK passport renewal. After being authorized by you, they would have your passport application processed on your behalf and delivered to your door.
You cannot complete the application online, however we can make the process much easier by helping you complete the information and you sending the details to us so that we can process it. In the case of First Adult Passport, it is mandatory for the individual to visit Her Majesty’s Passport Office at least once for identity verification.
Yes, a new passport number is generated every time you renew your UK passport. However, it is recommended to hold onto your old passport as well as it may have visa stamps which might be still valid even if the passport has expired.
The cost of British passport renewal is £128 for a 32-page and £137 for a 48-page passport. Depending on the urgency of your passport renewal, you would have to pay an additional service fee.
Many countries require you to have at least 6 months of validity beyond the dates of your travel on your passport. You are allowed to transfer 9 months of time left on your existing passport. It is also recommended to keep your old passport in hand as it acts as your identity and proof for any future incidents. A few other reasons for which you will need to renew your passport are – if you’ve changed your gender, changed your name by deed poll, if your appearance has changed beyond recognition or if you have damaged your passport.
One can renew their baby’s passport online through the Government website. You would need the original passport, application form, two passport photos and an order form. If you’re applying with Rapid Passports, you would need an additional authorisation letter as this authorizes the agency to apply for the renewal on your behalf and have it delivered to you once it’s completed.