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UK PASSPORT RENEWAL APPLICATION PROCESS

Please take a few minutes to ensure that you carefully read this page and the connecting pages to ensure you get an overview of whether you are eligible, how to apply for British Passport Renewal, the requirements, and to request an application pack which will allow you to return to your application at a later point.

APPLY FOR BRITISH PASSPORT RENEWAL

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

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How to Apply with Us in 4 Simple Steps

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Read the information by downloading the application pack and requirements.

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Start compiling the paperwork and have them prechecked by our team members.

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Send or hand deliver your documents to us, where we start processing immediately.

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Once the new passport has been issued, we send the passport back directly to you.

Benefits of applying with us

You don't have to go anywhere.

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.

Your application is processed immediately.

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 documents are checked before sending.

Your agent will check your items before applying for your passport in order to avoid delays and rejection.

We provide professional customer service.

Our agents are on-hand via email and phone to assist with any type of query you might have.

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Service Fee

Same Day
£ 250*

This service takes 12 hours to deliver your passport, from the moment when your documents have been submitted to British Passport.

Next Day
£ 210*

This service takes 24 hours to deliver your passport, from the moment when your documents have been submitted to British Passport.

One Week
£ 180*

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 (32-page/48-page passport - £128/137)

Overview

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:

  • your current British Passport, or
  • A photocopy of the picture page along with a photocopy of every other page inside it.

The form

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.

Where to obtain it

The passport application form can be obtained from:

  • Rapid British Passports UK: We can send the British passport application form to our clients by post. Please click here to request the passport application form.
  • Some post offices; to locate a post office that has the form go to: http://www.postoffice.co.uk/branch-finder and select "passport Check & Send" in the service drop down menu.

Overview

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.

WHERE CAN YOU GET YOUR PASSPORT PHOTOS TAKEN?

  • Photo-Me booths are located throughout the UK in most post offices and large supermarkets. A professional photographer will also be able to do the job to the required standard.
  • For our customers located outside of the United Kingdom, we highly recommend that you visit a professional photographer as the standards in public photo booths in other countries are likely to have different standards to the ones in the UK.

Overview

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.

Click the button below to start your order

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YOU CAN USE THIS SERVICE IF

  • Your passport is about to expire or has already expired.
  • You had a child's passport in the past and you need to apply for your first adult passport.

IMPORTANT NOTE

  • If you are applying from outside of the UK, click here.
  • If you would like to renew your second passport, follow this process to apply for a second passport.
  • You may renew a passport at any time. Any remaining time left on your passport (up to 9 months) will be added to your new one.
  • We are required by the passport office to pay for all applications prior to booking. We book all our submissions once all documents have arrived to ensure that no risk of fee loss occurs. Note that our processing time will begin from the booked appointment date.

Length of application process

Her Majesty's Passport Office

The standard length of the application process with Her Majesty's Passport Office can be up to 6 weeks.

Rapid British Passports

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.

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FAQ

What documents do I need to renew my UK passport?

Like any other British passport application, one would require the following documents in order to renew their UK passport:

  • Current Passport
  • Application Form
  • Two Passport Photos
  • Authorisation Letter (if you are applying with Rapid Passports)
  • Order Form

How long does it take to renew a British 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.

Can I renew my UK passport online?

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.

Does your passport number change when you renew it?

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.

How much does it cost to renew a passport?

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.

When can I renew my passport and what to do with my old passport?

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.

How to renew a child’s 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.

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