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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 a first adult British Passport, the requirements, and to request an application pack which will allow you to return to your application at a later point.


Please note that Rapid British Passports are not affiliated with Her Majesty's Passport office and you can apply for a passport direct via 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


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.

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

Pre Check Service
£ 130*

Rapid British Passports are able to provide a same day Pre Check Service for your documents, ensuring that there are no errors on your form and that all your questions are answered before you send them to the passport office. Service fee is subject to VAT.

First Adult Passport Requirements

Application 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 second 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: and select "passport Check & Send" in the service drop down menu.

Two Passport Photos


Along with your passport application form, you must provide two passport photos which meet the specific requirements. The application could be delayed or rejected if the photos do not fulfil these requirements.


If you are in the UK, you can go to a Photo-Me booth located within most major supermarkets or some post offices. Alternatively you could to go to a professional photographer.

If you are outside of the UK, we strongly suggest that you go to a professional photographer as public photo booths abroad may have different standards to those used in the UK.

Other Documents


When applying for a First Adult British passport, Her Majesty's Passport Office will need extra items as per the scenarios highlighted below.


We strongly advise our clients to scan these documents to us before sending their application. That way, we can carry out a Pre Check Service to ensure your application is not rejected, and no delays occur.

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To be eligible you need to be one of
the following

  • A British citizen
  • A British overseas territories citizen
  • A British subject
  • A British national (overseas)
  • A British protected person

All applicants must be aged 16 or over.

Important Note

  • If you are applying from outside of the UK, click here.
  • If you had a child passport before, follow this process to Renew Your Passport
  • 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.

Identity interview

After you have applied for a First Adult Passport, Her Majesty's Passport Office will write to you. On receiving this letter, you will be required to make an appointment for an interview at one of their offices.

During this interview you will be asked questions which a person attempting to steal your identity would not know the answers to.

Please be aware that these offices are for interviews only. The interview typically lasts 30 minutes. Following the interview, the passport office will commence with the processing of your passport, which can then be tracked online.

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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How long does it take to get a new passport?

The standard time taken to get your First UK Passport is around 6 weeks. In order to avoid getting your passport application delayed or rejected, you can opt for the Pre Check service provided by Rapid Passports.

How much is a new Adult UK passport?

A First Adult British passport would cost £72.50 for standard 32 page and £85.50 for a jumbo 48 page passport. You can also find the prices in the government website by clicking here

How to apply for a British passport?

One can apply for a UK passport through the government website or use the Passport Check and Send at a Post Office. If you don’t want to take risk in making a mistake in your application and getting it rejected, you can send your application for a pre check to Rapid Passports before you send them to the Post Office. You can even opt to get guided to fill the First Adult application form step by step.

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Rapid Passports, 180 Piccadilly,
 London, W1J 9HF

0207 043 2167

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