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UK CHILD PASSPORT 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 Child Passport, the requirements, and to request an application pack which will allow you to return to your application at a later point.

APPLY FOR Child Passport

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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Application Form

How to Apply with Us in 4 Simple Steps

1
Download child passport application form

Read the information by downloading the application pack and requirements.

2
Passport supporting documents child

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

3
Renew Child Passport

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

4
Child Passport Fee

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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Child Passport Service Fee

One Week Service
£ 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 Child passport renewal, 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.

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' private agency; we send the form to our clients by post or courier if needed.
  • 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.
  • You can fill in an application form on www.gov.uk, but you won't be able to use Rapid British Passports' services if you follow this route. You will need to print the form out at the end, and send it to the Passport Office along with your supporting documents.

(Copied forms are not accepted)

Overview

Two passport photographs need to be provided alongside your passport application form, and these photos should meet specific requirements. There is a chance that the application could be rejected or delayed if the photographs do not meet these specific requirements.

CHILD PASSPORT PHOTOS NOTES

  • Children and babies must be completely alone in their photograph. Babies are not allowed to carry or hold toys.
  • Children should be looking straight at the camera holding a neutral, non-smiling expression, (there is an exception for children under 6 years old)
  • Children should be looking straight at the camera holding a neutral, non-smiling expression, (there is an exception for children under 6 years old)

Other Documents for first time child passport applications

When applying for a first time child passport, Her Majesty's passport office will require:

  • Original Birth certificate - please note that there are 2 types of birth certificates that exist, one is the short version which contains the babies details, and a full version that contains the parent's details. Her Majesty's passport office will only accept the full version.
  • Original Adoption Certificate

Overview

In order to have someone other than yourself register your documents at Her Majesty's Passport Office and collect your new passport when you are unable to, a letter of authorisation is required.

If you choose to apply for your new passport with us then the original authorisation letter will need to be sent together with all of your other supporting documents for your passport application.

To make things as easy for you as possible, we have put together a template that you will receive once you have filled in the order form.

Click the button below to start your order

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TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CHILD PASSPORT

  • The child must be a British citizen
  • The child must be under the age of 16
  • The person applying on behalf of the child must have parental responsibility

IMPORTANT NOTE

  • If you are applying from outside of the UK, click here.
  • 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 is 3 weeks, assuming that your application is submitted correctly the first time and is processed without delay.

Rapid British Passports

If you apply via Rapid British Passports, we can process the application in 1 week. For child applications (new and renewal), the passport office does not allow us to collect it on your behalf, and will despatch it directly to you once it's been processed.

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FAQ

What age does a child passport go up to?

A child passport is not applicable if the child is going to turn 16 in the next 3 weeks. In which case, he/she will have to apply for a 10-year valid Adult Passport.

How much is a child passport?

The cost of a Child Passport is 32 page - £46. We provide a pre-check service in order to avoid delay in their passport application processes due to errors in their document submission or form fills.

How to renew a child's passport?

If you’re in the UK, you can visit gov.uk and apply for your Child’s Passport online. After which, you will need to print out the forms and attach all photos & documents and post it to the address provided on the forms. However, in order to use the Passport Check and Send service, you will have to get a form from a Post Office who provides the Check & Send service.

Who can sign a passport photo for a child?

In case of counter signatory on a Child Passport, the individual has to have known the child for at least two years. Countersignature cannot be done by someone who is related to the child by birth or marriage, living in the same house or someone who works in Her Majesty’s Passport Office.

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