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 new 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 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)
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 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 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:
(Copied forms are not accepted)
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.
We recommend you choose a Photo-Me booth (if you are living in the United Kingdom) and these can be found at post offices and in many supermarkets. If you do not have a Photo-Me booth in your vicinity you could choose to use a professional photographer.
Outside of the UK, due to varying standards, we recommend strongly that you visit a professional photographer.
When applying for a first time child passport, Her Majesty's passport office will require:
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.
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.
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.