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UK LOST, STOLEN OR DAMAGED 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 a Lost, Stolen or Damaged British Passport, the requirements, and to request an application pack which will allow you to return to your application at a later point.

APPLY FOR A LOST OR STOLEN BRITISH 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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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

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

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: http://www.postoffice.co.uk/branch-finder and select "passport Check & Send" in the service drop down menu.

Overview

When applying for your new passport you will not only have to provide an application form, but also two passport photos. To be considered valid, these two photographs will have to meet specific criteria. If these criteria are not met then your entire application could be postponed, stalled or rejected outright.

WHERE TO HAVE PASSPORT PHOTOS TAKEN?

Finding a place to have your passport photos taken isn't always easy, especially when you need to meet such specific requirements! We strongly recommend Photo-Me booths. These are generally found in UK supermarkets and sometimes in post offices too. If you are unable to find a Photo-Me booth you do have the option of visiting a professional photographer.

For those of you who are applying for your passport outside of the UK it is important that you use a professional photographer as photo booths abroad are not necessarily going to meet the same standards as the ones in the UK.

Overview

The LS01 Form is needed to report a lost or stolen passport. The lost passport form needs to be completed and sent to Her Majesty's Passport Office as soon as possible, to prevent your identity from being stolen.

If you find your passport after sending the LS01 form, you must send it to the passport office to be destroyed.

Where to obtain it

The LS01 Form can be obtained from:

  • This link You can download the LS01 lost passport form and print it.
  • 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

As part of the process of allowing someone other than yourself to lodge your documents at Her Majesty's Passport Office and pick up your new passport for you, a letter of authorisation is required.

With us here at Rapid British Passports, we will require the original authorisation letter alongside all your other documents which support your application for a passport. We have written a template that you will receive once the order form has been completed.

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WHAT TO DO

In case you cannot find your passport, you must report your lost or stolen passport with a LS01 form as soon as possible to Her Majesty's Passport Office. We strongly recommend that you replace the passport by applying for a new one as soon as possible.

In the instance that your passport is damaged, you will need to replace it to be able to travel again.

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 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

How much does it cost to replace a lost UK passport?

The cost of replacing a lost British passport is £128 for a 32-page and £137 for a 48-page passport. An additional service fee would be required to be fulfilled with regard to the urgency of the replacement passport delivery.

How do I replace a lost passport?

In order to replace a lost passport, you will need to first cancel your current passport and fill out the LS01 form, which you will find in Rapid Passports website, in order to re-apply for a new one.

What do I do if my British passport gets stolen?

In a situation where your UK passport is stolen, the first thing you should do is report your stolen passport by filling up the LS01 form, to prevent identity theft and then go ahead to apply for a new one. You can find the form in Rapid Passports website along with the rest of the application forms for a stolen passport and have it replaced in a week’s time.

How damaged can a passport be in order to replace it?

A passport is not necessarily considered damaged if there are light stains which have not hampered any details mentioned on it. But, it is considered damaged if some pages are torn and if the pages containing your personal details, visa stamps, your passport photos have stains on them or if the lamination has come off. It is recommended to have a passport replacement in the mentioned cases.

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