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CHANGES OF DETAILS ON YOUR BRITISH 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 Change of Details, the requirements, and to request an application pack which will allow you to return to your application at a later point.

APPLY FOR CHANGES OF DETAILS

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

Two photographs, which meet specific requirements, need to be provided along with your application form for you to apply for a passport. If these requirements fail to be met, the application process could be much slower or your application could be rejected completely, so it's important to get it right first time.

WHERE CAN YOU GET YOUR PASSPORT PHOTOS TAKEN?

Although there are a number of options, we personally recommend Photo-Me booths, found at many supermarkets and even some post offices in England, Scotland and Wales. If this is not an option for you, you could hire a professional photographer to do the same job.

For residents who are not in the United Kingdom, we recommend you visit a professional photographer, as the quality public photo booths abroad cannot be guaranteed to meet the standards of a UK passport application.

Other Documents for name changes on your passport

When making a name change to your passport, additional information will be needed as described below in the table:


Reason for change Required Information

Changes to your surname (married and civil partnership)

  • Marriage certificate or Civil partnership certificate

Changes to your first name

  • Enrolled deed poll certificate

Change when reverting back to you maiden name

  • Birth certificate
  • Marriage certificate showing yours and former spouses full name
  • A signed statement informing you that you now use your maiden name for all purposes
  • A decree absolute showing both names

Changing your name due to spelling changes

  • Letter from the council or government department
  • Driving license
  • Bank statement

The above is a guide to the supporting documentation additional to the normal passport application requirements when applying for a name change.

We always instruct clients to scan in all their information to us before sending their application so that we can undertake a pre check reducing the risk of rejection and delays.In order to familiarise yourself with the exact requirements needed for your application or return back to the page you have just visited from, please select from below:

Overview

In order for a person other than yourself to collect your new passport on your behalf and lodge all of your application documents, a letter of authorisation needs to be provided.

Alongside all of your other documents which support and uphold your passport application, when applying through our agency, Rapid British Passports, the authorisation letter must also be included.

After filling out the order form you will receive a template that we have prepared for you to make the process easier.

The authorisation letter contains

Remember to address your letter of authorisation to Her Majesty's Passport Office and to include:

Your personal information:

  • Your name (s), including first name, middle names and surname.
  • Your handwritten signature and the date you signed the form

Agency information, Rapid British Passports:

  • The official title of the agency
  • The official contact details of the agency
  • The first name and surname of the agent at Rapid British Passports who will lodge your application documents and go to pick up your passport when it is ready for collection.
  • The official, handwritten signature of the same agent

As is standard, for verification purposes your Rapid British Passports' agent must show photographic proof of their identity.

The statement:

“This is to certify that I ....................................................... (applicant's name) authorise my agent, whose signature is verified below, to lodge my application for a ………………. passport and to collect my new passport on my behalf.”

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WHEN IT IS REQUIRED

You are required to apply for a new passport if you have changed:

  • Your name - by civil partnership, deed poll, marriage, or adds middle names, or goes back to your maiden name.
  • Gender - even if you keep the same name.
  • How you spell your name, e.g. changing from Jane to Jayne.

You don't need a new passport if you:

  • Change your title, job, contact details or address.
  • change your appearance, e.g. you dye your hair
  • emigrate
  • change your marital status but keep your name
  • get nationality of another country whilst also holding British nationality

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.

IMPORTANT NOTE

  • If you are applying from outside of the UK, click here.
  • The appropriate documents must be sent with your application. Don't hesitate to phone Rapid British Passports if you have any doubts.
  • 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.

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FAQ

How to change your name on your UK passport after getting married?

You can apply for the change in name on your UK passport by using your marriage certificate. However, if you have lost you original marriage certificate then you can change your name by deed poll and then proceed to change your name on the passport through a deed poll.

How much does it cost to change name on a British passport?

The cost of a name change on your British passport is 128 for 32-page and £137 for 48-page passport. This excludes the service fee which is £180, £210 and £250 for same day, next day and one week service respectively.

If I change my name by deed poll do I need a new passport?

You will need to apply for a new passport if you change your name on your passport by deed poll. Your current passport will be cancelled and extra time (upto to 9 months) that is left on your passport will be credited to your new one.

Do I need a deed poll to change my name on my passport after I get married?

If you are planning to take up your partner’s surname then a deed poll is not required if you have your original marriage certificate with you to apply for a UK passport. But, if you have the lost your original certificate then you need to change your name by Deed Poll and use that Deed Poll to change your name on the passport. For other changes in your name on your passport, you will require to apply for a Deed Poll.

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