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Changes of Details on your British Passport Application Process

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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 with Her Majesty's Passport Office is 3 weeks, assuming that your application is submitted correctly the first time and is processed without delay. An urgent service is also available but is subject to your ability to book an appointment with the Passport Office.

Rapid British Passports

If you would like to avoid the hassle, you can apply with Rapid British Passports and have it processed on the same day, the next day or in one week's time.

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.

Required Documents

To change the order your names appear, add a name or change the way it's spelt

Letter from a local council or government department, driving licence, bank statement, baptism or confirmation certificate containing the way you'd like your name to appear on your passport.

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 1 week 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)

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 rapidly.

As your acting passport agency, we aim to process your application at Her Majesty's Passport Office at the earliest bookable appointment time.

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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