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 12 hours to deliver your passport, from the moment when your documents have been submitted to British Passport.
This service takes 24 hours to deliver your passport, from the moment when your documents have been submitted to British Passport.
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 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:
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:
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.
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.
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)
Changes to your first name
Change when reverting back to you maiden name
Changing your name due to spelling changes
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:
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:
Agency information, Rapid British Passports:
As is standard, for verification purposes your Rapid British Passports' agent must show photographic proof of their identity.
“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.”
You are required to apply for a new passport if you have changed:
You don't need a new passport if you:
The standard length of the application process with Her Majesty's Passport Office can be up to 6 weeks.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.