Home Office UK Passport Renewal

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The Home Office is a government branch of the United Kingdom that handles passport services. UK Passport Services are available to any residence and citizen of the Great Britain region. This includes England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. If you are looking to renew a UK passport, this will be your helpful guide, the most effective and efficient way. You will have several options to choose in renewing your passport.

The Home Office Main Customer Service number is 0300 222 0000. There is also an online inquiry form if you have any general passport questions. You can also send your non-urgent inquiries to the main offices in Southport via post. You can address all letters to Mark Thomson, the Director General of Her Majesty’s Passport Office; Registrar General for England and Wales.

HM Passport Office
PO Box 767
SOUTHPORT

PR8 9PW

The Home Office highly recommends you refrain from booking international travel until you have a valid passport in hand.

Why do you need to renew a UK passport?

The answer is simple. You need to renew a passport because it has expired, or it will soon be expiring. Moreover, if you have a child passport, it is likelier to expire faster than an adult passport.You also need to renew a passport as a replacement because it was stolen, or lost.

You also need to renew a passport as a replacement because it was stolen, lost, or damaged, making the biometric chip unreadable.

Lastly, if you are changing person details about yourself, including your name, or you have gone through a physical change, you will need a new passport to verify your identity properly.

Who is eligible to renew a passport?

  • British citizens
  • British overseas territories citizens
  • British overseas citizens
  • Britsh subjects
  • British overseas nationals
  • British protected people
  • All people from birth must have a passport to leave or enter the entire UK

How long does a renewal process take?

The average passport replacement or renewal process is three full weeks. If you have incorrectly filed your application, however, it can take even longer. When you do not receive a passport after six weeks, it is a good idea to call HM Passport Office number 0300 222 0000. This advice and complaints line is open Monday to Friday from 8 am to 8 pm. It is also open on weekends and public holidays from 9 am to 5:30 pm.

You do have an option for expedited shipping in the case of an emergency or urgent matter. Premium passport services include a 1-day service. This includes an interview at the Passport Customer Service Centre, where you will receive your passport renewal four hours after your completed appointment. You will need a completed application form, 2 photos, and supporting documents. You may have someone pick up the passport for you but this must be arranged online first. The other option is 1-week service. Fees are all listed below.

HM Passport Renewal Options – Adult and Child

  • Online
  • Paper Form in Person
  • Appointments by Phone or online
  • Overseas Passport
  • For Disabled Passport Assistance visit the HM Passport Website or dial the following Home Office free number 0800 138 8808.

HM Passport Customer Service Centres

  • Belfast
  • Durham
    Glasgow
  • Liverpool
  • London
  • Newport
  • Peterborough

HM Passport Renewal Fees

  1. Normal Service (Online or by Post)
    Renew an adult (16 years of age and older) 32-page passport – £72.50
    Renew an adult (16 years of age and older) 48-page passport – £85.50
    Renew a child (Under the age of 16 years) passport – £46
    Passport Renewal for Person born on or before September 2, 1929 – Free
  2. Post Office Passport Check and Send Service
    Renew an adult (16 years of age and older) 32-page passport – £82.25
    Renew an adult (16 years of age and older) 48-page passport – £95.25
    Renew a child (Under the age of 16 years) passport – £55.75
    Passport Renewal for Person born on or before September 2, 1929 – Free
    HM passport normal service fees
  3. 1-day Premium Service
    Renew a standard adult 32-page passport – £128
    Renew an adult 48-page passport – £137
    Change a name in a standard adult 32-page passport (with marriage or civil partnership certificate as proof) – £128
    Change name for an adult 48-page passport (with marriage or civil partnership certificate as proof) – £137
    Change a standard adult 32-page passport – Not Available
    Change an adult 48-page passport – Not Available
    Replace an adult passport that was lost, stolen or damaged – Not Available
    Renew or change a child passport – Not Available
    Replace a child passport that was lost, stolen or damaged – Not Available
    Renew a passport for a British National born on or before September 2, 1929 – £55.50
  4. 1-week Fast Track Service
    Renew a standard adult 32-page passport – £103
    Renew an adult 48-page passport – £111
    Change a name in a standard adult 32-page passport (with marriage or civil partnership certificate as proof) – £103
    Change name for an adult 48-page passport (with marriage or civil partnership certificate as proof) – £111
    Change a standard adult 32-page passport – £103
    Change an adult 48-page passport – £111
    Replace an adult passport that was lost, stolen or damaged – £103
    Renew or change a child passport – £87
    Replace a child passport that was lost, stolen or damaged – £87
    Renew a passport for a British National born on or before September 2, 1929 – £30.50
    HM Passport Service Fees
  5. Overseas Adult (Does not include £19.86 Courier Fee)
    Adult standard 32-page passport – £83 + Fee = £102.86
    Adult standard 48-page passport – £91 + Fee = £110.86
    Overseas Adult Fee
  6. Overseas Child (Does not include £19.86 Courier Fee)
    Child passport – £53 + Fee = £72.86
    overseas child fee

HM Passport Renewal and Replace Online

You can easily apply for, renew, replace or update a UK passport online. You can additionally pay for it online. This service is slightly different than the current beta version which includes printing your application. This will be a step by step process for renewal online.

  • Step 1 – Go online and click the green “Start Now” button.

UK passport renewal online

  • Step 2 – Are you applying from within the UK? Yes or no. Click Continue.
  • Step 3 – Click the Renew British Passport / Replace service. Click continue.
  • Step 4 – Enter date of birth. Click continue.
  • Step 5 – Enter Current Passport Issue date. Click continue.
  • Step 6 – Is your passport damaged? Yes or no. Click Continue.
  • Step 7 – For dual-tri-citizens: Do you have uncancelled passports from other countries? Yes or no. Click Continue.
  • Step 8 – Read disclaimer before continuing. Click Continue.

UK Passport disclaimer

  • Step 9 – Read Instructions. Click Continue.
  • Step 10 – Arrange your passport photos. Click continue.

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  • Step 11 – Choose a photo method. Do it yourself, buy from a shop, or digital download. Click continue.
  • Step 12 – Upload your photo. Await approval.

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  • Step 13 – Do you have a plain expression. Answer accurately. Click continue.
  • Step 14 – Are there any shadows on your face. Answer accurately. Click continue.
  • Step 15 – Review your photo with the rules once more. Click Submit Photo.
  • Step 16 – Are you recognisable? Yes or no. Click Continue.
  • Step 17 – Insert your previous passport number and Expiry Date. Click continue. You will need to send in your old passport with the application as well. It will then be cancelled.
  • Step 18 – If your passport has expired prior to 2013, you will need to apply a different way. This includes going to the Post office.
  • Step 19 – Once you have successfully entered your passport information, you will be asked to enter your personal details. What is your title? Click continue.
  • Step 20 – Full name details. Click continue.
  • Step 21 – Gender. Click continue.
  • Step 22 – Birth information. Click continue.

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  • Step 23 – Home Address. Click continue.
  • Step 24 – Contact Details. Click Continue.
  • Step 25 – Select Passport (Braille Sticker available for free). Click continue.
  • Step 26 – Signing your passport online. Click continue.
  • Step 27 – Choosing method of sending back old passport. Special delivery costs £3 or the standard post is free.

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  • Step 28 – Review details and click continue.
  • Step 29 – Declaration. Click I agree and continue to payment.

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Step 30 – Payment, print and mail your application to the following address:
HM Passport Office
PO Box 767
SOUTHPORT

PR8 9PW

HM Passport Renewal Online – Newer Version (Overseas)

To apply online you will need a credit card or debit card, a printer with sufficient amounts of black ink, and your previous passport number (if you have one of course). You will fill out an application with all necessary details. You will then pay with verified credit options. You will print out a declaration form and sign it. You will then send your application to the local Home Office passport centre for review. You should expect to receive a passport within three weeks following this process. If missing information or other information is needed you will be contacted directly.

  • Step 1 – Go online and click the green “Start an Application” button. If you are returning user just click the green “Login” button.
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  • Step 2 – Select the United Kingdom for your residence and click the next button. If you are applying from overseas select your country.Passport_Online_Step_by_Step_2
  • Step 3 – Select your passport – red, blue, or black. Click the next button.
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  • Step 4 – Answer the question about whether or not the passport has been stolen or lost. Click next.
  • Step 5 – Answer the question about whether or not the passport has been damaged. Click next.
  • Step 6 – Answer the question about changing your name. Click next.
  • Step 7 – Answer the question whether or not you need a new passport photo. This will depend on mostly for people who go through physical changes, or children who are no longer minors. Click next.
  • Step 8 – Review your answers. Edit details or click next.
  • Step 9 -Read the passport disclosure and click the box to agree with the statements made above.
  • Step 10 – Fill out the application including your full name, gender, date of birth, place of birth. Click next.
  • Step 11 – Provide details of the current passport number. Click next.
  • Step 12 – Provide a credit or debit card. Agree to make the payment and click next.
  • Step 13 – Print up the application.
  • Step 14 – Mail the document with 2 passport photos to the following address:
    HM Passport Office
    PO Box 767
    SOUTHPORT

    PR8 9PW

HM Passport Renewal Paper Form

You can gain access to a paper application by calling the Passport Adviceline or getting more information online. You can also visit any local Post Office that has a Check and Send service.

What is Check and Send Passport Renewal?

By using the Post Office locator, you can find the nearest branch that will allow you the option to apply for a passport renewal with a written form and application. This is an easy process and will lead to a passport renewal within a few weeks time. You can pay at the post office using cash, credit or debit card, or a postal order. Any postal order must be made out to the “Post Office Limited”.

At the post office, you will fill out the application form. You will provide all necessary documents. You will provide any photos that are required. You will pay. Believe it or not, by using this service you are saving time, because posting your online or home application will take an extra few days to the application to arrive before it is processed. This service is instant.

HM Passport Renewal Appointment

Currently, the HM Passport Renewal office is not taking applications by phone. However, you can schedule an appointment by calling the Passport Adviceline, 0300 222 0000. Appointments can also be scheduled online. Following the link and answer all questions before paying by credit card.

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HM Passport Overseas Renewal

If you are currently abroad and need to renew a passport, this is your step-by-step process to do so. This process will take minimum four weeks to replace an old passport.

  1. Step 1 – Go online to the main overseas passport renewal page and click the green continue button.
    Overseas Passport Renewal
  2. Step 2 – Select which country or territory you are currently residing in – this is a toolbar that drops. After your selection is made, click the green next step button.
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  3. Step 3 – Select which type of passport you are trying to renew. Your options include red, black, blue, replacing a lost, stolen or damaged passport, or applying for a first one. Afterward, click the green next step button.
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  4. Step 4 – Choose adult or child. You also now have the option to change previous selections or start over entirely. Click the green next step button.
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  5. Step 5 – Review the guidelines web page and begin the online application. You can also download the Home Office Overseas Passport Renewal guidebook.

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