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Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Increase To Passport Charges From 27 March 2018



The price of applying for a passport is set to increase on Tuesday 27 March by £3 if you do it online and £12.50 if you do it by post – but there's a way to lock in today's cheaper price if you're due to renew right up until the end of 2018. 

The Home Office is for the first time making it more expensive to apply by post rather than online, as postal applications cost more to process.

The price changes will come into force on Tuesday 27 March and apply to renewals and new passports (which includes if you've lost your old passport or changed your name).

Online applications will cost £75.50 for adults and £49 for children, while postal applications will be £85 for adults and £58.50 for children.

Here's a summary of how costs are changing, how long you need to have left on your passport to enter certain countries and how to renew your passport the cheapest way. See Passport Renewal Tipsguide for full help.