Generally, an adult passport costs £77.50 and a child passport costs £49.00, but you can pay more if you want the passport quickly.

The fees vary depending on the type of passport you need and how quickly you need it.

The passport fee is non-refundable if:

  • you withdraw your application
  • you’re not eligible for a passport

Adult passports (over 16)

  Normal service by post One-week Fast Track service One-day Premium service
Renew or amend an existing adult passport £77.50 £112.50 £129.50
First adult passport - if you have previously held a child passport issued in the UK £77.50 £112.50 £129.50
First adult passport - if you have never held a child passport issued in the UK £77.50 N/A N/A
Replace a lost, stolen or damaged adult passport £77.50 £112.50 N/A
Jumbo (48-page) passport £90.50 £120.50* £138.50*

*Only available when renewing an existing passport (normal or jumbo size)

Child passports (under 16)

Costs for a child passport are the same whether you’re getting a new child passport or renewing one.

  Normal service by post One-week Fast Track service One-day Premium service
First child passport £49.00 £96.50 N/A
Renew or amend an existing child passport £49.00 £96.50 £109.50
Replace a lost, stolen or damaged child passport £49.00 £96.50 N/A

Restricted validity passports

An extension to a restricted validity adult passport issued before 1 May 2008 is free.

Extending a restricted validity adult passport issued on or after 1 May 2008 costs:

  Normal service by post One-week Fast Track service
Adult £77.50 £112.50
Child £49.00 £96.50

You can’t use the 1-day Premium service to extend a restricted validity adult passport.

The Post Office passport Check & Send Service

You can pay £8.17 to use the Check & Send service, which checks your application has been completed correctly. This is in addition to the passport fee.

Delivery

Using the normal service by post usually means you get your passport within 3 weeks, but this is not guaranteed.

The fee includes the cost of sending your passport back to you via secure delivery, and your supporting documents via 2nd class post.

You can pay an extra £3 to have your supporting documents sent back to you via secure delivery as well. To do this, add £3 to the fee when you make your payment.

How to pay

How you apply Debit card/credit card accepted? Cheque/postal order accepted? Cash accepted?
Using the Post Office Check & Send service Yes Postal order only payable to ‘Post Office Ltd’ Yes
By post Yes - complete the form in the application pack Yes, payable to ‘Identity and Passport Service’ No
In person at a Regional Passport Office Yes Postal order only payable to ‘Identity and Passport Service’ Yes

If you were born on or before 2 September 1929

A standard 32-page ten-year passport is free. Find out more about free passports.

To get one quickly, you must pay:

  • £35.00 to use the 1-week Fast Track service
  • £52.00 to use the 1-day Premium service