A standard adult passport costs £72.50 or £81.25 if you use the Post Office Check & Send service. Child passports cost £46.00 by post or £54.75 using Check & Send.
You can’t get any money refunded if you cancel your application or it’s rejected because of an error you’ve made.
|Passport type||Normal service by post||Post Office Check & Send|
|Adult (16 and over) standard 32-page passport||£72.50||£81.25|
|Adult (16 and over) jumbo 48-page passport||£85.50||£94.25|
|Child (under 16) passport||£46.00||£54.75|
|Passport for people born on or before 2 September 1929||Free||Free|
If you need to get a passport urgently the Fast Track or Premium services cost more.
Fees for returning supporting documents
Your supporting documents (eg birth certificates) will be sent back to you free of charge by normal second class post.
If you want them to be sent by Secure Delivery, it usually costs an extra £3. Choose this option on the application form if you want to use it.
There’s no extra charge for returning documents by Secure Delivery if you’re:
- renewing an adult passport and have applied for a 48-page jumbo passport
- applying for a free passport because you were born on or before 2 September 1929
How you can pay
|How you apply||Debit or credit card accepted||Cheque or postal order||Cash|
|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|
|At a Regional Passport Office||Yes||Postal order only - payable to ‘Identity and Passport Service’||Yes|
Restricted validity passports
Extending a restricted validity passport is free if the passport was issued before 1 May 2008.
If it was issued on or after 1 May 2008, an extension costs:
- £72.50 for an adult passport
- £46.00 for a child passport