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

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