A standard adult passport costs £72.50, or £81.25 if you use the Post Office’s Passport Check & Send service. Child passports cost £46.00 by post, or £54.75 using Check & Send.

You can’t get a refund if you cancel your application or you’re not entitled to a passport.

Passport type Normal service by post Post Office Passport 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

The Fast Track or Premium services cost more if you need to get a passport urgently.

How to pay

How you apply Debit or credit card accepted Cheque or postal order Cash
Post Office Passport Check & Send service Yes Postal order payable to ‘Post Office Ltd’

Cheques not accepted
By post Yes - complete the form in the application pack Cheque or postal order payable to ‘Identity and Passport Service’ No
At a Regional Passport Office Yes Postal order payable to ‘Identity and Passport Service’

Cheques not accepted

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.

It usually costs an extra £3 if you want your documents sent back by Secure Delivery. 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:

  • renew an adult passport and have applied for a 48-page jumbo passport
  • apply for a free passport because you were born on or before 2 September 1929

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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