A standard adult first passport or renewal costs £72.50, or £81.25 if you use the Post Office’s Passport Check & Send service. Child passports cost £46 by post, or £54.75 using Check & Send.
The Identity and Passport Office is now called Her Majesty’s Passport Office.
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
Depending on how you apply, you can pay by:
- debit or credit card
- cheque or postal order (payable to the correct organisation, and write the application barcode numbers on the back)
|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 ‘Her Majesty’s Passport Office’||No|
|At a Regional Passport Office||Yes||Postal order payable to ‘Her Majesty’s Passport Office’
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 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.
An extension for a passport issued on or after 1 May 2008 costs:
- £72.50 for an adult passport
- £46 for a child passport