The British Passport Renewal Process


Length of stay permitted

When applying for a passport (renewal, or lost/stolen) you will need to fill in an ‘Applying for a passport from outside the UK - payment instruction form’. This is essential to the application and you’ll need a valid credit or debit card (Mastercard, Visa, Electron, Diners Club and JCB are accepted) to complete the process.

As you may be aware there are numerous types of different passports that the British government provides, so first you need to understand which you need and then you will need to follow the link below and follow the steps to find the correct form and information on what supporting documents you will need to provide.

Please note that it is vital you follow the rules and requirements for each passport application form and provide all the requested supporting documents, as this is by far the most common reason that applications are rejected. A very common issue is with passport photos, so please follow the rules to passport photos carefully.

Different cases

Lost or stolen passports: If your passport is either lost or stolen you must report it to the police in the country where it was lost immediately. It is essential that you take the police report to the interview when you apply for a renewal or emergency travel document. When you fill out the online form you will be directed to the LSO1 form, which will need to be printed out and added to supporting documents.

Renewal passports: To qualify for passport renewal, you will need to still have your passport and it must still be undamaged.

Where to begin your passport application in all cases

In most countries you are now able to apply online and mail the form separately. However, if your country is not within the service of the online process you can follow the clear steps in the online form and apply in person at the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.

All passport applications (lost/stolen, renewal for any passport type) can be done


Please note: To complete either of the processes you will need a printer.

click here to apply online
click here to print out the online form and apply in person

Costs

Renewal of standard red passport for people aged 16 or over:

- 32-Page Adult standard passport 83.00 (106.01 courier fee included)
- 48-Page adult jumbo passport 91.00 (114.01 courier fee included)

Renewal of standard red passport for children aged 15 or younger

- Child passport 53.00 (76.01 courier fee included)

Renewal of old blue or black passport for people aged 16 or over

- 32-Page Adult standard passport 128.00 (147.86 courier fee included)
- 48-Page adult jumbo passport 154.50 (174.36 courier fee included)

Renewal of old blue or black passport for children aged 15 or younger

- Child passport 81.50 (101.36 courier fee included)

Renewal or application of British national (Overseas) passport

- 32-Page Adult standard passport 128.00/HK $1,574 (147.86/HK $1,818 courier fee included)
- 48-Page adult jumbo passport 154.50/HK $1,900 (174.36/HK $2,144 courier fee included)

When applying for a passport (renewal, or lost/stolen) you will need to fill in an ‘Applying for a passport from outside the UK - payment instruction form’. This is essential to the application and you’ll need a valid credit or debit card (Mastercard, Visa, Electron, Diners Club and JCB are accepted) to complete the process.

Please note that for all passport applications you need to follow the links (online applications) or (apply in person at nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission) as stated above, and you will need to print out the forms to complete the process.

If you follow the steps laid out then all printable forms will be provided as you work through them.


 



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