Best Mail Option For Passport Renewal

Best mail option for passport renewal

Best mail option for passport renewal

If your passport’s expired, you must renew it before you can travel. You can renew your passport at any time.

Time left on your old passport will not be added to your new one.

You must replace your passport if it’s been lost, stolen or damaged rather than renew it.

Renew online

You can renew your passport online.

It costs £75.50.

You’ll need to get a digital photo.

Best mail option for passport renewal

Your application can be delayed if your photo does not meet the rules for digital passport photos.

Renew online

Renew using a paper application form

You can get a paper application form by either:

It costs £85.

You’ll need 2 identical new photos of yourself.

Your application can be delayed if your photos do not meet the rules for printed passport photos.

How to pay

You’ll need a credit or debit card to apply online.

If you apply by post, you can either pay by:

  • debit or credit card - fill in the form in the application pack
  • cheque - made payable to ‘Her Majesty’s Passport Office’

Renewing your passport before you travel

If your passport will expire soon you might need to renew it before travelling.

Check the entry requirements of the countries you’re visiting before booking travel.

Travelling to the EU if there’s no Brexit deal

If the UK leaves the EU without a deal, you’ll need:

  • at least 6 months left on your passport when you travel to most EU countries
  • a passport that’s less than 10 years old (even if it has 6 months or more left)

Unexpired visas

Send your previous passport with the visa attached to it with your application.

Your previous passport will be returned to you.

You’ll be able to use the visa if you carry both passports.

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How to Renew a U.S. Passport by Mail, August 1, 2015