How much does a Passport renewal cost?
Unfortunately, it has been announced that the cost of a new passport will be increasing from February 2023.
However, whether you’re renewing your passport or applying for one for the first time, there are strict rules you must follow in the process.
One of the mandatory requirements for some applications is having them countersigned by someone else.
This step is to prove your own identity to the HM passport office, but it doesn’t apply to everyone.
If you’re looking to renew your passport this year, here is everything that you need to know.
From February 2, 2023 the cost of renewing a passport will rise from £75.50 to £82.50 for adults and from £49 to £53.50 for children.
Postal applications will also rise, going from £85 to £93 for adults and from £58.50 to £64 for children.
According to a government statement: ‘The new fees will help the Home Office move towards a system that meets its costs through those who use it, reducing reliance on funding from general taxation.
‘The government does not make any profit from the cost of passport applications.’
If you’re in the UK you can renew your passport if:
It’s essential that you renew your passport before you travel if it has expired or is due to.
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