How To Change Your Address On Your Passport UK

Your Complete Guide

Update address on passport
Update your address online quickly

Update Your Address Online

Before jumping into changing address with your passport, it’s important to remember that there are loads of companies you need to update with your address change. We’ve got an online change of address service in which you can tell everyone you’re moving within only five minutes.

 

This guide will cover everything you need to know to change your address on your passport and any other questions you are likely to have.

Imagine if knowing how to sort your passport out was simple and you knew exactly if you need to change or update your passport.

Do I need to change my address on my passport?

According to HMRC, you do not need to inform the passport service that you have changed address or that your contact details have changed.

As a matter of fact, you don’t need to inform HMRC if any of the following change:

  1. You get a new job (congratulations, though!)
  2. Your Marital status changes
  3. You change your address, move home or move apartment
  4. Your appearance changes slightly (for example, you die your hair, you pierce your nose, you tan etc…)
  5. You become a national of another country
  6. You emigrate from the United Kingdom

Passport to go on holiday

When do I need to change my passport?

The good news is that you might not need to change your passport. When it comes to her Majesty’s Passport Office, you only need to change your passport under three circumstances. This is if you;

  1. Change your name;
  2. Change your gender; or
  3. Your appearance changes to such an extent that you cannot be recognised from the photo in your passport anymore (such as surgery, for instance)

The good news is that you might not need to change your passport. When it comes to her Majesty’s Passport Office, you only need to change your passport under three circumstances. This is if you;

How do I replace my passport?

If you think you might have lost your passport, it’s too damaged to be legible or you meet any of the requirements listed above you will need to replace your passport. You can start your application process by following HMRC’s online form which can be found here.

How much does it cost to replace my passport?

According to The Passport Service & HMRC as of 2019, it costs £75.50 if you apply online and £85 if you apply via post. You can apply for a replacement passport online here.

If you would like to apply via post to change your passport, you can use the Post Office’s Check & Send Service or get in touch with the Passport Adviceline.

How to get a passport fast-track

If you need to get a passport urgently, you can get a passport using the 1-week fast track service. That means it will be sent to you within one week of your appointment. It costs £142 for an adult and £122 for a child.

Unfortunately, you cannot apply for this online yet. You need to:

  1. Grab a paper application from the Post Office;
  2. Book an appointment online with HMRC and pay the fee (£142 for adults or £122 for children)
  3. Get your documents ready

Ensure that you bring two identically-sized passport photos, your completed application form, and any supporting documents to your appointment.

Change my address online

If you’ve changed address or are in the process of doing so, check out our online change of address form. Instead of spending up to 7 hours on the phone, you can now update them all in under 5 minutes. Join the Slothmovment and get started.

Now you know everything there is to know about your passport change of address, passport fast-track when to replace your passport and how much it costs to replace your passport you can start exploring how else we can help!