Frequently Asked Questions
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 do I change address on my passport UK?
If you’re moving home you would probably assume that you need to update the address on your passport. The truth is that you don’t actually need to update the address on your passport when you move home. If you have other services, such as DVLA, Student Finance, Loyalty Cards etc… then we would recommend you get started with our online change of address portal.
Does it cost to change address on my passport?
It doesn’t cost anything to change address on your passport. And that’s simply because you don’t need to tell HMRC when you change address to update your passport. You may need to let HMRC know for other services which you can learn about on our article on HMRC change of address.
Does address on passport matter?
When it comes to your passport, your address doesn’t matter. It does matter however with other services like the DVLA, other HMRC services etc… This is because HMRC recognise that most people will move home within 10 years and there are two reasons for not requiring the address to be up to date. So, why don’t you need to update your passport address? Firstly, the administrative cost of process the address change would be too high. Secondly, the address doesn’t actually matter and doesn’t verify your identity. This is different than the DVLA, where your address update is required because you actively must register a vehicle to your place of residence.
Whilst you don’t need to update your passport, you should look at your other services. we can help you get started with updating those below; we can also help you update your address across your loyalty cards, Council, Water and others.
How do I 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:
- Grab a paper application from the Post Office;
- Book an appointment online with HMRC and pay the fee (£142 for adults or £122 for children)
- Get your documents ready
Ensure that you bring two identically-sized passport photos, your completed application form, and any supporting documents to your appointment.