Passport fees to rise next month

By Lisa James
12/01/2023
Home » Passport fees to rise next month

The cost of applying for a new UK passport will go up next month, for the first time in five years.

From 2 February, the fee for a standard online application made from within the UK will rise from £75.50 to £82.50 for adults and £49 to £53.50 for children, if Parliament agrees the new costs.

Postal applications will increase from £85 to £93 for adults and £58.50 to £64 for children.

The new fees include those newly applying or renewing their passport and priority service fees are being aligned so all customers will pay the same.

The Government said 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.

It added increased fees will also contribute to the cost of processing passport applications, consular support overseas, including for lost or stolen passports, and the cost of processing British citizens at UK borders.

The Government said it does not make any profit from the cost of passport applications.

The fees will also contribute to the cost of processing passport applications, consular support overseas, including for lost or stolen passports, and the cost of processing British citizens at UK borders.

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And: 3 things your clients can try to speed up their passport applications

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