Passport Renewal: Apply Online & By Post

The passport industry in the UK is a multi-million pound enterprise with well over half a million passports issued and renewed every year. With nearly 10,000 UK passports being lost or stolen and many more needing to be renewed every year the passport application process is, and has in recent years become one of the most tightly regulated processes in the world. With...

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Countersigning Passport Applications

When to sign & what to do, applying for or renewing your passport can be daunting for many people, and we are getting an increasing amount of people asking questions regarding how to get their photos countersigned, by who and what are the guidelines surrounding their child's passport. We've put together some useful information that should make this process a lot easi...

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Passport Applications & Birth Certificates

Knowing what supporting documents you need to send with your UK passport application is just one of the many, sometimes complicated, questions you need to know the answer to before you start your application. The key to a fast and successful passport application is to first understand what type of passport you are applying for. So, whether it's a first time adult, fi...

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Child To Adult, Can I Fast-Track?

One of the most frequently asked questions about passports is how to change a passport from a child's to an adult's and can they use the Fast-Track services.    We aim to clear things up for you and make it as simple as possible, from what services you can use to restrictions on applications, as well as countersigning your passport photos and how to take the perfect p...

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The Passport Office & Third Parties

The United Kingdom's passport industry is a multi million pound network. Getting your first passport or renewing your old passport gives you the freedom to travel the world, but who is involved in the passport process and why are they part of the industry? For many services HM Passport Office rely on third party companies to ensure that passport applications are comp...

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Passport Changes for the United States

As most of us are aware security whist travelling is of the up most importance, and every country around the world has their own measures on ensuring the safety and security of its passengers. But, what happens when these countries don't publicise these changes well enough; especially when these directly affect passengers that have already booked and paid for their u...

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Passport Office Blog

Our blog is full of useful tips and interesting facts about the world of Passports and Travel.

Passports Office provides relevant information about new passports, renewing an existing passport, and the contact details of key UK passport offices.