Your First UK Passports & Eligibility

UK passports are considered to be the most powerful travel documents in the world, along with Finland and Sweden a UK passport grants you visa free or visa upon arrival to 173 countries around the world. With unrestricted access to so many countries it's clear to see why UK passports are so desirable. Each country has their own rules and regulations surrounding elig...

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Will My Passport Number Change?

Most consumers are unaware but when renewing or updating your existing passport the passport number will change, this is due to many reasons however the most important is the prevention of fraudulent activity. This article explains more about the passport number change and how you can be cautious when booking travel arrangements or applying for visas knowing that your...

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Passport Name Changes, Gender, Titles & Reverting to Previous Names

Applying for a new passport or renewing your existing passport requires a lot of personal information, but as we know your personal details can change over the years due to life changes and personal circumstances. Changes can happen at any time and many people like to implement these changes on their legal documents, bills and identification as soon as possible, esp...

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Passport Renewal, Online, Post & In Person

Peak season for passport applications is between the months of January to August. Most people are unaware of the many different services on offer, however each service has certain requirements depending on whether the applicant is an adult or a child, if there is any name changes and if the passport is lost,stolen or damaged. We have prepared this extensive guide to ...

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Children & Urgent Appointments

We receive many questions in relation to children's appointments for urgent Fast-Track 7 Day Services, this article aims to address many of these common questions to help you when planning the renewal or first time application for your child. For the avoidance of doubt we confirm that HM Passport Office classes a child as any individual under the age of 16 years. If ...

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Renew Your Passport Before The New Year Rush

Many customers are often unaware that November / December is the best time to apply for or renew your passport due to the peak and off-peak times. On average turnaround times for applications during this time can be 30-40% faster than in January, this is due to the fact that once the holiday season has passed many customers will opt to renew or replace their passports...

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I Can't Find Anyone To Countersign My Application, What Can I Do?

For passport applicants finding someone who can countersign their passport application can be a daunting task. However, many applicants are unaware of the rules and guidelines around this crucial part of your application, this is leading to many applications being refused and customers spending excessive amounts of money and time on redoing their passport applications...

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Reporting A Lost/Stolen Passport & Urgent Replacement

Lost or stolen passports cost UK travellers almost 5 million every year in emergency travel documents (ETD) the cost of replacing your passport and the extra cost of travel, time wasted and of course including the inconvenience. Many of these lost or stolen passports happen while people are already abroad on holiday's and business trips which can cause havoc for you...

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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.

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