Emergency Passport Applications
Urgent passport services are available to individuals who want to renew a passport quickly, we highly recommend this service for applicants who are planning to travel within the next 4 weeks as standard times for the postal service are 3-5 weeks with no guarantee.
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Please note that urgent services are only available for:
• Passport Renewals
• Lost Stolen Passports
• Damaged Passports
• First Time (Child) Passports
• Not available for first time adults (see below)
You must pre-book your appointment
If you wish to attend an urgent passport service at a local passport office you must pre-book and pre-pay for the appointment in advance, you are not able to just turn up at the offices without notice due to security procedures in place. You can arrange an appintment in advance either online or by phone, when calling you must give specific information of the applicant for whom the passport is for aswell as the attending party for example on behalf of a child or family member attending on the applicants behalf.
When attending your pre-booked urgent appointment you will be required to bring certain documentation along with you, the compulsory required documents are a passport application form (which you can obtain from any large town Post Office or directly by phone from HM Passport Office) along with two identical passport-sized photographs.
Other documentation that may be required only relate to certain application types, this can range from your old/existing/expired passport, proof of name changes (Marriage Certificates/Deed Poll etc) and original Birth Certificates for first time applications. Please ensure that you check the guidebook which comes with the passport application form as to the supporting documents required for your particular application type.
Where is my nearest Passport Office?
If you do not know the location of the nearest Passport Office you can use our Passport Office Search, simply enter your postcode and our system will find your nearest Passport Office that offers the urgent emergency services as stated above.
Urgent Services & How To Book
If you would like to book an Urgent Fast-Track Service to renew your current UK Passport or if you are applying for a First Time Child Passport you will need to find a local Passport Office and book an appointment.
Please note that the passport office can get very busy at peak times, some offices only have bookings up to a week in advance, we recommend booking your appointment as soon as possible to avoid delays.
Please note: To save you distress and hassle on your journey to the passport offices we strongly recommend that you do not book holidays or travel arrangements until you have received your new passport.
First Time Adult Passports
Please note: If this is your First Adult Passport or you have only ever held an old Blue Cover Passport you can only apply via the standard postal service either via a local Post Office or using the online service.
This will take approx 6-7 weeks to get a Passport and in most cases the Passport office will require that you attend an interview as part of the process. This is due to the fact that it is a much more thorough process than simply renewing an existing passport as you will need to supply documents such as your UK Birth Certificate which then has to be verified.