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.
Please note that urgent services are only available for:
• Passport Renewals
• Lost Stolen Passports
• Damaged Passports
• First Time (Child) 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.
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.
Booking Urgent Passport Appointments
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.
Book Urgent Appointment
Lines open 8am-8pm
Call connection to HM Passport Office Advice line, calls charged at £1.55 per minute plus your phone provider's access charge. Similar services are available at a reduced cost from gov.uk.
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.