Welcome to the Passport Office.
Please use the menu below to find all the information you need to apply for a passport in the United Kingdom.
If you are eligible for an adult or child (under 16 years) renewal, you can lodge your application by mail.
All other applications must be submitted in person and by appointment only.
Passports are currently subject to a processing time of 6 weeks from date of payment, so planning well ahead is important.
These instructions guide you through the process and help ensure your application is complete. We also answer a lot of frequently asked questions in our FAQ page.
Below are links to other passport information that may assist you.
We are now taking bookings for appointments in Scotland. For more information, please click here.
- HOW TO APPLY
- WHERE TO APPLY
- APPLYING BY POST – PC7 ADULT RENEWALS
- APPLYING BY POST – PC8 CHILD RENEWALS
- DOCUMENTS REQUIRED
- EMERGENCY PASSPORTS AND URGENT TRAVEL
- PROCESSING TIMES
- PASSPORT FEES
- CHANGING THE NAME AND/OR GENDER IN YOUR PASSPORT
- PASSPORT FAQs