Renew Passport before 27th March Price Hike!
Passport expiring in next 9 months? Renew it before the price hike on 27th March and you will get the remaining months added on.
As from March 27 UK passport prices are set to rise considerably for those applying by post. The current £72.50 charge for an adult passport will increase by 17% to £85 but by applying online it will only increase by £3, to £75.50.
For fast-track service it will go from £103 to £142 and the premium service will have a premium price attached – rising from £128 to £177! Similarly, a children’s passport will also increase to £58.50 for under 16’s – a huge 27% increase but an online application will be £49.
This means that a family of four – two adults and two children under 16 will have to pay £287 for a postal application. If your passport is due to expire within the next 9 months then the time left on your existing passport will be added to the new one – so you may save yourself the proposed price increase by applying earlier. However, you will still receive the same burgundy cover as the new blue ones will not be issued until October 2019