What is the current wait time for a UK passport?
Processing times in the UK
Allow up to 10 weeks to receive your passport.
Do I have to send my old passport when renewing UK?
If you’re renewing or replacing a passport
You must bring your old passport to the Post Office if you still have it. If you’ve changed your name, you’ll also need to bring proof of your new name (like a marriage certificate).
Can you speed up passport process UK?
You can pay for a faster service if you need a passport within the next 3 weeks. You need to book a passport office appointment and pay online. You can book an appointment up to 3 weeks in advance.
How much is the first British passport?
If you’re in the UK, you can either: apply online – it costs £75.50. apply with a paper form – it costs £85.
How much does a UK passport cost?
|Apply online||Apply by paper form|
|Adult (16 and over) standard 34-page passport||£75.50||£85|
|Adult (16 and over) 50-page frequent traveller passport||£85.50||£95|
|Child (under 16) standard 34-page passport||£49||£58.50|
|Child (under 16) 50-page frequent traveller passport||£59||£68.50|
Does it really take 4 6 weeks to get a passport?
Passport Services Available Now
Effective September 23, routine service can take up to 16 weeks from the day an application is submitted to the day a new passport is received. Expedite service (for an additional $60) can take up to 12 weeks from the day an application is submitted to the day a new passport is received.
What do I do with my old UK passport?
Passports are currently not recyclable. The UK Passport office states that once sent back to them, they will be ‘appropriately disposed of’. It’s unclear what this actually means however it’s likely to be that the passports are incinerated and/or sent to landfill securely due to the materials they are made of.
Should I destroy old passports UK?
Never simply throw a passport away. Even if the government has cancelled it, it could still be used by thieves to commit forgery or identity theft. Do not destroy a passport unless it has been officially cancelled. Even if it is expired, you may need to present it to a passport agency in order to obtain a replacement.
Do I have to send back my old passport when renewing?
Yes, your old passport will be returned unless it is deemed to be damaged by the UK Identity & Passport Service (IPS). The passport will clearly indicate that it is invalid and it is important that you advise whether any valid visas remain in the passport before applying for it to be renewed.