Sep 01 2017

Renew your British Passport Online

Renewing a UK Passport online

Renewing a British Passport online from Australia should take about 4 weeks from when it’s received by Her Majesty’s Passport Office in the UK., but it can take longer if more information is needed or your application hasn’t been filled out correctly.

Apply at: www.gov.uk

You will need a debit or credit card to use the Online service.

The standard price of an adult passport renewal is £72.50 or £46 for a Child Passport, but you will pay a different fee if you apply for a passport from another country

The following is the quoted price for renewing a UK passport while in Australia.

Cost of UK Passport Renewal with the courier fee of £19.86 included

£102.86 Adult standard 32-page passport
£110.86 Adult jumbo 48-page passport

You must apply and pay for your passport online.

Before you start you will need:

your current passport
2 identical new photos of you (or your child, if it’s a child passport application)
any other current passports issued by other countries
a MasterCard, Visa, Visa Electron, Visa Debit or Maestro (UK Domestic) card. (Maestro International cards aren’t accepted)

Your application should take 4 weeks from when it’s received by Her Majesty’s Passport Office in the UK.

You will need to print, sign and post your declaration form at the end.


I have not done this myself, but feel that the wording; ONLINE, is not that accurate.  We seem to have to fill in the form online, then print it out, sign it and finally post it.

One question in the Application relates to the Issuing Authority of the Passport.

Most British people will tick the first option (UKPA, UKPS, IPS or HMPO) but some, maybe Hong Kong and Gibraltar passports etc, will need to tick “Other”.

HMPO is the HM Passport Office, and is the sole issuer of UK passports.
IPS was the Identity and Passport Service from 2006 to 2013. (The Identity and Passport Service was renamed HM Passport Office on 13 May 2013)
UKPS was the United Kingdom Passport Service (A previous name before HM Passport Office)
UKPA was the UK Passport Agency (A previous name before HM Passport Office)

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