Digital Check & Send: How it works

Our Passport Digital Check & Send service helps you get your application right first time with no paper forms to fill in for just £16, bringing the full fee for your first passport to £91.50

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Find your nearest branch

When you’re in branch ask for the Digital Check & Send Service.​

We will help you complete a digital application on one of our tablets.

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We’ll take your photo

The photo we take will be compliant with HM Passport Office guidelines and used as part of your application.

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We’ll check it’s right

We will check your supporting documents to make sure they meet all the necessary requirements.

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We’ll submit your digital application

We will submit your application electronically and send off your supporting documents to HM Passport Office by Special Delivery. ​

HM Passport Office will send you text messages and emails to update you on the progress of your application.

Digital Check & Send: Preparing for your application​

You can use this service if:
  • You have and can access an email address ​
What you need:
  • Birth/Adoption certificate or naturalisation certificate
  • Parent’s passport details (if applicable)​
  • Date of Parent’s marriage (if applicable)​
  • Grandparent’s documents (if applicable)

You will need someone to confirm your identity

If applying for your first UK passport you need to provide details of someone who can confirm your identity.​


This person will be emailed and asked to confirm your identity. Please check with them before you start the application that they are happy to be contacted for confirmation.


We will need their:


  • Email address​

  • Name

The person confirming your identity must:


  • Have known you personally for at least 2 years​

  • Must not be related, in a relationship with or living at the same address as the applicant or the person making the application​​​

  • Be 18 or older​

  • Have a current UK passport and live in the UK

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See which of our branches provides the Check & Send service that’s right for you

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Digital Check & Send: FAQs

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