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 child's first passport to £65.00 ​

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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 child’s photo

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

You’ll receive your child’s passport from HM Passport Office in the post.​ ​

Digital Check & Send: Preparing for your child’s application

You can use this service if:
  • Your child is under 16
  • You don't need a passport urgently​
  • You have and can access an email address ​
  • You can pay the passport fee with one of the following cards: MasterCard/Visa/Visa Electron/Visa Debit/Maestro ​
What you need:
  • Birth/Adoption certificate or registration certificate​​​​
  • Parent’s passport details or birth certificates (if applicable)​
  • Date of Parent’s marriage (if applicable)​​​
  • Grandparent’s documents (if applicable)​
  • A digital referee to confirm your child’s identity (see below)​

You will need someone who can confirm your child's identity

As it’s your child’s first UK passport you need to provide details of someone who can confirm their 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 the parent/guardian making the application for the child 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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Find your nearest branch that offers these services

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

 
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