How much your passport costs will depend on whether:
You’re an adult or a child
You apply digitally or using paper forms
You use one of our Passport Check & Send services
There’s no difference in the HM Passport Office fee for new or renewed passports.
Our Passport Digital Check & Send service helps you get your application right first time, with no paper forms to fill in, for just £16. There’s also a Paper Check & Send service for the same price, which makes sure your paper application is good to go.
Here’s a summary of the different fees for passports and Check & Send. Please note the totals don’t include the cost of getting compliant photos taken.
HM Passport Office fee
Our Check & Send fee
Adult (digital application
Adult (paper application)
Child (digital application)
Child (paper application)
How do I renew a passport?
You can renew an adult passport or child’s passport quickly and easily at the Post Office with our Passport Check & Send services.
With Digital Check & Send, we complete and submit your application digitally, with no forms to fill in or fuss. Or, if you prefer applying with paper forms, we can check they’re all good to send with our Paper Check & Send service.
Use our branch finder tool to find where you can renew your adult or child’s passport.
Who can sign a passport application?
If you’re applying for a new adult or child’s passport, your application needs to be countersigned by someone who either:
Works in (or is retired from) a ‘recognised profession’
Is ‘a person of good standing in their community’
You’ll find more guidance on this and what counts as a recognised profession on the HM Passport Office pages. The countersignatory can’t work for HM Passport Office or be a doctor (unless they know you very well, such as a friend).
A countersignature is often not required if you’re renewing a passport. That’s unless your appearance has changed significantly since your previous or most current passport photo was taken.