Passport applications and renewals

Get your application for a first or renewed passport right first time with digital and paper Passport Check & Send services from Post Office. Available for adult and child passports.

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Renew adult passport

Renew your adult passport at the Post Office and we’ll help you get it right the first time.

Renew child's passport

Need to renew your child’s passport? We’ll help you get it right first time.

First adult passport

Apply for a new adult passport, visit a branch and we’ll guide you through the process.

First child passport

From form to photos, we’ll make sure your application meets all HM Passport Office requirements.

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Irish Passports

Apply for your first or renew your current passport in-branch to receive at home.

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Help with your essential travel documents

What are biometric passports?

Biometric passports offer extra security and can cut your time in passport control. Find out more about them.

Rules for passport photos

Make sure your passport photo meets the strict rules many applications fall foul of each year. We’ll help you get it right.

Replacing a lost passport

What to do if your passport gets lost or stolen while you’re away or before you go – and if you need a replacement soon.

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Electronic System for Travel Authorisation

Visit the USA for work or a holiday for less than 90 days, with no need for a visa. Find out how to get an ESTA instead.

Travelling with an expiring passport

How long should you have left on your passport and what do different countries expect for entry? Our guide’s here to help.

Ghic and Ehic

The Global Health Insurance Card (Ghic) replaces the old Ehic, giving Brits access to low-cost medical care in EU countries.

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Need to drive abroad?

You may need an International Driving Permit (IDP). Check which countries require one if you’re driving abroad.


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Passport FAQs