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Renew a child’s passport

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

How to renew a child's passport

Our Passport Check and Send service makes it easy to renew a child's passport. From form to photos, we’ll make sure your application meets all HM Passport Office requirements, right first time. All for £9.75.

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Complete the form

Complete a passport application form, available at any Post Office branch.

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Take your photo

Get two colour photographs taken and verified. Alternatively we can do this for you in some branches.

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We’ll check it’s right

Bring it all into a participating branch and we’ll check it to make sure it meets all HM Passport Office requirements.

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We’ll send it off

We’ll send it off to HM Passport Office by secure post.

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Use our branch finder tool to find where you can renew a child’s passport.

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How much does a new passport cost?

It will cost you £68.25 in total to renew your child's passport. This includes the passport fee of £58.50 and a Post Office Check & Send fee of £9.75.

How do I know if my passport is damaged?

HM Passport Office classes a passport as damaged if:

  • You can’t read any of the details
  • The laminate cover has peeled away, or the top of the picture is damaged
  • There’s an ink or chemical spillage on any page
  • Your personal details are discoloured
  • Any of the pages are missing or detached
  • The chip is damaged or showing through the back cover (e-passports only)
  • There’s excess water damage
  • The passport won’t scan

Can I book my travel before I get my passport?

Passport Check & Send services are not guaranteed. Don’t book your travel until you’ve received your first or new passport.

How can I get in touch?

Using our online contact form

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Alternatively Textphone us:
0345 722 3355

Need to contact us using Braille, audio or large print? No problem, we'll respond to you in the same format.

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Top tips for filling in your
passport form

  • Use a black ballpoint pen and write in capitals
  • Bring originals of your supporting documents, not photocopies
  • Stay within the white boxes and keep your signature within the border
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