Digital Check & Send: How it works

Our passport Digital Check & Send service gets helps you get your application right the first time with no paper forms to fill in for just £16, bringing the full renewal fee to £65​.

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Find your nearest branch

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

We’ll use your old passport to fill in your application.

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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 your application. ​

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We’ll submit your digital application

We’ll also send off your child’s old passport 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

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You receive your passport in the post

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​​
What you need:
  • Your child’s current passport​
  • Proof of any changes (see FAQs for more details)​
  • Parent’s passport details (if the applicant is under 16​)​
  • A digital referee if you are replacing a lost/stolen passport or the child is under 12 (see below for more details)​

When will you need someone to confirm your child's identity?

If you are replacing a lost/stolen passport or your child is under 12 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 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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Digital Check & Send: FAQs

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