Passports

If you want to apply for, renew or replace your British or Irish passport, you can find out how below. There is also information on photo requirements, fees, qualifying for a free passport, and how to report if your passport is lost or stolen.

British passports

Applying for your first adult British passport

You can get information about how to apply for your first adult British passport at the following link:

Renewing or replacing your adult British passport

If you wish to renew or replace your adult British passport, you can do so at these links:

You may need to renew your British passport earlier than planned if you're planning on travelling to Europe after the UK leaves the EU. You can find out if your passport is still valid for travel at these links:

Getting a British passport urgently

If you live in Northern Ireland, you will need to visit the Regional Passport Office in Belfast if you need a British passport urgently. You must make an appointment by calling its adviceline.

The office's contact details (including adviceline) are on this page:

Find out more at the link below about what you need to do if you need a British passport urgently.

Qualifying for a free British passport

If you're a UK national born on or before 2 September 1929 you can apply for a free standard 32-page 10-year passport. This passport will be free whether it is a renewal or your first passport.

Find out more, including how to apply, at this link:

If you have paid a fee along with your standard passport application but are actually entitled to a free passport, you can apply for a refund.

Cancelling a lost or stolen British passport

If your passport is lost or stolen, you must cancel it as soon as possible. Find out how to at this link:

British passport fees

You can find out how much a passport costs at the link below:

Getting a British passport for your child

You can find information about how to get a passport for your child, whether it's a renewal or first passport application, at the following link:

British passport photo requirements

There is information on photo rules for passport applications, including size, format, dos and don'ts at this link:

Collective (group) passports

Find out what you need to do if you want a collective (or group) passport for an organised group of young people to make a trip to certain European countries.

British passport eligibility

You can find out about the rules which make someone able to get a British passport at this link:

Irish passports

If you want apply for, renew or replace your Irish passport, you can find out how to below. There is also information on how to report if your passport is lost or stolen.

Applying for or renewing your Irish passport

You can get information about how to apply for or renew your adult Irish passport at the following link:

Applying for or your adult Irish passport using Passport Express

If you live in Northern Ireland you can apply for an Irish passport by using Passport Express at certain Post Office branches. Find out more information at this link:

Replacing a lost or stolen Irish passport

If your passport is lost or stolen, you can find out what you need to do at this link:

Getting an Irish passport for your child

You can find information about how to get a passport for your child, whether it's a renewal or first passport application, at the following link:

Contact the Irish Passport Service

If you have a query about an Irish passport application, you can find contact details at this link:

Renewing a non-British or non-Irish passport

If you hold dual nationality and need to renew your passport for your home country, you may be able to do this through its embassy either in Dublin or London.

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