Renew passport before 27th March price hike
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Renew passport before 27th March price hike

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Found 29th Jan
Passport expiring in next 9 months? Renew it before the price hike on 27th March and you will get the remaining months added on.

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Passport price hike

As from March 27 UK passport prices are set to rise considerably for those applying by post. The current £72.50 charge for an adult passport will increase by 17% to £85 but by applying online it will only increase by £3, to £75.50.

For fast-track service it will go from £103 to £142 and the premium service will have a premium price attached – rising from £128 to £177! Similarly, a children’s passport will also increase to £58.50 for under 16’s – a huge 27% increase but an online application will be £49.


This means that a family of four – two adults and two children under 16 will have to pay £287 for a postal application. If your passport is due to expire within the next 9 months then the time left on your existing passport will be added to the new one – so you may save yourself the proposed price increase by applying earlier. However, you will still receive the same burgundy cover as the new blue ones will not be issued until October 2019
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jasser763 m ago

[Image] Blue UK passport to return after EU exit

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Nah wait for the sale, can see these red one’s dropping in price when the new models come out
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I blame Brexit
vladdy7 m ago

Remind me, what was that we did this for again?


Blue passports mate. C'mon, keep up, theres even a pic stickied at the top there.

Yeah, loads of people wanted blue passports, just like the ones that they never had before, but somehow thought they did. And even though there was nothing stopping them from changing their passport colour, they all shouted about FACELESS EU BUREAUCRATS so much that they all just assumed that was the reason. So then the government came out and said 'thanks to you plucky brexiters, we can now change our passports back to a colour that it never was' and the brexiters cheered. And everyone else quietly said 'you know... you could have just changed them any time' and the brexiters shouted 'YOU LOST, GET OVER IT'.


And here we are
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I blame Brexit
Great info Op. Will get mine done next week. Thank you. Heat added
£3
I did my straightforward adult renewal online at the start of January. Done and dusted within 5 days. Great service and great time of year to apply as not too busy.
Thanks for the heads up
If you travel on business a lot get work to pay for it.
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jasser763 m ago

[Image] Blue UK passport to return after EU exit

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Cheers bud, I'm needing to renew a couple this year
Wait it out for the blue passport guys.
Wow. Didn’t know the blue covers would cost that much...
Thanks - heat added for the info. Can't get my head around gov.uk thinking that filling an application form in on a pc, then printing to sign and send is 'applying on-line' though.

Frustrating that it's not possible to actually apply online...
Champ19ns3 m ago

Thanks - heat added for the info. Can't get my head around gov.uk thinking …Thanks - heat added for the info. Can't get my head around gov.uk thinking that filling an application form in on a pc, then printing to sign and send is 'applying on-line' though.Frustrating that it's not possible to actually apply online...



I know. Can you imagine how many Nigerian princes would be applying?
Champ19ns3 m ago

Thanks - heat added for the info. Can't get my head around gov.uk thinking …Thanks - heat added for the info. Can't get my head around gov.uk thinking that filling an application form in on a pc, then printing to sign and send is 'applying on-line' though.Frustrating that it's not possible to actually apply online...


Assuming still talking about renewing - yes it is? I renewed mine online a couple of weeks ago, took two working days after they received my old one in the post.
So will they change it for free to the new blue style one when the renewal is no longer valid after Brexit? Doubt it... another thing they failed to mention in the EU Ref
Harlon_Haveland27 m ago

I blame Brexit


Nah, just rip-off Britain otherwise known as our government trying to stick their arm in again
It is getting rediculous the amount these keep raising to. Everywhere accepts this as a form of identity so shold be free with a processing charge.nowhere near the £80+
Ashe3 m ago

Assuming still talking about renewing - yes it is? I renewed mine online a …Assuming still talking about renewing - yes it is? I renewed mine online a couple of weeks ago, took two working days after they received my old one in the post.


So, do they use your old photo or can you upload one online? Just clicked through the child process and it says you need to print the form off. Is it different for kids?
Ooofffk.... €80 for mine. Wonder what you guys will get for that extra money?


Oh <laughs into sleeve> Longer queues? Oh, but it'll be blue just like it didn't used to be.
Champ19ns5 m ago

So, do they use your old photo or can you upload one online? Just clicked …So, do they use your old photo or can you upload one online? Just clicked through the child process and it says you need to print the form off. Is it different for kids?


Just clicked through the process for adult renewals. It is different to the child renewal process. Hopefully won't be long before the same can be done with child applications. Still frustrated
Won't we all have to get new ones soon, once we are out of the EU?

So best off waiting if you can to save having to buy another 1 then.
Edited by: "Gozer" 29th Jan
Champ19ns6 m ago

So, do they use your old photo or can you upload one online? Just clicked …So, do they use your old photo or can you upload one online? Just clicked through the child process and it says you need to print the form off. Is it different for kids?


No idea if it's different for children - but for the adult renewal I did, I filled in a few questions, details of my old passport, uploaded a photo when it asked - then put my old passport in the post to the address they gave. Surprising straightforward and speedy process.
DazLFC13 m ago

So will they change it for free to the new blue style one when the renewal …So will they change it for free to the new blue style one when the renewal is no longer valid after Brexit? Doubt it... another thing they failed to mention in the EU Ref


Already mentioned multiple times that any passport issued before Oct 2019 will be valid for the full 10 years
Ashe9 m ago

No idea if it's different for children - but for the adult renewal I did, …No idea if it's different for children - but for the adult renewal I did, I filled in a few questions, details of my old passport, uploaded a photo when it asked - then put my old passport in the post to the address they gave. Surprising straightforward and speedy process.


It's different for children because you have to have the pictures signed by someone so cannot do it on line
But for renewals it's the easiest thing to do even tells you if your pic is ok or not
Good ol’ Conservatives doing what they do best. Making everything more expensive
dannythemusicman27 m ago

Wow. Didn’t know the blue covers would cost that much...


It’s the blue Government that’s costing the most
Nah wait for the sale, can see these red one’s dropping in price when the new models come out
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DazLFC31 m ago

So will they change it for free to the new blue style one when the renewal …So will they change it for free to the new blue style one when the renewal is no longer valid after Brexit? Doubt it... another thing they failed to mention in the EU Ref


Why would they need to? You just carry on using the old ones. People will know we would’ve left the EU by then.
Josh.Rogan28 m ago

Ooofffk.... €80 for mine. Wonder what you guys will get for that extra m …Ooofffk.... €80 for mine. Wonder what you guys will get for that extra money?Oh <laughs into sleeve> Longer queues? Oh, but it'll be blue just like it didn't used to be.


€80? Have we changed to the € then? 🤔
So now things at normal price are deals because they will be more expensive in the future. Nice one.
Edited by: "fireman1" 29th Jan
118luke11 m ago

Good ol’ Conservatives doing what they do best. Making everything more e …Good ol’ Conservatives doing what they do best. Making everything more expensive


It would get cheaper under Labour? I’m going to applaud your sense of humour.
Gozer25 m ago

Won't we all have to get new ones soon, once we are out of the EU?So best …Won't we all have to get new ones soon, once we are out of the EU?So best off waiting if you can to save having to buy another 1 then.


No. Why?
mtuk13 m ago

It would get cheaper under Labour? I’m going to applaud your sense of h …It would get cheaper under Labour? I’m going to applaud your sense of humour.

Funny how thats the only argument a pro-conservative ever comes back with (while ignoring the fact conservatives keep upping taxes anyway)
I wouldnt be as bothered personally - if the extra money was actually going on something usefull rather than a well hidden bank account
Copperface44 m ago

I know. Can you imagine how many Nigerian princes would be applying?


You finished reading Daily Mail
mtuk111 m ago

€80? Have we changed to the € then? 🤔


** stares **

not sure where to begin with this if i'm honest, Really?

OK, yes, renewing my passport will cost me €80, no you haven't changed to the €.
compca8012 h, 22 m ago

I did my straightforward adult renewal online at the start of January. …I did my straightforward adult renewal online at the start of January. Done and dusted within 5 days. Great service and great time of year to apply as not too busy.


Likewise here, and even managed to take a selfie that was accepted by the online system and the manual checking team.
Edited by: "gingerwarrior13" 30th Jan
Thanks I need to renew my sons, but we go away on the 12th of next month so don't want to risk sending off yet. I'll do it as soon as we come back
we have yays of making you talk
118luke37 m ago

Good ol’ Conservatives doing what they do best. Making everything more e …Good ol’ Conservatives doing what they do best. Making everything more expensive


B*stards. Who the hell keeps voting them in?!
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