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calendar icon20 Mar 2024

Passport costs to rise 7%

If you’re going abroad this summer, be sure to get your passport renewals in now before prices increase on 11 April.

Passport fees are rising by 7%, with the cost of  online applications made within the UK for people aged 16 and above increasing from £82.50 to £88.50.

For children under 16, passports will cost £57.50, an increase from £53.50.

Passport fees rose by around 9% in February last year.

Why are passport costs rising?

The Home Office commented, “The fees contribute to the cost of processing passport applications, consular support overseas including for lost or stolen passports, and the cost of processing British citizens at UK borders.

 “The increase will also help enable the Government to continue improving its services.”

You can apply for a passport here.

It’s worth noting that it’s £10.50 cheaper to apply online than through the post.

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Lydia Bell-Jones

With a background in banking, Lydia has been writing professionally for over five years. She is passionate about helping people improve their personal finances and has a particular interest in the connection between money and mental health.

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