UK passport costs rise

… next month

UK passport

MSN News reports that the cost of applying for a new British passport will rise next month. The Government said it will introduce new fees for all applications on February 2, which will affect those newly applying or renewing their passport. The fee for a standard online application made from within the UK will rise from £75.50 to £82.50 for adults and £49 to £53.50 for children. Postal applications will increase from £85 to £93 for adults and £58.50 to £64 for children.

The increase will also help enable the Government to continue improving its services. The Government’s web page announcing the proposals says: “The new fees will help the Home Office move towards a system that meets its costs through those who use it, reducing reliance on funding from general taxation. “The Government does not make any profit from the cost of passport applications.“

The fees will also 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. ”It is the first time in five years that the cost of applying for a passport has increased, the Home Office said, adding that the proposals are subject to parliamentary scrutiny.

Thanks to PeterA for the link.

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12 thoughts on “UK passport costs rise”

    • Perhaps because, since brexit, you can’t spent as much time in EU countries as before and passports have to be renewed six months before the ten years is up, as they have to be valid for three months from the date you plan to leave. There is also the issue that if you renew your passport early, you can’t have up to nine months added, as the EU doesn’t recognise passports issued more than ten years before the date of entry/exit. I, therefore, stand to lost a significant chunk of mine, when the time comes to renew.

      Hence we are having to pay more for less.

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      • ‘….the EU doesn’t recognise passports issued more than ten years before the date of entry/exit’
        Every other country respects the UK’s passport validity. It’s not the UK’s fault that the EU has chosen not to, nor would it have done if we had remained a member.

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    • To N. Belle
      Well you should say something about your own country the county lines that are destroying the UK communities and the Tory party doesn’t do anything . At least the Madeira government is starting a drug task force to resolve the problem and incising the the fines to drugs .

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      • The Drug problem in the UK is out of control & will never be resolved…? Successive governments have for some reason appeared to have neglected the problem..? Madeira’s drug problem has been escalating for some years & should have been nipped in the bud..? However starting up a task force now is a tad late & I hope they succeed…

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