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BRITISH PASSPORT APPLICATIONS

British Passport Renewal, First Time Application, Stolen, Lost or Damaged Replacement

British passport renewal and other related applications sent to Her Majesty’s Passport Office directly by the applicant are often delayed or rejected due to inaccurately completed forms, wrong supporting documents and many other inaccuracies. Delayed or rejected applications may easily cause a cancellation of an application which means passport fees need to be paid all over again. The passport office does not issue any refunds.

We assist British citizens living abroad (outside the United Kingdom) with their UK passport renewal and other related passport applications (first time passport application, lost or stolen passport replacement, name change on passport, emergency travel document, UKBA late birth registration). Ensure that you apply in time, allowing between 3 – 6 weeks for your new passport to be delivered to you. Don’t make any travel bookings until you have a valid UK passport.

Benefits of using UKABROAD:

  • We assist step-by-step with completion of all government application forms for a British passport renewal, a first time passport application, lost or stolen passport replacement and other related services.
  • Our quoted prices are for checking, reviewing and processing your application with Her Majesty’s Passport Office, passport office fees included, delivery of the new passport directly to the applicant and/or shipment of documents to the United Kingdom.
  • We carefully review your application and supporting documents before submitting.
  • Your application is submitted to Her Majesty’s Passport Office on your behalf.
  • You are advised of any additional documentation requirements, which may change from time to time.
  • UK passports are processed in the United Kingdom. New UK passport and documents (including old passport) will be delivered directly to the applicant.
  • We also arrange with our registered international courier for the shipment of all documentation and deliver directly to the passport office in the United Kingdom at a nominal extra charge. Due to the fact that we are dealing with sensitive documentation and information we only use reliable courier services and can track the package in transit and provide a proof of delivery.
  • We supply you with log-in information for follow ups (username & password).
  • All your questions are addressed within one business day.

Prices

OPTION 1

Checking & Processing of Application Only – Applicant to arrange own courier for shipping of documents

Adult 32-page
Standard Passport

UKABROAD Checking & Processing Service Fee only – applicant to arrange own courier for shipping of documents to the Passport Office in the United Kingdom.

$229.00(USD*)
$310.00(CAD*/AUD*)
R3 100.00(ZAR*) 

Including Government Fees & returning of your new passport by DHL

Child 32-page
Standard Passport

UKABROAD Checking & Processing Service Fee only – applicant to arrange own courier for shipping of documents to the Passport Office in the United Kingdom.

$189.00(USD*)
$255.00(CAD*/AUD*)
R2 600.00(ZAR)

Including Government Fees & returning of your new passport by DHL

Adult 48-page
Jumbo Passport

UKABROAD Checking & Processing Service Fee only – applicant to arrange own courier for shipping of documents to the Passport Office in the United Kingdom.

$235.00(USD*)
$315.00(CAD*/AUD*)
R3 100.00(ZAR*)

Including Government Fees & returning of your new passport by DHL

*USD = United States Dollar   *CAD = Canadian Dollar   *AUD = Australian Dollar   *ZAR = South African Rand
Prices in CAD & ZAR can vary from time to time, subject to ROE fluctuation.

OPTION 2

Checking, Processing of Application & Shipping of Applicant’s Documents to the United Kingdom

Adult 32-page
Standard Passport

UKABROAD Checking & Processing Service Fee, shipment of documents by registered international courier & delivered to the Passport Office in the United Kingdom.

$285.00(USD*)
$379.00(CAD*/AUD*)
R3 700.00(ZAR*)

Including Government Fees & returning of your new passport by DHL

Child 32-page
Standard Passport

UKABROAD Checking & Processing Service Fee, shipment of documents by registered international courier & delivered to the Passport Office in the United Kingdom.

$249.00(USD*)
$335.00(CAD*/AUD*)
R3 300.00(ZAR*)

Including Government Fees & returning of your new passport by DHL

Adult 48-page
Jumbo Passport

UKABROAD Checking & Processing Service Fee, shipment of documents by registered international courier & delivered to the Passport Office in the United Kingdom.

$299.00(USD*)
$399.00(CAD*/AUD*)
R3 900.00(ZAR*)

Including Government Fees & returning of your new passport by DHL

*USD = United States Dollar   *CAD = Canadian Dollar   *AUD = Australian Dollar   *ZAR = South African Rand
Prices in CAD & ZAR can vary from time to time, subject to ROE fluctuation.

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How It Works

  • STEP 1

    Complete the easy online order form and “click” submit. You will receive a copy of the information you send us for your records. If you do not receive the email, please check your Spam or Junk Mail folder.

  • STEP 2

    You will receive a secure online payment link from UKABROAD by email, which will allow you to pay with a credit card, debit card or through your PayPal account. (Money back guarantee applies with PayPal).

  • STEP 3

    We check your completed form/s, we complete the entire application process on your behalf. You will receive a confirmation email from us with photo guidance information and supporting document requirements, which are required by the passport office. A unique username and password will be sent to you to check your application status online.

  • STEP 4

    We arrange for the shipment of your documents with our registered international courier for delivery to Her Majesty’s Passport Office in the United Kingdom OR you can send the documents yourself by registered mail or courier. It does take some time for the passport office to process and update the online status after submission of an application, approximately 3 – 6 working days .

  • STEP 5

    Your new UK passport and documents (including your old UK passport) will be delivered to you, SEPARATELY, by DHL. Currently a British passport renewal takes approximately 3 – 6 weeks to process (a first time British passport takes approximately 6 – 10 weeks). Don’t make any travel bookings until you have a valid UK passport.

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HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?

Please note that it does take some time for the passport office to process and update the online status after submission of an application, approximately 3 – 6 working days.  Currently a British passport renewal takes approximately 3 – 6 weeks to process (a first time British passport takes approximately 6 – 10 weeks). Don’t book any travel until you have a valid UK passport.

WHAT DOES IT COST?

Please see prices above for specific type of passport and option you prefer.

HOW DO I PAY FOR MY PASSPORT?

Part of our service is to pay the passport fee on the applicant’s behalf. A secure PayPal link will be sent to you for payment with a credit card or PayPal account. You can pay with someone else’s PayPal account or credit card if you don’t have your own PayPal account or credit card. You will need their consent to do this. However, you can log in to PayPal and set up your own account.

PASSPORT VALIDITY?

10 Years validity if issued at the age of 16 or older. 5 Years validity if issued at the age of 15 or younger.

Passport Requirements

The following four (4) criteria apply for a British passport renewal:

  1. Applicant who currently holds a valid British passport and wants to renew his/her passport within 10 years from its expiry date – Standard British passport renewal application procedure applies.
  2. Applicant who holds a British passport that has expired for a period of less than 10 years – Standard British passport renewal application procedure applies.
  3. Applicant who had a British passport before but it has expired for a period of 10 years or longer – The same criteria will apply as for a First-time passport application. Unfortunately, all qualifying criteria (supporting documents/certificates) will have to be submitted again as per a First-time passport application. See requirements under “First Time British Passport Application”.  Please choose “Passport Renewal” when completing the online application form, DO NOT choose “First Time Passport Application” if you had a British passport before.
  4. Applicant who had a British Passport that was issued before 2004 – The same criteria will apply as for a First-time passport application. Unfortunately, all qualifying criteria (supporting documents/certificates) will have to be submitted again as per a First-time passport application. See requirements under “First Time British Passport Application”. Please choose “Passport Renewal” when completing the online application form, DO NOT choose “First Time Passport Application” if you had a British passport before.

Proof of the following for a standard British passport renewal will be needed:

  1. Your most recent British passport (Passport can be valid or expired but must be the most recently issued one) – No copy will be accepted. If the passport is lost or stolen then please see requirements under “Lost or Stolen Passport Replacement”.
  2. Any other uncancelled NON-BRITISH passport relating to you. The United Kingdom permits dual citizenship.
  3. If applicable – original full long version marriage certificate* of applicant in case of marriage with surname change, if you now use a different name to the one on your current/most recently issued passport OR original official name change document from the relevant government department (or deed poll) if you now use a different name/surname to the one on your current/most recently issued passport.
  4. If applicable – Original full long version birth certificate* of the first-time applicant. If adopted – original full long version birth certificate and adoption certificate*. (Only a Vault birth certificate* will be accepted as South African birth certificates, please see explanation below).

*Explanation of certificates:

  • Full long version birth or adoption certificate – records both the child’s parents’ details.
  • Vault birth certificate – Applicable for South African birth certificates only. It is a copy of the original registration form completed by the parents when a birth was registered. It is a photocopy of the original, stamped and signed by the Department of Home Affairs’s Officer.
  • Full long version marriage certificate – records the previous marital status of the bride and groom.

NOTE: Supporting Documents – HER MAJESTY’s PASSPORT OFFICE only accepts original certificates/documents or official government issued replacement documents (birth, adoption, marriage, death, divorce decrees). NO photocopies or laminated documents will be accepted. Documents that aren’t in English – including documents showing an address, must be fully translated by a professional translator.

ADULT – 16 years or over (or will be 16 years within two weeks)
CHILD – 15 years or younger
Passport renewal delivery time: +/- 2 – 4 weeks

The following four (4) criteria apply for a first-time British passport application:

  1. Applicant born in the United Kingdom, never previously held a British Passport.
  2. Descent by Father – Applicant born outside the United Kingdom, never previously held a British Passport – Father born British/naturalized in the United Kingdom.
  3. Descent by Mother – Applicant born outside the United Kingdom, never previously held a British Passport – Mother born British/naturalized in the United Kingdom.
  4. Applicant was Naturalized in the United Kingdom – never previously held a British Passport, born outside the United Kingdom.
1. Applicant born British in the United Kingdom, never previously held a British Passport:

Proof of the following will be needed:

  1. Original full long version birth certificate* of the first-time applicant. If adopted: original full long version birth certificate and adoption certificate*.
  2. Born before 1 January 1983: – Original full long version British birth certificates* of both parents of the first-time applicant.
  3. Born 1 January 1983 and after: – Only one parent must be British – Original full long version birth certificate* of first-time applicant’s parent. An applicant needs to present evidence that at least one parent held United Kingdom citizenship/resident status at the time of the first-time applicant’s birth (born in the United Kingdom or United Kingdom permanent residence). Having been born in the United Kingdom does not necessarily entitle the applicant to claim British citizenship.
  4. Original full long version birth certificate* of the first-time applicant’s other parent – born inside or outside of England.
  5. Original full long version full marriage certificate* of the first-time applicant’s parents.
  6. Any other uncancelled NON-BRITISH passport relating to you. The United Kingdom permits dual citizenship.
  7. If you now use a different name to the one on your birth certificate, an official name change document from the relevant government department (or deed poll) will be requested. If the name change is through marriage, please present your original full marriage certificate*. If you have married more than once, all original relevant divorce, death and marriage certificates must be provided.

*Explanation of certificates:

  • Full long version birth or adoption certificate – records both the child’s parents’ details.
  • Full long version marriage certificate – records the previous marital status of the bride and groom.

NOTE: Supporting Documents – HER MAJESTY’s PASSPORT OFFICE only accepts original certificates/documents or official government issued replacement documents (birth, adoption, marriage, death, divorce decrees). NO photocopies or laminated documents will be accepted. Documents that aren’t in English – including documents showing an address, must be fully translated by a professional translator.

ADULT – 16 years or over (or will be 16 years within two weeks)
CHILD – 15 years or younger
First-time passport delivery time: Anything between 1 – 3 months. Varies according to each individual case
2. Descent by Father – Applicant born outside the United Kingdom, never previously held a British Passport – Father born British inside the United Kingdom or naturalized in the United Kingdom:

The Father of the first-time applicant had to be born British inside the United Kingdom, registered or naturalized in the United Kingdom. In the event of the Father having been registered or naturalized as a British citizen, the first-time applicant will be eligible to apply for a British passport only if he/she was born after the Father was registered/naturalized. Citizenship can automatically be claimed.

Proof of the following will be needed:

  1. Original full long version birth certificate* of the first-time applicant. If adopted – original full long version birth certificate and adoption certificate*. (Only a Vault birth certificate* will be accepted as South African birth certificates, please see explanation below).
  2. Original full long version birth certificate* of the first-time applicant’s Father and the original Certificate of Naturalization of Father if he was naturalized in the United Kingdom.
  3. Original full long version birth certificate* of the other parent.
  4. Original full long version full marriage certificate* of the first-time applicant’s parents.
  5. Any other uncancelled NON-BRITISH passport relating to you. The United Kingdom permits dual citizenship.
  6. If you now use a different name to the one on your birth certificate, an official name change document from the relevant government department (or deed poll) will be requested. If the name change is through marriage, please present your original full marriage certificate*. If you have married more than once, all original relevant divorce, death and marriage certificates must be provided.

*Explanation of certificates:

  • Full long version birth or adoption certificate – records both the child’s parents’ details.
  • Vault birth certificate – Applicable for South African birth certificates only. It is a copy of the original registration form completed by the parents when a birth was registered. It is a photocopy of the original, stamped and signed by the Department of Home Affairs’s Officer.
  • Full long version marriage certificate – records the previous marital status of the bride and groom.

NOTE: Supporting Documents – HER MAJESTY’s PASSPORT OFFICE only accepts original certificates/documents or official government issued replacement documents (birth, adoption, marriage, death, divorce decrees). NO photocopies or laminated documents will be accepted. Documents that aren’t in English – including documents showing an address, must be fully translated by a professional translator.

ADULT – 16 years or over (or will be 16 years within two weeks)
CHILD – 15 years or younger
First-time passport delivery time: Anything between 1 – 3 months. Varies according to each individual case
3. Descent by Mother – Applicant born outside the United Kingdom, never previously held a British Passport – Mother born British inside the United Kingdom or naturalized in the United Kingdom:

In this case two separate scenarios apply:

  1. First-time applicant born 1 January 1983 and after: The Mother of the first-time applicant had to be born British inside the United Kingdom, registered or naturalized in the United Kingdom. In the event of the Mother having been registered or naturalized as a British citizen, the first-time applicant will be eligible to apply for a British passport only if he/she was born after the Mother was registered/naturalized. Citizenship can automatically be claimed.
  2. First-time applicant born before 1 January 1983: The Mother of the first-time applicant had to be born British inside the United Kingdom, registered or naturalized in the United Kingdom. In the event of the Mother having been registered or naturalized as a British citizen, the first-time applicant will be eligible to apply for a British passport only if he/she was born after the Mother was registered/naturalized. Applicants are now eligible to register their birth with the UKBA (United Kingdom Border Agency), before an application for a British passport can be submitted, if not already registered. A certificate of nationalization from the British government will be issued before the applicant can apply for a British passport. UKABROAD can assist with this registration. See requirements under “UKBA Late Birth Registration”.

Proof of the following will be needed:

  1. Original full long version birth certificate* of the first-time applicant. If adopted – original full long version birth certificate and adoption certificate*. (Only a Vault birth certificate* will be accepted as South African birth certificates, please see explanation below).
  2. Original full long version birth certificate* of the first-time applicant’s Mother and the original Certificate of Naturalization of Mother if she was naturalized in the United Kingdom.
  3. Original full long version birth certificate* of the other parent.
  4. Any other uncancelled NON-BRITISH passport relating to you. The United Kingdom permits dual citizenship.
  5. If you now use a different name to the one on your birth certificate, an official name change document from the relevant government department (or deed poll) will be requested. If the name change is through marriage, please present your original full marriage certificate*. If you have married more than once, all original relevant divorce, death and marriage certificates must be provided.
  6. Proof of birth registration with the UKBA (United Kingdom Border Agency) if born before 1 January 1983. UKABROAD can assist with this registration. See requirements lower down under “UKBA Late Birth Registration”.

*Explanation of certificates:

  • Full long version birth or adoption certificate – records both the child’s parents’ details.
  • Vault birth certificate – Applicable for South African birth certificates only. It is a copy of the original registration form completed by the parents when a birth was registered. It is a photocopy of the original, stamped and signed by the Department of Home Affairs’s Officer.
  • Full long version marriage certificate – records the previous marital status of the bride and groom.

NOTE: Supporting Documents – HER MAJESTY’s PASSPORT OFFICE only accepts original certificates/documents or official government issued replacement documents (birth, adoption, marriage, death, divorce decrees). NO photocopies or laminated documents will be accepted. Documents that aren’t in English – including documents showing an address, must be fully translated by a professional translator.

ADULT – 16 years or over (or will be 16 years within two weeks)
CHILD – 15 years or younger
First-time passport delivery time: Anything between 1 – 3 months. Varies according to each individual case
4. Applicant was Naturalized in the United Kingdom – never previously held a British Passport, born outside the United Kingdom:

Applicant born outside the United Kingdom, earned his or her own Certificate of British Naturalization or Certificate of British Registration.

Proof of the following will be needed:

  1. Original full long version birth certificate* of the first-time applicant. If adopted – original full long version birth certificate and adoption certificate*. (Only a Vault birth certificate* will be accepted as South African birth certificates, please see explanation below).
  2. Any other uncancelled NON-BRITISH passport relating to you. The United Kingdom permits dual citizenship.
  3. If you now use a different name to the one on your birth certificate, an official name change document from the relevant government department (or deed poll) will be requested. If the name change is through marriage, please present your original full marriage certificate*. If you have married more than once, all original relevant divorce, death and marriage certificates must be provided.
  4. Original certificate of naturalization.

*Explanation of certificates:

  • Full long version birth or adoption certificate – records both the child’s parents’ details.
  • Vault birth certificate – Applicable for South African birth certificates only. It is a copy of the original registration form completed by the parents when a birth was registered. It is a photocopy of the original, stamped and signed by the Department of Home Affairs’s Officer.
  • Full long version marriage certificate – records the previous marital status of the bride and groom.

NOTE: Supporting Documents – HER MAJESTY’s PASSPORT OFFICE only accepts original certificates/documents or official government issued replacement documents (birth, adoption, marriage, death, divorce decrees). NO photocopies or laminated documents will be accepted. Documents that aren’t in English – including documents showing an address, must be fully translated by a professional translator.

ADULT – 16 years or over (or will be 16 years within two weeks)
CHILD – 15 years or younger
First-time passport delivery time: Anything between 1 – 3 months. Varies according to each individual case

A lost or stolen British Passport must be reported to the local Police Department in the country where the applicant resides and a Police report must be obtained. Notice should be given to the local British Embassy, High Commission or Consulate in the country where you live. Additional supporting documents or information might be requested by Her Majesty’s Passport Office when applying for the replacement of a lost or stolen passport, which may cause some delays with the issuing of your new replacement passport. Criteria will be the same as for a British Passport Renewal. See requirements under “British Passport Renewal”. Unfortunately, in some cases, the same criteria will apply as for a first-time application, including all supporting documents, depending on the issue and expiry dates of your lost/stolen passport.

Criteria will be the same as for a British Passport Renewal. See requirements under “British Passport Renewal”.

Criteria will be the same as for a British Passport Renewal. See requirements under “British Passport Renewal”.

A British passport renewal application must be submitted in the event of marriage, divorce, civil partnership or other reasons if you want to do a name change in your passport. Your existing current British passport will be cancelled with immediate effect and will be replaced with a new British passport in the new name. Up to a maximum of 9 months will be added to your new passport if there is any time left on your old passport.

One of the following will be needed to prove your name change:

  • Original full long version marriage certificate*
  • Original civil partnership certificate.
  • When reverting back to a previous name, an official certified letter from you will be needed declaring your name change and proof of the same.
  • Original deed poll notification.

Minor changes or corrections to your name (eg. adding to or order of first and middle names, spelling changes) can be made.

*Explanation of certificates:

  • Full long version marriage certificate – records the previous marital status of the bride and groom.

NOTE: HER MAJESTY’s PASSPORT OFFICE only accepts original versions as supporting documents or replacement documents (birth, adoption, marriage, death, divorce decrees). NO photocopies or laminated documents will be accepted. Documents that aren’t in English – including documents showing an address – must be fully translated by a professional translator.

Anyone can apply for an Emergency Travel Document if one needs to travel urgently while your application for a UK passport renewal is being processed but has not been received yet.

Your local British Embassy, High Commission or Consulate where you reside can issue an Emergency Travel Document. This document will allow you to travel abroad up to a maximum of 5 countries and will cover your return to the country you apply from, where you reside.

You will need to apply in person at the local British Embassy, High Commission or Consulate where you live. They will check to see if you are eligible to apply for an Emergency Travel Document. If it is approved, you may get the document the same day or a few days later in the event of more information being required.

If approved, your Emergency Travel Document will only be valid for the specific travelling plans you supply at the time of application.

The following will be needed:

  • Full details of your travel plans.
  • Two recent identical photos.
  • Your expired/valid UK passport or a copy.
  • Completed Emergency Travel Document Application Form – available from your local British Embassy, High Commission or Consulate.
  • A police report if passport is lost or stolen.

Please click on the following link for more information regarding an emergency travel document: https://www.gov.uk/emergency-travel-document

BRITISH BIRTH REGISTRATION with the UKBA*

Your birth must be registered (if not registered yet) with the UKBA*, if you want to apply for a British passport and you were born to a British born mother before January 01, 1983.

If you are successful in your application, you will need to attend a citizenship ceremony. You will be presented with a certificate. Ceremonies will normally be held at a local British Embassy, High Commission or Consulate near to where you live.

Your passport application can be submitted only after receiving of your certificate.
We assist with the completion of the forms. Our consultants check all documents to ensure they have all been completed correctly before submission to the UKBA*. Registration takes between 4-6 months and only then can you apply for your passport application.

*United Kingdom Border Agency

HER MAJESTY’s PASSPORT OFFICE only accepts original versions as supporting documents or replacement documents (birth, adoption, marriage, death, divorce decrees). NO photocopies or laminated documents will be accepted.

Documents that aren’t in English – including documents showing an address – must be fully translated by a professional translator.

Original will be returned after examination.

UK Passport application interviews became compulsory for first time adult applications. Interviews are done at a local Embassy, High Commission or Consulate in the country where the first-time adult applicant lives. Interviews are randomly chosen. Not all applicants will be called in for an interview.

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Disclaimer: We are a private company, not associated in any way with any government. We strive to make future clients aware that we offer an independent service.  You can apply yourself on the official government website. However, we check and make sure your application is correct, avoiding headaches of completing complicated government forms and risking losing your government fees if rejected or delayed for too long.