Are you one of the many British citizens living in Australia? If so, the time will eventually come when you’ll need to renew your British passport.
Unfortunately, the process to renew a UK passport in Australia is not always straightforward, and it can be difficult to find useful information online. In addition to how stress-inducing this situation is, your passport renewal application process could be delayed or rejected if you don’t complete the forms accurately or provide sufficient supporting documentation.
It is also important to note that the passport office doesn’t grant any refunds if your application has been rejected for some reason and you will end up paying another application fee when you reapply.
Here at U.K.ABROAD, we fully understand how frustrating this process can be, which is why we can handle every aspect of your passport renewal application process and have your new passport sent to you as soon as possible.
Frequently Asked Questions
As an established British Passport specialist since 2008, we’ve helped countless British citizens in Australia with their passport applications, renewals and replacements. Through this process, there are a few key questions that are repeatedly asked. In this article, we’ll answer them in a simple, straightforward way.
Can I renew my British passport in Australia?
Yes! You absolutely can renew your British passport in Australia. U.K.ABROAD will guide you through the entire process and we will ensure that your passport renewal application is completed accurately so that you don’t waste time or money. To get started, visit this page.
Can I renew my British passport in Australia online?
Yes. Renewing your British passport can be done online and from the comfort of your own home. All you need to do is complete our easy, online form and make payment on our secure platform. The process to renew a UK passport in Australia has never been easier.
We will then carefully check your completed online forms and take care of the entire process for you. We will also assist you in submitting the correct type of photo and all supporting documents that are needed by the passport office.
Once this has been done, we will arrange for your documents and old passport to be securely shipped to the passport office. It usually takes around 3 to 6 weeks for a passport renewal to be processed, and if you are applying for a first time British passport, it can take anything from 6 to 10 weeks.
We recommend not making any travel plans until you have received your new British passport.
As soon as your new passport is ready, it will be shipped to you via DHL.
When do I need to renew my British Passport?
In general, you should renew your passport if it has less than six months’ validity after the return date of your overseas trip; your passport needs to be valid for at least six months longer than your stay in a foreign country and must have at least 3 blank pages available. We recommend renewing with enough time to spare, as Her Majesty’s Passport Office is currently experiencing delays.
Get in touch with us if you have any questions, one of our expert consultants would be happy to assist you.
How long does it take to renew a British Passport in Australia?
To renew a UK passport in Australia, ensure that you apply in time. Allow between 3 – 6 weeks for your new passport to be delivered to you. We recommend that you don’t make any travel bookings until you have a valid UK passport.
Do I have to send my old UK passport when renewing?
Yes, you do need to send in your old UK passport during the renewal process, but it will be returned to you when you receive your new passport.
If you would like to make your British passport renewal process as easy and as painless as possible, contact us and we will take care of everything for you.
What documents do I need to renew or apply for a British Passport?
Recent changes to the British passport system must be taken into account when preparing your documents for applications, replacements or renewals. Fill in our easy online British Passport renewal form today by clicking here, and we will advise what documents are needed for your unique case.
How much does it cost to renew a British passport from Australia?
Our prices are all inclusive of government fees, shipping fees, service fees, new passport delivered to the applicant – no additional payments will be required.
- Adult 34-page Standard Passport (latest passport issued AFTER 1 January 2004) £215.00 GBP*
- Adult 34-page Standard Passport (latest passport issued BEFORE 1 January 2004) £265.00 GBP*
- Child 34-page Standard Passport: £190.00(GBP*)
- Adult 50-page Jumbo Passport (latest passport issued AFTER 1 January 2004) £225.00 GBP*
- Adult 50-page Jumbo Passport (latest passport issued BEFORE 1 January 2004) £275.00 GBP*
- Birth Registration by Descent: (includes birth registration and 34-page first-time passport £475.00(GBP*)
How long do I have to renew an expired British Passport in Australia?
It is recommended to renew your British Passport if it will expire in less than six months from the date of your return to the UK. If you have more than six months of availability in your passport after the date of your return from the UK, it’s safe to book your trip.
How do I renew my expired British passport in Australia?
Do you need to renew an already expired British passport in Australia? Our expert team can help you with the process. Simply fill in our online application form.
Luckily, U.K.ABROAD is here to help with everything you need to renew your British Passport in Australia. Get in touch with us below, we’d love to hear from you.
Renewing your British Passport in Australia
To make things easier, we have created an infographic to answer all of your most frequently asked questions about UK passport renewals from Australia. Have any other questions? Don’t hesitate to contact us, we’d love to hear from you.