Updating passport uk
If you use the new online passport renewal service you’ll need someone to take a photo of you using a digital camera or smartphone.
If you use the old ‘existing’ online service, send your application by post or use the Passport Check and Send service, you’ll need 2 identical new photos of yourself.
Send 2 identical new photos of yourself with your application.
Your application can be delayed if you don’t follow the rules about passport photos.
Passport Application Form: One completed Form C1 British Passport Application Form . The HM Home Office will not accept hand-written applications.
This form must have the original signature of the applicant.
The government has launched an online passport renewal service which reportedly takes just 10 minutes to complete.
A ‘countersignatory’ will need to fill in section 10 if you if you cannot be recognized from the photograph in your current passport, or to extend a passport. Important Note: The Letter of Authorization must be signed by the applicant, and the courier company must be handwritten at the bottom by the applicant.
Authorization Letter: Two Letters of Authorization. The courier name should match the company name at the top of the letters of authorization that you print.
If your passport’s expired, you must renew it before you can travel. When you renew your passport, time left on your existing passport is added to your new one, up to a maximum of 9 months.
You can use the Check and Send service if you’re using a paper form.Once the online application is complete, it will still take around three weeks for it to be processed and a new passport sent back.