Change of Name

Requirements:

  • Application form, completed in black ink: sections 1, 2, 3, 5, 9 and countersigned in section 10 (the form can be obtained from a Post Office)
  • Passport to be changed (original)
  • Two identical recent passport photos on light background, only one of which countersigned
  • Letter of authorisation to collect the applicant's passport (download here)
  • Passport order form (download here)

Change of name after marriage:

  • Full UK marriage certificate

Change of name by Deed Poll:

 

Supporting Information:
Appointment system and passport fees
HM Passport Office operates appointment system. Processing time stated below depends on the next available appointment date. Normally, appointments are available within 3 working days. The applicant does not need to submit the application in person - we will handle the entire process. We will schedule a submission slot for a convenient for the applicant date for delivery of their documents to us. Passport fees are paid at the time of appointment booking and are not refundable by the Passport Office should the application not be ready on time.

Damaged passports
If your existing or expired passport has been damaged, defaced or altered, it will be destroyed and not returned to you. We advise that you should photocopy all relevant pages showing stamps and visas, which may help in obtaining replacements.

Countersignature
Countersignature must be done after the application form is signed by the applicant. The date the applicant signs the form must be equal or older than the countersignature date. 

Speed of service
Premium service (1 working day) available only to applicants changing their name due to marriage. Deed Poll applications will be processed in one week with mandatory courier delivery by the Passport Office to the applicant's home address stated on the application form.

Processing time
Passport Office runs appointment system. Waiting time for an appointment can be from a couple of days until several weeks depending on Passport Office's workload. Urgent applications are processed in 24 hours. Contact us to check next available appointment. Passport fees are paid upon appointment booking and cannot be refunded if the service is cancelled or request to reschedule booked appointment submitted in less then 3 working days.

Signature
HM Passport Office issues passport without the holder's signature. Applicants are required to sign their passports once issued. Passports without the holders' signatures are not valid for travel or a visa application.

 

Processing times and fees:

 Type of service Processing Time

Passport Fee

Handling Fee

Total
inc VAT

Standard passport (32 pages) 1 working day (Marriage Certificate) £128 £100+VAT £248
Jambo passport (48 pages) 1 working day (Marriage Certificate) £137 £100+VAT £257
Standard passport (32 pages) 1 week (Deed Poll) £103 £100+VAT £223
Jambo passport (48 pages) 1 week (Deed Poll) £111 £100+VAT £231

 


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