UK Passport Renewal | Child (under 16 y.o.)


  • Application form, completed in black ink: sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 9and countersigned in section 10 (the form can be obtained from a Post Office)
  • Passport to be renewed (original)
  • Any valid passports from a different country the child might have
  • Two identical recent passport photos on light background, only one of which countersigned
  • A Letter of authorisation to collect the applicant's passport (signed by parent if aged under 12; signed by the child if aged 12 to 15; download here)


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.

Children aged 12 and 15
The child must sing their application form in section 6. Section 9 must be signed by one of the parents. The countersignature section confirms (1) the identity of the parent signing section 9 and the signature and appearance of the child on only one of the photos.

Children aged under 12
Application form must be signed by either of the child's parents. The countersignatory confirms signature of the parent and appearance of the child on one of the photos only.

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 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. 

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.

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

inc VAT

Standard passport (32 pages) 1 week £122 £100+VAT £242



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