As from *March 27 2018* UK passport prices are set’ to rise considerably for those applying by post. The current £72.50 charge for an adult passport will increase by 17% to *£85* but by applying online it will only increase by £3, to £75.50.
For fast-track service it will go from £103 to *£142* and the premium service will have a premium price attached – rising from £128 to *£177*! Similarly, a children’s passport will also increase to £58.50 for under 16’s – a huge 27% increase but an online application will be £49.
_*If your passport is due to expire within the next 9 months then the time left on your existing passport will be added to the new* one_ – so you may save yourself the proposed price increase by applying earlier. However, you will still receive the same burgundy cover as the new blue ones will not be issued until October 2019.
By Kingsley Odrey