UK Passport Advice Line

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  • Application & Renewal Advice
  • Urgent Passport Information
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  • Book Passport Office Appointments

UK Passport Office Information

This website provides free information & advice relating to the British passport application and renewal process on an unaccredited basis claiming no government or Passport Office connection or endorsement as well as optional value added services that come with our packages. Our services and charges can be avoided by contacting Her Majesty’s Passport Office directly via the resource. Whether you choose to use our services or not we welcome you to take advantage of the free information and services this website provides. Our aim is to build this website into a “go to” resource a Wikipedia if you will of free passport advice, information & free passport services making the application process as simple and pain free as possible.

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We offer a range of value added services not offered by the service. These include providing applicants with a Passport Office Appointment Exemption where by applicants do not need to travel to the Passport Office in person to use the Fast Track or Premium renewal services and can instead post their documents to our head office and wait for their new passport to arrive days later. This service saves the applicant time, money and potentially accommodation costs in visiting the office themselves. Our Queue Jumping Service since its launch in July has also assisted many consumers ensure they make annual holiday and based on its needs based queuing system. Other package items can be found below…

We are proud to claim no government funding or affiliation operating as an independent organisation from the government and Her Majesty’s Passport Office with no ability to issue passports and all fee’s paid to us not coming off the passport fee itself as we provide a range of optional value added services relating to UK passports (see below comparison chart) not offered by HMPO even providing applicants with an optional Passport Office Exemption which saves the applicant time, travel and accommodation costs in attending their regional Passport Office in person. Need an Urgent Appointment? >>>


There are just 7 authorized offices in the UK located in Belfast, Glasgow, Durham, Newport, London, Liverpool and Peterborough all operated by Her Majesty’s Passport Office all of which have the ability to issue standard, Fast Track and Premium British Passports. There are three ways to secure a Passport.

UK Passport Application & Renewal Process (3-6 weeks)

The most common way to apply for a UK passport is using the standard 3-6 week application and renewal process using the paper official 04 form or the free online service by the applying via the post where the applicant will receive their new passport 3-6 weeks later however we have a similar Online Passport Application & Renewal Form which includes a Check & Send service along with many other value added services that we provide as part of our unaccredited service. The fee that you pay us does not come off the passport fee due to the Passport Office. If you are travelling within the next 3 weeks then you should use the Fast Track 1 Week or Premium 1 Day express passport services. Need a Same or Next Day Urgent Appointment? >>>

Fast Track Renewal Service (7 Days)

You can reduce the passport renewal process by up to 5 weeks by using the Fast Track passport renewal service. However this service can only be used for British Citizens who have held a UK passport in the past and are day7renewing it or applying for a replacement due to loss, theft or damage. This service cannot be used by those who over 16yrs if they have not had a British passport in the past of their own or been included on a parents UK passport. If the applicant is over 16yrs of age and this is their first passport then only the Standard Application Service can be used. To take advantage of the Fast Track service the applicant will need to first book an appointment and then attend the Passport Office or have an Authorized Person attend the appointment at the regional Passport Office. You can book a Fast Track Appointment here >>>

Premium Service (1 Day)

With the Premium Service an applicant can renew their current passport or secure a replacement within 4hrs of lodging a passport at one of 7 Passport Offices, this service cannot be used for first time adult or child day1passports. The applicant will need to attend the regional office in person or send an Authorized Person to attend the meeting on their behalf. Whilst this is the most expensive way to renew a passport with a cost of £128 for an adult or £106.50 for a child it is the best service to use if you require an Emergency Passport. Whilst all seven Passport Offices offer this service it is important to state that you will need an appointment in order to secure a same day passport, you will not be able to turn up to the office without first securing a time and date for when you can lodge your documents. You can book a Premium Same Day Appointment here >>>

Free Passport Services not Offered by

The purpose of this website is to provide consumers with as much useful free information and advice regarding the passport application and renewal process as possible as well as offering our services to those who require our value added services the benefit of our independent advice and expertise in the passport field. To remind consumers our services and charges are optional and can be avoided by visiting the resource or applying through the Post Office. The range of Free Passport Services available to consumers how either utilize our services or go directly through the Passport Office can be found here >>>

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