Updating passport uk

Having been piloted with 240,000 people last year by the HM Passport Office, the process is now ready to roll out gradually across the UK.

Those who are applying for a first passport, have lost their passport or had it stolen, or are making changes to their name can’t do so online.

Immigration minister Robert Goodwill said: “This latest offering is a key part of the Home Office’s drive to transform the way we deliver our services through digitisation.“It is designed to improve efficiency and convenience by providing a modern and secure service to millions of passport holders and applicants.”To use the online service, applicants must live in the UK, be 26 or older, not hold dual-nationality and be in possession of a current passport, which cannot have expired before 2012.

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.

Unexpired visas in your old passport may become invalid if you change your name.

Check with the embassy or consulate of the country that issued the visa.If you have dual citizenship (‘dual nationality’) and have a non-British passport, the name on your non-British passport must match the name and gender you want on your British passport.If it doesn’t, change the details on your non-British passport before you apply for a new British passport.The days of spending great swathes of time at the Post Office trying to renew a passport, armed with myriad paper forms and multiple photo booth snaps – that are still inexplicably “unsuitable” – may finally be over.The government has launched an online passport renewal service which reportedly takes just 10 minutes to complete.Once the online application is complete, it will still take around three weeks for it to be processed and a new passport sent back.

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