British passports

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Overview

Image of British passport

If you need to renew or apply for a British passport, we can check your declaration form and supporting documentation* before you mail them.

Please note: Effective 13 January 2014, all British passport applications and payments must be completed online at the British government website.

As a result, Australia Post staff no longer check application forms or collect application fees, but we can still take your photo and check your supporting documents before you mail them.

Visit our Pricing section to view service fees.

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How we can help

If you visit a participating Post Office, our staff can:

  • take your passport photos or review the photos you provide
  • check that your declaration form is complete*
  • check your supporting documentation*
  • recommend an international delivery option for you to purchase

If your application is approved, your new passport and supporting documentation will be delivered separately by Her Majesty's Passport Office.

 

More information

The British government website has detailed information about British passports and application requirements.

You can also visit our Support & FAQs section or call the Passport Adviceline on +44 300 222 0000^. Please be aware that international call rates apply.

For more information on our passport assistance service, check out the How to apply and Pricing sections.

*Australia Post does not warrant or confirm the accuracy or success of any passport application. Australia Post accepts no liability for a rejected or incorrect passport application. Her Majesty's Passport Office should be contacted directly if you need individual advice about your application.

^Premium rate line, charges will apply. Contact the British government for further information.

How to apply

Follow these simple steps to renew or apply for your British passport.

Step 1: Complete your application online

Visit the British government website, fill out your application, pay your application fee and print the declaration form.

Step 2: Have your photo taken

If you need passport photos, visit a participating Post Office to have your quality passport-compliant photos taken.

Please advise our staff that you require photos suitable for British passports so they can ensure compliance with British government photo guidelines.

Step 3: Check and send your documents

We can check your declaration form, photos and supporting documentation* at a participating Post Office.

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What to bring:

  • Your completed declaration form
  • All supporting documentation required by the British government
  • Two identical colour ID photos that meet British government requirements, including, in some cases, a countersignature.

To check whether you need someone to countersign your passport photos, visit the British government website.

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*Australia Post does not warrant or confirm the accuracy or success of any passport application. Australia Post accepts no liability for a rejected or incorrect passport application. Her Majesty's Passport Office should be contacted directly if you need individual advice about your application.

Passport application and renewal fees

Pricing

You'll need to pay your passport application or renewal fee online when you complete your application.

For details about fees, please visit the British government website.

Service fees

Fees for our assistance service are detailed in the table below. Please note that passport photo and international mail fees are paid separately.

Service fees Price

Assistance service

$24.90 for single application

OR

$19.90 per application for assistance with two or more applications at the same time, or a single application when purchasing passport photos or mail services during the same visit

Passport photos

Visit our Instant passport & ID photos page for current pricing for a set of high-resolution full colour photographs, printed on quality gloss paper

Mail your application

See Pricing & postage guides

*Australia Post does not warrant or confirm the accuracy or success of any passport application. Australia Post accepts no liability for a rejected or incorrect passport application. Her Majesty's Passport Office should be contacted directly if you need individual advice about your application.

Support & FAQs

More information

The British government website has detailed information about British passports and application requirements.

You can also call the Passport Adviceline on +44 300 222 0000*. Please be aware that international call rates apply.

Frequently Asked Questions

*Premium rate line, charges will apply. Contact the British government for further information.

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Customer support

For detailed information about your application, visit the British government website or call the Passport Adviceline on +44 300 222 0000^.