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What Options Are Available When Applying For British Passport Renewal? UK passport renewal can be a confusing and time-consuming exercise. If you are unsure of the requirements, or just need a professional, experienced agency to take the process out of your hands, London Extra can assist you in obtaining a replacement British passport.


A List of Required Documents

  1. Applicants current UK passport.
  2. Passport application form must be:
  • Be obtained from your local Post Office or requested from London Extra. Copied forms are not accepted.
  • Be completed with a black ballpoint pen. Minor mistakes can be crossed out with a black pen. Correction fluid not permitted.
  • Be completed in block capital letters.
  • Be completed in block capital letters.
  1. Photographs must be:
  • Be identical.
  • Be 45mm by 35mm in size.
  • Be taken in the last 30 days.
  • Be facing forward, looking straight at the camera.
  • Have a neutral expression and the mouth closed.
  • Be free from any shadows whatsoever.
  • On plain white photographic paper taken against a cream or light grey background.
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Important Notes

  1. The Passport Office operates an appointment system. The processing time quoted for all services is dependent on the next available appointment and cannot be guaranteed. Current waiting time for an appointment is Two working days.
  2. If the morning appointment is not available. submitted passport will be released next working day.
  3. Applicant with dual nationality must provide both original passports.
  4. We are required by the passport office to pay for all applications prior to booking. We book all our applications once all documents have arrived to ensure that no risk of fee loss occurs.
  5. If your appearance has changed and you cannot be recognised from your existing passport the countersignature is mandatory under Section 10 of the passport application form and on the back of one of the passport photos.

Final Step

If you are ready to go ahead, it’s a good idea to contact us before sending in your papers on Contact. This will allow us to confirm any special needs or instructions you may have, including how you would like your passport returned (only applicable for a same day service).



UK passport renewal can be a confusing and time-consuming exercise. If you are unsure of the requirements, or just need a professional, experienced agency to take the process out of your hands, London Extra can assist you in obtaining a replacement British passport. We can also assist if you need to apply for your second passport if your current employment requires you to travel extensively.

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Your passport is the travel document that proves beyond all reasonable doubt that you are a British citizen. As such, it is a requirement that you carry a valid, correctly issued passport in your own name while you are travelling abroad. UK passports are issued for a period of ten years if the applicant is over the age of 16 at the time of application. If that time has slipped by without you noticing, and you now need to renew your all-important travel document, London Extra can help.

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Whether you are renewing an existing passport or ordering a second passport UK wide, your considerations remain the same. You want a fast, efficient service, with a minimum of fuss, and you want your application to be accepted first time, without the need for toing and froing if mistakes have been made. The Post Office offers a checking service that ensures the right documentation is being submitted and your form is completed correctly, but this comes for a fee and is not guaranteed to speed the process up. You still also have to make the journey to the Post Office and back, and deal with subsequent queries from the UK Identity and Passport Service (the IPS). These days, we are all busy, and no-one more so than people who work a nine to five job or one that involves travel. It’s not always convenient to make it to the Post Office during their limited opening hours for a UK passport renewal. Using a service such as that provided by London Extra takes away much of the stress and the inconvenience. We process and submit the correct documentation to the UK IPS on your behalf, so you do not have to visit, communicate or write directly to that agency. This is especially valuable if you need your new passport, or are getting a second passport UK wide, in a hurry. As noted above, we can arrange for fast processing and delivery of your new passport, without you needing to queue outside your local Passport Office, which is often with an uncertain outcome.

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If you have realised that the term of validity of your current passport is coming to an end and either do not have time to deal with your UK passport renewal or want the task taken off your hands, London Extra can assist. With a host of excellent rated reviews on independent review site, Trustpilot, we are the service you can trust with for a quick passport renewal UK wide service. Full details of our service and how to apply is available throughout on our website at, and please do feel free to make use of our contact page if you have any specific questions. It’s worth noting that we also deal with a range of visa applications too, so we are your one-stop shop for travel documentation, worldwide.

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Frequently Asked Questions

We have put together some commonly asked questions to give you more information about your UK Passport Renewal and the services we offer.

Yes, your old passport will be returned unless it is deemed to be damaged by the UK Identity & Passport Service (IPS). The passport will clearly indicate that it is invalid and it is important that you advise whether any valid visas remain in the passport before applying for it to be renewed.

3 weeks

It takes up to 3 weeks to renew or replace a passport online. It may take longer for a first adult passport. You may be able to get a passport urgently to travel for compassionate reasons or work, or to prove your identity.

You’ll need all of the following:

your full birth certificate showing your parents’ details.

your father’s birth certificate.

your parents’ marriage certificate.

the passport you used to come into the UK or foreign passport you’re included on.

Passports for British citizens are valid for travel to any EU country up to and including the passport expiry date. Some countries outside of the EU require a British passport to have a certain period of validity left on it, such as 6 months, or blank pages. Please visit the website for advice by country.

In general, you should renew your passport if it will expire in less than six months from the date of your return to the UK. If your passport runs out at least six months after the date you’re returning to the UK, you can carry on and book your trip.

The new blue passport design is now being issued. Blue passports will be phased in over a number of months. If you renew your passport during this initial period, you may be issued with either a blue or a burgundy British passport. … All British passports issued from mid-2020 will be blue.

The one-day service:

You can get your passport the same day if you provide a completed application form, 2 photos and all your supporting documents.

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