Q&A: Can I renew my passport amid the Coronavirus lockdown?

In case your passport has expired or has lower than six months validity time left, and also you want to renew it, this can be a bit tough proper now.

Passport functions and coronavirus (COVID-19)

You’ll be able to apply on-line and in regular circumstances, it will take as much as three weeks however it’s not clear how lengthy the method will take amid the lockdown.

Premium and Quick Observe providers are quickly unavailable due to coronavirus (COVID-19).

The official message is:

It’s taking longer than ordinary to course of functions due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Don’t apply except you want a passport urgently for compassionate causes, for instance if a member of the family has died, or for presidency enterprise. Telephone the Passport Adviceline to search out out what to do.

To seek out out extra you possibly can name 0300 222 0000
From outdoors the UK: +44 (zero)300 222 0000

What are the principles on passport validity?

All travellers require a sound passport to journey. This often means having not less than six months left earlier than it expires. After the Brexit transit interval is over on the finish of 2020 this may even apply to journey to Europe from the UK.

By the way, it’s cheaper to use on-line:

  Apply on-line Apply by paper kind
Grownup (16 and over) customary 34-page passport £75.50 £85


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