British Passport Renewal
UK Application for 2012
How to easily apply for a passport renewal for UK passport holders in the USA. You can read the reviews and FAQ regarding the renewal process from other travelers.
British passport renewal requirements and the application form are available with easy to follow instructions below.
Passport Renewal UK Application Form
The UK passport renewal application is called the C1 and it is for people 16 years or older. Use the C2 if you have children under the age of 16.
Sections 1 and 2 will ask questions about your personal information including any immigration or citizenship documentation. You will also need to fill in information about your parents.
Section 3 and 4 will ask if you are married and about spouse information. Also you will need to list your previous passport number.
Section 5, 6 and 7 ask of any applicable details that you need to list and also if you are replacing a lost passport.
Section 8 and 9 basically is swearing an oath of honesty. You will need to provide your signature as well as a counter signer who knows you to declare that all the information provided is true.
British Passport Renewal Requirements
After finishing the application above, double check it to make sure all the fields are complete. Check also to see if you put your signature.
- Two passport-style photographs need to be included. The processing center can be a bit picky about this. The photos have to be recent, professional quality and you have to keep your mouth closed when taking the picture.
- If you are in the United States, you will need to provide a copy of your valid legal document allowing you to be in the US.
- Unless you have lossed your old passport, you must include it with the rest of your documents.
- Standard processing times can take up to 45 days. If you need your British passport sooner then contact one of the expedite services listed below. They will be able to help you get your passport much sooner.
- There are three different processing fees to choose from. It is $211 US dollars for a passport with 32 pages. If you want 48 pages instead, it is $232. For a child passport, it is $134.
Travel Passport Expedite Services
There are numerous passport expedite services available. Take some time to read reviews to make sure you are hiring a reputable company to handle your travel documents. Here are a few companies that are well established, providing nationwide service.
UK Passport Renewal FAQ
Is it possible to renew if there is more than six months left before expiration? Yes you can renew even if there is more than six months left. Once there is less than a year before expiration, it is a good idea to take care of it as soon as possible.
I am an adult now, do I renew my child passport or get a new adult passport? If your old passport is expired from when you were a child then you will now need to apply for a new adult passport instead of a renewal.
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