Passport fees increase for British citizens

As per the Diplomatic Services Consular Fees Order 2009, made on 18 March and coming into force on 9 April, the fees for administering an application made abroad, including applications for replacing an expired passport, replacing a passport of restricted validity with a new passport of full validity, issuing a new passport with amended personal details and replacing a lost or stolen passport, have been increased.

Effective Monday applications for British Citizen passports will attract the following fees:

• Where the applicant is aged 16 years or older £124

• Where the applicant is younger than 16 years old (for a passport valid for 5 years) £79

• providing a 48 page passport £150

All fees must be made payable using a pounds sterling bank draft only (no personal cheques will be accepted) to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

To submit an application and for further information, contact the Passport Office on Elgin Avenue.