Cost of passports to rise next month with adult postal service priced at £93

Anyone who needs to renew their passport or apply for their first will need to pay more after an increase next month.

Reports claim that the fee will rise in February.

Anyone who applies for a new passport from February 2 will be charged the higher rate.

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The cost of a standard online application made from inside the UK will go from £75.50 to £82.50 for adults.

Children's passports will now cost £53.50 rather than £49.

Postal applications will now cost £93 rather than the cheaper £85 it is until next months.

Plus children’s postal applications will cost £64 up from £58.50.

On the web page, it states: “The new fees will help the Home Office move towards a system that meets its costs through those who use it, reducing reliance on funding from general taxation.

“The Government does not make any profit from the cost of passport applications.

“The fees will also contribute to the cost of processing passport applications, consular support overseas, including for lost or stolen passports, and the cost of processing British citizens at UK borders.

“The increase will also help enable the Government to continue improving its services.”

The cost increase comes after five years of passports remaining at the same price point.

Such proposals are always subject to parliamentary scrutiny, claims the Home Office.

According to – which uses crowdsourced data to find out how long passports are currently taking to arrive – passports are taking between 11 and 16 days to reach customers.

This means that if you apply now you can still receive your passport at the lower cost.

Luckily there are ways to save money on travel in the next few months.

Ryanair is selling beach breaks to Tenerife, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria from Newcastle airport from just £13.99 one way.

Alternatively there are flights from all over the UK to hotspots like Madrid, Venice, Porto, Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca, Malaga and more from £14.99 this summer.


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