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British Passport

 

Her Majesty's Passport Office ~ HMPO

For a speedier and safer way of obtaining all the services of the London Passport Office, you may process
your application through Visa World who are an accredited agent of Her Majesty's Passport Office.


The Visa World service charge is less than the extra £55.50 that is charged by by the London
Passport Office for each Premium Service application made when visiting in person.


The Fast Track collect service is not available to the general public when applying in person.



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HMPO 3 or 6 week standard service by
post not guaranteed.

 

 

 

 

PASSPORT FEES
updated 17th July 2015
services updated 30th June 2014
 

 

Apply and
return by post

 

 

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Fast Track
return by post

Premium
Same Day

Apply and Return by post.  3 or 6 weeks.
Not guaranteed.

 

 

 

The following fees are charged by HMPO
and should be paid to Visa World
in addition to their
Service Charge

Lodge by Visa World. HMPO return by post. One week service 

Lodge & Collect by Visa World Courier. 
Same day or Next day

Adult Fee £72.50

 

 

ADULT aged 16 & over

Adult Fee + £30.50

Adult Fee + £55.50

6 week service
72.50

 

 

First adult passport subject to interview
~ allow up to six weeks for processing

not available

not available

3 week service
72.50

 

 

Renewal of an existing adult passport

1 week service 103.00

same day or next day 128.00

72.50

 

 

Replacement for a Lost, Stolen, Missing or Damaged passport

103.00

not available

free

 

 

If born before 3rd September 1929

130.50

155.50

72.50

 

 

Second or further passport in addition to an existing valid passport (if needed)

103.00

128.00

72.50

 

 

Name Change with marriage or civil partnership certificate (Jumbo available)

103.00

128.00

72.50

 

 

Photo Change or any other amendment to a valid adult passport

103.00

not available

free

 

 

Extension of restricted validity passport

free

not available

+ £13 = Jumbo Fee
85.50

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Jumbo 48 page passport (not available for a first passport or a child passport)

Jumbo Fee + £25.50
111.00

Jumbo Fee + £51.50 137.00


Child Fee £46


 

 

CHILD under age 16


Child Fee + £41.00


Child Fee + £
60.50

46.00

 

 

First child passport or a Replacement for a Lost, Stolen or Damaged passport

87.00

not available

46.00

 

 

Renewal of an existing child passport

87.00

not available

46.00

 

 

Amendment/s to a valid child passport (photo, name change, etc.)

87.00

not available

The Visa World Service Charge is the same for any service, except for Same Day passports.
For Same Day passports (if required and if available), please allow for four hours Waiting Time
plus (if required or if necessary) a Dedicated Courier in addition to our standard service charge.
We do not charge extra for Next Day passports unless a Dedicated Courier is required.
Our Check and Send Service is only available at our shop counter. The checked documents can be collected after 24 hours.

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DETAILS  of  SERVICE


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  • Visa World is an accredited agent of Her Majesty's Passport Office.
    They
    are committed to provide you with a speedy, friendly and personal service on an individual
    basis
    and they can also process any visa applications that you may require to visit
    other countries.
  • Your application for a Full British Passport will be trackable and traceable from the moment it is
    received by Visa World, whilst it is being processed at the Passport Office and until
    you receive
    your completed order. This maintains control, which is the basis of reliable delivery on time.
     
  • A Visa World Specialist Passport Processing Agent will contact you personally by telephone
    on
    the same day that your order or application is received, should there be any query.
     
  • Each application is checked for minimum requirements before submission.
     
  • Time is actually budgeted to allow for a skilled inspection of all the important sections that are
    known to be problematic if either the content or presentation are not both exactly as required.
     
  • A Visa World Courier will then lodge your application by hand at the Visa World special agency section in the London Passport Office.  A passport officer will then check it again before it is accepted. 
     
  • When your application has been processed, a Visa World Courier will then collect your completed documents from Her Majesty's Passport Office and return them by hand to the Visa World offices.
    As from 10/11/2014 Fast Track applications will be returned by HMPO to the home address of the applicant unless special circumstances apply.


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Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'Be when applying for a passport

  • Passport applications are not straightforward ~ which is why there is a 28 page A5 booklet
    of notes, instructions and guidelines that accompanies each 4 page A4 passport application form.
     
  • Using the services of Visa World will avoid the unnecessary delays that are caused by submitting applications:~
    ~ which are incomplete;
    ~ where the photographs do not meet the latest requirements;
    ~ where the answers do not satisfy at least the minimum requirements;
    ~ where the answers given have not been expressed or presented exactly as required;
    ~ where the statement given by the countersignatory is not presented exactly as required;
    ~ where other information supplied has not been expressed or presented exactly as required;
    ~ where the supporting and back-up documents do not satisfy at least the minimum requirements.
     
  • Visa World will also save you any concern about the safety of sending off your old passport and/or
    your application for a new one and you will avoid the anxiety of having your important supporting documents returned to you by ordinary second-class post and wondering when (and if) your new
    passport will arrive and whether or not it will arrive in time.  
    Unfortunately there are regular occurrences of passports being lost or stolen in the ordinary post.
     
  • You will also save the considerable inconvenience of having to go yourself in person to apply
    for your passport and having to go again yourself in person to collect your passport.
    > Her Majesty's Passport Office will not hand over your new passport to any family member or any representative you may appoint or to a third party unless special arrangements have been made.
    >> The special arrangements also have to be communicated successfully to the collection office
    which is not in the same place where applications are made at Her Majesty's Passport Office.
    >>
    > The collection office is in a completely separate office building entrance in a different street.


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Benefits of using the professional services of an
accredited agent of Her Majesty's Passport Office


   
By using the services of Visa World, you will save all the hassle, inconvenience and worry of: ~


   
~  arranging an appointment that suits you;

   ~ ~ ~  having the right documents;

   ~ ~ ~ ~  and especially having the right documents completed and signed exactly as required;

   ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~  time out;

   ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~  travel time and travel costs;

   ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~  the congestion charge and parking costs;

    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~  finding a parking meter or a car park;

   ~
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~  queuing to pass through very thorough 'airport type' security;

   ~ ~ ~ ~
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~  waiting time to lodge your application (yes, you still have to queue);

     ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~  the same again on another day to collect;

   ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~  waiting again, the collection queues are usually much longer;

   ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~  and above all, you will have peace of mind.


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The horrendous cost
of a passport these days makes the Visa World service charge an insignificant extra and exceptional value
for money which will save
you all the hassle, time, inconvenience and worry in exchange for Peace of Mind.
This charge is also less than the extra £55.50 that HM Passport Office add
for each Premium Service application made when applying in person.


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You might like to know

there are also UK Passports
with status

British Dependent Territories Citizen
British National Overseas
British Overseas Citizen
British Protected Person
British Subject
and

5 types of UK Travel Documents
designated
Blue = Refugee
Red = Stateless Person
Black = Certificate of Travel
Brown = Certificate of Identity
Paper = Declaration of Identity
as well as a

Diplomatic Passport
and an
Official Passport

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SAME  DAY  PASSPORTS


The Visa World Service Charge is the same for any service
except for
Same Day passports
(if required and if available)
~ As much notice as possible is of course advisable ~
For Same Day please allow up to four hours for Waiting Time
and
(if required or if necessary) a Dedicated Courier
in addition to the standard service charge.

 

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NEXT  DAY  PASSPORTS


Visa World do not charge extra for Next Day passports unless a Dedicated Courier is required.

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HOW  to  ORDER
a  Full  British  Passport


IMPORTANT ~    Form C1 is not acceptable as this is provided by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for use
when applying abroad at a British Embassy,
British High Commission or British Consulate overseas.
The correct form is the latest version supplied by Her Majesty's Passport Office.
The applicant has to be in the UK on the day and at the time we submit the application at HM Passport Office.
   

The following are required:

(1).  One passport application form 
fully completed as appropriate.
               Passport application forms are obtainable from Visa World or from most main post offices.
                         ~ If you want Visa World to provide the forms, please order as required by using the order form.
                         ~ You may order
by post, fax, personal visit, telephone or online, as you prefer.
                         ~ A deposit will be required to start the order process and supply forms.

(2).  Two colour photographs which must comply with the latest passport office criteria.
 ######            If necessary, one photograph is to be countersigned as per question 10 of the form.

(3).  One Authority to Collect Letter completed and signed.  This is required by HM Passport Office.

(4).  One completed Visa World Order Form which helps us to do a good job.

(5).  The expiring passport if any unless lost or stolen.

(6).  All supporting documents as required and if necessary.
               If the need occurs and when required, Visa World can:
                         ~ obtain a Certified Copy of your Birth Certificate or Marriage Certificate;
                         ~ arrange for the Translation of any document;
                         ~ arrange for the Legalization and/or Notarisation of documents;
                         ~ provide a specimen of a supporting letter showing the content, layout and presentation required.

(7).  The correct payment to cover (a) ~ the relevant passport fee;
                                                           (b) ~ the relevant Visa World service charge; and
                                                           (c) ~ the relevant method of return dispatch you require.
                                                                   Make one total payment payable to "Visa World"
                                                                   ~ or ~
                                                                   complete the card payment facility on the Visa World Order Form.

Please send all of the above to  Passport Office
                                                   Visa World
                                                   627 Watford Way
                                                   London
                                                   NW7 3JN
                                                   If you are posting important passport documents to us we recommend that you use

                                                   the Royal Mail Special Delivery service which is available from any Post Office.
                                                   Keep the Post Office receipt until you confirm that we have safe delivery.

or you may visit us in person or arrange delivery to the Visa World Shop Counter
                                                   at the same address at Apex Corner in Mill Hill
                                                                                        ~~~> some maps refer to 'Northway Circus'
                                                                                                  instead of 'Apex Corner'.
                                                   Please pre-complete our
order form and bring it along with you.
                                                   This
order form is a check-list component that aids our efficiency.
                                                   It will help us to give you better assistance and a speedier service.

Please note:

  1. For urgent orders we require your firm order as soon as possible in order to schedule the
    application into our appointment slots.  At busy times, appointment slots are filled very quickly and
    it is not always possible to simply slip another one in.
     
    We do not charge extra for urgent orders but we do require a non-refundable deposit, or a
    non-cancellable confirmed order from an account customer, before we are able to allocate an
    appointment slot.

    Please complete our order form and fax it to us with your card details or you may telephone us if you
    prefer ~ 020 8959 6161.  If you have some of the details of the previous passport this may be
    helpful but do not delay your order as the details are not essential if you do not have them to hand.
     
  2. The facility for Same Day passports is not always available so prior arrangement is always advisable.
    If required and when available, please allow for up to four hours Waiting Time plus, if also required or    
    if it is necessary, a Dedicated Courier, in addition to our standard service charge.

  3. Visa World do not charge extra for Next Day passports unless a Dedicated Courier is required.

  4. Visa World can advise you on the criteria and requirements necessary to obtain a 'Second Passport'
    or a further additional passport, if needed.  Many clients of Visa World have more than one passport.


  5. Make all payments to "Visa World" and not to HM Passport Office.  They will not accept your cheque.
     
  6. Do not send passport wallets.  HM Passport Office does not like them and there is a risk of loss.
     
  7. Please enclose a self-addressed envelope
    This eliminates any misreading of individual addresses and any confusion as to whether the completed 
    documents are to be returned direct to the traveller or to the travel agent or to the company address. 
    The envelope does not have to be stamped or postage paid and it needs to be only large enough for
    the return of your passport/s
    and any supporting documents that are returnable.
    The Post Office and Royal Mail prefer a size C5 envelope.
     
  8. Once an order is received, a Job No. is generated for reference and tracking purposes. 
    It is most important
    that this Job No. is quoted on every communication and especially when you
    are SENDING DOCUMENTS to us. 
    For fast-track attention it is best to also quote the Job No. at
    the
    bottom left corner of the envelope.

    Failure to quote the Job No. WILL CAUSE DELAY and may also result in double job processing
    caused by the creation of a duplicate file with a different Job No. (very dangerous) and charging twice
    in error, which will in turn incur extra costs. 

    Also, when you make a telephone enquiry, we will be able to update you quicker if the Job No. can be
    mentioned if we need to ask for it
    .
     
  9. A Full British Passport is normally valid for ten years for an adult aged 16 years and over, and for five
    years for a child under age 16.  There are occasions when a passport is issued with restricted validity.
    The issuance and validity of a British passport is at the discretion of Her Majesty's Passport Office.

POINTS  to  REMEMBER

                        1.  Travel arrangements should not be confirmed until the required passport,
                                  visa or travel authority is obtained.
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                        2.  Most countries require a passport valid for not less than six months
                                  beyond the intended stay.

                        3.  Many embassies are unable to issue a visa unless there are two facing
                                  blank pages available in the passport.

                        4.  We are an accredited agent of Her Majesty's Passport Office and
                                  well placed to provide solutions for unexpected emergencies.

                        5.  If the need occurs we can also advise on the criteria and requirements
                                  necessary to apply for a second passport and even a third or a fourth
                                  passport up to the maximum eight allowable.
                                  Many of our clients have more than one passport.

                        6.  Visa World have 24 hour telephone, fax and mobile contact numbers
                                  available direct to their 24hr duty manager should they ever be needed
                                  in an emergency or for any reason in connection with a job in progress.


How to Order a Full British Passport  ~  updated 18th June 2013

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How Much Does It Cost to get a Full British Passport? was last updated on ~ 15th October 2012


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See notes below
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Single
Single
traveller
1
will cost
only

  25% OFF
traveller
2
will cost
only
  25% OFF
traveller
3
will cost
only
  50% OFF
traveller
4
will cost
only
  50% OFF
traveller
5
will cost
only
  50% OFF
traveller
6
will cost
only
  75% OFF
additional
travellers

each will
cost only
below
Visa World Service Charge (1)              
Reducing Supplement (2)              
Fixed Supplement (Special Discount) (3) (3)              
Single Supplement (4)   -   -   -   -   -   -  
Off-route Supplement (5)   -   -   -   -   -   -  
Miscellaneous Supplement (6)              
Waiting Time Supplement (7)   -   -   -   -   -   -  
Dedicated Courier (if required) (8)   -   -   -   -    -    -  
Royal Mail Special Delivery Post (9)   -   -   -   -    -    -  
Service Centre Fee (charged at cost) (10)              
VAT @ 20%              
Embassy Fee (charged at cost) (11)              
Aggregate total to send    (12)              
If paying by card (13)              
£    £               

   

The total cost for each traveller which one
  two   three   four   five   six   extras
is fully inclusive of Embassy Fees,
Supplements, our Service Charges,
Spcl. Del. Return Post and VAT is  £
  will cost will cost will cost will cost will cost will cost will cost
(14)  
 

 
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(1)
  After deducting our unique pre-set discounts of up to 75% off for additional travellers.
We are the only service that saves you money with reduced charges for additional travellers of up to 75% OFF.
Electronic applications are excepted because the same amount of work and time is involved to apply for each
individual traveller and as these prices are already heavily discounted we cannot economise further on costs.


(2)
  This is to allow for the additional administration involved due to the pre-arranging, pre-notification, pre-preparation
and/or special presentation that is required by certain embassies.  As we are able to pass on the benefit of savings
made when processing additional applications at the same time, the supplement reduces in order to provide the
same discounts (25%, 50%, 75% off, etc.) that we normally give to each additional traveller.

(3)
 

Applicable when each application, or a processing part of each application, incurs the same additional costs.
e.g. a) The need for excessive care in attention to detail or the order of preparation and presentation of documents.
        b) Many embassies now require individual pre-registration of each application via online data entry.
        The variance of charges reflects the degree of user-friendly technology each embassy is using for data entry.

(3)
  Special Discount:  As special facilities are sometimes made available to us when we submit checked applications
in quantity, we are on occasion able to pass on an allowance for the savings made via this special discount.
(4)
 

Activated when, due to the intensive pre-administration required or the inevitable waiting time expected, it would not be economic to process a single application.  Unlike many of our competitors, we do not stockpile applications for economic or for volume processing.

(5)
  Only applicable if the relevant consular or government office is outside central London or significantly off our normal routes.  The supplement will allow for the two journeys to both submit the application/s and collect the processed documents.  Unlike most of our competitors, we do not charge more for each application or submission.  We charge only the one supplement per batch of applications or documents that are being submitted and collected at the same time.

(6)
  This may apply only temporarily at an individual embassy, or it may be relevant only to a specific classification of visa, or it may be due to a peculiarity at a particular embassy. 
If it is because we are required to pay for consular fees on an additional separate visit or at a different office building or at a bank or at a post office, the supplement will be charged at 50% of the '1st traveller' rate for the first application and at 6.25% of the '1st traveller' rate for each subsequent application that is dealt with at the same time.

(7)
  This is a one-off set-charge to cover the appropriate contingency arrangements needed to prepare for and make
due allowance for the unpredictable waiting time that will inevitably be incurred due to the excessive queues that prevail at certain embassies.  The supplement will allow for the waiting time anticipated on the two consular
visits to both lodge the application/s and collect the processed documents.  Unlike most of our competitors,
we do not require each traveller to pay more.  We charge only the one supplement per embassy, irrespective
of the total number of applications that are being made and submitted at the same time.  We do not charge more
for every application
, each traveller or per passport.  The waiting time at a particular embassy can vary due to
their busy, peak or seasonal periods.


(8)
  At certain embassies the scheduled opening times for lodgement and collection are unreliable and inconsistent
as they only open when they are ready and at some, the scheduled time window for collections is problematic to guarantee to meet most dispatch and postal cut-off times.  On certain occasions it is therefore necessary and/or prudent to assign a Dedicated Courier to lodge and/or collect applications to avoid our Scheduled Courier the possible dilemma of having to abandon the wait and abort the mission in favour of other scheduled assignments. 
If not required and/or your travel date is not urgent or imminent, please adjust your payment accordingly.


(9)
  Recommended for safer return of your passport/s and documents to you by Royal Mail Special Delivery Next Day.
If you require ‘Special Delivery by 9.00am’, ‘Saturday Delivery’ and/or ‘Royal Mail Consequential Loss Insurance’, please see Royal Mail Special Delivery and adjust your payment accordingly.

(10)
  Certain embassies require all applications to be submitted at a dedicated Visa Application Service Centre where
a further fee is incurred in addition to whichever embassy fee applies. If applicable, the additional Service Centre
Normal Service fee is included above.  If you require their faster service, please adjust your payment accordingly.


(11)
  The most usual fee has been stated.  If another fee is relevant, please adjust your payment accordingly.

(12)
  Please make all payments to "Visa World" and not to the embassy.  They will not accept your cheque.

(13)
  Amounts not paid with order are subject to an account charge of 5%, card payments 3.5% (Amex 10%), VAT exempt.

(14)
  This is provided to help you to compare prices or to determine our bottom-line total cost per traveller.

If we are communicating with you overseas whilst processing your order, please see overseas in Service Charges.

 



RECOGNISED at all EMBASSIES and CONSULATES
IN ATTENDANCE at ALL EMBASSIES on a DAILY BASIS
SPECIALIST PASSPORT and VISA PROCESSING AGENTS
ACCREDITED AGENT of HER MAJESTY'S PASSPORT OFFICE
NOTARY PUBLIC SERVICE, FCO PREMIUM LEGALISATION SERVICE
APOSTILLES, ARAB BRITISH CHAMBER of COMMERCE, TRANSLATIONS


Visa World use their best efforts to provide correct information but as accuracy and completeness of consular
regulations cannot be guaranteed the information that is supplied should not be regarded as authoritative.

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