Step-by-step guide to UK Passport Renewal Online

The British government has embraced the ever-evolving digital world and is accepting British passport renewals online. The steps to a UK Passport renewal online are simple.

There are, of course, some who prefer to handle their affairs in person and where they can ask questions and discuss any challenges with an official in front of them, but a large portion of the population of the world are not mad at the idea of never having to commute to a government office again. 

Dealings with government offices may not always be high up on many peoples “fun things to do” list, but as we move further on into the 21st century, technology has allowed us to do more without needing to be physically present for our personal and legal affairs to be properly handled. 

If you are that person who is less than ecstatic about the digital transition, we would like you to know that the steps to your UK Passport Renewal Online are not only simple but also quick.

The process includes: completing an online form that requires various details. These online forms are secure and you can process your application without any concern for the safety of your information. 

Make sure that you have your passport document on hand, this makes for a quicker application.

Why use an agency instead of just applying by myself?

We often have clients contact us after having attempted their renewal online independently. Although we commend the attempts, we do not recommend that you try and handle it all on your own.

Why? Well, these clients who attempted their British Passport renewal online without any assistance or guidance have not had any refunds on the original payment made for the application. 

Her Majesty’s Passport Office does not, under any circumstance, refund UK passport renewal application fees.

At MyBritishPassport, we eliminate the risk of having your online application declined by properly and diligently scrutinizing every detail of your application because we know that the British Passport Office will do exactly that.

Extremely efficient and helpful. New passport received in 3 weeks. Shaun answered all of my questions promptly and patiently! Couldn’t be happier with the service. Fully recommend it for Brits living abroad. – Joanne Harvey (Via Google Reviews, click here to read more third party verified reviews) 

Here is how to ensure that your application is correct and meets all guidelines in place. 

How do I complete the UK passport renewal online?

The first step to completing your British Passport renewal online is to click on the “Renew Online Now” button and then select the country from which you are applying.

MyBritishPassport can assist with your British Passport renewals online from South Africa, The United States of America, and Canada.

Once you have started, the fields are self-explanatory and are easy to complete. If you find yourself unable to complete any part of the application, you can contact our office to assist you with the application.

After all of your relevant details are correctly entered and accepted, you will be directed to a payment window, in which you will be able to make your secure payment for the application. This fee covers all aspects of your application and this is the only payment you will be required to make. 

Are Supporting Documents Required?

The following documents will be required for a standard UK passport renewal: 

  1. Application form – Complete your online application form here. 
  2. Payment – you will be redirected to a secure payment window once you have completed your online application form. 
  3. Passport photo – Follow the photo requirements here. 
  4. Your most recent/expired passport.

Please note that the supporting documents required vary on a case-by-case basis (for example, if you have had a change in surname, additional documents will be required.) Our team of expert British liaison consultants will be more than happy to advise you of the requirements for your unique case. 

Do I need to send my old passport back to the UK?

You will have to send your current (old) passport to Her Majesty’s Passport Office before your renewed passport can be issued and sent to you.

When using MyBritishPassport for your Online Passport renewal process, the courier of your passport is included in the fee we mentioned earlier.

Your passport will be collected from you by courier at home, and your new issue will be delivered to you once it arrives in approximately three to four weeks.

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If my passport has already expired, is the UK passport renewal online process different? 

If your passport has expired, you can apply for your renewal in the same way. 

A Passport is still valid for up to 10 years from its expiry date, although it is best to renew it before it is expired. 

MyBritishPassport will help you take care of your British Passport Renewal and ensure that your application is accepted and your renewed passport is issued.

We are in contact with the British Passport Office on a daily basis and are well equipped in skill and knowledge regarding all aspects of British Passport Renewals online. 

Enjoy the peace of mind that comes with partnering with an agency who knows the process and can guide you in the right direction. 

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MyBritishPassport specialises in British Passport applications, renewals and replacements from South Africa, Canada and the USA.

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Brian Aslett
Brian Aslett
08:34 18 Jan 22
In December I realised that my UK passport only had a few months to run. I looked on line for help and got in touch... with "My British Passport". Their service was exceptional. I completed the online application, paid and sent in a photo etc. Christa kept in touch with me regularly on progress and the new passport arrived by courier a few days ago. I could not have asked for better more
Keith Hulse
Keith Hulse
17:30 24 Dec 21
I thought the whole process was handled very professionally and with great care - I would not have any hesitation in... recommending this service to anyone applying for a British passportread more
Sharon Belfante-Taylor
Sharon Belfante-Taylor
15:29 24 Dec 21
Shaun was exceptionally helpful and informative. Getting your British passport renewed while living in the USA can be a... daunting challenge, but MyBritishPassport really made things so easy. I highly recommend them. The cost is very reasonable when you consider just how much renewing your passport will be without them plus all the anxiety of making sure you did it right. They are well worth the more
Errol Alexander McLeod
Errol Alexander McLeod
05:52 15 Dec 21
Superb service from Shaun at MyBritishPassport. My wife's British Passport was renewed professionally and hassle-free,... with prompt communication and efficient courier collection and delivery. Most highly recommended!read more
Kay Stoler
Kay Stoler
12:56 07 Dec 21
Using their service was effortless and amazing. Their consultant, Christa Devenish was fantastic - nothing was too much... trouble, and if I didn't understand anything - Christ went out of her way to assist me. The whole experience was fast & more
joanne harvey
joanne harvey
14:06 06 Dec 21
Extremely efficient and helpful. New passport received in 3 weeks. Shaun answered all my questions promptly and... patiently! Even refunded because I paid for my own express delivery. Couldn't be happier with the service. Fully recommend it for Brits living more
Johan du Toit
Johan du Toit
17:12 22 Nov 21
Ive had the pleasure to have Carla handle my application at MyBristishPassport, she has been very professional and... efficient. I would highly recommend MBP to anyone looking for their passports to be more
Sidney Allen
Sidney Allen
13:37 26 Oct 21
Very good service and well ahead of time deserve six stars
John Mathers
John Mathers
09:07 20 Oct 21
Being of the older generation, I found that dealing with My British Passport an absolute pleasure, all aspects of the... procedure of applying for new passports were handled very professionally and timeously,I have absolutely no trouble in recommending them to more
Helen Matthews
Helen Matthews
04:47 09 Oct 21
It was my first time to use a third party to renew my british passport. I was given easy to follow step by step... instructions. The courier picked up my documents from my home en route to UK and delivered my new passport back to me a few weeks later. I can highly recommend their service. Big thanks to Hanel the lady i dealt more
Mat Fforde
Mat Fforde
09:04 20 Aug 21
Sincerely thanking 'Hanel' at MyBritishPassport for her professional assistance in helping me secure my renewed British... Passport swiftly and without any hassle whatsoever! I can thoroughly recommend this service!read more
Paul Davies
Paul Davies
10:59 18 Aug 21
Very professional and helpful if I had issues. I definitely would use them again.Many Thanks
paul gould
paul gould
13:57 29 Jun 21
Excellent service from MyBritishPassport got it all sorted and back to me inside of 6 weeks.
Jane Coetzee
Jane Coetzee
13:32 07 Jun 21
Highly efficient, fast, service, with no hidden extra costs. Kept informed at all times during application, courier... service, progress report, and delivery. 24 days from collection to delivery. Would highly recommend to anyone needing a new or renewed British Passport.Thanks especially. to Hanel Smithread more
Charmaine Allen
Charmaine Allen
15:30 23 May 21
Amazing Service. First class.
Mary Tucker
Mary Tucker
18:56 13 May 21
Miguel, who handled my renewal was so professional and helpful at all times. He was so patient when I got things... wrong. Once my documents were on their way he kept me posted on what was happening. Thank you so much, I will recommend your service to anyone who needs a seamless passport renewal. Regards Mary Tuckerread more
Anneke Piscitelli
Anneke Piscitelli
23:19 04 May 21
Professional, efficient, swift, friendly. Absolute brilliant service.
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