If you’re looking to travel shortly and need to renew your passport, you might want to know that cost of applying for that all important document for both adults and children is set to increase from March 27th.
The cost of an adult passport will go up to £85 (from £72.50)
The cost of a child passport will rise to £58.50 (from £46)
So it makes sense, if your passport is due to expire this year, or if you have a new addition to the family that you still need to get a passport for to do this as soon as possible. The Passport Office is bound to be swamped with people doing this so get it done quickly to ensure your passport is back with you before you’re due to travel.
Your Passport Photos
VisualChaos Studios offer a ‘print while you wait’ passport photography service in our studio in Crawley Down which is especially useful if you’re looking for a baby or child photo as these can be near impossible to get in a booth. The cost for the photos is £15 for the first person (it’s quite easy to spend more than this with failed attempts in a booth!) and then £5 for every other person after that. Photo standards are stringent, even for the smallest baby, but our software is industry standard and checks your photograph against the country’s biometric requirements so we can know straight away whether it will be accepted by the authorities or not. We’ve never had one of our photos rejected yet!
We service a number of different country’s passport and visa requirements so check the list to see if your travel destination is included.