A new online passport renewal service has been introduced by the UK Home Office.

Following a successful pilot in 2016, the new service enables people to upload a digital photo and enable renewal within 10 minutes.

Passport applicants who meet the following criteria will be directed to the service when they choose to apply online:

  • age 26 or over residing in the UK
  • do not hold dual nationality
  • are in possession of their current passport (not damaged, lost or stolen)
  • will not be making any changes to their name
  • the passport that is being renewed expired after 2012

Immigration Minister Robert Goodwill, said: “This latest offering is a key part of the Home Office’s drive to transform the way we deliver our services through digitisation. It is designed to improve efficiency and convenience by providing a modern and secure service to millions of passport holders and applicants.”

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