If you need a new or replacement passport, you can go to the website of the Overseas British passport applications page on GOV.UK where you can make an overseas application online.
“You need to apply and pay online and send your supporting documents direct to the UK (no longer to the nearest Consulate or Embassy). The turnaround time is four to six weeks, and applications are accepted up to nine months before the expiry of your current passport.” Source:gov.uk
The time that is left in the old passport is added on to the validity of the new one so you don’t “lose” any time by sending it in for renewal early.
The fees effective April 7, 2014 are:
- Adult 32 page passport £83.00
- Child 32 page passport £53.00
- Jumbo 48 page passport £91.00 (Adult / Child / Veteran)
Members of our forum have commented that the cost of renewing your passport within the UK is cheaper and faster than if you renew it from France, so if you’re planning a trip to the UK, it’s something to keep in mind. If you make an appointment and go in person to one of the regional passport offices the passport can be ready in a few hours.