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British Passport Renewal

Whether you need to renew your British passport or being a frequent business traveller would like to obtain a second passport, Overseas Business Travel can help by applying to IPS (The Identity and Passport Service) on your behalf.

Passport Renewal

To renew your British passport, we need to receive the following documents:

  • Application Form from the Post Office (this can be obtained from our office) completed in black ink only throughout.
  • Current original passport
  • 2 passport-type photos no older than 6 months (size and suitability examples in passport info pack). If the appearance has changed since the last passport photo was taken, or if previous passport was valid only for 5 years, or the passport is damaged or expired 6 months ago or more, one of these photos needs to be countersigned in BLACK INK by a professionally qualified person who has known the applicant for at least 2 years. The counter-signatory must also sign section 10 of the Application Form. Counter signatories must hold either an Irish or British passport and must enter a UK address on the form.
  • A letter from the applicant addressed to the Passport Office authorising us to act on applicant's behalf. Please refer to the sample letter for guidance.
  • Completed and signed Record of Mail Order Credit/Debit Card Transaction.

Renewal of a Second Passport

In addition to the above documents you will require:

  • UK Company letter – This must be an original from the applicant’s employer, addressed to the London passport office (as in the Authorisation letter).  This must state that a second passport is required because he/she is a frequent traveler on business, and that a second passport would enable that person to still travel whilst the other passport is in embassies obtaining visas. State the applicant’s name, home address, position in the company, and what their job role entails, and what the nature of their work is when on business trips. Then list at least 4 countries that applicant travels frequently.  If you wish to process the passport in one day, please state that you request for the passport to be processed in one day due to upcoming business travel plans.

Please send the above documents to:

Overseas Business Travel
Passport Renewals
26 Seymour Place
London
W1H 7NN

We recommend you send your documents to us by Royal Mail Special Delivery service.

British Passport Renewal (Processing Time: 2 Working Days)
Number of Pages: 32
Number of Pages: 48
IPS Charge: £128.00 IPS Charge: £137.00
Service Fee: £80.00 + VAT Service Fee: £80.00 + VAT
Total: £224.00 Total: £233.00
 
British Passport Renewal (Processing Time: 6 Working Days) - Important! Once processed the passport will be returned by IPS to home address by post only.
Number of Pages: 32 Number of Pages: 48
IPS Charge: £103.50 IPS Charge: £111.00
Service Fee: £80.00 + VAT Service Fee: £80.00 + VAT
Total: £199.50 Total: £207.00

Obtaining a Second Passport (Only for Frequent Business Travellers)

To obtain a second British passport, we need to receive the following documents:

  • Application Form from the Post Office (this can be obtained from our office) completed in black ink only throughout.
  • Scanned copy of the current passport
  • 2 passport-type photos no older than 6 months (size and suitability examples in passport info pack). One of these photos needs to be countersigned in BLACK INK by a professionally qualified person who has known the applicant for at least 2 years. The counter-signatory must also complete and sign section 10 of the Application Form. Counter signatories must hold either an Irish or British passport and must enter a UK address on the form.
  • A letter from the applicant addressed to the Passport Office authorising us to act on applicant's behalf. Please refer to the sample letter for guidance.
  • UK Company letter – This must be an original from the applicant’s employer, addressed to the London passport office (as in the Authorisation letter).  This must state that a second passport is required because he/she is a frequent traveler on business, and that a second passport would enable that person to still travel whilst the other passport is in embassies obtaining visas. State the applicant’s name, home address, position in the company, and what their job role entails, and what the nature of their work is when on business trips. Then list at least 4 countries that applicant travels frequently.  If you wish to process the passport in one day, please state that you request for the passport to be processed in one day due to upcoming business travel plans.
  • Completed and signed Record of Mail Order Credit/Debit Card Transaction.

Please send the above documents to:

Overseas Business Travel
Passport Renewals
26 Seymour Place
London
W1H 7NN

We recommend you send your documents to us by Royal Mail Special Delivery service.

Second British Passport (Processing Time: 2 Working Days)
Number of Pages: 32 Number of Pages: 48
IPS Charge: £128.00
IPS Charge: £137.00
Service Fee: £80.00 + VAT Service Fee: £80.00 + VAT
Total: £224.00
Total: £233.00
 
Second British Passport (Processing Time: 6 Working Days) - Important! Once processed the passport will be returned by IPS to home address by post only.
Number of Pages: 32 Number of Pages: 48
IPS Charge: £103.50 IPS Charge: £111.00
Service Fee: £80.00 + VAT Service Fee: £80.00 + VAT
Total: £199.50 Total: £207.00