Passport prices up againCost of adult passport leaps to £66

04 October 2006

Passport fees rise tomorrow by almost 30 per cent for both adults and children.

The fee for a first adult passport or for renewing an existing one will rise from £51 to £66, while the cost of a child passport rises from £34 to £45.

The UK Passport Service said the increases will help pay for the implementation of the new biometric passport, as well as measures such as enhanced background checks on applicants and interviews for first-time applicants.

Last December the fee jumped from £42, and the two rises constitute a 57 per cent hike.