Currently, you can apply for a passport either online, or by post by picking up an application form from your local post office. Despite reports of the whole process being tedious, mind-numbing and overly complex, it is however a relatively easy process and can be done in 3 steps.

Ordering online:

Visit: https://passportapplication.service.gov.uk/ips-olc/

- Fill in an online application
- Pay and print declaration form
- Sign and post deceleration form

What will I need to do it online?

- A credit card
- A printer
- Your previous passport (if you have one)

Offline:

- Visit your local post office to pick up an application form
- Sign and post deceleration form

How long does it take?

It should take 6 weeks to get your first adult passport once your form has been received. For all other application types, it should take 3 weeks.

It can take longer if more information is needed or your application hasn’t been filled out correctly.

What if I need my passport urgently?

Visit: https://www.gov.uk/get-a-passport-urgently