From Monday 3 September, the cost of a new or renewed 32-page UK adult passport will fall from £77.50 to £72.50.
The price for the standard service, which returns your passport within three weeks, will decrease by six per cent, following the restructuring of the Identity and Passport Service (IPS).
Other prices set to drop from Monday are the standard service for children's passports (from £49 to £46), the one-week fast track service (£129.50 to £128 for adults and £109.50 to £106.50 for children) and the four-hour premium service - £129.50 to £128 for adults and £109.50 to £106.50 for children. The prices are expected to remain the same for the next two years at least.
The BBC reported immigration Minister Damian Green as saying "The Identity and Passport Service has worked hard to provide value for money in the vital service it provides, and it is right that these savings are passed on to customers and fee-payers."
As part of the restructuring of the IPS, the Home Office has cut staff by nine per cent and closed 22 interview offices, reportedly saving the service £40 million in the past financial year.
To renew your passport, visit the IPS website.
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