If you wish to obtain a British passport, please gather all the materials in Step 1, and then follow shipping process in Step 2. If you need more information on how to obtain a British passport, please contact us anytime at: 1-866-334-8472.
Please read all the instructions below carefully. If you do not send the correct items your passport will be delayed.
The normal time to secure and obtain a British passport is five days, but recently it has occasionally taken longer, in some cases up to five weeks. In exceptional cases, we can request an issuance sooner, however there is no assurance the UK Embassy will renew a British passport it quicker. The Embassy makes every effort to meet travel departure dates.
We have not had a problem with securing UK passport renewals in a timely manner; however we cannot guarantee a date out of the UK Embassy.
After your British passport renewal, your Passport will be valid for ten years. Upon expiration, you will have to obtain a new passport.
If you would like for us to hand-carry your passport to the passport office, please send us the following:
Click here to fill out the Customer Information Form,
print 1 copy.
C)Two Passport Photos
Kinkos and AAA provide passport photos, or consult yellow pages under "Photographers-Passport". Do
NOT use vending machine or your own photos.
The person who has countersigned the application must countersign
one photograph. A notary public is not acceptable as
D)Proof of UK Citizenship
E)The C1 & C2 application forms
To download the C1 application,
click here. The notes for the C1 are available separately,
here. Please note that the application for a new
or renewal passport is the same.
For children under the age of 16, download the C2 application,
click here. The notes for the C2 are available seperately,
Please complete the application form carefully. Read
the entire application before you start completing
the answers. If you have questions about completing
the application, you must call the UK Embassy
directly for answers. You can call them at (202)
588-7800. We cannot answer questions about UK
passports. You must call the UK Embassy for
authoritative information. If you are unable to
reach them by phone, you can fax them at (202)
588-7892. Please be careful to call them only when
you must do so. They are very, very busy.
F)Travel Evidence (include 1 of the following)
Copy of plane ticket showing foreign departure, OR
Copy of travel
itinerary (from airline or travel agency with
applicant name, travel date, flight info)
G)A Photocopy of Your Green Card or Visa
Please do not send your actual green card, as we
cannot garentee its safety while it is in the
If you have a visa to be in the U.S. in your
passport, photocopy it and clip the photocopy to the
outside of the passport.
Standard Process $200 ( Processing takes about 4-6 weeks ) Plus Shipping & Handling.
UK Issuance Fees (UK and UPV Services
fees are paid in separate checks)
Standard Passport (32 pages) the fee is $244.00
Child Passport (age 15 and under) the fee is $167.00
Applicants between 16 and 18 years of age must have
written parental consent for the issuance of a new
Payments to the UK Embassy for issuance of the
passport can be made by Mastercard or
Visa, money order, cashier or certified check. Personal checks are not accepted.Click here to download UK Embassy credit card
authorization form. Make money orders, cashier or
certified checks payable to British Embassy
Government Account. Fees
are current as of June 8, 2009. Subject to change
Mon-Fri : must call for shipping instructions by 9:00 pm Eastern Time
Saturday: must call for shipping instructions by 5:00 pm Eastern Time
Reasons why you must use FedEx to ship your passport application:
Our couriers pick-up applications at 9am in FedEx offices near Passport Agencies.
We must receive packages this early as applications must be submitted by 10am.
Other delivery services (i.e. UPS) cannot deliver packages to us at FedEx offices.
FedEx's on-time percentage is 95% (UPS is closer to 90%, Post Office is 70%)
Reasons why you call UPV Services prior to
shipping your passport application:
We checklist passport application materials over the phone so nothing is overlooked.
We schedule processing at the location best-suited to your
You can make us aware of special circumstances.
Please send all the documents listed in step 1 above to our sort facility at: Company: UPV Services Recipient: Passport Department Address: 1629 K ST NW, Suite 300 City, State, Zip: Washington, DC 20006 Telephone: (866) 334-8472