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How much is the cost of a UK passport going up?

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The price of a getting or renewing a UK passport is going up on Thursday.
Meanwhile, UK holidaymakers travelling to the EU are being warned not to get caught out by the "10-year rule".
It currently costs £82.50 to renew or replace your passport if you apply online and £93 if you fill in a paper form. A child's passport costs £53.50 if you apply online, or £64 if you apply by post.
It costs more if you apply from abroad, or if you require a passport urgently. Passports are free for people born on or before 2 September 1929.
But passport fees are going up from Thursday 11 April.
A standard online application for an adult will cost £88.50, or £57.50 for a child. Postal applications will cost £100 for adults or £69 for children.
The increased fees apply to both new passport applications and renewals.
You must renew your passport before you travel if either:
How much time you need on your passport depends on where you are going.
You can check entry requirements for individual countries on the UK government's website.
You can renew online at HM Passport Office or by filling in a paper application from certain Post Offices.
You'll need your old passport and any valid passports you hold from a different country.
For online applications, you'll also need a digital photo that meets specific requirements. For paper applications, you need two identical printed photos.
The rules are different if you are renewing a passport for a child, your passport has been lost, stolen or damaged, or you need to change your name or personal details.
It should take up to three weeks to renew a passport in the UK, but it can take longer during periods of high demand, such as before school holidays.
To get a passport issued urgently in the UK, you can book an appointment at your nearest passport office, subject to availability. It then takes up to a week to be issued.
You can get more information on the Passport Office website or you can call the helpline on 0300 222 0000. The line is open 08:00 to 20:00, Monday to Friday, and 09:00 to 17:30 on Saturday, Sunday and UK bank holidays.
Some British holidaymakers have been turned away at the airport because their passports are not valid for EU travel.
UK travellers used to be able to carry up to nine months left on an old passport over to a new one. This meant that a passport could be valid for more than 10 years.
But the rules changed after Brexit, and the majority of EU countries no longer accept British passports that were issued more than 10 years before the date of travel. This is known as the "10-year rule".
To enter those countries now, your UK passport must:
If your passport does not meet these requirements, you will be refused entry.
The rules apply in all 27 EU countries, except Ireland, which has its own separate travel arrangements with the UK.
They also apply to passengers traveling to Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein – which are part of the European Economic Area (EEA) – and Switzerland.
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