Check if you need to update your passport address
Before applying to update your passport, you need to check whether your current passport is still valid. If your passport has expired, you will need to renew it before changing your address. However, if your passport is still valid, you can update your address.
Fill out the correct application form
To change the address on your passport, you need to fill out the correct application form. If you have a standard UK passport, you will need to fill out form PD2. If you have a diplomatic or special passport, you will need to fill out form PD2(DIP).
Provide supporting documents
Along with your application form, you will need to provide supporting documents to prove your new address. This can include utility bills, bank statements, or council tax statements. These documents must be less than three months old and show your name and new address.
Submit your application
Once you have completed the application form and gathered the necessary supporting documents, you can submit your application to Her Majesty’s Passport Office. You can do this by post or by using the online application service.
Pay the fee
To update the address on your passport, you will need to pay a fee. The fee varies depending on the method of application and how quickly you need your passport returned to you. You can pay online or by cheque or postal order.
Wait for your new passport to arrive
After submitting your application, you will need to wait for your new passport to arrive. It usually takes around three weeks to receive your updated passport, but it may take longer during busy periods.
In conclusion, updating your passport address is a straightforward process that can be completed by following the steps outlined above. It is essential to keep your passport details up to date, as this ensures that your identity documents remain accurate and valid. If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact Her Majesty’s Passport Office for assistance.