FAST TRACK PASSPORT NAME CHANGE

CHANGE PASSPORT ONLINE

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EXPRESS - 2 TO 3 DAYS

FAST TRACK - 5 TO 7 DAYS

STANDARD 32 PAGE

JUMBO 48 PAGE

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HOW IT WORKS...

VIEW SERVICES

Read available service information, making sure requirements can be met.

ORDER ONLINE

Choose application type and select options to order online in just a few minutes.

SEND DOCUMENTS

Send required documents or bring them along to our Essex passport office.

RECEIVE ON TIME

Collect your passport or visa on completion, or receive by guaranteed delivery.

Fast Track Passports provide a fast track passport name change service in partnership with registered agents of the UK Passport Office.  Which means being able to complete passport changes on your behalf in 5 to 7 days rather than risking up to an 8 week wait.

Fast track passport name change services are usually only required where travel tickets have been booked in a different name to the one shown in a current passport – risking potential validity issues when abroad.  This is mainly following a marriage or civil partnership.

Whatever your need, Fast Track Passports are a trusted UK passport services provider with access to priority passport office appointments where our teams ensure the approval and completion of your fast track passport name change in time for when you need it.

Please read the information on this page to ensure that all required documents can be provided before placing your order online.

If you have any questions or wish to discuss a fast track passport name change, please contact us today.

TRUSTED

Registered handling agents with the UK passport office and nearly every embassy, consulate & high commission.

EXPERIENCED

Dedicated provider of visa and passport services for over 20 years with unrivalled knowledge over all aspects of our field.

SECURE

Maintaining strict security and control of information to uphold confidentiality and data protection standards.

RELIABLE

Guaranteed priority services and support from registered agents with direct access to governing bodies.

FAST TRACK PASSPORT NAME CHANGE REQUIREMENTS

Please read the information below to ensure that you can provide all required documents for a fast track passport name change before ordering online

Application form...

A signed passport application form is one of the most important documents needed in every case – completing sections 123 and 9 for a passport name change – with section 10 needed if your appearance has changed significantly from your previous passport.

Please find a guide to completing an application form for a passport name change below.

Useful info...

  • Official passport application forms can be obtained from your nearest post office
  • We will send a passport application form by 1st class post for each ordered service.
  • Support for all passport application types is available through our experienced team

Be advised...

  • Must be an original, official passport application form – Copies or downloads are not acceptable
  • CAPITAL LETTERS and a BLACK INK BIRO must be used at all times
  • Cross out minor mistakes using only BLACK INK and make sure signature is clear to read

Passport photos...

Passport photos are essential for your application and there are many rules regarding image size, quality and style that must be met to ensure photographs are fit for purpose.

Any failure to meet HM Passport Office Guidelines will prevent and delay your passport application approval.  Visit the rules for passport photos at – www.gov.uk/photos-for-passports

Useful info...

  • Use a photo booth in a supermarket or post office and follow the instructions for passport photos
  • Find a professional passport photo service for peace of mind
  • Visit our office where we provide free passport photos for Fast Track Passports customers

Be advised...

  • Must be two recent and identical photographs
  • Must meet with all HM Passport Guidelines
  • Must have one photo certified if you cannot be easily recognised from your current passport photo, or if renewing from a child to adult passport

Existing passport...

It is essential to return your existing passport when applying for a passport name change.  This allows the HM Passport Office to cancel the old passport for security purposes before an updated version is issued.

If you no longer have your passport then please use our fast track passport replacement service instead.

Useful info...

  • Keeping your passport up to date avoids potential issues when travelling
  • A fast track passport name change only takes 5 to 7 days to complete
  • You will be issued with a full 10 year passport following a name change

Be advised...

  • Only ‘up to 9 months’ of remaining validity can be added to your updated passport
  • For lost, stolen or damaged passports, please use our Passport Replacement services.
  • If this is a second passport, please use our fast track second passport renewal service

Supporting documents...

Any requested change to the personal details of a passport will require relevant, official supporting documentation to complete your application.

We can only process a fast track passport name change on your behalf using original supporting documents, all of which will be returned along with your newly issued passport.

Useful info...

  • The more evidence you provide to support a name change, the quicker the verification process
  • Certificates of Marriage, Birth or Deed Poll are all acceptable proof as well as Driving Licenses
  • Our team are on hand to support if you are not sure what documents to send

Be advised...

  • Must be original, official supporting documents – copies are not accepted
  • Your new passport details must match the information found in supporting documents
  • We are not able process a passport name change until all required documents are received.
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PASSPORT APPLICATION

Application form...

A signed passport application form is one of the most important documents needed in every case – completing sections 123 and 9 for a passport name change – with section 10 needed if your appearance has changed significantly from your previous passport.

Please find a guide to completing an application form for a passport name change below.

Useful info...

  • Official passport application forms can be obtained from your nearest post office
  • We will send a passport application form by 1st class post for each ordered service.
  • Support for all passport application types is available through our experienced team

Be advised...

  • Must be an original, official passport application form – Copies or downloads are not acceptable
  • CAPITAL LETTERS and a BLACK INK BIRO must be used at all times
  • Cross out minor mistakes using only BLACK INK and make sure signature is clear to read
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TWO PASSPORT PHOTOS

Passport photos...

Passport photos are essential for your application and there are many rules regarding image size, quality and style that must be met to ensure photographs are fit for purpose.

Any failure to meet HM Passport Office Guidelines will prevent and delay your passport application approval.  Visit the rules for passport photos at – www.gov.uk/photos-for-passports

Useful info...

  • Use a photo booth in a supermarket or post office and follow the instructions for passport photos
  • Find a professional passport photo service for peace of mind
  • Visit our office where we provide free passport photos for Fast Track Passports customers

Be advised...

  • Must be two recent and identical photographs
  • Must meet with all HM Passport Guidelines
  • Must have one photo certified if you cannot be easily recognised from your current passport photo, or if renewing from a child to adult passport
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YOUR EXISTING PASSPORT

Existing passport...

It is essential to return your existing passport when applying for a passport name change.  This allows the HM Passport Office to cancel the old passport for security purposes before an updated version is issued.

If you no longer have your passport then please use our fast track passport replacement service instead.

Useful info...

  • Keeping your passport up to date avoids potential issues when travelling
  • A fast track passport name change only takes 5 to 7 days to complete
  • You will be issued with a full 10 year passport following a name change

Be advised...

  • Only ‘up to 9 months’ of remaining validity can be added to your updated passport
  • For lost, stolen or damaged passports, please use our Passport Replacement services.
  • If this is a second passport, please use our fast track second passport renewal service
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SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

Supporting documents...

Any requested change to the personal details of a passport will require relevant, official supporting documentation to complete your application.

We can only process a fast track passport name change on your behalf using original supporting documents, all of which will be returned along with your newly issued passport.

Useful info...

  • The more evidence you provide to support a name change, the quicker the verification process
  • Certificates of Marriage, Birth or Deed Poll are all acceptable proof as well as Driving Licenses
  • Our team are on hand to support if you are not sure what documents to send

Be advised...

  • Must be original, official supporting documents – copies are not accepted
  • Your new passport details must match the information found in supporting documents
  • We are not able process a passport name change until all required documents are received.

WHAT WE DO...

SECURE APPOINTMENTS

PRIORITY BOOKING

Once orders are received we secure pre-booked appointment slots with our teams to ensure the fastest possible service

CHECK DOCUMENTS

GETTING IT RIGHT

Our expert team check every detail of your application, knowing exactly what is acceptable and what can cause potential delays

ATTEND MEETINGS

GAINING APPROVAL

We attend appointments at the passport office in person to gain on-the-spot passport application approvals

DELIVER PASSPORTS

READY TO TRAVEL

Your passport and personal documents are immediately available for collection, or can be sent by guaranteed next-day delivery

APPLY FOR YOUR FAST TRACK PASSPORT NAME CHANGE TODAY

Order a fast track passport name change online in just a few minutes.

Visit our passport name change order page where you can select your service preferences and view pricing before making payment.

It’s quick and easy to use Fast Track Passports so you only need a few minutes to apply!

WHY A FAST TRACK PASSPORT NAME CHANGE?

FAST

Processing your passport or visa application in a matter of days rather than taking up to 8 weeks.

EASY

Easy online application with our team taking care of the rest once your documents are received.

CONVENIENT

Our Essex passport office is easily accessible by car, or stay at home and simply post us your documents.

TIME SAVING

Removing the need to take days off work to arrange and attend lengthy, official appointments in person.

PRIORITISED

As registered agents we have access to priority, fast track appointments every day, saving weeks of waiting.

GUARANTEED

Making sure applications are fully prepared for approval through quality checks and processes.

HELPFUL

Highly experienced and friendly teams providing support, advice and updates for every application.

VALUE FOR MONEY

Fully inclusive, fixed and fair pricing for processing essential travel documents quickly on your behalf.

HOW TO COMPLETE A PASSPORT NAME CHANGE APPLICATION FORM

Follow our step-by-step guide for completing your passport name change application form

 Put a cross (X) in the New name box next to the Changes option

 If you require a 48 page passport, mark the relevant box with a cross (X)

 DO NOT mark the box for Secure Delivery.  We take care of that!

 Complete the section marking selection boxes with a cross (X) or writing with CAPITAL LETTERS

 Use Maiden or previous names to enter previous Surname, then First and Middle names

 Use the relevant fields to provide your new name as you wish it to be seen

 Keep all writing within the white boxes provided, using each for one character only.

 Take your time and allow for spaces where appropriate.

 Make sure to use the separate town, county and postcode areas to provide your address

 DO NOT write anywhere else on the form.  Use Section 8 if you run out of space.

 In part 3A put a cross (X) in the Yes box and go to 3B below

 In part 3B enter the number of passports being returned – usually 1

 Enter your current passport number(s) in the boxes provided

 DO NOT complete section 3C for passport name change services

 If your passport is lost or stolen please use our passport replacement service

 Read points 1 to 9 of the Declaration thoroughly

 Check that all information you have provided is accurate and genuine

 Enter your Signature and the Date in the boxes provided

 DO NOT write over or outside of the Signature box border

 Both a Signature and Date are required to validate applications

ORDER A FAST TRACK PASSPORT NAME CHANGE

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