The fees for the application for passport have been increased. The new prices will be applied before Easter.
For an adult passport the fee will be increased from £72.50 to £85 and the fee for a passport for children under 16 will be raised from £46 to £58.5.
Tory MPs have confirmed the price rise despite that the Labor had tried to block the price rise. The proposal for the price rise was passed in a House of Commons vote by 317 to 258.
The raised prices will be only applicable to postal applications and will come into effect on March 27.The online application fee will also be raised a little. For adults it will be £75.50 for a passport, while for a child’s passport people would have to pay £49.
The HM Passport office said that it is expected to receive additional income of up to £50 million in the financial year 2018-19 from
The Government has said that adults applying online will still pay less than they would have in 2009.
It should also be noted that one in ten households in Great Britain do not have internet access, according to official figures.
The rise in prices is not related to the announcement that the UK passport’s color from burgundy to blue after Britain leaves the EU.
HMPO processes over six million passport applications each year.