The price of applying for a passport is set to increase on Tuesday 27 March by £3 if you do it online and £12.50 if you do it by post – but there’s a way to lock in today’s cheaper price if you’re due to renew right up until the end of 2018.

The Home Office is for the first time making it more expensive to apply by post rather than online, as postal applications cost more to process.

The price changes will come into force on Tuesday 27 March and apply to renewals and new passports (which includes if you’ve lost your old passport or changed your name).

Online applications will cost £75.50 for adults and £49 for children, while postal applications will be £85 for adults and £58.50 for children.

at Avon Studios Photography we can take your passport photo in our studio and guarantee zero chance of being rejected. We are the only photography studio in Warwickshire who can give you the digital code for the new online passport application service.