Postal application more expensive than online.
From 27th March 2018, getting a new passpoert will costs £12.50 more, but apply online its only £3 rise.
Present, a standard adult passport for renewal costs £72.50 regardless of how the application is made.
Under the new government charging scheme, an adult passport will increase by 17% to £85 if applying by post but by applying online it will only increase by £3, to £75.50.
Charges for children's passports will increase by £12.50 (27%) from £46 to £58.50 for anyone under the age of 16, but by applying online it will be £49.
From 27th March 2018, a family of four will pay a total of £287 for new or renewed passports by post. If they apply online, the cost is £248.