Authorizing Another to Attend Your Appointment
Generally when renewing your passport via the 7 day Fast Track or 1 day Premium Service the applicant themselves must travel and attend a face to face meeting at one of the regional Passport Offices throughout the UK (not required for the standard 4-6 week renewal service).
The Passport Office appreciates that for many applicants it can be very inconvenient to take the day off work and incur travel and accommodation expenses travelling to their nearest Passport Office so they can secure an express passport and so via an Authorization Letter the applicant can give permission for a family member / friend or colleague to attend the meeting on your behalf. You will need an Approved Authorization Letter >>>
Whilst you can create your own letter we can provide you with an Authorization Letter that has been approved by a solicitor allowing another to attend in your place. This letter is recognised at all 7 Passport Offices in the UK and can be provided the same day you request it from us. Request Approved Authorization Letter here >>>
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Who Needs an Authorization Letter?
If the applicant is not attending the appointment them self then the person attending on for them will need an authorization letter to collect the new passport otherwise they will not release it. A recent study found that 1/3 of applications lodged directly with HM Passport Office are rejected due form errors, omissions or non-compliant photographs. Delaying the allocation of the passport. Authorize Another to Attend Your Appointment >>
Who Else Can Attend?
If the applicant cannot attend their own appointment then we can arrange an Authorized Agent to attend on the applicants behalf meaning they do not need to take the day off work, incur travel costs etc. Further details on this service which can be used for both Fast Track and Premium appointments can be found here >>
Passport Office Appointments
You will not be seen without an appointment at one of the UK’s Passport Offices and so you if you are not applying via the Standard Application route and wish to have your passport renewed within 7 days (the Fast Track Service) or within 1 day (the Premium Service) then you will need to book an appointment with your nearest passport office. We can book you in at any Passport Office of your choice, simply complete this form >