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Are You Aware of the Passport Price Hike?

Posted by Devenia Besant on 11 Feb 2018

If you or your childs passports is due for renewal now is the time to do it as it’s reported the price is about to g up!

The cost of a child’s passport is set to surge by nearly 30% from £46 to £58.50 and for an adult passport the price will creep up from £72.50 to £85.

If all approved by parliament the changes will come in to place on the 27th March so not long now.  The changes will apply to postal applications with on-line applications going up in line with inflation for adults – £75.50 and for children – £49.

According to reports the Home Office says it wants to shift the cost of passport services onto travellers to make it less of a burden on taxpayers.  You can find out more about the proposed changes here.

If you or your childs passport is up for renewal there are plenty of places to get your pictures done the correct way before sending off your application:

On-line you could use Paspic  – you simply upload your photos and have them checked with their validation system to ensure that they meet the important regulations outlined by the passport agency. 4 x UK passport photos prints will only cost you £6.00 with free delivery, and if you need them in a hurry they should take just two days to arrive.

If you want to pop in somewhere to get an instant picture you can go to one of the following places locally:

Epsom:

Quality Dry Cleaners
37 Upper High Street
Epsom
KT17 4RA
Telephone: 01372 722477

Ewell:

Ewell House Pharmacy
Ewell House Parade
Epsom Road<
Ewell
KT17 1NP
Telephone: 020 8393 2142

Banstead:

Just Photos Kodak Express
83B High Street
Banstead
SM7 2NL
Telephone: 01737 371 003

Leatherhead:

S & P Photos
6 High Street
Leatherhead
KT22 8AN
Telephone: 01372 377 463

Sutton:

Snappy Snaps
193 High Street
Sutton
SM1 1JU
Telephone: 020 8770 0168

So getting checking those expiry dates and get your applications if needed in now!

 
Devenia Besant
Devenia (Dee) Besant is the founder of Epsom and Ewell Families. Runs a busy household as a mummy of 3 and a wife and some would say crazily committed to helping small businesses and the local community.

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