You must get a countersignature if your appearance has changed and you can’t be recognised from your existing passport.You don’t need a countersignature if you’re changing your name or adding a title.Proof Of Departure: Computer generated flight itinerary from the airline or travel agency, copy of airline ticket or a corporate letter stating U. departure by private aircraft more than 3 weeks away.
Your application can be delayed if you don’t follow the rules about passport photos.
If you can’t be recognised from the photo in your existing passport, get your application form and 1 of your photos signed by someone else to prove your identity.
You’ll need a credit or debit card to apply online.
The days of spending great swathes of time at the Post Office trying to renew a passport, armed with myriad paper forms and multiple photo booth snaps – that are still inexplicably “unsuitable” – may finally be over.
The government has launched an online passport renewal service which reportedly takes just 10 minutes to complete.