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Applying for or renewing your British Passport
All British passport applications made in France are processed in Paris at the British Consulate General.
Applications can be sent by post or made in person at 18 bis Rue d’Anjou, Paris 75008 (Monday to Friday from 09.30–12.30 and 14.30-16.30.)
The simplest way however, if you don’t fancy the trek to Paris, is to print off the appropriate application form at www. britishembassy.gov.uk/france and send it to......
British Consulate General,
75363 Paris CEDEX 08.
The fees (correct in September 2009) are below but please note that the Passport office is unable to take personal cheques and suggests that payment be made by Mandat (postal order) available from post offices, or by cash and credit card in situ.
- Adult (over 16): 143 Euros (gulp!)
- Children (from 0 to 16): 91 Euros
- Jumbo (when available), (48 pages): 173 Euros
- Amendment (for name changes): 144 Euros
Applications are processed (in theory) within 10 working days. In exceptional circumstances and upon proof of travel commitments booked, this could be shorter. You may collect your passport from your nearest British Consulate or arrange to have it returned by registered post or Chronopost. (For more details, check with your post office)Telephone Enquiries
As a last resort, if you need to enquire by telephone on the status of your passport, you can call the ’call-handling providers’, Careline, on +44 208 082 4729, who will able to advise you on the status of your application. You can also call this company if your circumstances have changed and you need your passport more urgently than within 10 working days.
Lines open 24 hours a day, 5 days a week, from 9am Monday to 6pm Friday.