Justify Cost of Passport

David A made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to HM Passport Office

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

Mae'r cais yn aros am eglurhad. Os David A ydych chi, os gwelwch yn dda, mewngofnodi i anfon neges ddilynol.

Dear HM Passport Office,

Not that long ago it cost about 20 pounds to buy a passport. The current cost is practically 100 pounds. Could you tell me where this prodigious cost rise has come from and where the extra 70 or 80 pounds is being spent?

Yours faithfully,

David: Adelman

FOI, HM Passport Office

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dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

FOI, HM Passport Office

Dear Mr Adelman,

Thank you for your email of 10 February, in which you ask for information on the current passport. Your request is being handled as a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

It is not clear, from your email, exactly what information you require. To help us to deal with your request properly, could you confirm what you mean. However, I can confirm that the current cost of an adult passport is £72.50

Once you provide this information, we will aim to send you a full response to your request within twenty working days.

Yours sincerely

Her Majesty’s Passport Office.

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Gadawodd Steven Robinson anodiad ()

Application processing: £31.60
FCO Consular Premium: £15.62
Production/Book Personalisation: £10.79
Delivery: £3.30
Overheads/Admin: £16.19
Total: £77.50