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UK slashes passport costs for Spain expats

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UK slashes passport costs for Spain expats
16:55 CET+01:00
British expats in Spain will pay a third less for new passports in the wake of what UK authorities are calling "efficiency savings" over the last three years.

An unpopular decision to close the UK's former passport processing centre at the British Embassy Madrid has an upside.

The fees for a UK passport for British citizens applying from overseas countries, including Spain, will fall by 35 percent from April.

James Brokenshire, Immigration and Security Minister, has announced that from April 7th the passport fee for customers applying for a UK passport from overseas will be reduced by £45 for adults and £28.50 for children.

The changes will see 32-page adult passports costing £83 while passports for children will cost £53.

The larger 48-page passports will cost £91 for adults and children.

For new or replacement passports, go to the Overseas British passport applications page on www.GOV.UK where you can make an overseas application. 

You need to apply and pay online and send your supporting documents direct to the UK. The turnaround time is four to six weeks, and applications are accepted up to nine months before the expiry of your current passport.  

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