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Reduction in passport fees to take effect from 3 September 2012

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Tuesday 24 July 2012

Following an announcement by the United Kingdom Identity and Passport Service that UK passport fees are to be reduced with effect from 3 September 2012, the new fees will also take effect in the Bailiwick of Guernsey from the same date.

From the 3 September 2012, a standard 10 year adult passport will cost £72.50 (down from £77.50) and a child's passport (under 16 years), valid for 5 years, will cost £46.00 (down from £49.00).

The cost of a collective passport, for organised trips for schools and youth groups, remains at £39.00

The Premium Rate Service fee, which allows for a fast-track service in certain circumstances, will remain at £35.00. This rate is in addition to the £72.50 / £46.00 fee charged for the standard passport.

Passports issued in the Bailiwick of Guernsey are issued by the Passport Office on behalf of His Excellency the Lieutenant Governor who exercises the Royal Prerogative. Local applications may be made by post or by calling in person at the Passport Office.

The States decided some years ago that it would pay the passport fees collected in the Bailiwick each year to Her Majesty's Government as part of the Bailiwick's

contribution towards defence and overseas representation. This continues to be the case and the fees will, therefore, reduce in line with those in the United Kingdom.

ENDS

Contact Information

For further information please contact:

Phil Taylor, Assistant Chief Officer - Head of Immigration and Nationality
Tel:             01481 741 420
E-mail:       phil.taylor@gba.gov.gg       

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