Heading abroad with the family but need to renew your passports? You’ll need to make sure you all have a valid passport to leave the UK but that comes with a cost.

The price for renewing passports is different for adults and children but how much will it add to the cost of your holiday?

Let’s take a look at the costs of renewing passports and applying for new ones.

How much does it cost to buy a child’s passport?

If your child is under the age of 16, you’ll be able to apply for a child’s passport for them.

Those who apply for a passport online will need to pay £53.50 while those who apply via a paper form from the Post Office will need to pay £64, according to the government website.

A child’s passport will be valid for 5 years and someone who has parental responsibility for the child will need to apply on behalf of them.

Both parents’ details will need to be given when you apply but if you’re unable to provide both sets of details, you’ll need to explain the reason why.

Examples of reasons include you’re the only parent named on the child’s birth certificate or the child was adopted by you only.

If your child already has a passport that has expired and needs to be renewed, this can be done either online or via post.

Travel should not be booked until the child has a valid passport as the new passport and old passport will have different numbers.

If the personal details of your child have changed, you’ll need to apply for a new passport rather than renew it.

How much does it cost to renew a child's passport?

It costs £53.50 to renew your child’s passport online and £64 to renew it by post.

To find out more information about passports for your children, you can visit the government website.