Applying for a passport by post or using the local post office facilities is a timely and expensive process as each section has to be carefully reviewed and approved.
In a bid to reduce this unnecessary cost, the government have spiked postal application costs whilst online applications only raised by £3.
Online applications will now cost £75.50 compared to filling out a postal application which has been raised to £85.
This rise also affects the cost of child passports. An online application costs £49 whilst a postal form cost has risen to £58.50.
That equates to a 17 per cent rise in postal applications for adult passports and a whopping 27 per cent increase in child postal forms.
The costs of other application forms have also increased today.