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I applied for a British renewal passport online by mistake instead of new British passport. I have already paid online for it and received my declaration pack. What can I do to rectify this error? Is applying for a new passport and ignoring this is sufficient? Is refund option available?

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  • You may not be able to do anything. According to gov.uk/passport-fees you cannot get a refund if you cancel your application. – Traveller Apr 6 at 16:24
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    Are you certain that you have made a mistake? So-called passport renewal is generally misnamed, since it usually concerns getting a new passport within a certain amount of time after the previous one has expired. But it's not actually possible to literally renew an expiring or expired passport; the first document is always replaced with a new one that has a new passport number. – phoog Apr 6 at 16:33
  • OP has not returned to clarify comments. Putting on hold. – Mark Mayo May 9 at 1:12