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Passports: Children

Question for Home Office

UIN 12076, tabled on 15 October 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reasons the premium renewal service for passports is not available for children's passports.

Answered on

26 October 2015

Access to the premium service is subject to the ability of HM Passport Office to carry out sufficient checks and safeguards within the four-hour period under which a decision must be taken on the passport application. The renewal or replacement of a child’s passport requires additional security checks to be conducted to protect the best interests of the child and it is not feasible for these to be completed within the current premium service timescale.

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Home Office
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