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Passports: Applications

Question for Home Office

UIN 1193, tabled on 12 May 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average processing time is for (a) a child's and (b) an adult's (i) first passport and (ii) passport renewal as of 12 May 2022.

Answered on

13 June 2022

Since April 2021, people have been advised to allow up to ten weeks when applying for their British passport as more than 5 million people delayed applying due to the pandemic.

Between March and May, over 90% of applications processed were completed within six weeks, with approximately 98.5% completed within ten weeks.

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Home Office