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Passports: Applications

Question for Home Office

UIN 2385, tabled on 16 May 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent steps she has taken to improve the time taken to process passport applications for (a) immigrants and (b) refugees not related to schemes for Ukrainian refugees.

Answered on

19 May 2022

British passports are issued to British nationals only.

Should any person become a British citizen through naturalisation or registration, they should apply for a British passport in the usual way. All applicants in the UK using the standard service are currently advised to allow up to ten weeks to get their passport.

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Home Office
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