Home Department written question – answered on 21st March 2006.

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Photo of Lynne Jones Lynne Jones Labour, Birmingham, Selly Oak

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what criteria are used for deciding (a) when and (b) whether a passport holder may renew their passport.

Photo of Andy Burnham Andy Burnham Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office)

British Passport holders may surrender their existing passport for renewal at any time they choose. The full fee must be paid and no refund can be given in respect of unexpired validity in the old passport. The UK Passport Service will add up to 9 months of unexpired validity from the old passport to the new one.

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