Passports

Home Office written question – answered on 12th March 2018.

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Photo of Alison Thewliss Alison Thewliss Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Cities), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Treasury)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for (a) adult and (b) child standard passports were made (i) online and (ii) by paper application in each year since 2001.

Photo of Caroline Nokes Caroline Nokes The Minister for Immigration

Our records indicate the volume of non-priority service standard passport applications received by HMPO for calendar years 2015, 2016 and 2017 are as follows:

Online

Adult

Child

Total

2015

1,341,274

434,143

1,775,417

2016

1,515,233

464,928

1,980,161

2017

1,432,173

370,490

1,802,663

Paper

2015

2,928,131

1,403,365

4,331,496

2016

2,760,771

1,316,269

4,077,040

2017

2,566,281

1,315,483

3,881,764

Total

12,543,863

5,304,678

17,848,541

Please note that Paper applications include Direct Postal and Post Office applications.

Data is only available from 2015. We are unable to provide data for the period 2001 to 2014 as requested as it is not available on our system. In order for us to extract the information and have this data categorised as requested would take Her Majesty’s Passport Office over the £850 limit for enquiries.

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