Passports: Applications

Home Office written question – answered on 5th March 2019.

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Photo of Imran Hussain Imran Hussain Shadow Minister (Justice)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average length of time is for HM Passport Office to process passport applications.

Photo of Caroline Nokes Caroline Nokes The Minister for Immigration

The table below show the median average processing time in working days for passport applications:

Year

UK

International

2018

4.0

4.7

For paper applications, the processing time starts on receipt of the application form. Online applications commence on receipt of the signed declaration or supporting documents, depending upon the service used.

Passport processing ends at the point that a passport is printed, and does not include the time taken for delivery.

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