Passports: Applications

Home Office written question – answered on 28th September 2020.

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Photo of Jeff Smith Jeff Smith Opposition Whip (Commons)

What recent progress her Department has made on reducing the time it takes to process passport applications.

Photo of Kevin Foster Kevin Foster The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

The measures put in place to increase capacity for processing passport applications have successfully helped to reduce turnaround times.

This includes rolling out a new system which increases the ability to process applications from home, and which is now processing almost 60 per cent of UK digital applications.

On 23 September, the median processing time for passport applications received from the UK was 8 working days.

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