Passports: Applications

Home Office written question – answered on 13th June 2022.

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Photo of Yvette Cooper Yvette Cooper Shadow Secretary of State for the Home Department

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many passport applications processed by her Department missed the 10-week processing target in each year since 2015.

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

Since April 2021, people have been advised to allow up to ten weeks when applying for their British passport as more than 5 million people delayed applying due to the pandemic.

Between March and May, over 90% of applications processed were completed within six weeks, with approximately 98.5% completed within ten weeks.

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