Passports: Applications

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

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Photo of Justin Madders Justin Madders Shadow Minister (Future of Work), Shadow Minister (Business and Industrial Strategy)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average processing time is for (a) a child's and (b) an adult's (i) first passport and (ii) passport renewal as of 12 May 2022.

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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