Passports: Applications

Home Office written question – answered on 16th June 2022.

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Photo of Vicky Foxcroft Vicky Foxcroft Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average processing time is for (a) a British passport and (b) renewal of a British passport as of 8 June 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. The vast majority of all passport applications continue to be dealt with well within 10 weeks.

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