Passports: Applications

Home Office written question – answered on 20th July 2022.

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Photo of Michelle Donelan Michelle Donelan Conservative, Chippenham

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to clear the passport application backlog.

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

Her Majesty’s Passport Office has added 850 staff since April 2021. This has helped to ensure that more passport applications are being processed than ever before. Between March and May, 98.5% of UK applications processed were completed within ten weeks.

Processing capacity will increase further, with an additional 350 staff arriving within the summer.

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