Passports: Birmingham Erdington

Home Office written question – answered on 21 July 2022.

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Photo of Paulette Hamilton Paulette Hamilton Labour, Birmingham, Erdington

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the (a) causes for delays in processing passport applications at HM Passport Office and (b) the impact of those delays on people in Birmingham Erdington constituency.

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.

Across the first 6 months of 2022 HMPO processed 97.7% of UK standard applications within 10 weeks.

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