British Nationals Abroad: Passports

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 21st July 2022.

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Photo of Stephen Kinnock Stephen Kinnock Shadow Minister (Home Office) (Immigration)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many UK nationals were issued with (a) new passports, (b) replacement passports and (c) emergency travel documents by UK embassies and consulates overseas in (i) 2019, (ii) 2020, (iii) 2021 and (iv) 2022 to date.

Photo of Stephen Kinnock Stephen Kinnock Shadow Minister (Home Office) (Immigration)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many applications for (a) new passports, (b) replacement passports and (c) emergency travel documents were received by UK embassies and consulates overseas in (i) 2019, (ii) 2020, (iii) 2021 and (iv) 2022 as of 18 July 2022.

Photo of Rehman Chishti Rehman Chishti Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

Passport issuing was repatriated to the UK in 2013. The application process was centralised with applicants submitting their passport applications to Her Majesty's Passport Office in the UK.

The FCDO issued the following numbers of Emergency Travel Documents (ETDs) to British people overseas where their passports had been lost, stolen or were otherwise unavailable;

Year: Number of ETDs

2019 29332

2020 13144

2021 13469

2022 14223

(to 18/07/2022)

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