Home Office: It can take up to ten weeks to get a British passport instead of usual three

The Home Office warns that processing applications for a British passport can take three times longer than usual due to increased demand for replacement documents.

Now it can take up to 10 weeks to get a British passport.

For example, if you apply today, you should not expect a passport before 17 June 2021.

According to official data, in 2020, about four million people applied for a British passport, but after the lifting of the travel ban, the number of applicants may increase.

British citizens whose passports will soon become invalid will be sent text messages asking them to take care of their renewal in advance.

Let us remind that because of Brexit, holders of British passports who are going to go to the EU countries must make sure that their documents expire no earlier than in six months.

"It is very important that those who need to apply for a new passport do so now. If you have postponed the renewal of your passport or are applying for the first time, start application procedures as soon s possible to get it on time." – announced the Home Office.

Posted on Apr 08, 2021.

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