LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, May 17, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Around 9.5 million people are expected to apply for a new passport this year, up from an average of 6.5 million in previous years.
This comes as a result of over five million British citizens delaying their passport renewals in 2020 and 2021. The British government is now warning people to process their applications “as soon as possible” to avoid delays.
Her Majesty’s Passport Office has stated that the current processing time for new passports is around ten weeks, but situations have been reported to happen in which processing is taking much longer than that.
Why Is The UK Passport Renewal Process Delayed?
The Passport Office announced that the queue had been caused by an unusual amount of demand for UK passport applications and renewals.
Following the end of Covid-19 travel restrictions, more individuals are renewing their passports, which they had postponed during the pandemic.
More than one million new passport applications were processed in March 2022, 13% more than the previous record set in March 2019.
How To Speed Up An Application
Here are some ways to speed up a British Passport renewal or application amidst the current delays.
Plan ahead! If a new passport is needed in the near future, start the application process as soon as possible. This will give some breathing room if there are any problems with the application. Click here to begin the renewal or application for a British passport today.
Check to see whether the application is completed fully and accurately. The Passport Office has been known to reject or delay an application due to the slightest inaccuracies.
Before submitting an application, have it examined by an expert. The U.K.ABROAD team of UK passport experts will carefully review applications and ensure that they are in order before sending them to the relevant government department in the United Kingdom.
To avoid delays and the possibility of losing documents, using a courier service is recommended. Using a courier ensures that a passport application is delivered promptly to the HM Passport Office and does not get lost in transit. U.K.ABROAD offers services such as the use of a reputable, registered courier for the transportation of documents and the return of a new British passport.
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This news story originally appeared at Travel News - on 18 May 2022