Current Average UK Passport Processing is:

10 Days*

How does this work?

We collect data via our website and also Twitter to provide you with an estimate of how long you are likely to have to wait to receive your UK passport. Whilst it is not a precise indication of when you will get your passport back it will certainly give you some idea of how long you may need to wait based on other people who have recently applied and received theirs. We calculate an average of the last 31 days of user tweets to display a figure in days.

Waiting for you passport, especially if you have already booked your holiday, can be very stressful.

Who Are We?

We are a friendly bunch who love to travel and wanted to create a UK resource to relieve the stress of the British public. We are an independent company and are no way connected to the UK Home Office (sorry, we had to get that in) but hopefully through crowd sourcing we can provide you with an excellent resource not only for passport waiting times but also we will be offering lots of other travel advice provided by ourselves and our contributors. (like to be a contributor? click here)

How can I contribute and why?

You may wonder why people would want to contribute and tell us their passport waiting time but there are a couple of reasons why. Firstly, this site would not work without the contributions from other users. The reason you are here is because you want to know how long your passport will take to arrive. As we Brits are generally nice people and always like to stick together when we travel then why not help each other. If you have received your passport and have used this site then why not help others and be part of our calculation.

Secondly, we have created lots of interest with our concept in the travel industry and by contributing you will be in line for some nice travel treats that we are negotiating with travel industry providers.


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Contribute to Passport Waiting Times

There are 2 ways to share your experience. It you are an avid Tweeter you can simply use the hashtag #passportwaiting and tweet the number of days (not weeks) it took for your passport to arrive from your application. If you would rather be more anonymous you can fill out the form in the right margin of this page.

What is the average waiting time for a Passport?

The figure in our title above shows you the latest average waiting time for a UK passport. This is updated on a daily basis after a calculation of the last 30 days of user data.

Methods of Passport Application

Our passport waiting time calculation is based on times waited for passports that are applied for online and at the Post Office. It does not include visiting the Passport Office and completing a same day application which is often done in emergency situations.