I have just recieved this text today, application on the 14th of July has anyone else recieved this I fly in 7 weeks it’s a fine line 🙃
We are sorry that it is taking longer than usual to process your application due to COVID-19. If we don’t need any further information to progress your application, you should receive your passport within 6 weeks.
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I have just received an SMS advice on 10 August that my Passport renewal is approved and it has been sent for printing. I started the application process on 28 June, they acknowledged receipt of Old Passport on 22 July (actual signed recorded delivery receipt by Durham PP office was 3 July?) and was advised being processed on 27 July. So I’m still waiting! Be surprised if I receive new passport before 20 August? Whatever, I will log it into the passportwaitingtime calculator. So simple renewal will end up taking about 54 days from start to receipt of new passport! Fortunately I do not have an urgent need to travel, but living in France my Passport is my primary identification document which has to be carried at all times and can be demanded by authorities without warning.