May 18, 2022

Latest UK Passport Processing Times 18th May 2022

The following averages are calculated from data received over the last 30 days.

How long does it take to get a passport?

First Adult: 36.36 days

First Adult (With Interview): 42.42 days

Adult Renewal: 23.20 days

First Child: 38.34 days

Child Renewal: 25.21 days

One Week Fast Track: 6.62 days

First Adult (overseas application): 47.84 days

Adult Renewal (overseas application): 40.43 days

(Crowd sourced data for last 30 days)

View graphs showing averages over time here

5 Replies to “Latest UK Passport Processing Times 18th May 2022”

  1. Andi Quinn says: May 18, 2022 at 2:36 pm

    Is this the number of working days, or calendar days please? I’m waiting to receive my adult renewal passport that I did through the post office digital check and send service but haven’t heard anything back. I’m getting very concerned. It will have gone to the Durham passport office. Does anyone have any advice or information please?Thanks

    1. Josh says: May 18, 2022 at 2:39 pm

      Hi Andi, When did you do this application ?

      I have included my time line from the passport office website, that shows what happened and when.

      Application history
      Application approved 9:25am on 18 May 2022
      Documents received 10:35am on 15 May 2022
      Application received 2:42pm on 30 April 2022
      Application submitted 2:41pm on 30 April 2022

      Did you get a text or email with your reference number on ?

      I heard nothing for two weeks post completing the application with my local post office

      Hope this helps

  2. Cheryl says: May 19, 2022 at 6:23 am

    How long does it take for documents to show as received please it’s showing as they were delivered and signed for days ago but not showing up on system yet

    1. Lyn says: May 19, 2022 at 9:25 am

      It took 13 days for Passport office to confirm receipt of my passport, despite me sending it via RM next day special delivery. RM tell me HMPO are not signing for ‘signed-for’ deliveries because of the sheer volume (truckloads) being delivered so my RM tracking wasn’t updated. Emails from HMPO advising me to send my “sent” passport did say to ignore the email if it had been sent in the past 3 weeks. 3 days after confirmation of receipt I received confirmation of it having been approved. Not sure what the timescale is from now. I hope this help reassure you.

    2. Przemek says: May 19, 2022 at 2:24 pm

      i’ve sent mine by RM, next day sign for service and RM tracking said as received and sign for the very next day indeed. took 10 days to update on system as received

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