June 5, 2024

Recent Applicant Timelines 05/06/2024

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How Long Are Passports Currently Taking?

Read timelines from recent UK passport applicants to give you a good idea of how quick passports are being processed.

Feedback, experiences, timelines, tips and useful information from people that have recently been through the UK passport application process. View which passport office has processed the passport and different types of application.

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1st Adult Passport

Type of Application:
First UK Adult Passport

Passport Office:
Corby

Photo Method
Used a different photo booth (Not Photo-Me)

Submission Date:
15-05-2024

Date Received:
31-05-2024

Overall Experience:
5 Star – Very Easy

Comments:
Very easy instructions on the website and if you have questions the people at passport office are very helpful.

Type of Application:
First UK Adult Passport

Passport Office:
Corby

Photo Method
Took it myself on my phone

Submission Date:
03-02-2024

Date Received:
01-06-2024

Overall Experience:
5 Star – Very Easy

Comments:
Mine took a while due to needing to send more documents twice. Other than that it was super easy.

Type of Application:
First UK Adult Passport

Passport Office:
Hemel Hempstead

Photo Method
Other Max spielmann

Submission Date:
21-05-2024

Date Received:
01-06-2024

Overall Experience:
5 Star – Very Easy

Adult Renewal Passport

Type of Application:
Adult Passport Renewal

Passport Office:
Corby

Photo Method
Used a Photo-Me photo booth

Submission Date:
28-05-2024

Date Received:
03-06-2024

Overall Experience:
5 Star – Very Easy

Type of Application:
Adult Passport Renewal

Passport Office:
Corby

Photo Method
Took it myself on my phone

Submission Date:
03-05-2024

Date Received:
15-05-2024

Type of Application:
Adult Passport Renewal

Passport Office:
Hemel Hempstead

Photo Method
Took it myself on my phone

Submission Date:
23-05-2024

Date Received:
31-05-2024

Overall Experience:
5 Star – Very Easy

Type of Application:
Adult Passport Renewal

Passport Office:
Hemel Hempstead

Photo Method
Took it myself on my phone

Submission Date:
21-05-2024

Date Received:
31-05-2024

Overall Experience:
5 Star – Very Easy

Type of Application:
Adult Passport Renewal

Passport Office:
Corby

Photo Method
Took it myself on my phone

Submission Date:
19-05-2024

Date Received:
31-05-2024

Overall Experience:
5 Star – Very Easy

Type of Application:
Adult Passport Renewal

Passport Office:
Hemel Hempstead

Photo Method
Other Photo taken at Asda photo shop

Submission Date:
24-05-2024

Date Received:
04-06-2024

Overall Experience:
5 Star – Very Easy

Comments:
Very quick service and regular updates to so you know what is happening
Top tip – you can enter your PEX reference in the Royal Mail tracking website if you haven’t had your RM text as yet.

Type of Application:
Adult Passport Renewal

Passport Office:
Corby

Photo Method
Took it myself on my phone

Submission Date:
24-05-2024

Date Received:
04-06-2024

Overall Experience:
5 Star – Very Easy

Comments:
24/05 – applied
25/05 – sent off old passport
28/05 – Royal Mail tracking confirmed delivery
29/05 – HMPO confirmed passport received
03/06 – passport approved and printed
04/06 – new passport arrived

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Lost or Stolen Passport Application

Type of Application:
Lost/Stolen Passport

Passport Office:
Not Sure

Photo Method
Took it myself on my phone

Submission Date:
28-04-2024

Date Received:
05-06-2024

Overall Experience:
1 Star – Very Stressful

Comments:
Application history

StatusDate
Passport printed 7:20pm on 3 June 2024
Application approved 1:36pm on 3 June 2024
Form confirming identity received 5:42pm on 28 April 2024
Identity details received 5:42pm on 28 April 2024
Email sent to person confirming your identity 5:37pm on 28 April 2024
Ask someone to confirm your identity 5:33pm on 28 April 2024
Application submitted 5:33pm on 28 April 2024

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