UK Responds To Passport Backlog With Concessions

By Editorial 26 June, 2014

The British government has announced a series of measures to help clear a backlog of passport applications.

British nationals living overseas can now have their passport extended for 12 months with an official stamp in their existing passport, according to a statement from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

In addition, parents or guardians of children living overseas who wish to travel to the UK will be able to apply for an emergency travel document in place of a new or renewed passport for their children.

Home Secretary Theresa May also said that fees for fast-tracking applications have been removed.

Her Majesty's Passport Office (HMPO) is dealing with the highest demand for passports in 12 years and has issued over three million passports so far in 2014, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office said.

Tags: Fees | Travel And Tourism | Expats | Travel | Visas And Passports |


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