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Volume 934: debated on Monday 27 June 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what is the length of time taken to renew a passport; and if he will look into methods of speeding up procedures, especially for those who-have to travel abroad at short notice.

Currently, at the height of the peak season, all applications for passport facilities, including the replacement of expired passports, are being dealt with within the four-week period of notice asked for on application forms. Arrangements already exist for passports required urgently to be issued by the stated date of travel, if necessary on the same day that application is made.

HM Embassy196019701975Present
Bonn107989683United Kingdom based
157168163121Locally engaged
Brussels33344543United Kingdom based
50799080Locally engaged
The Hague30232426United Kingdom based
29434430Locally engaged
Luxembourg6677United Kingdom based
312127Locally engaged
Paris81809595United Kingdom based
102146168141Locally engaged
Rome43384545United Kingdom based
89947562Locally engaged

Note: Figures given relate to posts borne on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office vote.