Consultation on the proposed location of passport remote interview facilities in sparsely populated parts of the UK, as defined by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), was undertaken with local and regional bodies in those areas. Somerset is not defined as a sparsely populated area in this context.
The requirement to attend an interview will be introduced gradually, starting with interviews in a limited number of interview offices in the next few months, with further offices being added progressively through to the end of 2007.
The number of days per week each interview office will open are:
Interview centre Number of days (a) Barnstable 2 (b) Bristol 5 (c) Exeter 3 (d) Yeovil 3
Number of days