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Issuing of passports by the Home Office

Volume 718: debated on Tuesday 19 July 2022

The petition of residents of the constituency of Glasgow North,

Declares that many people in Glasgow North and across the country are experiencing significant delays in the processing of their passport applications by the UK Home Office; further that many are waiting for considerably longer than the advisory 10 week processing time, and that access to premium and expedited services is difficult and does not guarantee the timely processing of an application; and further that as a result many plans for travel have been altered or cancelled, with people missing out on long planned holidays, business opportunities, or visits to family and friends which have not been possible during the years of the pandemic.

The petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urge the Government to significantly increase the capacity of the Home Office to process passport applications and ensure its commitments to processing times and customer service are met in all possible circumstances.

And the petitioners remain, etc.—[Presented by Patrick Grady.]