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How long do British passports take with coronavirus?

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Just out of curiosity,

 

How long does it take to recieve your UK passport from the day you apply?

 

And will the coronavirus slow everything down if the passport offices are shut.

 

Cheers.

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If passport offices close, that is obviously going to affect turnaround times. Excluding that real possibility, I would expect the process to be faster because fewer people are preparing for trips.

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Do you know how long the current turnaround time is?

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5 minutes ago, finy said:

Do you know how long the current turnaround time is?

Commonly two to three weeks.

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Amazing, thanks.

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I'm due to do mine around May time to give myself a full year on my passport before doing my next one year marriage visa extension. I'm watching the thread to see if anyone has a comment. 

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It is highly unlikely that HMPO will close or stop issuing passports. Up to date information will be found on the Gov.UK website

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Depends on it....it needs to be quarantined for 14 days, and it may recover or perish, but given its under attack from Brexit, Corona the outlook is not very bright.

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Could conceivably be faster than usual. Relatively few people planning to travel anytime soon, and many waiting until the summer for the new blue ones anyway.

Also, as a backup plan, worth checking if you are entitled to an Irish passport. Never hurts to have multiple passports, especially at times like this.

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On 3/16/2020 at 6:21 AM, finy said:

Do you know how long the current turnaround time is?

Let us all know how you get on with this. I tried a couple of months ago and gave up with the new hybrid process!

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They emailed within 24 hours saying business as usual.

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On 3/27/2020 at 11:09 AM, finy said:

They emailed within 24 hours saying business as usual.

But now VFS is closed for passport applications.

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The VFS Passport Application Centre is now closed until further notice. If you have a passport ready for collection then you must collect it by tomorrow at 3.30pm.

 

If your passport is still in process then you will have to wait until VFS opens again to collect it.

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