If you are a British Citizen working and living abroad and you are looking to renew your passport, you may be wondering how you are able to do this in the country you currently call home. Traditionally, when renewing a British passport, you would complete physical forms and then send them off to Her Majesty’s Passport Office but that has all changed in recent times and the first point to note is that the process is now completely online.
This should make the undertaking easier, however in reality there are a number of logistical hurdles. The purpose of this blog is to highlight some of these issues.
COVID-19 has become a byword for administrative delay. That being said, each of the problems below existed before the pandemic.
The government webpage currently states that an application for a passport should take up to 10 weeks. Whilst this may be true for the most part, an applicant should make allowances for COVID-19 (administrative delay).
If you would like more information on the rules related to this topic and legal advice tailored to your situation, we offer consultations and a full application service to provide advice and assistance on the best course of action to take to secure your British passport. Get in touch here.
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