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Worried about passport delays due to strikes? Here's what you need to know

More than 1,000 Passport Office workers across the UK will walk out from 3 April through to 5 May as part of strike action over pay, pensions, redundancy terms and job security.

3 April 2023

Exclusive: Over a million people missed out on cheaper passports last year – here's how to cut the cost of applying

Over seven million Brits saved on their passport applications by applying online instead of using a paper form last year – but more than a million missed out, MoneySavingExpert.com.

3 February 2023

Planning a trip abroad? You've one day left to renew your passport for less, as fees are rising by 9% tomorrow

If you're planning a trip abroad this year, check your passport's still valid – and, if it's out of date, renew it now – as application fees are due to rise by around 9% on 2 February 2023.

1 February 2023

Hit by passport application delays? Your travel and compensation rights explained

With record numbers lodging passport applications after putting off renewals during the pandemic, delays at the Passport Office are threatening to derail holidays for many. We round up your travel and compensation rights.

21 July 2022

Easyjet or Ryanair passenger? You can claim a refund and £100s in compensation if you're wrongly told your passport isn't valid

Some EasyJet and Ryanair passengers have wrongly been told at the departure gate that they can't board flights because their passports are invalid. If you've been incorrectly turned away but your passport is fit for travel, here's how to get a full refund and £100s in compensation on top. Plus, we confirm the passport rules for European travel.

13 May 2022

Exclusive: More than half a million people missed out on cheapest passport rates because they applied by post – here's how to cut costs

Over three million Brits saved on their passport applications by applying online instead of by post last year – but more than half a million missed out, MoneySavingExpert.com (MSE) can reveal.

4 April 2022

Travellers warned of 10-week passport renewal wait - so apply NOW if hoping to go away this summer

Hopeful holidaymakers have been urged to apply for new passports or to renew existing ones as soon as possible to avoid delays of up to ten weeks. Usually passports take between four and six weeks to be processed.

12 April 2021

Passport application backlog of 410,000 due to coronavirus delays

There is currently a backlog of 410,000 UK passport applications due to coronavirus-related delays, according to new Government figures

22 July 2020

Three million pay extra for passports after leaving it late to renew

More than three million applications for pricier premium and fast-track passport renewals have been made in the past five years, costing travellers an extra £130 million, MoneySavingExpert.com can reveal

20 November 2018

Post Office launches 'digital' passport renewals

The Post Office will now let you renew your passport online at 725 branches across the UK - but it'll cost £15 more than doing it yourself

9 November 2018