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
Revealed: Passport applicants given shorter renewals after stealth rule change
Travellers have found time left on their existing passport hasn't been added to their new one after renewing
13 September 2018
Warning: 75,000 a week miss out on cheapest passport application rates
100,000s of Brits are paying more than they need to for a new or replacement passport, official data shows
3 July 2018
Passport prices go up on 27 March - how to beat the hike
Online passport application costs are set to increase by £3 and postal application costs by £12.50
30 January 2018
Worried about airport security delays? Here's what you need to know
UK passengers flying to and from Europe are facing long queues at some airports – here's what you need to know
2 August 2017
20 nifty over-50s MoneySaving tips
Are you missing out on pension credit worth £35 a week? This, and many other over-50s MoneySaving tips
8 June 2016
US border agency blunder ruins holidays and costs British tourists £100s
Holidaymakers have had to cancel holidays and pay for new passports after their travel documents were mistakenly revoked
1 April 2016
28 July 2021
First Direct's £100 bank switch bribe - go quick
Ends 9am Wed
New. Broadband price war
Incl cheapest deal in 18mths - '£13/mth'
Travel insurance from £9/week
Incl some Covid cover
New. Help if you're 'pinged' or told to isolate
Martin's video explainer
Slash PCR travel test costs to £40
Avoid £100+ fees
'I reclaimed £3,500 in packaged bank fees'
'...going back to 1990'
15 summer cinema savers
Incl £2.50 entry & free O2 Monday tickets
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