Britons are encouraged to apply for a new passport online and ensure they are “sending in the right documentation, have filled in the form accurately, and ensure their photo meets the correct specifications, as this will also speed up the process.”
However, the Home Office is urging only those who really need a new passport to apply at the moment.
“What HMPO is also asking is that if people do not need to renew right now, then they should wait until after Summer,” it explained.
“This is always a busy time and with the added difficulties during the coronavirus pandemic, HMPO has had to scale back its operation.
“But it is working hard to get services fully resumed as soon as possible.”