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New UK passport - how many weeks?

Old Nov 22nd 2021, 7:58 am
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Anybody know how long a new UK passport takes? Am thinking about using my local post office to do a digital application where they take my photo, upload & send it off via the internet.
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Old Nov 22nd 2021, 9:04 am
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Assuming that you are in the UK, I used Timpson key cutting stores where they take a digital photo including an online code.
I received 4 original passport sized photos; a memory stick with the digital images and the online code.
I then applied for my passport renewal online giving the online code for the photo.
The passport office uses the code to download the photo.
You then need to send your old passport to the designated passport office.
My renewal passport came back within one week but I heard of a first passport application taking several weeks.
The new passport arrived on signed-for mail and the old passport arrives via ordinary post.
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Old Nov 23rd 2021, 7:08 am
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Anybody know how long a new UK passport takes? Am thinking about using my local post office to do a digital application where they take my photo, upload & send it off via the internet.
Can you ask at the post office how long the digital application will take or phone the passport office and ask them? Good luck
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Old Nov 23rd 2021, 7:44 am
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These are the times on the Govt website.
I doubt that the Post Office will differ from these.
The times were similar when I renewed but mine (and other friends) came back within a week.


Processing times in the UK

Standard online application processing times may change quickly. Allow up to 10 weeks to receive your passport.
Check these processing times regularly for updates.
Adult passport applications (16 or older)
In the week ending 14 November 2021, these were the typical processing times for standard online applications.
Standard online £75.50 Renew a passport 6 weeks Replace a damaged passport 6 weeks Replace a lost or stolen passport 6 weeks Change of details 6 weeks Apply for a first passport 7 weeks
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Where are you applying from? They’re currently taking about a week from within the UK.
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Old Nov 25th 2021, 3:07 am
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From UK Midlands. Thanks.
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Old Nov 29th 2021, 8:24 am
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Am in UK. Will go check myself. Thanks all.
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Old Nov 30th 2021, 12:26 pm
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Local post office said 8 to 12 weeks for their digital renewal passport service.
Think I will just go to London passport office premium service.
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They’re managing expectations. Unless you are travelling over the festive period then it’s not worth the time or money going into London.
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Take care booking an appointment with the London premium service. There are scam websites that give the appearance of being the official govt. site and charge a fee for the appointment. Make sure you are booking on the correct site, check the fee and don't pay anything additional.
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Got it from London
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I am waiting on my son's first passport - they have received the documents, just waiting on an update. Anyone know how long the turnaround is ?
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I am waiting on my son's first passport - they have received the documents, just waiting on an update. Anyone know how long the turnaround is ?
1-2 weeks.
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