how long does a first passport take to sort out?

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cheesestraws
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how long does a first passport take to sort out?

Postby cheesestraws » Wed Oct 20, 2021 3:39 pm

The informations sheet it says it takes 6 weeks - has anyone applied for one recently?
Wondering if it took this long or given the current covid climate did it take longer?
Many thanks for any advice.
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Postby SIMONE HILLS » Thu Oct 21, 2021 10:42 am

Five and a half weeks. Received mid October 2021.
Overall first or second passports ( take less than or about 6 weeks.
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Postby piper_halliwell » Mon Oct 25, 2021 6:15 am

I’m waiting for mine presently. I sent my papers in two weeks ago. Will let you know when I get it if you’d like. I heard it could be anything between six and eight weeks.
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Re: how long does a first passport take to sort out?

Postby mrs_original » Mon Oct 25, 2021 7:18 am

I applied in July for my baby and got it back in 4 weeks.
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Postby pkmang » Mon Oct 25, 2021 8:18 am

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Postby pkmang » Mon Oct 25, 2021 8:19 am

Look here. Crowdsourced data

https://www.passportwaitingtime.co.uk/
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Re: how long does a first passport take to sort out?

Postby dudette » Mon Oct 25, 2021 8:32 am

I got mine earlier in the year and it was super quick (I can’t remember precisely but I’d say less than two weeks.) I think it really depends on what time of year you apply. If you’re just renewing and apply online I imagine it’s quicker.
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Postby dudette » Mon Oct 25, 2021 8:34 am

Oh sorry I just realised you said first passport! Having said that my cleaner got her first British passport this year too and that was also pretty quick.
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Postby AliceMacInnes » Mon Oct 25, 2021 8:38 am

The guidelines say up to 10 weeks but my daughters took 5 weeks and when I called up to ask (as we were flying in 8 weeks) they said it was usually around 5 weeks for a first passport.
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Postby pipparobins » Mon Nov 01, 2021 9:12 am

Hi there - it took 5 weeks for us to get the passport back for our baby and we received it last week if that helps.
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