New ‘ten minute’ online passport application launched…..

A new online passport renewal service that’s said to take approx. ten minutes to complete has been released by the government and HM Passport Office.

The scheme has been successfully piloted during the last year, with applicants able to upload a suitable digital photograph from a smartphone or tablet.

Once ready for processing and subject to all the documents being satisfactory, the timescale for sending out a new passport will remain the same (approx. 3 weeks), and the new process is only suitable for a renewal, not for a lost or stolen passport.

More details can be found at www.gov.uk/apply-renew-passport