Passport Office

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Fears of new Windrush as thousands of UK immigrants face ‘cliff edge’ visa change
Campaigners say move to electronic permits by the end of the year is a ‘recipe for disaster’ that could leave immigrants without proof of status

Chaminda Jayanetti

18, May, 2024 @9:00 AM

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Cost of UK passports to rise for second time in 14 months to up to £100
Fee rises by 7% to £88.50 for adult online application, while applying by post will cost £100

Sarah Marsh Consumer affairs correspondent

10, Apr, 2024 @2:44 PM

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Technical error at DVLA adds £7.50 and weeks’ delay for driving licence renewal
Drivers have to use more costly post office or postal options because of online identity verification problem

Anna Tims

30, Sep, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Multiple passport holders in England and Wales double in decade
Rise in dual citizenship driven by migration from EU, and uptake of additional passports after Brexit

Kevin Rawlinson and agency

31, Aug, 2023 @1:14 PM

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UK passports issued in name of King Charles III for first time
Announcement marks first time documents have used title ‘His Majesty’ in 70 years

Kevin Rawlinson

18, Jul, 2023 @3:35 PM

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Why did I have to fly from London to Belfast to get a new UK passport?
I was forced to make a stressful journey to the only office where I could get an appointment in a strike

Jenny Southan

01, May, 2023 @6:00 AM

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‘I was in tears’: Briton with valid passport barred from flight over Brexit rules
Experts say it is vital to check you meet EU requirements, or you could risk losing your holiday

Miles Brignall

29, Apr, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Repeat of Passport Office delays looms after failure to address issues, say MPs
Bosses showed ‘lack of curiosity’ about human impact of backlog, says public accounts committee member

Kiran Stacey

06, Apr, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Passport Office workers across UK to strike for five weeks over pay
Members of PCS union to take part in action from early April likely to have ‘significant impact’ on delivery times

Jamie Grierson

17, Mar, 2023 @6:29 PM

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No 10 refuses to give details of how £4bn pay deal for health workers will be funded – as it happened
Downing Street reveals cost of improved pay offer for nurses and paramedics but will not say where the money will come from

Andrew Sparrow

17, Mar, 2023 @5:08 PM

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Liz Truss says it is ‘unfair’ to blame her mini-budget for interest rate hike and rules out being PM again – as it happened
UK’s shortest-serving prime minister says she ‘learned a lot’ from time in government but does not want top job again

Andrew Sparrow

06, Feb, 2023 @6:02 PM

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Tory failures blamed as Passport Office pays out record sums for delays
Documents show ministers knew of problems with office before it was overwhelmed by post-Covid surge

Shanti Das

01, Jan, 2023 @8:00 AM

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