Because of coronavirus (COVID-19), it takes up to 5 weeks to renew or replace a passport. It may take longer for a first adult passport.
You may be able to get a passport urgently to travel for compassionate reasons, your work, or to prove your identity.
If you apply while you’re in the UK, your passport can only be sent to a UK address - do not book any travel until you’ve got it.
How to apply
It’s taking longer to process paper applications than online applications because of coronavirus.
Apply online to: