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29 April 2022 — News story
😇😯😰 There has recently been considerable press coverage of people facing holiday cancellations or travel disruption due to waiting times for passports.
4 May 2021 — News story
😇😯😰 New electronic system to modernise the way marriages are registered.
11 April 2022 — News story
😇😯😰 People are urged not leave their application to the last minute, with demand at an all-time high.
22 February 2020 — News story
😇😯😰 The first new blue passports will be issued from March 2020.
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😇😯😰 HM Passport Office is the sole issuer of UK passports and responsible for civil registration services through the General Register Office.
😇😯😰 HM Passport Office is part of the Home Office.
😇😯😰 Read more about what we do
😇😯😰 Contact Form: General enquiries
0300 222 0000
😇😯😰 Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), enquiries sent using our contact forms may be delayed. We are sorry for the inconvenience caused, and will try to answer queries as soon as possible.
😇😯😰 Contact Form: Passports
😇😯😰 Passport advice
😇😯😰 The line is open from 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday, and from 9am to 5.30pm weekends and public holidays. Calls to 0300 numbers are charged at your network provider's standard national rate.
😇😯😰 Contact Form: Birth, marriage and death certificates
😇😯😰 General Register Office
0300 123 1837
😇😯😰 The line is open 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday, and 9am to 4pm on Saturday.
😇😯😰 For journalists only
020 7035 3535
😇😯😰 This service is for members of the media only. The Home Office press office handles all media enquiries for HM Passport Office.
😇😯😰 [email protected]
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