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Passport delay of up to 11 weeks

Passport renewals will be delayed for up to 11 weeks, the Department of Immigration warned tonight.

A department spokesman said there had been a recent spike in reports of hold-ups for British Overseas Territories Citizen passports.

He added applications were still being processed, but the return time was outside the department’s control.

The announcement came after confirmation of the waiting time from the British government.

The spokesman reminded the public not to book travel without a valid passport.

Passports valid for at least six months can usually be used for travel before the holder is required to apply for a new one.

Applications can be made up to four months before a passport expires.

The issuing of emergency temporary passports is subject to strict guidelines.

The BOTC passport application form is available online only from the Department of Immigration at gov.bm.

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Published May 31, 2021 at 6:47 pm (Updated May 31, 2021 at 6:47 pm)

Passport delay of up to 11 weeks

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