The Home Office expects a workers’ strike will cause processing delays for those renewing their passports from April 3 to May 5.

Key Points:

  • The proposed strike will impact passport renewal offices in England, Scotland and Wales, including the offices in Durham, Glasgow, Liverpool, London, Newport, Peterborough and Southport from April 3 to May 5.
  • Passport offices in Northern Ireland have yet to announce if they will join the coordinated strike.
  • Individuals can renew their passports online through this website.
  • The strikes are set to end on May 5.

BAL Analysis: Those trying to renew their passports during the strike should expect significant delays. Individuals with urgent travel needs should renew their passports as soon as possible.

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