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passport office strikes,somethings not right,thoughts?

(7 Posts)
infoman Sat 18-Mar-23 06:16:35

The media were saying that there are 250,000 applications a week.
Thats one million applications a month
In twelve months thats 12 million in a year
We have 60 Million persons liveing in the U.K.
Thats means that persons are renewing their passports every five years

Riverwalk Sat 18-Mar-23 07:03:11

The Independent:

At peak times – including April – HM Passport Office can receive 250,000 applications per week.

Your interpretation is wrong!

MawtheMerrier Sat 18-Mar-23 07:11:39

An over literal even mis-interpretation of the figures?

What Riverwalk says

J52 Sat 18-Mar-23 07:37:27

Yes the small words do often change interpretation of numbers.
Thinking about it, there must also be people who get a passport and then die, I don’t think you surrender their passports.
Then there are babies born who must also have their own passports now.
So at any one time there’s more passports than actual people.

J52 Sat 18-Mar-23 07:42:12

To add to that, babies passports are only valid for 5 years, as obviously they change in appearance, so are renewed. Women who get married change their passports to their married name and those who change gender also renew their passports. All adding to the numbers, although they are the same person in respect of the population numbers.

harrigran Sat 18-Mar-23 09:13:34

People applying for British citizenship will apply for a passport too.
Fairly common to have dual nationality now, DD has a Belgian passport as well as her British one, makes it much easier for her travelling in the EU for work.

Georgesgran Sat 18-Mar-23 09:27:29

I was listening to Simon Calder yesterday and he was begging people whose passports expire at the end of the year not to panic and not to apply now. The passport offices will be inundated. DD1 genuinely needs a new passport for DGS1, as he’s now 5 and they’re going away at the end of the school holidays, hopefully she can get it in time.