Some British holidaymakers could have their summer holidays ruined due to lengthy delays caused by an application backlog at the passport office, the Sun (£) has reported.
Passport fraud staff have been diverted to help with the extra workload amid a struggle to issue travel documents before the summer holiday season, the Guardian said.
The Passport Office's interim chief executive Paul Pugh denied there was a backlog, saying: "We have been experiencing exceptional early summer demand for passports. We have brought in extra staff to respond to the extra demand."
The Home Office has outlined how people who are facing delays to their passport renewal can get it fast-tracked for free.
If you are worried about your passport application not being ready ahead of your holidays, there are a few options available to you.
Photos shown to ITV News appear to reveal the scale of the backlog at the Passport Office, amid staff claims of "blind panic".