Theresa May yesterday told MPs that the Passport Office is hitting its targets amid claims delays could be set to derail summer holiday plans.
Speaking on the fourth day of the Queen's Speech debate in the Commons yesterday, the Home Secretary said the impact of higher than usual rates of applications and renewals would be monitored closely.
But Mrs May rejected claims from MPs the service was at risk of breaking down and said resources had been increased.
She said: "I can absolutely assure you we are very aware of the forthcoming major period of summer holidays coming up and the need to ensure that facilities and resources are there within the passport office to deal with this matter."
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".