The backlog in passport renewals is putting "immense stress" on one family desperately waiting for their 10-year-old daughter's travel documents to arrive, according to one father.
Jason Hutchings told Good Morning Britain he began renewing his daughter's passport on May 20 - well within the three week time limit for the family holiday, due to begin on Tuesday next week.
However, Jason said the passport has still not arrived, despite trying to pay the extra £50-60 for a premium upgrade.
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".