Some passport interviews suspended amid backlog

Interviews for first-time applicants for passports have been suspended in London as staff struggle to deal with the 30,000 backlog of applications, the Home Office has said.

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Passport delays: Readers share their stories

Following reports of delays to passport applications, ITV News readers have been sharing their experiences on our Facebook page.

Here are a selection of comments from people who say they have been affected:

Applied 6 weeks ago for renewal passport for my son in Thailand. The UK Passport Office charged my credit card 3 weeks ago but still no passport has arrived! Due to travel in 2 weeks!

– Martin Cairns

£76 to simply change my name. I sent mine to them March 22nd and have not got it back.

– Amanda Andrews

I applied for my to children and myself for 1st time passports it took almost 4 months to receive them. In the end I had to contact my MP's office who got it sorted for me.

– Jackie Freeman

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