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:
– Martin Cairns
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!
– Amanda Andrews
£76 to simply change my name. I sent mine to them March 22nd and have not got it back.
– Jackie Freeman
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.