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HM Passport Office opening times & next available appointments during the christmas period

As the festive season is just around the corner, many people are looking forward to their Christmas holidays. For those who are travelling abroad, the HM Passport Office is a vital part of the process. It is important for travellers to know the opening times of the passport office during the Christmas period, so that they can make sure their applications are in on time.

The HM Passport Office will be open during the Christmas period, but the opening times may vary from office to office. Generally, the passport office will be open from 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday. However, some offices may close on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

Those travelling over the festive period should submit their passport applications as soon as possible. This is because the passport office can become very busy over the Christmas period, and applications may take longer to process. The passport office recommends that people submit their applications at least two months before their intended travel date. This will ensure that the passport is ready in time.

The passport office also offers an express service, which can be used to get a passport within one week. This service is available to those who need their passport urgently, and can be particularly useful for those travelling over the Christmas period.

At present the next availability at the natioanl passport offices for the premium one day or fast-track one week services are:

• Durham Passport Office: December 28th 2022
• Belfast Passport Office: December 28th 2022
• Peterborough Passport Office: December 29th 2022
• Liverpool Passport Office: December 29th 2022
• Glasgow Passport Office: December 29th 2022

• Unfortunately the London office is now booked up until 3rd January 2023

If you need any of the above appointment times for the fast-track service you will need to call the booking line below as soon as possible as these times available dates may change very quickly.

If appointments are not available in your nearest passport office

If you're applying for a passport and find that the HM Passport Office does not have any available appointments at your local office, don't despair. You may still be able to get an appointment at the next nearest passport office.

Although traveling to the next nearest passport office may be a good option if your local office is unable to accommodate your application so you will need to check the online system or by phone to make sure you can get an appointment booked before planning your travel as this may result in further costs and the time involved to get there.

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