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Parliamentary and Diplomatic  
Enquiries Team  
2nd  Floor, Peel, NE 
2 Marsham Street 
London 
SW1P 4DF  
 
Email xxx@xxxx.xxx.xxx.xx 
Website www.gov.uk/hm-passport-office 
 
 
 
Mr Taraka  
Email: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx.xxx 
 
Reference:  FOICR 33048/14  
 
04 November 2014  
 
 
 
 
Dear Mr Taraka  
 
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST  
 
I am sorry for the delay in responding to your e-mail of 25 September, in which you ask for 
information about emergency travel documents.  Your request has been handled as a 
request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.  
 
I am able to disclose the information set out in the enclosed Annex.  
 
In keeping with the Freedom of Information Act, we assume that all information can be 
released to the public unless it is exempt. In line with normal practice we are therefore 
releasing the information which you requested via the www.gov.uk website.  
 
I hope that this information meets your requirements. I would like to assure you that we 
have provided you with all relevant information that Her Majesty’s Passport Office (HM 
Passport Office) holds.   
 
If you are dissatisfied with this response you may request an independent internal review 
of our handling of your request by submitting a complaint within two months to the address 
below, quoting reference FOICR 33048/14. If you ask for an internal review, it would be 
helpful if you could say why you are dissatisfied with the response. 
 
 
 
Passport Adviceline: 0300 222 0000 
Email us at xxx@xxxx.xxx.xxx.xx 
Visit our website at www.gov.uk 
 
 



 
Information Access Team 
Home Office 
Ground Floor, Seacole Building 
2 Marsham Street 
London SW1P 4DF 
e-mail: xxxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxx.xxx.xxx.xx   
 
As part of any internal review the Department's handling of your information request will be 
reassessed by staff who were not involved in providing you with this response. If you 
remain dissatisfied after this internal review, you would have a right of complaint to the 
Information Commissioner as established by section 50 of the Freedom of Information Act.  
 
Yours sincerely 
 
 
 
 
 
 
H Reid  
Parliamentary and Diplomatic Enquiries Team   
 
 
 
 
 
 
Passport Adviceline: 0300 222 0000 
Email us at xxx@xxxx.xxx.xxx.xx 
Visit our website at www.gov.uk 
 
 



Annex  
 
Freedom of Information request from Taraka (reference 33048/14) 
 
The information you requested and Her Majesty’s Passport Office response is set 
out below  
 
1. How many Emergency Travel Documents were issued  for overseas applicants 
Jun -14, Jul - 14, Aug- 14 and Sep -14 Months 
 
I can confirm that the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) does hold information 
relevant to your request.  
 
1.   The total number of UK Emergency Travel Documents (ETDs) issued were:  
 
•  June 2014: 5,235 
•  July 2014: 5,309    
•  August 2014: 3,980   
•  September 2014: 3,352  
Please note that our figures may differ slightly depending on the date a case has been 
closed. These figures do not include the number of pending applications for that month.  
 
2. What is the turnaround time for those applications
 procedure followed. 
 
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) aims to issue ETDs on the same or next 
working day for straightforward cases once we receive the full and complete application at 
the British Embassy, High Commission or Consulate.  The turnaround time for non-
straightforward cases, including those who have not previously held a British passport, can 
vary depending on the complexity of the case and in some cases it could mean that travel 
arrangements have to be delayed.  It is the FCO’s priority to provide an efficient service to 
all ETD applicants and we will aim to turn each application around as quickly as possible. 
 
3. What is the procedure followed   
 
An ETD must be applied for in person.  The British Embassy, High Commission or 
Consulate staff will check the applicant’s eligibility by confirming the need to travel, 
verifying identity and that the applicant is a British national. If the applicant has never held 
a British passport before or is in the process of applying for a passport, the FCO may need 
to liaise with Her Majesty’s Passport Office when completing these checks.  An ETD will 
not be issued unless all these checks can be satisfied as we are unable to compromise on 
child protection.  
 
Passport Adviceline: 0300 222 0000 
Email us at xxx@xxxx.xxx.xxx.xx 
Visit our website at www.gov.uk 
 
 



For all cases the applicant will need to provide proof of travel plans, a police report (if their 
passport has been stolen), a recent photograph, completed application form and in most 
circumstances pay a fee.  If the applicant is a child we also require consent from all those 
with parental responsibility. In more complex cases, including when the applicant has not 
previously held a British passport, the FCO or HM Passport Office may ask for additional 
information to satisfy the necessary checks, e.g. birth certificates, marriage certificates, 
medical records and photographs. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Passport Adviceline: 0300 222 0000 
Email us at xxx@xxxx.xxx.xxx.xx 
Visit our website at www.gov.uk