Emergency Travel document for new borns

Sadika made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to HM Passport Office

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

Mae'r ymateb i'r cais hwn yn hwyr iawn. Yn ôl y gyfraith, ym mhob amgylchiad, dylai HM Passport Office fod wedi ymateb erbyn hyn. (manylion). Gallwch gwyno drwy yn gofyn am adolygiad mewnol.

Dear HM Passport Office,

Further to recent announcements by home office to issue emergency travel documents for children out of UK, infact the exact wording on gov.uk website says

"If you’re the parent or guardian of a child living overseas who needs to travel, you can apply for an emergency travel document for your child if you can’t get a new or renewed passport in time to travel."

can you please provide the following information

1. How many emergency travel documents have been issued for children born outside uk in the months of July, Aug and Sep '14. (especially children born in India)

2. what is the average turn around time to get ETD in the months of Julu, aug and Sep'14.

3. As everybody know, schools in UK have started in September and parents with school going children cannot bring them to the UK along with new borns because currently there is no information about how long it takes to get ETD for new borns from India. For such parents is there any helpline or some other departments to speak to and expedite the application processing.

4. In Sep'14 home office announced that the number of outstanding application have fell from nearly half-a-million to just 90,000. If there is such a fast turn around time, can you please provide how many overseas applications from india were successfully dispatched to individuals in the months of July, Aug and Sep'14.

Yours faithfully,


FOI, HM Passport Office

Dear Sadika 

Thank you for your e-mail of 17 September, in which you ask for data
relating to Emergency Travel Documents for new babies.  Your request is
being handled as a request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.

We will aim to send you a full response by 16 October, which is twenty
working days from the date when we received your request.

If you have any questions about the handling of your information request,
please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely

Her Majesty's Passport Office

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HM Passport Office

FOI acknowledgement


FOI Request, Ref: 0928-14


Dear Sadika,


Thank you for your Freedom of Information request. It has been assigned a
unique reference number (above) and has been passed to the relevant
section within the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to deal with. They will
be in touch with you should your request need clarification.


We received your request on 02 October 2014 and will aim to respond within
20 working days, following the date of receipt.


Yours sincerely


FOI and DPA Team



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FOI, HM Passport Office

1 Atodiad

Dear Ms Sadika

Thank you for your information request.  Please find response attached.

Yours Sincerely

Her Majesty's Passport Office

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