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The DBS say, ‘We are aware that it is taking longer than usual to process UK passport applications, as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. In response to this, DBS will temporary allow expired UK passports to be used for ID checking purposes, if within 6 months of their expiry date. The applicant must be in possession of their expired passport, to use it as an identity document.’ (See https://www.gov.uk/government/news/further-update-to-id-checking-guidelines)

For further information about changes to DBS ID checking guidelines as a result of COVID-19, go to: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/further-update-to-id-checking-guidelines

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