What can you do if you are caught up in the passport backlog?

Sarah Coles
Passport Stock
Passport Stock

Half a million people are now said to be waiting for a passport - and the number has doubled in just three months as the Passport Office faced the highest demand for passports for 12 years. Thousands of passports are taking longer than the typical three weeks to return to holiday-makers, threatening travel chaos.

So what can you do if you are affected?