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Post-pandemic surge in passport applications triggers lengthy delays

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Sreenith Kulangarath outside the Sydney passport office where hundreds of people queued up on Tuesday to collect their new passports.

Sreenith Kulangarath outside the Sydney passport office where hundreds of people are waiting. Source: SBS News/Supplied


Published 9 June 2022 at 7:10pm
By Catriona Stirrat
Presented by Vikas awana
Source: SBS

There's growing frustration at passport offices across the country with no end to the application backlog in sight. Pre-pandemic there were around 7,000-9,000 applications daily - while this week saw a daily record with close to 16,500 applications received.


Published 9 June 2022 at 7:10pm
By Catriona Stirrat
Presented by Vikas awana
Source: SBS


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