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Child's Passport

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Child's Passport

Hi all,

Am having a bit of a panic. We sent our baby boy's passport application off last Wed (1 week ago), via the Check and Send facility at the Post Office. We received a text today stating they had received it.

We travel in 3 and a half weeks. The UK Gov website states that children's passports take 3 weeks. We have given them 4 and a half weeks. I am now hearing rumours that the passport office is inundated and struggling to meet demand, so am absolutely freaking out.

Has anyone heard anything similar?


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1. Re: Child's Passport

Yes. They are inundated. They always are at this time of the year. There's another thread on here about this renewal times subject:


Have a read through it and see if it gives you any comfort (especially the last couple of pages about call backs and prioritising documents). If you read the Government web site carefully I'm sure it'll say " ... it takes three weeks, on average .... may take longer during busy periods ..." or something very much like that.

Don't leave it so late next time. He'll need a new one in five years time.

Edited: 04 June 2014, 14:03
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2. Re: Child's Passport

My dad needs his passport renewed for a trip in October.

He's sending it off next week once he gets around to having his hair cut for his new passport photo's!

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3. Re: Child's Passport

If you need a Passport in a hurry, make an appointment at the Passport Office, get everything you need sorted, go there and get it done in a day, costs a few ££ but consider that "insurance" for your trip.

Otherwise, sort it a good couple of months in advance.

Hope yours for the DBB comes in time

Hope you don't bite nails too much....

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