Throughout the year there are several peak seasons in travel and when it comes to applying or renewing your UK passport these are definitely the times to avoid if possible. When it comes to applying for or renewing your passport being prepared and having the latest advice and guidance is vital.
We are rapidly approaching one of the busiest periods in passport applica...
This article covers advice and guidance for booking and attending urgent appointments at a local Passport Office, in order to get your passport urgently you will first need to book an appointment either online or by phone, you will also be required to bring the correct supporting documents with you. Throughout the year we get many calls from customers who are running ...
When renewing your adult passport and you are only renewing due to either an expired passport or passport that is due to expire in the near future many customers are not aware that the counter-signatory part of the application process is often not required unless you have changed significantly since your previous (most current) passport photo.
This article aims to he...
If you have booked or are looking to book an appointment at your local passport office to use either the urgent services, which includes the 1 Day Premium service or the 1 Week Fast-Track Service or you need an appointment for a first-time adult passport. This article is to help you plan your appointment from locating your local office to directions parking informatio...
If you have or are thinking of changing your name recently, whether that is through marriage or a civil partnership, or you have changed your name via deed poll you will need to think about updating your passport. Many travellers are aware that if your legal name does not match your passport you may not be able to travel. This has resulted in customers being refused b...
Thousands of travellers are heading off this summer to all corners of the globe and many of those people are families making the most of their children having 6 weeks off school. As we are all aware this is one of the busiest times of the year for travel. All modes of transport including airports, ports and Eurotunnel see a huge surge in passengers.
Many holiday booking sites, travel agents and airlines advertise last minute deals to grab a bargain and save money booking last minute is often the most desirable way to travel. The problem that many travellers are facing is they book these fantastic deals and realise that their passport has expired, is damaged or it has been lost in a move.
This has led to a large ...
Many people spend weeks or months planning their perfect trip, focusing on the cheapest flights or the best hotels, where to go or what activities they want to do once they arrive, but one thing we are finding more and more is customers are failing to check their passport in time to travel.
Thousands of people miss out their holiday plans due to their passports being...
Applying or renewing your passport can be expensive, luckily it only has to be done every 5 years for a child's passport and every 10 years for an adult's passport. But, even with the rarity that you need to renew your passport the recent price rises has left some people and families unable to even consider applying for or renewing their passports. This means many peo...
We are currently in peek season for UK passport applications, The Passport Office is dealing with a huge influx of new applications daily, so to help you find the best and most efficient service we have laid out which types of applications are available for each service. As the service you are able to use is dependant of your circumstances please ensure you do not boo...
With sweltering heat over the early May Bank Holiday it is a sure sign we are now in peak passport season. May, June and July are certainly the busiest months over the Summer with December being peak season in Winter. These peak seasons see an incredible surge in passport applications as well as an enormous increase in urgent passport requests.
This May Bank Holiday ...
For many people when you think of travel you assume you will always need a valid UK passport, you may be shocked to hear that you don't always require a passport to travel. Thousands of holiday makers and travelers take advantage of these passport free travel routes every year making these some of the most traveled to countries from the UK.
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