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.
We are going to go through...
We always recommend customers routinely check their passports for damage, wear and tear as these issues cost travelers thousands of pounds every year in missed holidays, additional travel plans and the inconvenience of needing to replace your existing passport. However, with this in mind there are some parts of your passport that you can not inspect for damage like th...
Earlier this year The Home Office proposed a significant price increase to almost all passport applications, this proposal went largely unreported and as a result many customers are unaware of the impending price changes.
Some passport applications are set to increase by 27% with this staggering jump in price many people will want to know why this is happening now an...
Attending an urgent passport appointment can be a daunting experience, especially for those customers that have never attended a Passport Office before. The Passport Offices are government run buildings and therefore have very tight security as well as strict rules and regulations on attending urgent appointments and the consequences of missing your urgent appointment...
UK passports are considered to be the most powerful travel documents in the world, along with Finland and Sweden a UK passport grants you visa free or visa upon arrival to 173 countries around the world. With unrestricted access to so many countries it's clear to see why UK passports are so desirable.
Each country has their own rules and regulations surrounding elig...
Most consumers are unaware but when renewing or updating your existing passport the passport number will change, this is due to many reasons however the most important is the prevention of fraudulent activity. This article explains more about the passport number change and how you can be cautious when booking travel arrangements or applying for visas knowing that your...
Applying for a new passport or renewing your existing passport requires a lot of personal information, but as we know your personal details can change over the years due to life changes and personal circumstances.
Changes can happen at any time and many people like to implement these changes on their legal documents, bills and identification as soon as possible, esp...
Peak season for passport applications is between the months of January to August. Most people are unaware of the many different services on offer, however each service has certain requirements depending on whether the applicant is an adult or a child, if there is any name changes and if the passport is lost,stolen or damaged.
We have prepared this extensive guide to ...
We receive many questions in relation to children's appointments for urgent Fast-Track 7 Day Services, this article aims to address many of these common questions to help you when planning the renewal or first time application for your child.
For the avoidance of doubt we confirm that HM Passport Office classes a child as any individual under the age of 16 years. If ...
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