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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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...
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