Don’t forget your passport…is it in date?
Heard the stories in the news lately??
Have you checked your passport is in date for your holiday? Many destinations require 6 months validity, so make sure you comply with this before travelling. Reports in the Travel Trade are saying that there are big delays at the Passport Office – so get that application off sooner rather than later.
Passport delays threaten summer holidays.
Delays at the Passport Office could threaten thousands of summer holidays as holidaymakers fail to receive their documents in time.
Some new applications are now taking as much as two months to process, reports the Telegraph, and there are fears the backlog could get even worse as the holiday season approaches.
It says the backlog has already reached half a million according to some estimates and staff from other departments have now been drafted in to help deal with the growing crisis.
Do you need to apply for a new passport for your child??
If so its recommended you apply at LEAST 3 months before you intend to travel.
There are severe delays in issuing NEW passports for children and infants. The passport office WILL NOT issue
a same day turnaround on these.
I have seen several pleas from Travel Colleagues asking if anybody knows someone who can speed up the process
as clients are travelling imminently. Unfortunately nothing can be done and holidays will be missed.
The summer months are always busy in the Passport Offices so DON’T delay make sure you apply as soon as possible.
Lets hope everyone gets their passports back in time and nobody misses out on their holiday.
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