OMG dds passports have expired! Help please someone what shall we do

(79 Posts)
yogabird Fri 07-Feb-14 19:10:42

Going away next sat. Spent a fortune terrified now we can't go

yogabird Sat 15-Feb-14 07:08:28

Thanks all and happy half term to all! Happy people now about to get up and out to the snow smile

Johnogroats Thu 13-Feb-14 15:33:51

Have a wonderful time...I was out there last weekend and it was wonderful...you will get the benefit of all the snow that fell on my head!! Buckets of powder. Very jealous. And so much sweeter now the stress of the passports has gone!

So pleased for you, have a lovely time skiing! smile

IwishIwasmoreorganised Wed 12-Feb-14 19:23:12

Brilliant news grin

Well done for getting it sorted - and with time to spare! Now for the packing........

handcream Wed 12-Feb-14 19:18:10

Phew, really good news. However can I pass on a tip please that someone gave me.

Dont EVER store your old passport with your new ones.. They cut off the corner when they send the old one back but she didnt see that when she collected the families passports together.

Only spotted at the airport. Wouldnt let her fly... She has to stay behind and sort out and DH and other child flew off.

The thing is it COULD happen to any of us. However organised we are, these things to happen....

MrsExcited Wed 12-Feb-14 19:12:28

Fab, some positive news

ATacticalNameChange Wed 12-Feb-14 19:05:03

Whew smile That is such good news. Am very aware of cost of half-term skiing. That would have been a serious financial hit. Jave a great time!

Jinglebells99 Wed 12-Feb-14 18:42:29

that's good news. have a lovely holiday

yogabird Wed 12-Feb-14 18:34:44

Whoo! Whoo! Aquiver with excitement in the Yogabird nest! They're here! So pleased and relieved.....going to enjoy those slopes so very, very much now. Thanks all for the hand-holding and good vibes smile

My DD's passport arrived by courier first thing this morning, 2 weeks to the day since I sent off the application - yay!

IwishIwasmoreorganised Tue 11-Feb-14 19:53:00

Won't they need signing for?

yogabird Tue 11-Feb-14 19:29:19

nothing yet.... it's a race to check the post when we get back each day. Keeping everything crossed will SO enjoy it if we can go!

ATacticalNameChange Tue 11-Feb-14 08:31:13

Any news, OP???

helencw77 Sun 09-Feb-14 23:04:22

Glad that Newport were helpful, I bet the passports will be back by Tues/Weds and you will wonder what all the panic was for wink. I can still remember taking dd there when she was just five days old for her one-week service - must've been mad !!

trixymalixy Sun 09-Feb-14 16:58:32

Nightmare!! How stressful for you. Fingers crossed you get them in time.

yogabird Sat 08-Feb-14 19:07:14

Keeping everything crossed and things are looking better. I LOVE the people in Newport who moved mountains for us today. We aren't out of the woods (they have to be posted to us) yet but have a much better chance now of getting them before we have to leave next Sat at 8am. Holding my breath until the post arrives. Thanks all for your advice and positive vibes - just hoping that by Fri they are here Can face a glass now - couldn't swallow last night wine

HomeEcoGnomist Sat 08-Feb-14 16:13:59

If you are near London - you can use this agent

http://www.benmar-ltd.co.uk/uk-passport/4555342002

You take all the paperwork to them, they have slots at the passport office so do it on your behalf. Got my son's passport done when we had a week to go before hols - got it back the next day

You pay a fee, but it's obv much cheaper than changing hol or rebooking flights

Trapper Sat 08-Feb-14 16:03:45

Same day premium service for kids was stopped last week I think. I read it in the Sunday times travel section last week. I've tried to find it but I think it has already been recycled.

Best of luck.

I did this once (my passport, not kids) and ended up flying out a couple of days later. Trains in Austria are pretty good and lots of flight options. Hoping it doesn't come to that obviously.
It may also be worth checking your holiday insurance to see if you have any cover for a member if your party's documents expiring. Doubt it, but may be worth checking?

jo164 Sat 08-Feb-14 15:53:24

This happened to us last summer, only we were flying the next morning. My husband and daughter whose passport had run out managed to get a same day appointment in Liverpool for the Tuesday, whilst myself and younger daughter flew out on holiday on the previous Sunday. We had to book new flights for them to join us on the Wednesday - luckily this wasn't an issue and there were some available. They just took all the necessary forms with them including pictures, and went to the appointment. They were issued with the passport 4 hours later. It looks like this service is available in some of the passport offices. Hope you have got it sorted,, Ive never felt so awful as when I had to tell my daughter....

Am sending you <<good vibes>> whilst currently waiting for my DD's passport. Sent off the renewal on 29th January and tracking shows it arrived in Belfast on 30th Jan, but still not back yet sad

FireMaker Sat 08-Feb-14 08:28:38

Agree about just turning up at the passport office if you can't get an appointment. Someone is bound to not show up for their appointment.

Incacola Sat 08-Feb-14 08:22:29

Good luck! I hope you get this sorted OP.

Alwaysbloodyhungry Sat 08-Feb-14 08:14:23

Didn,t even see the SKIING bit either! Sorry! gets coat

Alwaysbloodyhungry Sat 08-Feb-14 08:13:09

Shit I,ve just seen SAT not SEPT! I,ll open my eyes now! Gosh I hope you get them I really do....

MirandaWest Sat 08-Feb-14 08:12:58

Thr OP says they're going away next Saturday and this is in the skiing section so I think there is some urgency.

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