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Naturebabe Thu 11-May-17 13:53:30

Does anyone want to but a last minute holiday from me?
Posting here for traffic. I have messed up and didn't realise that ds 5's passport runs out next week. 1 week to renew.

Holiday is with Thomspon. Family life hotel.
Leaving 15th May for 1 week. 2 adults and 2 children.
Location is perfect for children - Majorca Coma Gran

www.thomson.co.uk/destinations/europe/spain/majorca/sa-coma/apartments/tui-family-life-coma-gran.html

I bought for £1,400, but would sell for £1,000

Or can anyone think what else I can do?

2014newme Thu 11-May-17 13:54:39

Go to the passport office and get a same day renewal

Yukbuck Thu 11-May-17 13:54:39

Can you not renew his passport in the 1 day thing?

ghostyslovesheets Thu 11-May-17 13:55:14

yes go to the office in person

RitaMills Thu 11-May-17 13:56:27

You can renew a passport in a day, costs a bit more but can be done.

Yukbuck Thu 11-May-17 13:58:04

And also it won't cost more than what you'd lose on the holiday iyswim

Naturebabe Thu 11-May-17 14:00:44

They won't do day renewels for children

RitaMills Thu 11-May-17 14:08:40

Are you sure? They do one day first time passports for kids (I got one for DS) so surely they would do renewals as well.

IdaBattersea Thu 11-May-17 14:10:56

I think you can still get it fast tracked friends realised their son's passport ran out recently and the dad went to an appointment at the passport office (had to go to one quite far away) and the passport was back within a week.

Qtipsrsweet Thu 11-May-17 14:11:58

I got one day renewals for my DC last year after we booked a spur of the moment ski holiday. Maybe the service has been changed?

ChippyMinton Thu 11-May-17 14:13:11

Ring the passport office for advice.

My friend had to renew her DD's after turning up at check in to find there wasn't enough time on it. They flew out 5 days later with new passport, so it can be done.

ChippyMinton Thu 11-May-17 14:14:03

This was last month btw.

Naturebabe Thu 11-May-17 14:16:10

really rita? could you explain the process? I'm shaking sad xxx

Naturebabe Thu 11-May-17 14:17:13

Thomson won't change holiday dates without charging me 100% of the cost of the holiday

BeachysSandyFlipflops Thu 11-May-17 14:21:11

Here's the page you need....

https://www.gov.uk/get-a-passport-urgently

ChippyMinton Thu 11-May-17 14:22:05

Stop asking on here and ring them

0300 222 0000

Naturebabe Thu 11-May-17 14:23:12

just spoke to passport agency - they won't do day renewels for under 16 year olds. Looks like I'm having to write off £1,400

RitaMills Thu 11-May-17 14:23:26

Phone your local passport office and get an appointment. It was around 5 years ago but I'm sure I filled out all the papaerwork online and printed it off, I took that along with his pictures to my appointment I then had to kill a few hours in Glasgow, went back at the time I was given and his passport was ready. Phone and double check but I'm sure a renewal can also be done.

RitaMills Thu 11-May-17 14:24:36

Did you explain the situation? Maybe one a little further away from you might do the one day service?

Naturebabe Thu 11-May-17 14:28:48

nope rita - no ones do!

ChippyMinton Thu 11-May-17 14:31:26

Ask if the one week service can be done quicker, perhaps if you can drop the docs in and collect passport in person, rather than wait for the post.

Send your DH off with one child, and fly out on a no frills flight with DS once you have passport?

ChippyMinton Thu 11-May-17 14:35:04

For example, 2 seats on Easyjet from Gatwick on Weds night is less than £100.

TantrumsAndBalloons Thu 11-May-17 14:38:48

I sent ds passport for renewal on Friday and got it back yesterday morning so if I were you just sent it and fly out later, the turnaround should be pretty quick?

Figment1234 Thu 11-May-17 14:40:51

Although you have to do the one week service it often comes back well before the week is finished. Might be worth a go.

Sonders Thu 11-May-17 14:55:46

I've done the one-week service as I was asked away with 2 weeks notice, passport came back in 3 days so I'd order it and hope for the best - and as PP said you can always fly out later

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