Does anyone know if there's any way we could get a passport made very quickly for ds1, who is just over a year old. We have decided on the spur of the moment to go away for a few days next week (hopefully Paris) but don't have said passport.
It's worth applying for the passport using the PO service. We had ours turned around in less than 5 days. The only delay we've ever experienced was DD2's passport which was turned around quickly, but the courier didn't leave a card to say that he had attempted delivery. When I phoned I had the passport delivered the next day.
I recommend filling in the forms online. I did that and the completed forms were delivered next morning (less than 12 hours after I did my bit). All they then needed was the signatures and photographs.
Because the data entry had already been done, the passports were delivered within the week.