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Passports help is it to late, anyone just got theres back?

(21 Posts)
BunnyBoo Tue 09-Aug-05 20:41:42

We are looking at booking our holiday to majorca on 2nd 3rd sept but ds and dp don't have a passport, we will be sending forms off on Friday do you think we will get them back in time? I will be paying for the check and send service which says 2 weeks but can not gurantee ? Has anyone just got a passport and how long did it take to arrive?

What should we do?

Risk it and book?
Or wait and then book?

Thanks this is a nightmare,

nannyjo Tue 09-Aug-05 20:43:36

ours took less than a week with check and send a few months ago, ther is hope

spacecadet Tue 09-Aug-05 20:44:49

only prob is now is the busiest time of the year.

BunnyBoo Tue 09-Aug-05 20:44:54

Thanks nannyjo i do hope so, they say if it is hight of the season which this month is isn't it? oh i hope not

bumpylump Tue 09-Aug-05 20:45:06

Hiya, needed one for ds went to p.office and paid for the checking service and they send them priority...it came back in 6 days. The bloke said average turnaround is 2 wks at the moment so you should be fine and can start looking forward to your holiday

bumpylump Tue 09-Aug-05 20:45:46

Sorry forgot to say, that was only 2 wks ago.

BunnyBoo Tue 09-Aug-05 20:45:47

oh this is good news keep it all coming

SoupDragon Tue 09-Aug-05 20:45:47

Should be OK but there are never any guarantees. Mine have always come back in under a fortnight without the check and send service.

Socci Tue 09-Aug-05 20:48:26

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Gillian76 Tue 09-Aug-05 20:50:47

Ours took 15 days Check and Send through the PO at the beginning of July (peak Scottish holiday time!)

spacecadet Tue 09-Aug-05 20:51:25

ive never used check and send so only used the snail service! i would just book the holiday.

BunnyBoo Tue 09-Aug-05 20:52:40

Yikes! I would have thought people with school kids would need there passports by now and peak time would have gone by, i think i will cross my fingers and hope for the best, we are in the south east.

BunnyBoo Tue 09-Aug-05 20:53:51

with a childs forst passport do you know what ID i need to put in?

Socci Tue 09-Aug-05 20:57:34

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Socci Tue 09-Aug-05 20:59:27

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Merlin Tue 09-Aug-05 20:59:52

Did check and send service about 4 weeks ago and it arrived within 2 weeks, so sure you will be fine. have a nice holiday!

BunnyBoo Tue 09-Aug-05 21:04:00

Thanks Merlin sure we will its a much needed one!

I got a full birth certificate when we registered ds so that should be ok! Will have to go and read through the boring notes.

Mosschops30 Tue 09-Aug-05 21:25:10

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Gillian76 Wed 10-Aug-05 21:43:17

Just need their birth certificate and 2 photos I think.

Springchicken Thu 11-Aug-05 09:33:26

Make sure the birth certificate's have both parents names on!
DD and I have had problems with this - had to get copies etc.

loulabelle222 Thu 11-Aug-05 09:37:02

i got ds passport back in a week and didn't do check and send. Had to do some stupid stuff with it though. like send my birth certificate off and where my parents and dp parents were born and married (how dumb) because we were born in 83 not 82! load of rubbish!

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