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NCS Group Passport ?wtf?

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Ticktacktock Mon 18-Apr-16 18:31:53

Can you lovely ladies please help?

Just received info on dds NCS trip. She's going to France for the first week, and needs a group passport. Do I get it? She's been abroad with school and I didn't need one then.

Please advise me!

hairypaws Mon 18-Apr-16 18:35:59

Sorry don't know what NCS is but my dd is going away with school on a group passport and all they need is 2 passport photos and I had to fill out a form with her passport details.

StereophonicallyChallenged Mon 18-Apr-16 18:38:16

My DC went abroad last year with scouts. All I had to do was fill in a form, obtain health cards for them and provide two photos each.
All arranged by group leader. Easy peasy grin

blueskyinmarch Mon 18-Apr-16 18:40:51

You don’t get it, you just provide what they ask for. DD2 went on one on a school trip to France.

Ticktacktock Mon 18-Apr-16 18:45:37

It's the National Citizen Service.

I digress, but I'm amazed that so many people in real life don't know about it. I only found out about it last year.

The info says I need a group passport. It makes it sound like I need to get it but can't find any info on it.

FishTailPlait Mon 18-Apr-16 18:51:23

I was the group leader for one of these last year. The organiser should give you a form to fill out, you need to provide 2 passport size photos (but can use school ones etc if you wish) and she will sign a little green 'passport' that the group leader will hand out at border control & collect back in.

It saves someone having to be responsible for 50+ teenagers passports and means they are less likely to lose them abroad because the actual passport stays at home with the parent.

FishTailPlait Mon 18-Apr-16 18:53:07

Forgot to mention they all get sent to the passport office in Durham to be checked, stamped & entered on the system so need to be handed back in plenty of time as it takes them ages!

Ticktacktock Mon 18-Apr-16 18:56:06

Thank you Fishtail! It costs £39 for me to do it.

I've no idea who the group leader is, and the meeting for parents isn't for a few weeks yet.

I think I will have to ring them tomorrow.

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