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Passport advice please

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user1468012955 Fri 08-Jul-16 22:26:59

My sons first passport application has been with the passport office for weeks and weeks, they have written to the counter signatory which was received today, they have asked him to write a letter on company headed paper confirming the identity of myself and my son and to also confirm he only counter signed it when the form was fully completed. Once he has sent this letter to them how long can I expect to wait before I actually get the passport?

Is this check normal practise? I'm travelling beginning of August and am getting worried I have done something wrong? I provided his birth certificate and passport numbers of myself his dad and all grandparents so can't think what I could have done for all these checks to be warranted, has this happened to anyone else?

pinkmagic1 Fri 08-Jul-16 22:33:19

Yes, it happened on my daughters 2nd passport renewal. I think they just pick them out randomly. Luckily the counter signatory was a good friend and wrote back quickly. Once she did we received the new passport within a week.

AllPowerfulLizardPerson Fri 08-Jul-16 22:50:10

Yes, some of these are because they pull out a random selection to check.

It should be issued rapidly once they've heard back from the counter-signatory.

dodobookends Fri 08-Jul-16 22:52:11

What a palaver.

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