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URGENT travel advice requred

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littlejosh Thu 16-May-13 19:10:56


Need some sound quick advice.

Booked to travel (on low cost airline) on Monday morning to Eire.
DC's passport (Irish) has been issued today with incorrect spelling of their surname (one character is wrong), discovered when returning from collecting (in my stressful state I didn't notice) from the passport office.
Have no idea how the mistake happened at this moment.

Therefore names on passport and ticket wont match...

I am considering ringing the passport office tomorrow to find out, what to do, but dh thinks they will invalidate the passport so wont be able to travel (he thinks I should still attempt to travel).

Can the passport office do anything, eg a letter of support.
Any advice would be helpful at this time. Is there anything I can do to still travel (correctly on Monday).

Many Thanks

TotallyEggFlipped Thu 16-May-13 19:14:20

If there's only one letter wrong they should be able to let it slide (if they even notice). Ring the airline and infer its a mistake on the ticket, not the passport?

katolla Thu 16-May-13 19:15:30

Same thing happened to DD this week, are they all drunk at the passport office?? They were v unhelpful and I doubt they'd be able to give you a letter , but if you have the receipt with the reference number you could try ringing them. The first time we called them we were told we'd have to do the whole application again and apply for a refund on the original passport (!?) , things have slightly improved now after much arguing.

littlejosh Fri 17-May-13 11:28:13

All sorted, airline changed ticket to match passport but have advised get passport sorted out upon return...

Thank you for the advice...

TotallyEggFlipped Fri 17-May-13 14:25:15

Glad it's all sorted. Very good of the airline to not be jobsworths - which airline is it?

littlejosh Sun 19-May-13 10:05:22

Mr Olearys amazingly

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