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06-02-2020, 10:55   #1
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Online passport renewal

Just an FYI this service is incredible - I applied online Monday and I received by new passport in the post today.
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06-02-2020, 10:56   #2
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Used it when I was living abroad, got my passport in ten days. Amazing service
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Handy.
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agreed... it's a great service... although I did struggle to get a good enough photo using the old phone.... the website didn't think I was bright enough...
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Just an FYI this service is incredible - I applied online Monday and I received by new passport in the post today.
How does it work? In layman’s terms.
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How does it work? In layman’s terms.
Go online, answer some questions, send a photo. Budda bam Budda Bing. Your done
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fill out the form, upload a photo, pay the fee, wait a couple of days, new passport
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I'm assuming it's sent back reg post?
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I renewed my passport last year. I remember thinking it was one of the slickest, most customer friendly, and technically advanced online services I’ve used. Like noteworthy in how good it was.
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surprised but I thought it was very good , I thought you had to offer your first born to get one. A bit of flaffing taking a photo in the right light that it would accept but no schlepping down to Garda stations and it was quick. Probably a big money spinner now with all the plastic paddies in the UK
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I renewed my passport last year. I remember thinking it was one of the slickest, customer friendly, and technically advanced online services I’ve used. Like noteworthy in how good it was.
I know, I'm scared too. Especially considering Revenue Online and the whole MyGovID rigmarole also work reasonably well.
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I renewed my passport last year. I remember thinking it was one of the slickest, customer friendly, and technically advanced online services I’ve used. Like noteworthy in how good it was.
It really is a shining example of what can be achieved in service delivery by Government departments should best practice be adopted across the board.

Whilst it is an in the main impeccable service.
It really highlights how wrong so many other departments are at handling their client contact and service delivery.
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I know, I'm scared too. Especially considering Revenue Online and the whole MyGovID rigmarole also work reasonably well.
I know the tinfoil hate crew hate MyGov ID, but it’s very very slick and easy to use.
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06-02-2020, 11:27   #14
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Used it for my mother recently. Very impressed with the speed.

One small criticism is that you can't renew a passport and apply for a passport card in one transaction.

If you already have both already you can renew them together. Or if you have an existing passport you can apply for a card online (also very good service)

If you try to order the two together it asks you for your current passport card number (different to passport number) and there's no option to say that you don't have one.

EDIT: turns out you can. ignore me

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I know the tinfoil hate crew hate MyGov ID, but it’s very very slick and easy to use.
For the luvva Mike all it is is SSO - a bunch of different services probably bolted to the one LDAP server. Second-year stuff.
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