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04-09-2018, 16:16   #31
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hi all,

im sure you see this question all the time but im hoping you can help, were going away on 25th Sept, I realised my daughters passport is out of date so I sent in the application by passport express yesterday, however it takes 15 working days, which I thought I had loads of time.... but it isn't due until the 25th.

Does anyone have any feedback on the passport express turn around times at the moment?
and is there anything else I can do to speed this up? I don't think I can make an appointment but I don't know if I can pick up the passport from them, even though it would be sooner than the date they advised it would be ready (excluding postal times)

im devastated that I let this happen, im normally so organised.

any help would be great guys thanks
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hi all,

im sure you see this question all the time but im hoping you can help, were going away on 25th Sept, I realised my daughters passport is out of date so I sent in the application by passport express yesterday, however it takes 15 working days, which I thought I had loads of time.... but it isn't due until the 25th.

Does anyone have any feedback on the passport express turn around times at the moment?
and is there anything else I can do to speed this up? I don't think I can make an appointment but I don't know if I can pick up the passport from them, even though it would be sooner than the date they advised it would be ready (excluding postal times)

im devastated that I let this happen, im normally so organised.

any help would be great guys thanks
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hi all,

im sure you see this question all the time but im hoping you can help, were going away on 25th Sept, I realised my daughters passport is out of date so I sent in the application by passport express yesterday, however it takes 15 working days, which I thought I had loads of time.... but it isn't due until the 25th.

Does anyone have any feedback on the passport express turn around times at the moment?
and is there anything else I can do to speed this up? I don't think I can make an appointment but I don't know if I can pick up the passport from them, even though it would be sooner than the date they advised it would be ready (excluding postal times)

im devastated that I let this happen, im normally so organised.

any help would be great guys thanks
I got mine very quickly in the last fortnight. I applied by Passport Express on a Wednesday afternoon and it arrived by post on the following Tuesday (six day turnaround).
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hi all,

im sure you see this question all the time but im hoping you can help, were going away on 25th Sept, I realised my daughters passport is out of date so I sent in the application by passport express yesterday, however it takes 15 working days, which I thought I had loads of time.... but it isn't due until the 25th.

Does anyone have any feedback on the passport express turn around times at the moment?
and is there anything else I can do to speed this up? I don't think I can make an appointment but I don't know if I can pick up the passport from them, even though it would be sooner than the date they advised it would be ready (excluding postal times)

im devastated that I let this happen, im normally so organised.

any help would be great guys thanks
I got mine very quickly in the last fortnight. I applied by Passport Express on a Wednesday afternoon and it arrived by post on the following Tuesday (six day turnaround).
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hi all,

im sure you see this question all the time but im hoping you can help, were going away on 25th Sept, I realised my daughters passport is out of date so I sent in the application by passport express yesterday, however it takes 15 working days, which I thought I had loads of time.... but it isn't due until the 25th.

Does anyone have any feedback on the passport express turn around times at the moment?
and is there anything else I can do to speed this up? I don't think I can make an appointment but I don't know if I can pick up the passport from them, even though it would be sooner than the date they advised it would be ready (excluding postal times)

im devastated that I let this happen, im normally so organised.

any help would be great guys thanks
I got mine very quickly in the last fortnight. I applied by Passport Express on a Wednesday afternoon and it arrived by post on the following Tuesday (six day turnaround).
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04-09-2018, 16:24   #36
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hi all,

im sure you see this question all the time but im hoping you can help, were going away on 25th Sept, I realised my daughters passport is out of date so I sent in the application by passport express yesterday, however it takes 15 working days, which I thought I had loads of time.... but it isn't due until the 25th.

Does anyone have any feedback on the passport express turn around times at the moment?
and is there anything else I can do to speed this up? I don't think I can make an appointment but I don't know if I can pick up the passport from them, even though it would be sooner than the date they advised it would be ready (excluding postal times)

im devastated that I let this happen, im normally so organised.

any help would be great guys thanks
I got mine very quickly in the last fortnight. I applied by Passport Express on a Wednesday afternoon and it arrived by post on the following Tuesday (six day turnaround).
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Your Irish passport must have expired a very long time ago because it must be 15 years since it was possible to “put a child on a passport” here.
Yes, seven years ago, so the children "disappeared" off it when I renewed. But that's not the problem with my daughter's application.


Anyway, I eventually managed to get through to someone in the Dublin passport office. It sounds like the only way around this is to make an appointment for an "urgent" application at the London office (even though it's not urgent) and get her UK passport copied there (as also suggested by fxotoole).


It seems strange that there's no way to get an appointment for just this purpose, other than going through the "urgent travel" route online and taking up a slot that might be needed by someone who actually needs to a passport in a hurry.
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Your Irish passport must have expired a very long time ago because it must be 15 years since it was possible to “put a child on a passport” here.
Yes, seven years ago, so the children "disappeared" off it when I renewed. But that's not the problem with my daughter's application.


Anyway, I eventually managed to get through to someone in the Dublin passport office. It sounds like the only way around this is to make an appointment for an "urgent" application at the London office (even though it's not urgent) and get her UK passport copied there (as also suggested by fxotoole).


It seems strange that there's no way to get an appointment for just this purpose, other than going through the "urgent travel" route online and taking up a slot that might be needed by someone who actually needs to a passport in a hurry.
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Your Irish passport must have expired a very long time ago because it must be 15 years since it was possible to “put a child on a passport” here.
Yes, seven years ago, so the children "disappeared" off it when I renewed. But that's not the problem with my daughter's application.


Anyway, I eventually managed to get through to someone in the Dublin passport office. It sounds like the only way around this is to make an appointment for an "urgent" application at the London office (even though it's not urgent) and get her UK passport copied there (as also suggested by fxotoole).


It seems strange that there's no way to get an appointment for just this purpose, other than going through the "urgent travel" route online and taking up a slot that might be needed by someone who actually needs to a passport in a hurry.
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Your Irish passport must have expired a very long time ago because it must be 15 years since it was possible to “put a child on a passport” here.
Yes, seven years ago, so the children "disappeared" off it when I renewed. But that's not the problem with my daughter's application.


Anyway, I eventually managed to get through to someone in the Dublin passport office. It sounds like the only way around this is to make an appointment for an "urgent" application at the London office (even though it's not urgent) and get her UK passport copied there (as also suggested by fxotoole).


It seems strange that there's no way to get an appointment for just this purpose, other than going through the "urgent travel" route online and taking up a slot that might be needed by someone who actually needs to a passport in a hurry.
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I got mine very quickly in the last fortnight. I applied by Passport Express on a Wednesday afternoon and it arrived by post on the following Tuesday (six day turnaround).
oh great, that would be amazing!! thanks for that, theres hope for me yet
Did you check the updates with your tracking number?
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I got mine very quickly in the last fortnight. I applied by Passport Express on a Wednesday afternoon and it arrived by post on the following Tuesday (six day turnaround).
oh great, that would be amazing!! thanks for that, theres hope for me yet
Did you check the updates with your tracking number?
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I got mine very quickly in the last fortnight. I applied by Passport Express on a Wednesday afternoon and it arrived by post on the following Tuesday (six day turnaround).
oh great, that would be amazing!! thanks for that, theres hope for me yet
Did you check the updates with your tracking number?
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I got mine very quickly in the last fortnight. I applied by Passport Express on a Wednesday afternoon and it arrived by post on the following Tuesday (six day turnaround).
oh great, that would be amazing!! thanks for that, theres hope for me yet
Did you check the updates with your tracking number?
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05-09-2018, 08:46   #45
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Used the passport renewal online service and had passport within 36 hours of applying, seriously excellent service. Highly recommend (and cheaper than passport express!)
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