While British citizens can travel between Ireland and the UK, including the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, without the need of a passport, trips to other countries in Europe require valid, up-to-date documents. Busy travel seasons often see long lines at the offices and delays in obtaining the needed documentation to travel. With this in mind, UK Passport Offices spokesperson Richard Howard has announced their premium, 1 day passport service.
Says Howard, “The standard application and renewal process typically takes 4-6 weeks, causing many people to delay their plans due to outdated passports. Because life doesn’t always run on this rigid schedule, our company has instituted an expedited passport system. With the Premium Service an applicant can renew their current passport or secure a replacement within four hours of lodging a passport at one of seven passport offices. It truly is the best service to use if you require an emergency passport. While all seven passport offices offer this service, it is important to state that you will need an appointment in order to secure a same day passport. You will not be able to turn up to the office without first securing a time and date for when you can lodge your documents.”
The service, according to Howard, has been very popular with travelers all over the country. “Sometimes it is a business trip which comes up at the last moment, other times, residents simply forget to have their passports renewed until the last possible moment. Whether they need a renewal or they’ve lost their original passport, one thing consumers do need to keep in mind is this service cannot be used for first time adult or child passports. Additionally, the applicant will need to attend the regional office in person or send an authorized person to attend the meeting on their behalf.”
Howard admits the Premium Service does cost more than other, slower methods. “While this is the most expensive way to renew a passport, we do have other options for consumers to consider, including the Fast Track Renewal Service which can obtain a passport in as few as seven days.”
About UK Passport Offices:
UK Passport Offices provides an online resource with information on all seven regional Passport Offices throughout the United Kingdom. While this website is not affiliated to Her Majesty’s Passport Office or any government department, they are proud to provide independent advice and assistance to British citizens who are looking for help applying for their first passport or renew a current passport.
Visit http://www.ukpassportoffices.co.uk for more information.
Name: Richard Howard
Organization: UK Passport Offices
Phone: 0203 701 2916