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MSE News: Passport applications hit by strike – what are your rights?

"If you've sent off for a new passport, you may not get it back in time for your holiday after a passport office strike"...
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Passport applications hit by strike – what are your rights?


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  • PincherPincher
    6.6K Posts
    What about peak/off peak pricing for passport application and renewals? E.g. Summer time £120, Winter £60. Hopefully it will mean the level of staff can stay level throughout the year, and they don't have to draft in extra people for summer.

    I would also like the time remaining on the old passport transferred across increased to one year. so I can time the renewal with full flexibility.
  • bylromarhabylromarha Forumite
    10.1K Posts
    I've been Money Tipped!
    Please add into the story that the average 3 week processing time does not include the fact the passport office can have your application sitting in their office a postal sack for 2 weeks or more waiting to be processed onto their system.

    Hubby posted his application off 13th June and wasn't inputted onto their system until 26th June. Passport finally arrived this morning.
    Who made hogs and dogs and frogs?
  • WidelatsWidelats Forumite
    3.8K Posts
    What about stolen and lost renewals, are they also hit??
    Owed out = lots. :cool:
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