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Passport Office is getting a bit efficient

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Passport Office is getting a bit efficient

Applied on line and when the pre-filled in form arrived I completed it and sent off my application on 15th November - secure delivery so will have arrived on the morning of the 16th
Just had a knock on the door 17:35 on 19th - my new passport has arrived  Cool  Grin
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Re: Passport Office is getting a bit efficient

I was also impressed with their service when we renewed ours last year  Smiley
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Re: Passport Office is getting a bit efficient

Sounds like the postal service is also.....17:35 Shocked
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Re: Passport Office is getting a bit efficient

I'm sure our passports were delivered by a secure delivery and not normal postie
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Re: Passport Office is getting a bit efficient

mine was
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Re: Passport Office is getting a bit efficient

That is quick Jim.  Mine will need renewing sometime next year I think.  Do they send out a reminder or do you have to go online to get the pre-filled in form?
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Re: Passport Office is getting a bit efficient

no reminder - I went on line and filled in the form and then they post the completed form a week or so later
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Re: Passport Office is getting a bit efficient

Thanks Jim.  Certainly appears to be an efficient service especially after hearing some horror stories over the past year or so.
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Re: Passport Office is getting a bit efficient

For people who were already going to pay for secure delivery, it's worth considering spending perhaps just a few quid more for Check & Send – that way someone checks the application first before it's submitted to make sure that there aren't any identifiable errors. When applying for my first adult passport that's what I did; no errors were spotted, but it was good to have the reassurance that the application looked OK.
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Re: Passport Office is getting a bit efficient

Having filled in 4 full applications for my first adult passport I can absolutely recommend the Check and Send service
and none of the errors on the first 3 forms were my fault but rather people who should have known better.
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Re: Passport Office is getting a bit efficient

I've never found the need to have someone check my application for me and never had a problem with it either Smiley
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Re: Passport Office is getting a bit efficient

I still wish that we could get an identity card that was only valid in Europe - I believe the French get one for free.
Because of insurance I'll never go outside Europe but have to satisfy the Yanks  Cry