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    Passport turnaround times

    Just received my new passport.
    Online application for an adult renewal.
    13 days door to door.

    followed the instructions carefully and no delay.

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    You, apparently, were very lucky - https://www.gov.uk/government/news/p...vels-of-demand

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveBarber View Post
    13 days door to door... no delay.
    I don't know, compared to pre-covid rates that's quite a big delay. I renewed mine at the end of 2019 and had it within 48 hours, that was just paying for the standard service.

    Got to love the civil service, it's always the end of the world but there's always time for a fag break and a cup of tea. Are passports another department contracted out to Capita or some other useless Tory donors?
    Last edited by notdeadyet; 12-05-2022 at 08:16 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by notdeadyet View Post
    I don't know, compared to pre-covid rates that's quite a big delay. I renewed mine at the end of 2019 and had it within 48 hours, that was just paying for the standard service.

    Got to love the civil service, it's always the end of the world but there's always time for a fag break and a cup of tea.
    The employer of first recourse, for employees of last resort.

    Wife renewed her passport in January via online, biggest problem was getting the photograph acceptable/accepted: iirc it took over two weeks to come through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by notdeadyet View Post
    I don't know, compared to pre-covid rates that's quite a big delay. I renewed mine at the end of 2019 and had it within 48 hours, that was just paying for the standard service.

    Got to love the civil service, it's always the end of the world but there's always time for a fag break and a cup of tea. Are passports another department contracted out to Capita or some other useless Tory donors?
    In 1984 I applied for a job as a civil servant - fresh out of university

    Four members of the panel of five questioned me extensively on technical ability (see my degree), management experience (none), the fifth member had one question. "As a recent graduate, do you think you'll fit in, it's not all tea breaks you know"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesp View Post
    The employer of first recourse, for employees of last resort.

    Wife renewed her passport in January via online, biggest problem was getting the photograph acceptable/accepted: iirc it took over two weeks to come through.
    I had a summer job in the civil service when I was a student. It was a real eye opener. Not a culture I could work in. They gave me the keys to Glasgow Sheriff Court, shows how stupid they were.
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    You lot should get a job with Jeremy Vine.

    What a load of old moaners

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveBarber View Post
    Just received my new passport.
    Online application for an adult renewal.
    13 days door to door.

    followed the instructions carefully and no delay.
    The last time I renewed my passports I used the same day service. They were full and needed a visa.

    A busy day. Off to the post office for the forms. Get some passport photos taken. Fill everything in while having a coffee at the coffee shop. Walk to the passport office for the interview (they new it was me because I was wearing the same shirt as in the previous passport). Went for some lunch and shopping in town, as it needed about 4 hours. Walked back to the passport office to pick up the passports. Walk home and fill in the visa stuff now having a new passport number.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesp View Post
    Wife renewed her passport in January via online, biggest problem was getting the photograph acceptable/accepted: iirc it took over two weeks to come through.
    We ordered a new passport online for my mum at the beginning of the pandemic. As the photo shop was closed along with everything else. We used a mobile phone. It took ages to get one that was reasonable. It still got rejected, so had to do it again. The flash caused the issue. The next thing was finding someone to certify the photo. Although the list is long she struggled to find someone.

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    My passport expired during first lockdown so did not bother to renew. Did it via the PO service the delay was PO getting passport to office new passport issued the day old one arrived and got to me the next day. Whole process took 10 days and was in February.
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