Passport Check and Send

(17 Posts)
Cloudminnow Wed 24-Jul-13 11:44:32

Has anyone used this Post Office check and send service? If so, do you know how long it normally takes to receive new passports? Thanks.

monikar Wed 24-Jul-13 13:44:29

We got ours back in 10 days but this was in May. I expect it would take a little longer at the moment. HTH.

tattychicken Wed 24-Jul-13 14:07:59

My son's first passport took three weeks, sent off last week of June..

HotCrossPun Wed 24-Jul-13 18:28:13

At the moment it is taking about 3 weeks, it may even come back quicker.

Take a note of your barcode number and you can track its progress.

stargirl1701 Wed 24-Jul-13 18:29:33

Yes. It took 3 weeks (this month).

McFluffy Fri 26-Jul-13 08:08:44

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HotCrossPun Fri 26-Jul-13 08:46:37

Did you take a note of the barcode number Fluffy?

A childs renewal ALWAYS needs to be countersigned. So you will have to wait until the examiner writes to you and asks you to fill in section 10 of a new form.

McFluffy Fri 26-Jul-13 09:08:41

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HotCrossPun Fri 26-Jul-13 09:12:34

Its not very often at all that they are accepted. If your DD was 9 when she last got her photo taken and now she is a teenager, they normally deem that a significant difference.

Hopefully it will be okay. You can call to track its progress using the barcode number on the receipt from the PO. At the moment 3 weeks is the average, sometimes its quicker, sometimes it's a bit longer. Phone after 2 weeks and check on it if you haven't heard anything.

McFluffy Fri 26-Jul-13 09:18:05

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HotCrossPun Fri 26-Jul-13 09:19:57

I know the term they use. You asked whether you would get it back in 4 weeks and I was just telling you about something that could possibly cause a bit of a delay.

Molinko Fri 26-Jul-13 09:25:23

I had to fast-track 2 of our passports at the Victoria Passport Office. When I told her we'd taken them to be checked at the Post Office (before we realised they wouldn't be processed before we needed to fly) she laughed out loud. She said the Post Office was "useless".
Check and Send doesn't make the processing of passports any faster by the way, it's just supposed to ensure that you've filled out the form correctly to avoid any mistake related delays.
Fingers crossed yours arrive soon.

thenightsky Fri 26-Jul-13 09:31:52

I sent mine off on 5th July and it came back on 12th (one week exactly).

McFluffy Fri 26-Jul-13 10:32:06

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My daughter's took a week in January. I was impressed!

McFluffy Fri 02-Aug-13 11:57:58

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Cloudminnow Sat 03-Aug-13 18:54:04

Had them back after only a week and 2 days, impressed!

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