Passport processing delays 'crippling UK recovery by holding up essential business operations' as waiting times TRIPLE in just two yearshttp://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... z1xzP2pwp6
Businesses have warned that the delays are crippling Britain's economic recovery while travel firms claim that some holidaymakers are missing out on trips abroad which they have already paid for.
No sympathy for people who book expensive holidays abroad without realising their passports have or are about to expire..... Tip, when considering booking a holiday, look at your passport first to see if it's valid! If not then apply for a new one BEFORE you book a holiday!!! Travel agents are actually told to check with customers that they have a valid passport before booking a trip which of course they don't, because they don't care, they just want your money!!
- paul, uk, 16/6/2012 16:07
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If people have to cancel holidays it is not the passport office's fault. I would make sure I have the travel documents I needed to travel well in advance, not wait until a couple of weeks before going to apply/renew! The passport office add on remaining months from the last passport so it's not like you're bring short changed.
- JennyWrenRobin, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, 16/6/2012 16:03
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SHAMELESS LOTS !! JUST SPENT THE PAST 4 WEEKS WAITING FOR MY PASSPORT AND TS STILL NOT HERE. I HAVE HAD TO CANCEL MY WEDDING !!! - Ginge, london, 16/6/2012 10:43 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Why didn't you apply for it earlier then ? People book holidays or weddings months/years in advance but somehow forget the most important piece of documentation until the last minute. Get your priorities right.
- Matt Munro, Bristol UK, 16/6/2012 15:57
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That's the most feeble excuse for poor business performance ever.
- just saying, somewhere up north, 16/6/2012 15:53
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There is of course no connection between this and the massive cuts in IPS staffing in the las few years...
- harryrobb, Edinburgh, 16/6/2012 10:49
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