Not sure if im posting this in the right place but here goes...My partner has recently(3rd Aug) applied for his first ever passport via p/o check and send...we are praying it will be here for when we are due to travel on sept 29 :-|
We had some trouble filling in the section about his parent as he no longer is in contact with them..we could fill in basic information found on the birth certificate but we have no knowledge of any other info i.e dates of birth,passport numbers(which we are sure they have!) and date of marriage..We wrote a little explanation in the "more info" section of why more details were not present.
Also the person we used for the countersignature has never done a passport before,although he is fully qualified to sign as he is an engineer...will this add to the time of the process?!
basically my questions is will the 2 things mentioned slow the process? We are due to travel in exactly 7 weeks and 1 day now :) even though when the application was sent it was 8 weeks & 1 day!
i was wondering how long roughly it would take for him to get his letter for his interview etc and are these normal problems encountered when people apply for a passport,meaning are my problems ones seen & dealt with everyday?
also does anybody no the current time scale for adult & child renewals and also first time child applications too?
Starting to stress a little now...any input would be gratefully appreciated :)