Passport warning – the exact date when you need to order a new passport in time for the summer holidays

BRITS who need to renew their passport before the school summer holidays have set a deadline.

4.5million Brits whose travel documents will expire before 18 July 2022, the week when many schools in England and Wales head out for the summer.

4.5 million Britons whose travel documents expire before 18 July 2022,

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4.5 million Britons whose travel documents expire before 18 July 2022,Photo credit: Getty

Anyone planning a break abroad must apply for an extension by May 9 if they want it in time for the start of the summer vacation.

A report by Co-op Insurance has found that it accounts for almost 7 per cent of the UK’s total population due to a passport renewalafter years of travel restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

When traveling abroad, travelers must have a valid passport, issued within the last ten years and valid for at least three months after the intended return date.

Passport renewals can be processed digitally through the government’s online service or through the Post Office’s check and mailing service. The cost ranges from £75 to £85.

Officials claim that the lead time for passport renewal is currently ten weeks.

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Man receiving new post-Brexit blue UK passport with old European Union red one on table Devon, UK, January 2021.Photo credit: Getty

Graham Ward-Lush, Tour Manager at Co-op Insurance, said: “Many of us will not have had a proper summer holiday since 2019 and we know millions of Britons across the country are particularly anxiously awaiting this year’s short break, as are most The travel restrictions have now been lifted.

“But with many passports sitting in a drawer over the past two years, we urge travelers to check the expiration dates of their own passports and those of all family members today.

“Many families in England and Wales will be looking to get away at the end of July, which means May 9 is a good deadline to set yourself to ensure new documents come back in time.”

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He continued: “There can’t be a more heartbreaking scenario than digging up a passport the night before you travel. only to find that it is outdated.

“We want to help ensure people across the UK are having their dream holiday this summer and aren’t stranded at home because of invalid travel documents!”

Co-op Insurance claims that one in eight travel policies bought from them so far in 2022 has been for Spain.

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The government website lists customers should last up to 10 weeks to receive their passport after submitting their application.

It also states that typical processing times for standard online applications in the week ending March 20, 2022 were between five and six weeks.

However, hundreds of angry people have shared on Twitter that they have waited longer and been forced to cancel their holiday because their passport did not arrive on time, with some leaving thousands of pounds out of their pockets.

One person wrote: “My daughter missed her vacation even though the application was submitted on January 31st. Out of pocket too.”

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