THOUSANDS of Britons hoping to go on holiday have been hit by huge passport delays due to demand.
And there’s one simple mistake you could make further delay the application – and may even mean that you have to cancel your trip.
Families who require a new passport for their child must provide additional information.
If the parents are separated, the passport office requires the consent of both parents with parental responsibility before issuing a passport.
The government website states: “Someone with parental responsibility for the child must apply for the passport.
“You must provide the details of both parents when you apply. If you are unable to provide the other parent’s information, you must provide a reason why (e.g. you are the only parent named on the birth certificate or you adopted the child yourself).”
However, some parents may not realize this – and get their passport returned, delaying their application.
Kelly Armstrong, who was trying to renew her six-year-old daughter’s passport ahead of her wedding in Turkey, said she feared hers would not arrive on time as a result.
she said local media: “The first hiccup was that we needed parental consent from Pixie’s mother, even though Steven was her father he didn’t have parental rights in this case.”
Another mum told The Sun they had to postpone their holiday after their child’s passport was returned after the passport office asked for “proof of parental responsibility” when it didn’t even need it.
Here’s everything you need to do apply for your child’s passport.
You will need it too additional documents when traveling with children who have different surnames than you.
Brits currently have to Wait longer than the recommended 10 weeks to get their passports back after millions expired during the pandemic, prompting a huge influx of applications.
And many families have had to cancel their vacations due to the delays.
Mum Katherine Turner had to miss her £2,200 Easter holiday in Spain with her family after waiting for her for eight weeks. daughter’s passport.
Another family was forced to cancel her £1,800 holiday to the Canary Islands after being stuck without one of their passports due to major delays.
And a 10-year-old boy was left “sobbing” afterwards forced to miss his school holidays with his friends due to delays in passport renewal.
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