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Fast track one week passport service

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by dazz25, Aug 31, 2012.

  1. dazz25

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jul 23, 2007

    Posts: 1,325

    Hi,

    My passport got damaged yesterday and I go away on the 20th so have booked an appointment to get a new passport using the fast track one week service. They can't fit me in until the 10th of September so i'll be receiving the new passport a day or 2 before I leave!

    I was wondering whether anybody has used this service before and could answer a few questions for me?

    They have told me I need to be in to sign for passport as it's delivered by secure courier - Do they give you a delivery date or/and tracking number?

    Can I get it delivered to my work address? Booking time off work, just before a holiday, without knowing when it will be delivered is going to be tricky.

    I'm going to give them another call when they open but the 2 people i've already spoken to have not given me a straight answer to either of those questions. I might just see if they can fit me in for a same day passport if not as i'm not to comfortable with receiving it a day or 2 before i'm due to leave (if I miss the courier etc I wont be going anywhere!).

    Many thanks
     
  2. mp3duck

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Apr 22, 2011

    Posts: 1,176

    You used to be able to do a same day service, but iirc it was very expensive.
     
  3. Tom0

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Aug 29, 2003

    Posts: 9,623

    Location: South Wales

    I've always had my passport within a week days after sending application. Bog standard no extra paid.

    Yes they do give you a tracking number. Alternative delivery address I'm not sure about, but they probably offer it.

    Same as the gf, applied for a visa, had it and her passport back within 2 days.

    You'll be fine, stress pot. :p
     
  4. JoeF1

    Mobster

    Joined: Jun 12, 2012

    Posts: 3,549

    Location: West Yorkshire

    I did this in Liverpool.

    Drove there for 8, they would tell me if anythings wrong with it. Photo etc. Get it corrected. Go shop around Liverpool 1 for about 5 hours, return. Got it.

    I was going to cuba a few days after.
     
  5. dazz25

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jul 23, 2007

    Posts: 1,325

    I've spoke to them about same day and it can't be used for replacement of damaged passports. Don't know why!

    So I'm going to Liverpool on the 10th and it'll be delivered before the 18th but they won't be able to say when so I can't book the day off work to make sure I'm in! Which means if I miss the delivery I'm not going to be able to away!
     
  6. gjrc

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 6,761

    Location: London

    get it delivered to work then?
     
  7. dazz25

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jul 23, 2007

    Posts: 1,325

    The guy on the phone said they can only deliver to the address on the application. I'll ask again when i'm there but it doesn't seem likely that i'll be able to get it delivered to work. Would be ideal if they could!
     
  8. a1ex2001

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Mar 14, 2005

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    Location: Here and There...

    simple if you miss the delivery go to the sorting office and collect it.
     
  9. dazz25

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jul 23, 2007

    Posts: 1,325

    It's being delivered by DXSecure not royal mail. You have to wait a couple of days before you can collect from there depot. It would be easier if it was royal mail as the sorting office is only down the road.
     
  10. MrElve

    PermaBanned

    Joined: Jul 28, 2010

    Posts: 663

    Location: Grimsby, Lincolnshire.

    I wouldn't trust the fast track service... I ordered mine 3 weeks before a university trip an it came the day after everybody left so I didn't go.
     
  11. benny90125

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 21, 2012

    Posts: 1,006

    My mate used fast track back in November, he sent it off 3 weeks before we left, it arrived the day before we left.
     
  12. dazz25

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jul 23, 2007

    Posts: 1,325

    I've not really got much choice, I need a passport before the 20th and this seems like the only way.

    They said it's guaranteed within 7 calendar days so hopefully it will do!
     
  13. digisatman

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 8, 2006

    Posts: 1,202

    Yeah the 7 day guarantee isnt really set in stone, could take 2-3 weeks especially the busy period about now.

    They should be able to send to passport office and keep it there.
     
  14. dazz25

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jul 23, 2007

    Posts: 1,325

    But the whole point of paying nearly £40 extra for the fast track one week service is the fact you get it within 7 days.

    Are you not talking about the check and send service with the post office where it's quicker but not guaranteed?
     
  15. digisatman

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 8, 2006

    Posts: 1,202

    You would think so, but doesnt always work like that...best friend is still waiting for his, his fast track appt was on the 14th...and his docs etc were all fully completed.
     
  16. Black Dynamite

    Gangster

    Joined: Jul 18, 2012

    Posts: 458

    I've recently had my damaged passport replaced. Took 3 weeks due to it being a busy time of year, you can track it and when they delivered it, they pushed it through the front door. Didn't have to sign or collect.
     
  17. dazz25

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jul 23, 2007

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    Did you use the one week fast track service?

    Also was it delivered by DXSecure? The guy on the phone said they might just post it through and take a picture of the door but its up to the discretion of the delivery driver.

    This isn't what I want to hear though! I need it before the 20th or I won't be going anywhere on holiday!
     
  18. Black Dynamite

    Gangster

    Joined: Jul 18, 2012

    Posts: 458

    No I sent off for it at the end of July and got it a week or so ago, normal application.

    Yes DXSecure, I think all passport deliveries are through them but I may be wrong. I was told by the post office I could re-arrange delivery to work if I wasn't in when they attempted to drop it off.

    If you do the fast track you'll have it in a week no problem, you've got plenty of time yet :)
     
  19. dazz25

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jul 23, 2007

    Posts: 1,325

    Thats put me at ease a little bit. Hopefully i'm worrying over nothing but i've got another 10 days yet until they can see me! I'm hoping they'll put it through as a same day application as the damage is only very minor.
     
  20. Black Dynamite

    Gangster

    Joined: Jul 18, 2012

    Posts: 458

    I'd keep phoning asking about cancellations, you might get lucky!
     


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