Replacing a lost or stolen passport as quickly as possible is important for a variety of reasons. However, if you are planning to travel, then you absolutely need a passport. Depending on your situation (immediate travel plans or no travel plans) you can go ahead with replacing your passport in the following ways;
Replacing a Passport with no Travel Plans
Apply for a replacement passport via paper form if you don’t have any travelling plans in the next few weeks. The application can be easily collected from your local Passport Office. Once you have the form, simply fill it out and submit the form at the same Passport Office.
If you are going to use the standard service, the wait time for a replacement passport is approximately three weeks. The wait period during the holiday season (Christmas or Easter) or during peak vacation season (summer holidays or winter break) is approximately six weeks or more.
Replacing a Passport with Travel Plans
The best option for quick replacement of passports is via the Fast-Track service. This is especially effective if you are planning to travel in the next few weeks.
Things to know about the Fast-Track Service:
- Guaranteed turnaround time is 7 days.
- Ensure all information is filled out correctly and accurately.
- Have two current valid passport photos in addition to necessary supporting documents.
Appointments can be scheduled at the below listed passport offices:
If you are in need of a passport urgently, then it is best to book appointments as soon as possible to help make this happen.
An urgent appointment can be booked for the 7 day fast-track service here: BOOK APPOINTMENT (7 DAY SERVICE)