Where to get a passport application form this time of the night?

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Found 6th Aug 2008
Long story cut short, need to leave at 6am for passport office, out friend who was signing to say they know us has filled in her details and has realised that she doesn't have her passport so she can't put her number on there. So now we're left with needing to find someone else to sign it and getting new forms by 6am!

Any ideas??????
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what time does your local post office open?
unless a friend happens to have one dont think your gonna find one at this time of night!

cant the friend phone u her passport number when she finds it or if she isnt at home phone someone who is and have them read it to her or something along them lines? or does she simply not have one?
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onlyme23;2691951

unless a friend happens to have one dont think your gonna find one at … unless a friend happens to have one dont think your gonna find one at this time of night!cant the friend phone u her passport number when she finds it or if she isnt at home phone someone who is and have them read it to her or something along them lines? or does she simply not have one?



Sent it off yesterday by mistake apparently, probably won't get it back for a few days/weeks.

Don't think the passport office are going to give out her details. Even to her.
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Teqnophile;2691944

what time does your local post office open?



9am, need to leave at 6am!

We have got friends near the office so are going to hope they're around and can get new forms at 9 then fill them in.
which passport office you going to ?
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Was going to try at our post office at 6am, do you think there'll be people about? Posties etc? Do any of them have access to the forms? Maybe they keep them in store somewhere where they might have access?
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choc1969;2692011

which passport office you going to ?



Somewhere near Cambridge, why?
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are you sure there is going to be a problem because you dont have her passport number, surely they can check her signature against her one in passport department
Benjimoron;2692021

Somewhere near Cambridge, why?



'Cause I think they were trying to help?
Benjimoron;2692021

Somewhere near Cambridge, why?



If you were going to the Newport one could have given you a spare application I have. Sorry, good luck :?
:?think the only way you will get one is if there a HUKD here near you that happens to have one lying around our postie is in our local spar think it opens at 6am if you have one similar you could always try that gl xx
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Nitro111;2692048

'Cause I think they were trying to help?



Sorry, getting anxious!
sassie;2692044

are you sure there is going to be a problem because you dont have her … are you sure there is going to be a problem because you dont have her passport number, surely they can check her signature against her one in passport department



pretty sure its a requirement now , just more awkward things to make it less easy!! :x

yep afraid it is!

The latest version of the application form asks the countersignatory to … The latest version of the application form asks the countersignatory to enter their current British passport number (Irish passport numbers are also acceptable). This is necessary to enable us to check identity.

Most small local Post offices are open at 6am so they can sell the morning papers, take deliveries etc

The Post Office counter may not be open but it's more than likely they will still give you a form if you ask them nicely.

I know it's not until 6am but you can always fill the form out in the car, at the end of the dy you haven't get many other options
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onlyme23;2692064

pretty sure its a requirement now , just more awkward things to make it … pretty sure its a requirement now , just more awkward things to make it less easy!! :x



i really might be wrong here, but cannot see how they can refuse you a paasport because some didnt put their number on it:w00t:
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sassie;2692044

are you sure there is going to be a problem because you dont have her … are you sure there is going to be a problem because you dont have her passport number, surely they can check her signature against her one in passport department



Maybe, we've phoned the 24 hour hotline but we're given different answers each time. You're supposed to put it but the likelyhood is they could find the info themselves. Don't want it to cause a problem as it'll mean a wasted holiday so trying to find a way around it.
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are you going for a passport interview, or to pick a new passport up from the main offices
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choc1969;2692050

If you were going to the Newport one could have given you a spare … If you were going to the Newport one could have given you a spare application I have. Sorry, good luck :?



Thanks for the offer, does anyone have one near Shoreham, Sussex???

I can get a form before the appointment, it's just that form has to be here at 6am to get a friend to sign it. Hopefully out friend near the office hasn't gone on holiday.
if you were going to newport id meet and give you one oh well good luck m8
sassie;2692073

i really might be wrong here, but cannot see how they can refuse you a … i really might be wrong here, but cannot see how they can refuse you a paasport because some didnt put their number on it:w00t:



they are getting pretty **** about passports thats for sure! :whistling:

saying that tho they arent all that strict on there countersignatorys i got a replacement a few weeks go for a lost one and used a co worker in a profession not named on there big long list and was accepted no probs

edit: i got a giggle from that being included in the swear filter ^^ lol
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RedIron;2692067

Most small local Post offices are open at 6am so they can sell the … Most small local Post offices are open at 6am so they can sell the morning papers, take deliveries etcThe Post Office counter may not be open but it's more than likely they will still give you a form if you ask them nicely.I know it's not until 6am but you can always fill the form out in the car, at the end of the dy you haven't get many other options



Don't think we have any locals left, not ones that have forms anyway.
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sassie;2692082

are you going for a passport interview, or to pick a new passport up from … are you going for a passport interview, or to pick a new passport up from the main offices



One brand new passport and one replacement for a lost one.
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Benjimoron;2692145

One brand new passport and one replacement for a lost one.



then yes i think you will deffo need the number, thought you where going on this new interview thing
don't some of the 24 hour local shops have post offices in them? if there is one near you you may be able to get one
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cheerleader;2692157

don't some of the 24 hour local shops have post offices in them? if there … don't some of the 24 hour local shops have post offices in them? if there is one near you you may be able to get one



I don't think so, can anyone find one around Shoreham by sea, west sussex??

Please!

I'm going to bed soon as I have to be up again at about 5am, but if anyone can find somewhere that I may be able to get a form that would be amazing!
how quickly do you need the passports?

could always try explainin and if that fails rebook another appt?

best bet be takin the form with you without the passport number and trying your friends up near the office then if they arent available at least have something to try with
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onlyme23;2692180

how quickly do you need the passports? could always try explainin and if … how quickly do you need the passports? could always try explainin and if that fails rebook another appt?best bet be takin the form with you without the passport number and trying your friends up near the office then if they arent available at least have something to try with



I think that's the plan. Need the passport right now, can't delay one second!!!

We're taking the person's driving license so we haven't got their passport number but we've got something that should prove who they are etc. Problem is that we don't know whether that will be accepted and it'll all be too late if it isn't.
Benjimoron;2692199

I think that's the plan. Need the passport right now, can't delay one … I think that's the plan. Need the passport right now, can't delay one second!!!We're taking the person's driving license so we haven't got their passport number but we've got something that should prove who they are etc. Problem is that we don't know whether that will be accepted and it'll all be too late if it isn't.



dont see why they cant just give em a call and ask em a few questions like they used to do to confirm it, good luck! :thumbsup:
Benjimoron;2692172

I don't think so, can anyone find one around Shoreham by sea, west … I don't think so, can anyone find one around Shoreham by sea, west sussex??Please!I'm going to bed soon as I have to be up again at about 5am, but if anyone can find somewhere that I may be able to get a form that would be amazing!



Listing.....some kind post office keeper should help you out

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Sorry Benji but I don't have one and I always thought only mainline post offices had the forms (e,g Shoreham Brunswick Rd).
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csiman;2692725

Sorry Benji but I don't have one and I always thought only mainline post … Sorry Benji but I don't have one and I always thought only mainline post offices had the forms (e,g Shoreham Brunswick Rd).



No worries mate, the beach one doesn't have any, I think it's only in the big bad boy post offices.
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Benjimoron;2692747

No worries mate, the beach one doesn't have any, I think it's only in the … No worries mate, the beach one doesn't have any, I think it's only in the big bad boy post offices.


Thats what i was saying ;-)
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csiman;2692751

Thats what i was saying ;-)



I know, I'm tired!
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Benjimoron;2692754

I know, I'm tired!


I bet!

Are you stuffed for your hol then?

How come you left it so late, did you not realise kiddie needed a passport?
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csiman;2692755

I bet!Are you stuffed for your hol then?How come you left it so late, did … I bet!Are you stuffed for your hol then?How come you left it so late, did you not realise kiddie needed a passport?



Success!

Holiday should be alright, wife and son joining us a few days late but they only miss out on the travelling so that's alright.

Forgot about getting baby boy a passport for holiday, total schoolboy error!

Really helpful guy at Shoreham Post Office this morning, went to the delivery office part at just gone 6am and they managed to get into the actual post office to get us a form, then woke some other friends up to get them to sign it! 8 hours of driving later and we've just arrived home!!!
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Benjimoron;2697469

Success!Holiday should be alright, wife and son joining us a few days … Success!Holiday should be alright, wife and son joining us a few days late but they only miss out on the travelling so that's alright.Forgot about getting baby boy a passport for holiday, total schoolboy error!Really helpful guy at Shoreham Post Office this morning, went to the delivery office part at just gone 6am and they managed to get into the actual post office to get us a form, then woke some other friends up to get them to sign it! 8 hours of driving later and we've just arrived home!!!


Congrats!

Good thinking on the delivery office. Now, why didnt I think of that ;-):oops:

have a great hol :thumbsup:
Glad it's turned out O.K. for you.
Have a great holiday.
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Thanks for all the help/suggestions by the way guys. It's been a long day but I think we're there in the end. Passport should arrive within a week!

Now, when to book flights? Book now to guarentee a flight or wait until it arrives and try to get a quick flight, the passport may turn up early.
:)think a would wait till it arrives to be on the safe side
Glad all sorted
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