How easy is it to get your passport? How long does it take?
June 3, 2008 1:21am CST
Hello, Just wondering how easy it is to get your passport, how much it costs, and how long it usually takes. I know that most airlines allow you to show birth certificates for small children, but that a new law next year will make it so you have to have passports for everyone, right? I could look this info up, but just wanted to know if some frequent travelers already knew this information! Sometime 1st hand information is better than googling! Thanks!
• United Kingdom
3 Jun 08
It costs £72 for a passport for an adult and £46 for a passort for a child in my home country. A form has to be filled out and passport style photos must be taken. Application can be at one travel agency company, larger post offices or at passport offices. I have heard that for a first application for an adult an interview is given at a passport office. I haven't had to do this because it is a recent rule and I got my first passport years ago. My youngest child was born in 2007 and I took him to a shop to get his passport photos done. Then I got a neighbor to give my baby son a reference on the passport form. It took three weeks to get my son's passport by postal service.