Rosie Cooper MP

Working hard for the people of West Lancashire

14/06/13 - Rosie Cooper warns holiday makers over passport renew

 

Holidaymakers renewing their passports online are being warned by Rosie Cooper MP to double-check the site they use before applying.

 

West Lancashire residents have been hit with charges of £32-50 per application by checking service websites. Residents used the sites believing them to be official UK passport websites, instead the company charges you a fee to check you have completed your application or renewal forms correctly. Applications have to pay the renewal fee of £32-50 on top of the price for a new, or renewal of your, passport.

 

MP Rosie said:

 

“If applying online for a new or to renew your passport be careful. Make sure you are using the official Identity & Passport Service website.

 

“When you do a web search the top search isn’t always the correct site.

 

“It could prove to be a costly mistake for a family of four. Just to have your application form checked would cost £130.

 

“I wouldn’t want anyone to get stung by these charges unnecessarily.”

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