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Check your passport if you are planning to travel over the festive holidays 11 December 2012

LOCAL residents planning to travel off-Island over the festive holidays are being urged to check the validity of their passports.

The reminder has been issued by the Isle of Man Passport and Immigration Office which handles all passport applications and renewals. Passport renewals are currently taking two weeks to process.

The Passport, Immigration and Nationality public counter opening times over the Christmas period are:

  • Friday, December 21st: 9.30am-12.15pm, reopening 2.15pm-4.00pm
  • Monday, December 24th: 9.30am-3.30pm
  • Tuesday, December 25th: CLOSED
  • Wednesday, December 26th: CLOSED
  • Thursday, December 27th: CLOSED
  • Friday, December 28th: 9.30am-4.00pm
  • Monday, December 31st: 9.30am-3.30pm
  • Tuesday, January 1st: CLOSED

People who intend to travel off-Island over Christmas and New Year should ensure their documentation is in order before embarking on their journeys. Anybody who discovers their passport is out of date can take advantage of an express service, subject to certain conditions being met.

Notes

The Isle of Man Passport and Immigration Office is located at Government Offices, Bucks Road, Douglas, IM1 3PU. Telephone: 01624 693222 or 01624 685208.

Passport prices

M1 adult 10-year passport

  • Standard service £72.50
  • Five-day service £103.00
  • Same-day service £128.00

M2 child 5-year passport

  • Standard service £46.00
  • Five-day service £87.00
  • Same-day service £106.50

The same-day and five-day passport services are available by application in person only. Both services are offered on the basis that all necessary documentation is produced at the time of application, and are subject to there being no computer failure. Applications for the same-day service should be submitted before 12pm.

First time applicants cannot apply to use the express services if they require an interview with an officer from the Passport and Immigration Office. It is advisable to have at least six months remaining on your passport before the expiry date, as any less than this can sometimes cause difficulties when travelling.

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