My 15yr old son is off to France at 4.30 on Wednesday morning but only IF I can sort out his passport tomorrow!! My ex managed to lose all 3 boys passports when he moved house and it only came to light a few weeks ago. So I duly sent off a lost passport form and applied for a new one. On Friday last week I get a letter from the passport office stating that as my ex had applied for the original passport they needed his written confirmation that it is lost - bit difficult when he is serving in Afghanistan and I am unable to contact him! I phoned the passport office and explained this and also said that as my son actually lives full time with me then surely I can apply for a replacement. All going well so far, they just need to check some details on their computer from his old passport. All fine until they ask his place of birth. Now I know he was born in Cambridge (I was there LOL) but they have it on their records that he was born in Paignton!! No I said he was definitely born in Cambridge, his FATHER was born in Paignton. Sorry is the response our records say its Paignton which must be right as we would had to have seen his birth certificate. By now I'm steaming - have his birth cert in from of me and it definitely says Cambridge. Now I have to take tomorrow off work and he has to have a day off school (no hardship there I feel) just so we can spend a number of hours at the Passport Office whilst they sort out the mess. If he doesn't get the passport then its £220 down the drain for the trip plus its for his GCSE course and he will lose 40% of his mark. I even have to pay and additional £48 so I can get the passport tomorrow when I have already paid the extra costs for a 2 week turnaround :cursing: Sorry, rant over...I feel much better now.