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23 Sep 2022
Applying for a passport, driving licence or any official identity document takes time and always carries a little worry that you may have left something out, or a signature off – and it’s going to come back to you marked “Incomplete”. Using any of the UOE ID application services will relieve you of that worry. We are specialists in all forms of ID application and know exactly which i’s to dot and t’s to cross. Choose from any of our ID application services, below.
Our new Digital check and send service is the fastest, most efficient option for new passport applications and passport renewals. While not replacing the paper check and send service, Digital Check and Send reduces the processing time by over a week, giving you your new passport within, on average, 4 weeks.
As a UK motorist, you are required by law to ensure your photocard driving licence is valid. If your driving licence has expired, you could be liable for a fine of up to £1,000. New driving licences are initially granted for 10 years. When your current license approaches expiration you will receive a renewal notice from the DVLA. (Another good reason to let the DVLA know if you move house!)
So, avoid any run-ins with the law, by simply bringing your current licence and renewal notice to your nearest UOE Post Office. We will take a fresh photo, capture your signature, and submit your application on your behalf. All ‘legal and above board’.
If you are driving overseas, you may need an International Driving Permit (IDP). The permit you may need depends on which country you’re visiting and how long you’re staying. For many countries, a UK driving license will suffice, however, using the Post Office’s IDP Checker will let you know for sure.
If it turns out that you do need an IDP, UOE Post Offices can issue you one. Bring along your full valid photocard licence (or a valid passport if you only have the older paper version of the driving licence) and a passport photo. If you don’t have a recent photo, we can take one for you.
DBS checks require original ID documents. The UOE checking service bypasses the need to send those documents away. Bring them, and your application form to a UOE Post Office. We will verify the documents, certify any necessary copies (and we can make those photocopies for you) and send everything on for you.
Begin your application on the UK government website. Bring the reference number this gives you, and the advised documentation plus copies along to UOE (or we can take copies for you). We will check and verify them, and then submit them for you.
Save time on multiple applications with this new Post Office digital identity service which links all applications, validations and certifications of IDs.
We take one digital photo of you, meeting all requirements for a biometric passport in terms of facial expression, image quality and positioning, and upload it to a secure website. Once the photo has been approved, you will be given a unique code. Use this code when applying for a passport online, or other licences and certifications: your photo will automatically be uploaded to those individual applications. Hey presto!
The new safe way to prove your identity and age – online and in person. The Post Office’s EasyID app provides a place to securely store all your ID documentation together, with easy access to everything you may need, when ever you need it.