A mother is finally packing for holidy after 19 failed attempts at filling in passport
Frustrated Amanda Wright felt like she was never going to jet off after receiving a string of rejections due to her inability to fill in the form correctly.
It took the care home worker weeks of failed attempts, as sporting an increasingly red-face, she had to continually return to her local Post Office to collect another application form.
But finally at her 20th attempt the relieved postmaster gave her the verification green light to send off the form meaning she can now fly off to the Canary Islands with the rest of her family.
Ms Wright, 42, from Barnsley, said: “I went into the post office that many times they simply started handing me a fresh form every time I walked in without even asking any questions.
“I’ve had all sorts of problems, from having writing outside the box, to filling in my son’s date of birth instead of my daughter’s – all sorts of silly mistakes on it.
Frustrated Amanda Wright felt like she was never going to jet off afterA string of rejection
“Even when I’ve asked other people to help me out with filling it in, it has come back to me with an error. They are very strict and you have to make sure everything is completely in order.”
I’ve had all sorts of problems
Single mother-of-three Ms Wright first started making her applications in February ahead of the holiday to Tenerife in May.
But with each failed attempt she started fearing she would get no further than a wet weekend in Skegness.
Ms Wright has now sent off her correctly filled in forms and is eagerly waiting for her passport to arrive but is relieved that the kind-hearted postmaster charged her just £9.75 single verification charge rather than the potential £195 for the multiple failures.
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She can now fly off to the Canary Islands with the rest of her family
She added: “Everyone has been laughing at me.”
“In the end, I think the Post Office felt sorry for me as I have only had to pay on this last attempt when I’ve actually sent it off, which is a massive relief.
"It felt like something just didn’t want us to be able to go on this holiday.
“If I have to send off any more passport forms, we are off to Skeggy instead."