LOCAL residents planning to travel off-Island are being urged to check the validity of their passports.
The reminder has been issued by the Isle of Man Passport and Immigration Office.
The office, which is located on the ground floor of Government Offices, Bucks Road, Douglas, handles all passport applications and renewals, as well as issues regarding immigration and nationality.
Anyone seeking further information can call one of the Passport and Immigration Office enquiry and advice lines – passport 01624 693222 or 01624 685208, nationality 01624 686283. Support will be provided wherever possible.
Over the festive period the office will be closed from 4pm on Tuesday, December 24 until 9.30am on Monday, December 30, and again from 4pm on Tuesday, December 31 until 9.30am on Thursday, January 2.
Anybody who discovers their passport is out of date, and requires a passport by a guaranteed date, can take advantage of the five working days or one-day express service, subject to certain conditions being met. It is recommended that express applications are made in person.