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Anybody who discovers their passport is out of date can take advantage of an express service, subject to certain conditions being met.