Couple fear £30,000 wedding abroad will be ruined by 'nightmare' passport delays

4/29/2022 10:28:00 AM

Couple fear £30,000 wedding abroad will be ruined by 'nightmare' passport delays

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Couple fear £30,000 wedding abroad will be ruined by 'nightmare' passport delays

Reanne House and Patrick Corbin, from Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, are waiting for Patrick's passport and hoping it will arrive in time to fly out for their Santorini wedding in June

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Reanne House, 27, and Patrick Corbin, 29, got engaged in June 2020 and are due to fly out to Santorini, Greece, on June 13 ready for their wedding on June 17 along with their 30 guests. Patrick submitted his application to replace his lost passport on March 13 and said at the time it was a five week wait, giving him plenty of time before the wedding. Thanks to the quick assistance of those around her, she was able to survive the encounter, and even kept her leg despite losing a lot of blood. But the passport office is currently experiencing significant processing issues following an influx of post-Covid passport applications. The couple’s architectural ethos is all about being environmentally conscious, so getting the place properly insulated was crucial for them and, at about £500 for materials, it was a great investment too. The waiting time for a new passport has risen from five to 10 weeks and the government's passport website crashed due to demand earlier this week. Anika described how she had got into the water near the beach, noticing that the water was “really murky”, with the pair barely able to see beyond their arms. The couple from Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, now fear they might not make it to their own wedding if Patrick doesn't get his new passport back in time - which would result in their special day being cancelled and leave them heartbroken.’ The former social worker and teacher has set up two charitable foundations since her and Paddy won big on the Euromillions in 2019 New Year’s Day draw.

They could also lose the £30,000 they saved "religiously" for as companies stopped providing wedding insurance when the Covid pandemic hit. “I prepared myself, I moved my fins around from behind me, and put them out in front of me, and then I felt the impact,” she recalled. “So it was already closer to how we wanted to live, with the kitchen at the centre of the house,” says Will. Speaking to The Mirror, Reanne, an artist, said: "It would cripple us, it would be absolutely heartbreaking. "Patrick sent his passport within 13 weeks of our wedding, plenty of time. Honestly I thought it had just hit me with its head, so my instinctive reaction was to kick it off. If we don't get it who takes responsibility? "I was in an absolute state on Sunday, I was in tears and I didn't sleep. Juliet Murphy Saving with Ikea and Youtube DIY The couple saved money by buying the kitchen cabinet carcasses from Ikea, using its finance service, and adding their own handmade doors, painted in Farrow & Ball’s grey-green Treron. "We have got 30 guests coming out to Santorini, and it's not cheap.” Realising that she was losing “a lot of blood”, Anika began to scream for help, and feared the worst. ‘I’ve got 17 nieces and nephews, so they all had to get a bit,’ she added.

My 83-year-old nan is coming with us. "What happens if we can't get out there? I don't want them to lose out but then that's even more heartbreaking to think everybody will be going out to the place we were going to get married and we will be at home. Frantically, the experienced freediver attempted to make her way out of the water, and was soon rescued by a woman on a paddleboard. They created the worktop and splashback wall using a micro-cement kit from Concrete Lab and tutorials. "Weddings are stressful enough as they are. We have spent two years saving religiously, we have done overtime - potentially for us not to get anything back. It was only once she was safely settled into a hospital bed that Anika realised what injuries she had actually sustained." She added: "It's been an absolute nightmare for us and I think it's the same for hundreds of people. “This layout gives us a social zone and a private one, within a small flat,” says Lena.

" Patrick, a fire alarm engineer submitted his application for a new passport on March 13 and got a lost reference number which was attached to his case. It severed an artery, and caused a lot of pain,” she said. "There was a five week turnaround at the time," Reanne said. She said they were given a 'tracker' to check status updates, but claims it kept telling Patrick to send his old passport in.” But, despite the traumatic incident, Anika has been keen to share her story on her social media profiles, and even joined Bite Club – a group of survivors who support each other by talking about their experiences. “We’ve had so much fun, it has been a joy to do, more like a hobby,” says Lena. "He was getting frustrated because he had given them a lost reference number, he kept [phoning] and they would say yes we have your lost reference number, you don't need to do anything, don't worry about what the tracker says." "He phones them probably once or twice a week," she said. It was a really wonderful way to make peace with the experience.

Reanne said he Patrick has been on hold for up to two hours before only to be cut off, adding that the passport office have been a "nightmare to get hold of". When it came to revamping the scruffy communal hall and repainting the exterior, Lena and Will created a win-win situation with the landlord and tenant of the upstairs flat: Lena and Will did all the work and paid for the materials, but also got to choose colours that worked with their flat’s aesthetic. And Patrick is not eligible for his passport to be processed as an 'emergency', Reanne says. There is still fear, but I continue to choose love over fear. The bride-to-be says Patrick was told last week to give it 10 weeks from when he applied, and if he has not received his new passport by then, his case would be upgraded to urgent. But that takes the couple until May 22 until the next step will be taken - a mere few weeks away from their wedding.. Reanne, who also pitches in with the phone calls, said: "I called them on Monday and was on the phone for one hour and 45 minutes, I spoke to six or seven people and would have to repeat the same information.

"One lady said 'we can see his lost reference number but the system says we are still waiting for his old passport'. "I asked what that means and was told it means the application hasn't been touched for the last six weeks because they would have been waiting for his old passport. "The lady said she would put an alert on the case to be processed urgently." Reanne said she is trying to be positive and praying they will get Patrick's passport in time to have their special day. A HM Passport Office spokesperson told the Mirror: "Given recent interest in passports, we are seeing an increased number of people visiting our website to view appointment availability for urgent services.

This has not affected people submitting a passport application. "We have increased staff numbers by 500 since April 2021, which has helped us to handle more applications than ever before, with more than one million passport applications processed in March 2022." Read More Read More .

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Why have they left it so late to renew there passports sound more like a lefty dig at the government 😭 i hope they will make it on the day.❤❤ Heart goes out ... 30 grand.🤔 Oh dear 🥴

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Reanne House, 27, and Patrick Corbin, 29, got engaged in June 2020 and are due to fly out to Santorini, Greece, on June 13 ready for their wedding on June 17 along with their 30 guests. Patrick submitted his application to replace his lost passport on March 13 and said at the time it was a five week wait, giving him plenty of time before the wedding. Thanks to the quick assistance of those around her, she was able to survive the encounter, and even kept her leg despite losing a lot of blood. But the passport office is currently experiencing significant processing issues following an influx of post-Covid passport applications. The couple’s architectural ethos is all about being environmentally conscious, so getting the place properly insulated was crucial for them and, at about £500 for materials, it was a great investment too. The waiting time for a new passport has risen from five to 10 weeks and the government's passport website crashed due to demand earlier this week. Anika described how she had got into the water near the beach, noticing that the water was “really murky”, with the pair barely able to see beyond their arms. The couple from Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, now fear they might not make it to their own wedding if Patrick doesn't get his new passport back in time - which would result in their special day being cancelled and leave them heartbroken.’ The former social worker and teacher has set up two charitable foundations since her and Paddy won big on the Euromillions in 2019 New Year’s Day draw.

They could also lose the £30,000 they saved "religiously" for as companies stopped providing wedding insurance when the Covid pandemic hit. “I prepared myself, I moved my fins around from behind me, and put them out in front of me, and then I felt the impact,” she recalled. “So it was already closer to how we wanted to live, with the kitchen at the centre of the house,” says Will. Speaking to The Mirror, Reanne, an artist, said: "It would cripple us, it would be absolutely heartbreaking. "Patrick sent his passport within 13 weeks of our wedding, plenty of time. Honestly I thought it had just hit me with its head, so my instinctive reaction was to kick it off. If we don't get it who takes responsibility? "I was in an absolute state on Sunday, I was in tears and I didn't sleep. Juliet Murphy Saving with Ikea and Youtube DIY The couple saved money by buying the kitchen cabinet carcasses from Ikea, using its finance service, and adding their own handmade doors, painted in Farrow & Ball’s grey-green Treron. "We have got 30 guests coming out to Santorini, and it's not cheap.” Realising that she was losing “a lot of blood”, Anika began to scream for help, and feared the worst. ‘I’ve got 17 nieces and nephews, so they all had to get a bit,’ she added.

My 83-year-old nan is coming with us. "What happens if we can't get out there? I don't want them to lose out but then that's even more heartbreaking to think everybody will be going out to the place we were going to get married and we will be at home. Frantically, the experienced freediver attempted to make her way out of the water, and was soon rescued by a woman on a paddleboard. They created the worktop and splashback wall using a micro-cement kit from Concrete Lab and tutorials. "Weddings are stressful enough as they are. We have spent two years saving religiously, we have done overtime - potentially for us not to get anything back. It was only once she was safely settled into a hospital bed that Anika realised what injuries she had actually sustained." She added: "It's been an absolute nightmare for us and I think it's the same for hundreds of people. “This layout gives us a social zone and a private one, within a small flat,” says Lena.

" Patrick, a fire alarm engineer submitted his application for a new passport on March 13 and got a lost reference number which was attached to his case. It severed an artery, and caused a lot of pain,” she said. "There was a five week turnaround at the time," Reanne said. She said they were given a 'tracker' to check status updates, but claims it kept telling Patrick to send his old passport in.” But, despite the traumatic incident, Anika has been keen to share her story on her social media profiles, and even joined Bite Club – a group of survivors who support each other by talking about their experiences. “We’ve had so much fun, it has been a joy to do, more like a hobby,” says Lena. "He was getting frustrated because he had given them a lost reference number, he kept [phoning] and they would say yes we have your lost reference number, you don't need to do anything, don't worry about what the tracker says." "He phones them probably once or twice a week," she said. It was a really wonderful way to make peace with the experience.

Reanne said he Patrick has been on hold for up to two hours before only to be cut off, adding that the passport office have been a "nightmare to get hold of". When it came to revamping the scruffy communal hall and repainting the exterior, Lena and Will created a win-win situation with the landlord and tenant of the upstairs flat: Lena and Will did all the work and paid for the materials, but also got to choose colours that worked with their flat’s aesthetic. And Patrick is not eligible for his passport to be processed as an 'emergency', Reanne says. There is still fear, but I continue to choose love over fear. The bride-to-be says Patrick was told last week to give it 10 weeks from when he applied, and if he has not received his new passport by then, his case would be upgraded to urgent. But that takes the couple until May 22 until the next step will be taken - a mere few weeks away from their wedding.. Reanne, who also pitches in with the phone calls, said: "I called them on Monday and was on the phone for one hour and 45 minutes, I spoke to six or seven people and would have to repeat the same information.

"One lady said 'we can see his lost reference number but the system says we are still waiting for his old passport'. "I asked what that means and was told it means the application hasn't been touched for the last six weeks because they would have been waiting for his old passport. "The lady said she would put an alert on the case to be processed urgently." Reanne said she is trying to be positive and praying they will get Patrick's passport in time to have their special day. A HM Passport Office spokesperson told the Mirror: "Given recent interest in passports, we are seeing an increased number of people visiting our website to view appointment availability for urgent services.

This has not affected people submitting a passport application. "We have increased staff numbers by 500 since April 2021, which has helped us to handle more applications than ever before, with more than one million passport applications processed in March 2022." Read More Read More .