Just booked a holiday? Use our handy checklist to make sure your holiday goes smoothly…

Is your passport in date?

Check that everyone’s Passport has at least six months left before it expires and take copies of them all in case one gets lost. We offer the Post Office Digital Check & Send service for just £16, to quickly and securely renew your passport. Application forms are also available in branch and you can use our Photo Kiosk to renew your passport photo for just £9.

Holiday booked, get insured.

Taking out travel insurance when you book your holiday will not cost you a penny more, yet as long as you’ve ensured cancellation is included, you’ll be protected from the minute you’ve bought it. We can issue a Travel Insurance policy in branch for either a single trip or annual cover. If travelling within the EU the GHIC (UK Global Health Insurance Card) entitles you to free or discounted state health care in all European Union countries, but isn’t a replacement for good travel insurance. Apply for your GHIC now.

Planning to drive abroad?

You may need a International Driving Permit. We can issue these in branch, just bring along your valid photo-card licence and a recent passport sized photo of yourself. They cost £5.50. The UK Government website offers advice on International Driving Permits and the implications of Brexit.

Travel Money – Commission free & get a better rate when you spend £500

Compared to our standard exchange rate you will get more for your money when you buy £500 worth of currency. We hold many currencies in stock, including Euros, US Dollars, Australian Dollars and Canadian Dollars. Give us a call to pre-order on 01297 21713. Some currencies such as Polish Zloty and Icelandic Krona need to be ordered for next-day collection, subject to cut-off times.

The Post Office Travel Money Card is a safe, hassle-free way to spend abroad and can be used fee-free for purchases in shops, cafes and bars all over the world where you see the Mastercard logo. Load with currency at any Post Office or using the website and mobile app for great rates and up to 23 different currencies. The Travel Money Card is available to take with you straight away when you pop into Seaton Post Office, subject to identity checks.

Further advice on travelling abroad can be found at the UK Foreign Office Website.

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