Contact

Cusack encourages public to 'look before you book!'

SDLP Councillor Shauna Cusack is encouraging the public to take a few minutes to check the validity of their passports

Shauna Cusack

SDLP Councillor Shauna Cusack

SDLP Councillor Shauna Cusack is encouraging the public to take a few minutes to check the validity of their passports before booking their Spring and Summer holidays.
Cusack states: ‘January is traditionally the busiest month for securing the best holiday offers, especially for families. It is also when we start looking, planning and booking Spring and Summer breaks. I’ve dealt with so many people over the years who didn’t realise their passport was due to expire right before travelling or had totally misplaced it leaving them in utter panic and at risk of losing their holiday altogether.
“This was particularly common with children’s passports which catch many out as they are often valid for a lesser period. No one should suffer the stress and upset of potentially losing their hard earned holiday, especially as insurance won’t cover this oversight.
“I would just like to remind people to take a few minutes to have a look for their travel documents and make sure everything is in order before booking any breaks. If you find you need a renewal hopefully you will then have plenty of time for processing.
“The SDLP offices and myself are more than happy to help by validating any forms and photos.”

If you have a story or want to send a photo or video to us please contact the Derry Now editorial team on 028 7129 6600 for Derry City stories Or 028 7774 3970 for County Derry stories. Or you can email editor@derrynews.net or editor@derrypost.com at any time.


Read more from Derry Now.

More News

Buy the e-paper of the Derry News and the County Derry Post here for instant access to Derry's premier news titles.

Keep up with the latest news from Derry with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.