5th September 2011 01:27Hey girls I posted my passport application with my recently expired passport in the GPO on Monday 11th of July and have heard NOTHING since. I thought it would only take 4 or so weeks to be sent out a new one and had booked a holiday for the end of last week which i've now had to cancel. I only realised after I sent my form off that I was supposed to record the application number at the top of the form, so I don't even have a reference number to try and trace . Does anyone know if this is the normal processing time for new passports? I'm a little worried my application with current passport have been stolen/lost. As far as I can see the payment has not been taken from my account. Any advice would be much appreciated!