Isle of Man residents planning to travel abroad this summer are being given their annual reminder about passports.
With the end of the academic year a little over a week away, and thoughts turning to trips abroad, the Passport and Immigration Office says everybody should take time to check renewal dates, before buying any tickets.
The waiting time for a new passport is currently around six weeks, which means a form filled in now wouldn't be processed until around the end of August!
However, special services are available - with an extra charge - for renewal in five working days, or a single day!
All passport holders are advised to have at least six months remaining before the expiry date, as any less can sometimes cause difficulties when travelling.