While helping a friend complete the Advanced Passenger Information for her family's holiday, I noticed that both of her children's passports would expire 2 days before their return date.
She panicked, but I told her not to worry and got on to it straight away. I completed their passport information online, took portrait photos of her children in their home and sent off the required documents.
UPDATED JANUARY 2018 - There is now an extremely quick way of doing this online through the Government website - https://www.gov.uk/apply-renew-passport. Just input your information, upload your photo, pay the fee and send any documents requested to the Passport Office address as advised online.
Within no time at all, passports will land on your doormat and you'll be ready for that well-deserved holiday.
If this is something you would like me to do the admin for you, please don't hesitate to contact me.