Proposal to close Coleraine passport office

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The passport office in Coleraine could close by March 2016.

HM Passport Office today (Friday) announced the detail of its plans for its “transformation of customer service operations.”

The Coleraine office is the only proposed closure in Northern Ireland.

The Public and Commercial Services Union, who represents the vast majority of the current workforce, say that 15 sites now face the closure.

The proposals would see the following offices closed:

Aberystwyth (planned closure May 2016) – replaced by video service outside HMPO

Blackburn (planned closure 18 March 2016)

Bristol (planned closure 18 March 2016)

Carlisle (planned closure May 2016) – replaced by video service outside HMPO

Coleraine (planned closure 18 March 2016)

Crawley (planned closure 18 March 2016)

Dundee (planned closure 18 March 2016)

Hull (planned closure May 2016) – replaced by video service outside HMPO

Leicester (planned closure 18 March 2016)

Isle Of Wight (planned closure 18 March 2016)

Norwich (planned closure May 2016) – replaced by video service outside HMPO

Sheffield (planned closure 18 March 2016)

Swansea (planned closure 18 March 2016)

Warwick (planned closure 18 March 2016)

Wrexham (planned closure 18 March 2016)

Yeovil (planned closure May 2016) – replaced by video service outside HMPO.

The Union say it is their ‘first priority’ is to keep offices open.