My birth certificate is currently en route to Belfast- or is it Dublin- with my passport application. Will I need to wait for it to be returned, or will I be able to wait for its return? (edited: for a farce of a sentence.) For those that know, are you allowed to request 2 copies within 12 months? If nobody here knows, I'll ring Slough council tomorrow. I can ask the AFCO on Friday, but I might as well get it out of the way now eh? And this only applies if I'm able to wait for the birth certificate. The hotel I work at has just been sold to a rival company. They're closed on the 1st of February for 5 weeks of refurbishment. How long does it take, on average, to organise a medical and/or PJFT as I'd like to get it done in those 5 weeks if possible. Do you organise the medical yourself, in a similar way to organising your own PJFT? And what is the average waiting time for the initial application to be processed? I've had a look around for the answers, but can't find them. Thanks.