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Old Jul 15th 2009, 1:04 am   #46
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hi does anyone know how long it takes for a passport to arrive, we sent the application off a week ago and yesterday i booked our flights to the uk completely forgetting that we havent got passport yet, i know, how stupid am i, i'll blame it on being pregnant lol, we fly in less than 4 weeks do u reckon we will get it in time it was only a renewal, thanks
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hi does anyone know how long it takes for a passport to arrive, we sent the application off a week ago and yesterday i booked our flights to the uk completely forgetting that we havent got passport yet, i know, how stupid am i, i'll blame it on being pregnant lol, we fly in less than 4 weeks do u reckon we will get it in time it was only a renewal, thanks
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Old Jul 18th 2009, 2:25 am   #48
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lol after posting my previous post we recieved the passport yesterday after 1 week and 5 days woo hoo
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lol after posting my previous post we recieved the passport yesterday after 1 week and 5 days woo hoo

That is really good news, while your luck is running I would get some lottery tickets
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That is really good news, while your luck is running I would get some lottery tickets
lol, nah i never win its a waste of money
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Okay so who can i use as a person to countersign? Must be Oz resident of standing and have known me for 2 years ???? !!!!!
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Hi Guys,

just a thought....

my 4 kids passports are about to expire. I was thinking of going over to UK on my own (thanks to the air asia flight sale!) and renewing them, as I think it will be cheaper that way.

BUT - do they have to be present when I renew them? 2 kids will now be classed as adults by the way

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Hi there, i have just sent off hubbies passport to the British High Commission in Canberra and wondered if anyone knows how long it takes to get a british passport back? He is just renewing an expired one. I say JUST renewing.....$279!!!! Jeeeez
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Hi there, i have just sent off hubbies passport to the British High Commission in Canberra and wondered if anyone knows how long it takes to get a british passport back? He is just renewing an expired one. I say JUST renewing.....$279!!!! Jeeeez

Can you still send them directly? I thought they now had to go through Australia Post (with additional unecessary expense)...


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I took it to a post office to get the money order drawn up, they only charged me $1.10 for the postage?????
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Please note that from 15 June 2009 postal applications will not be accepted in Canberra and will be returned.


Looks like your application will be returned, and you now have to go through this ridiculous checking system at Aus Post...


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Looks like your application will be returned, and you now have to go through this ridiculous checking system at Aus Post...


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Oh my god, why didn't they tell me this at the post office when she looked at it???!!!!! I need it back ASAP so we can apply for our PR!
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Oh my god, why didn't they tell me this at the post office when she looked at it???!!!!! I need it back ASAP so we can apply for our PR!
I think this new system is going to cause a lot of people to commit passport 'fraud' and apply for passports in the UK using relatives and friends as points of contact.

The massive additional expense and waiting times this new system incurs are going to be a big put off.

As for you, I guess you will just have to wait to have it returned to you, unless they nicely pass it on themselves. I suspect that they will tell you that you should have read the website first, and I don't think that the average Australia Post employee will be up to speed with the latest policy of the British High Commission...


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