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can you send passport back to uk for renewal?

Old Jan 30th 2010, 3:07 am
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Does anyone know if i can send my passport back to the uk with a friend to renew for me while she is there? It is alot cheaper than doing it here, but does anyone know if that is legal or not?
I can get the forms sent over before she goes to fill in and i can send photos over with her!
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Old Jan 30th 2010, 3:16 am
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Does anyone know if i can send my passport back to the uk with a friend to renew for me while she is there? It is alot cheaper than doing it here, but does anyone know if that is legal or not?
Can get her to fill out the forms and i can send photos over with her!
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You would need to fill the forms out yourself as you'll have to sign them. Otherwise I guess its legal. They won't send the passport back to you here though, you'll have to give a current UK address, so you'd better hope it comes back before she returns here.
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Old Jan 30th 2010, 3:22 am
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I would my mum to get the forms sent over and i will fill them out and sign them. I would put my mums address on the forms so she could send them back to me as i wouldnt like to risk it!!!
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Old Jan 30th 2010, 3:23 am
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Out of interest does anyone know how long the uk take to process your application?
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Originally Posted by gazclaire View Post
Out of interest does anyone know how long the uk take to process your application?
Generally it varies depending on demand. Closer to UK summer, it can be slow.
I renewed my sons' passports before we did the visa application & they were back in a couple of weeks but not sure what the norm is these days.
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What would you do if you needed to travel urgently and your passport was over in the UK? What if the passport is lost in transit on its way back to you? For the little you'll save, I just wouldnt risk it myself.
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What would you do if you needed to travel urgently and your passport was over in the UK? What if the passport is lost in transit on its way back to you? For the little you'll save, I just wouldnt risk it myself.
Very good points!
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Old Feb 2nd 2010, 9:42 am
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I also thought I'd read in a recent thread about the high costs here that that passport holder had to sign for it in the UK thus negating this possible and seemingly easy route?
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