renewing long expired uk passport

Old Sep 27th 2020, 8:49 am
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I'm a UK citizen living in the USA and my UK passport expired just over 2 years ago. I checked the UK gov website about renewing it and it states that you can renew from abroad if it has only "recently" expired.

Does anyone have any experience of renewing a long expired UK passport from the US or what timeframe "recently" actually refers to?

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Old Sep 27th 2020, 1:57 pm
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Have you actually been onto the passport renewal part? If you enter the date of expiry, it will tell you what you need to do. There was a discussion a while ago about this, and I think a passport needed to have expired many years before a different approach was required.
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Two years is not a problem. It’s not likely to start being an issue until it has been expired for ten years or more.

https://www.gov.uk/overseas-passports
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Thanks for the help guys, thats good to know. I just went on the gov.uk site and it says the below... I think that based on what the UK government says and that now I know the expiration period isn't a problem and that there's not really an option to visit the UK right now anyway, I'll just wait a while until better days.

"Passport applications and coronavirus (COVID-19)

!WarningNormal service standards are currently suspended. We cannot confirm when a passport will be received, or when documents provided in support of an application will be returned."

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