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Old Aug 14th 2020, 11:25 am
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Has anyone on here recently had to renew a UK passport? And how long did it take?
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Old Aug 14th 2020, 11:38 am
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Has anyone on here recently had to renew a UK passport? And how long did it take?
Did it all online. Very good service about 2 - 3 weeks. Expensive but efficient, keep informed at all times of process , new one courier to door
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Old Aug 14th 2020, 9:55 pm
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I did this online from New Zealand. Had to send old passport off to the UK etc. All done within a month. Great service. New one recd via courier to the door.
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Did you have to send a colour copy of your non-US passport? I have no idea where I am going to get a colour copy from at the moment. I can only do black and white
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Thank you all! Sounds like it's not going to be to much of a trauma.
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Dual nationality does require a color photocopy of your passport, every page.
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Guys, trying to renew my child's passport but running into a major problem here.

After going to the official gov't website for passport renewal, stating that I am overseas (among other options)... it starts the online process without giving me the option of doing things the old way.

Problem is that the online process requires online identity confirmation, which in turn requires that the person doing the confirming be resident in the UK. Turns out none of my mates fit the list of professions (while those that do happen to live outside the UK, lol).

From your experience do they definitely only allow UK residents (not just citizens) to confirm? If so, how do I go about doing things the old way?
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Guys, trying to renew my child's passport but running into a major problem here.

After going to the official gov't website for passport renewal, stating that I am overseas (among other options)... it starts the online process without giving me the option of doing things the old way.

Problem is that the online process requires online identity confirmation, which in turn requires that the person doing the confirming be resident in the UK. Turns out none of my mates fit the list of professions (while those that do happen to live outside the UK, lol).

From your experience do they definitely only allow UK residents (not just citizens) to confirm? If so, how do I go about doing things the old way?
I assume you have a UK passport yourself ? If so don't understand the problem, my son in Australia has both passports for my grandchildren online in the last 12 months or so. See if this link gives more information
https://www.passport.service.gov.uk/help?cookies=true
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Old Oct 27th 2020, 8:36 pm
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I assume you have a UK passport yourself ? If so don't understand the problem

https://www.passport.service.gov.uk/help?cookies=true
Yes I do. How is that even pertinent? It actually seems completely irrelevant...

Same with the link.
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.... From your experience do they definitely only allow UK residents (not just citizens) to confirm? If so, how do I go about doing things the old way?
A Commonwealth or US citizen can confirm the identity, irrespective of where they live, and other professions are accepted too.
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Old Oct 27th 2020, 9:12 pm
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Pulaski, I'm strictly asking about the online confirmation option.

On the official gov't website it is stated that only UK/Irish citizens can do this and on top of that only UK residents are allowed. So is a US citizen, non-UK resident, really going to work here? Because hey, I've got WAY more friends in the US so that would be a godsend.
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Old Oct 28th 2020, 10:58 pm
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OK, dead end then, no useful advice here but just wasting people's time without actually reading the original question in the first place...
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