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Old Nov 2nd 2010, 12:52 pm
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Hi , Due to the nature of my job and travelling involved I have managed to successfully finish off all but one page on my passport. the passport is still valid for another 6 years.

With the new beautiful rule of applying for UK passport in Germany from the middle east ( wow so many countries involved) is it possible to apply for a second passport without handing over my existing passport as the new passport can takes min 4 weeks.

Or if i am feeling lucky do they still allow someone to apply for a second passport in the Riyadh embassy?

Any help would be much appreciated or else I will have to go the UK just to get a second passport.

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Old Nov 2nd 2010, 1:00 pm
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Some airlines won't even let you fly if you have only one empty page, as a visa stamp will presumably be necessary upon your return. Just go through the usual renewal procedure. As a precaution, it's always wise to check the number of spare pages well before you need to travel.
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Old Nov 2nd 2010, 1:17 pm
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the new passport can takes min 4 weeks
can take, but most people renewing since the switch to Dusseldorf have been getting them back in about 10 days... 4 weeks is probably for the busiest periods...
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Might be best to go back to the UK and get a new passport in less than 4 hours .
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see if you can peel a few old ones off. I did for this ridiculous Indonesia visa that was only for a four day visit to Bintan Island (which is Singapore in my eyes anyways)
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Default Re: British Passport due to finished pages

Originally Posted by msk2009 View Post
Hi , Due to the nature of my job and travelling involved I have managed to successfully finish off all but one page on my passport. the passport is still valid for another 6 years.

With the new beautiful rule of applying for UK passport in Germany from the middle east ( wow so many countries involved) is it possible to apply for a second passport without handing over my existing passport as the new passport can takes min 4 weeks.

Or if i am feeling lucky do they still allow someone to apply for a second passport in the Riyadh embassy?

Any help would be much appreciated or else I will have to go the UK just to get a second passport.

Regards,
msk
Apply for a second passport to the UKPA - but you'll need a letter from employer explaining why you need it.
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renewals via germany have been like 1 week or so
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You don't need to surrender your first pp to get a second. You need a letter from your employer and one from you explaining why.

Interestingly the pp form has about four spaces for additional pp numbers so there must be some people with five. I used to have two - 'For us' and 'Against Us'.
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At the British embassy in Tripoli earlier this year I was told that second passport applications would be "tightened up" over the coming months. They told me that the best way was to apply with a letter from the employer stating (along the lines of) "needs a second passport in order to make multiple visa applications due to travel requirements". The application should be supported with copies of the visa and entry/exit stamps showing that the applicant is a frequent traveler.

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Default Re: British Passport due to finished pages

Originally Posted by msk2009 View Post
Hi , Due to the nature of my job and travelling involved I have managed to successfully finish off all but one page on my passport. the passport is still valid for another 6 years.

With the new beautiful rule of applying for UK passport in Germany from the middle east ( wow so many countries involved) is it possible to apply for a second passport without handing over my existing passport as the new passport can takes min 4 weeks.

Or if i am feeling lucky do they still allow someone to apply for a second passport in the Riyadh embassy?

Any help would be much appreciated or else I will have to go the UK just to get a second passport.

Regards,
msk
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It's really easiest to do this in a day at Victoria.
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Once you have the second passport (which I do) do you still need an employer's letter to renew it?
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Default Re: British Passport due to finished pages

Originally Posted by Oyibopeppeh View Post
At the British embassy in Tripoli earlier this year I was told that second passport applications would be "tightened up" over the coming months. They told me that the best way was to apply with a letter from the employer stating (along the lines of) "needs a second passport in order to make multiple visa applications due to travel requirements". The application should be supported with copies of the visa and entry/exit stamps showing that the applicant is a frequent traveler.

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Dont think that is 'tightening up'...

You have needed a letter pretty much stating that for all 2nd passport applications, AFAIK...
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Once you have the second passport (which I do) do you still need an employer's letter to renew it?
Yes, you do.

Fell foul of this, had to get a letter faxed over.
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Originally Posted by TGFKASE View Post
Dont think that is 'tightening up'...

You have needed a letter pretty much stating that for all 2nd passport applications, AFAIK...

I was really referring to their requirement to provide copies of the visas and stamps, to show that the applicant was a frequent traveller
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