Passport renewal

Old Sep 11th 2011, 5:55 am
  #1  
Powered by cows
Thread Starter
 
Autonomy's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2004
Location: currently Dubai, ex UK
Posts: 4,581
Autonomy has a reputation beyond reputeAutonomy has a reputation beyond reputeAutonomy has a reputation beyond reputeAutonomy has a reputation beyond reputeAutonomy has a reputation beyond reputeAutonomy has a reputation beyond reputeAutonomy has a reputation beyond reputeAutonomy has a reputation beyond reputeAutonomy has a reputation beyond reputeAutonomy has a reputation beyond reputeAutonomy has a reputation beyond repute
Default Passport renewal

Hi,

Just a quick one - what documents do you need to renew a UK passport and do you need the photos / form signed by a professional / QC etc?

Thanks!

Auto
Autonomy is offline  
Old Sep 11th 2011, 6:01 am
  #2  
BE Forum Addict
 
Oyibopeppeh's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: UK
Posts: 1,308
Oyibopeppeh has a reputation beyond reputeOyibopeppeh has a reputation beyond reputeOyibopeppeh has a reputation beyond reputeOyibopeppeh has a reputation beyond reputeOyibopeppeh has a reputation beyond reputeOyibopeppeh has a reputation beyond reputeOyibopeppeh has a reputation beyond reputeOyibopeppeh has a reputation beyond reputeOyibopeppeh has a reputation beyond reputeOyibopeppeh has a reputation beyond reputeOyibopeppeh has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Passport renewal

Yes, one of the photos needs to be countersigned.

See here:

http://ukingermany.fco.gov.uk/en/hel...-arab-emirates
Oyibopeppeh is offline  
Old Sep 11th 2011, 6:07 am
  #3  
Powered by cows
Thread Starter
 
Autonomy's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2004
Location: currently Dubai, ex UK
Posts: 4,581
Autonomy has a reputation beyond reputeAutonomy has a reputation beyond reputeAutonomy has a reputation beyond reputeAutonomy has a reputation beyond reputeAutonomy has a reputation beyond reputeAutonomy has a reputation beyond reputeAutonomy has a reputation beyond reputeAutonomy has a reputation beyond reputeAutonomy has a reputation beyond reputeAutonomy has a reputation beyond reputeAutonomy has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Passport renewal

Thanks for that - although after reading your helpful link - it appears to renew you don't need countersignature:-

"Countersignatures on the back of your photographs are not necessary and the countersignature box on the application form does not need to be completed if your appearance has not changed significantly since your previous passport was issued."

http://ukingermany.fco.gov.uk/en/hel...steps-to-renew

But your link was very helpful - so thanks!
Autonomy is offline  
Old Sep 11th 2011, 6:11 am
  #4  
BE Forum Addict
 
Oyibopeppeh's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: UK
Posts: 1,308
Oyibopeppeh has a reputation beyond reputeOyibopeppeh has a reputation beyond reputeOyibopeppeh has a reputation beyond reputeOyibopeppeh has a reputation beyond reputeOyibopeppeh has a reputation beyond reputeOyibopeppeh has a reputation beyond reputeOyibopeppeh has a reputation beyond reputeOyibopeppeh has a reputation beyond reputeOyibopeppeh has a reputation beyond reputeOyibopeppeh has a reputation beyond reputeOyibopeppeh has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Passport renewal

oops...I missed the small print!

It's a pretty quick service, they quoted 6 weeks for my daughter's first UK passport and it was done and back in 4.
Oyibopeppeh is offline  
Old Sep 11th 2011, 1:21 pm
  #5  
BE Forum Addict
 
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: Abu Dhabi
Posts: 1,802
Brains1983 has a reputation beyond reputeBrains1983 has a reputation beyond reputeBrains1983 has a reputation beyond reputeBrains1983 has a reputation beyond reputeBrains1983 has a reputation beyond reputeBrains1983 has a reputation beyond reputeBrains1983 has a reputation beyond reputeBrains1983 has a reputation beyond reputeBrains1983 has a reputation beyond reputeBrains1983 has a reputation beyond reputeBrains1983 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Passport renewal

Originally Posted by Autonomy View Post
Thanks for that - although after reading your helpful link - it appears to renew you don't need countersignature:-

"Countersignatures on the back of your photographs are not necessary and the countersignature box on the application form does not need to be completed if your appearance has not changed significantly since your previous passport was issued."

http://ukingermany.fco.gov.uk/en/hel...steps-to-renew

But your link was very helpful - so thanks!
i was less than 10 days (think it was 8), from delivering the documents to DHL Abu Dhabi to receiving the passport back. Rather surprised I was!
Brains1983 is offline  
Old Sep 11th 2011, 1:32 pm
  #6  
Is
 
bakedbean's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Far North Queensland
Posts: 17,615
bakedbean has a reputation beyond reputebakedbean has a reputation beyond reputebakedbean has a reputation beyond reputebakedbean has a reputation beyond reputebakedbean has a reputation beyond reputebakedbean has a reputation beyond reputebakedbean has a reputation beyond reputebakedbean has a reputation beyond reputebakedbean has a reputation beyond reputebakedbean has a reputation beyond reputebakedbean has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Passport renewal

The countersignature for pic doesn't have to be a professional per se. I got a retired friend to sign. Only known him 1 year, explained to embassy that we've not been here long and they were satisfied
bakedbean is offline  
Old Sep 11th 2011, 3:48 pm
  #7  
Bob
BE Site Lead
 
Bob's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2004
Location: MA, USA
Posts: 91,685
Bob has a reputation beyond reputeBob has a reputation beyond reputeBob has a reputation beyond reputeBob has a reputation beyond reputeBob has a reputation beyond reputeBob has a reputation beyond reputeBob has a reputation beyond reputeBob has a reputation beyond reputeBob has a reputation beyond reputeBob has a reputation beyond reputeBob has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Passport renewal

Originally Posted by bakedbean View Post
The countersignature for pic doesn't have to be a professional per se. I got a retired friend to sign. Only known him 1 year, explained to embassy that we've not been here long and they were satisfied
The counter sig doesn't need to be by a Brit either, just someone that either knows you, or a professional in good standing, such as a doctor/copper/teacher etc.
Bob is offline  
Old Sep 11th 2011, 4:03 pm
  #8  
BE Forum Addict
 
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 1,132
jackthehat is a glorious beacon of lightjackthehat is a glorious beacon of lightjackthehat is a glorious beacon of lightjackthehat is a glorious beacon of lightjackthehat is a glorious beacon of lightjackthehat is a glorious beacon of lightjackthehat is a glorious beacon of lightjackthehat is a glorious beacon of lightjackthehat is a glorious beacon of lightjackthehat is a glorious beacon of lightjackthehat is a glorious beacon of light
Default Re: Passport renewal

Originally Posted by Autonomy View Post
Hi,

Just a quick one - what documents do you need to renew a UK passport and do you need the photos / form signed by a professional / QC etc?

Thanks!

Auto
Just to note. My recent renewal went through Dusseldorf. They were very 'Picky' about the Photographs. They insisted on 'True Photographs' rather than 'Digital Prints.' Even with a further DHL Run with the new photographs, the whole process took only two weeks. Most Photoshops in Dubai will do this for you, but mention that it is for a British Passport! - Needless to say, that it costs more!
jackthehat is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.