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Forum: USA
Jul 7th 2011, 6:07 am
Replies: 2
Views: 558
Posted By brax

Re: Which Passport for my kids??

It depends on what you mean by "take home". I think you also need to be a British Citizen other than by descent.

If you mean for a visit then they can enter the UK using their US passports -...
Forum: USA
Jul 6th 2011, 5:57 pm
Replies: 2,161
Views: 264,054
Posted By brax

Re: Passport Delays

Thanks to this forum I found out about the delays.

Here is our success timeline:

May 2 - Sent 1 renewal and 3 first time applications
May 3 - Arrived in DC
May 30 - Booked flight to UK for...
Forum: USA
Jun 30th 2011, 7:41 am
Replies: 2,161
Views: 264,054
Posted By brax

Re: Passport Delays

This is priceless

http://www.careline-services.co.uk/downloads/careline_cs_fco.pdf

Quote: ...“When a citizen applies for a passport – wherever they reside – they have every right to expect a...
Forum: USA
Jun 30th 2011, 7:12 am
Replies: 2,161
Views: 264,054
Posted By brax

Re: Passport Delays

Good for you. Your dates are precisely one day earlier than ours but we included some first time applications with a renewal - I'm not expecting the passport tomorrow (Thursday).

I too have...
Forum: USA
Jun 28th 2011, 7:40 am
Replies: 2,161
Views: 264,054
Posted By brax

Re: Passport Delays

I wonder what Victor Meldrew would say? No, I think I already know.

I got through at about 5pm PDT today so 8pm Eastern, 1am BST. This time worked for me last monday too. I use Google Voice...
Forum: USA
Jun 28th 2011, 6:44 am
Replies: 10
Views: 3,026
Posted By brax

Re: BBC Iplayer whilst in US - is it possible

I came across a different approach today - thetelly.net

They provide short term and long term access plans. They appear to be using slingxboxes. They set up a slingbox for you to access. It...
Forum: USA
Jun 28th 2011, 6:35 am
Replies: 2,161
Views: 264,054
Posted By brax

Re: Passport Delays

If true this is beyond belief. I applied to renew my son's US passport two weeks ago. It took ten days to arrive after we dropped off the application at the post office. Ten days vs ten weeks. ...
Forum: USA
Jun 28th 2011, 12:05 am
Replies: 2,161
Views: 264,054
Posted By brax

Re: Passport Delays

I applied on May 2nd, payment taken June 6th. Almost every day after that I was looking out for the passports to arrive, fully expecting them to. I had assumed that the payment signaled we were...
Forum: USA
Jun 24th 2011, 8:50 pm
Replies: 2,161
Views: 264,054
Posted By brax

Re: Passport Delays

We've been feeling that way about not having passports. Well done.
Forum: USA
Jun 24th 2011, 5:41 pm
Replies: 2,161
Views: 264,054
Posted By brax

Re: Passport Delays

Wife's renewal / kids' application timeline
Mailed May 2
Delivered May 3
Payment June 6
4 week point will be July 5, 6 week point is July 19

Travel booked for July 11 - Nine weeks - I had NO...
Forum: USA
Jun 24th 2011, 7:25 am
Replies: 109
Views: 9,821
Posted By brax

Re: Passport Twitter/Petition Campaign to speed the process up

Oh to have the option to send our applications to the UK. I would have happily paid for courier service each way to avoid this trauma.
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