Go Back  British Expats > Search Forums
Reload this Page >

Search Results

 
Search: Posts Made By: TonyD
Showing results 1 to 25 of 27
Search took 0.01 seconds.
Forum: USA
May 23rd 2009, 3:49 pm
Replies: 2,161
Views: 264,109
Posted By TonyD

Re: Passport Delays

I have requested a refund from Abtran for the totally false & grossly misleading information they supplied me.
Let's hope the replacement is better.
Thanks for your great rescue work Dean !
Forum: USA
May 21st 2009, 8:59 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,974
Posted By TonyD

Re: Passport Renewal Delays and Abtran

Strangely I got a response from the UK Public Affairs Team to whom I had made a "responsible citizen" alert about the Passport Renewal delays. If you actually want to complain the details they...
Forum: USA
May 20th 2009, 7:28 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,974
Posted By TonyD

Re: Passport Renewal Delays and Abtran

You need to search for all the related threads before you contact him so you understand the situation. You'll find him if you search for "British Consul"
Forum: USA
May 13th 2009, 7:40 pm
Replies: 2,161
Views: 264,109
Posted By TonyD

Re: Passport Delays

In my case the date of charging was meaningless.See my chronology elsewhere.
Forum: USA
May 13th 2009, 7:37 pm
Replies: 2,161
Views: 264,109
Posted By TonyD

Re: Passport Delays

Oh no , nobody ever replies except Dean the hero in all this.
Fax # is the Chancery on the Embassy website. It is really a shotgun approach and I have no idea who the heroes and villains are.
This...
Forum: USA
May 13th 2009, 6:38 pm
Replies: 2,161
Views: 264,109
Posted By TonyD

Re: Passport Delays

This link may help:
http://ukinusa.fco.gov.uk/en/our-offices-in-the-us/contactus/makingcomplaint
Forum: USA
May 13th 2009, 6:34 pm
Replies: 2,161
Views: 264,109
Posted By TonyD

Re: Passport Delays

Thanks for voicing your concerns and taking an active approach to this passport chaos issue. If we inform the Embassy, they have an opportunity to fix the problem. I suggest in my very limited but...
Forum: USA
May 13th 2009, 2:25 pm
Replies: 2,161
Views: 264,109
Posted By TonyD

Re: Passport Delays

Forget Abtran - based on my experience their $180/hr information is rubbish.
Suggest you fax/call/write the Embassy until you find someone who cares.
Good Luck !
Forum: USA
May 12th 2009, 10:32 pm
Replies: 2,161
Views: 264,109
Posted By TonyD

Re: Passport Delays

I used the email address you mentioned. I got an "out of the office" automated reply. I am still waiting for a response. You were just lucky??
I wish there was an efficient way to sort through all...
Forum: USA
May 11th 2009, 5:56 pm
Forum: USA
May 11th 2009, 5:40 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,974
Posted By TonyD

Passport Renewal Delays and Abtran

I posted on Friday about a huge delay in processing passport renewals. Here is the follow-up I promised as a thank you to those who helped and an alert to others who may have the same problem. The...
Forum: USA
May 11th 2009, 3:47 am
Replies: 2,161
Views: 264,109
Posted By TonyD

Re: Passport Delays

not from me - that # is Canada so no use to me unfortunately but hopefully of value to those in Canada..
Forum: USA
May 9th 2009, 3:09 pm
Replies: 2,161
Views: 264,109
Posted By TonyD

Forum: USA
May 9th 2009, 3:48 am
Replies: 6
Views: 3,961
Posted By TonyD

Re: Any way to find out passport renewal status??

Actually I did find it but since it was not corroborated by subsequent posts it seemed wise not to comment.My concern is to only make comments I have evidence for(its the lawyerly thing to do) and to...
Forum: USA
May 9th 2009, 3:40 am
Replies: 2,161
Views: 264,109
Posted By TonyD

Re: Passport Delays

Unfortunately this advisory was not published until long after they received my application & after they had charged my card when the promise was still 10 days.
The other problem is they did not...
Forum: USA
May 8th 2009, 11:00 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 654
Posted By TonyD

Re: Passport renewal delays - a crisis ?

Already done to Los Angeles, Washington and Florida.
Forum: USA
May 8th 2009, 10:38 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 654
Posted By TonyD

Re: Passport renewal delays - a crisis ?

Thanks, I'll contact my local consulate in Los Angeles but seriously doubt they will have any leverage/interest. I'll keep this forum informed of any response I get.
Thanks for your suggestion.
Forum: USA
May 8th 2009, 10:16 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 654
Posted By TonyD

Passport renewal delays - a crisis ?

Abtran is taking 8+ weeks from the date they charge your credit card to issue your new passport. Note this time is not a promise and you must add mailing time both ends. Additionally Abtran took 2...
Forum: USA
May 8th 2009, 9:36 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 3,961
Posted By TonyD

Re: Any way to find out passport renewal status??

Sadly this info is out of date. I called Abtran today and the processing time is 8+ weeks from the time they charge your card.
We need a way to alert the Embassy in Washington to this delay. Anyone...
Forum: Canada
May 8th 2009, 9:34 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 2,529
Posted By TonyD

Re: Renewal of UK passport

"wishing" isn't very reliable. We need a way of alerting the Embassy to the egregious 6+ week delays that are occurring. The needless upset and misery this causes is easy to fix - if they hear about...
Forum: USA
May 8th 2009, 9:30 pm
Replies: 2,161
Views: 264,109
Posted By TonyD

Re: Passport Delays

I agree ,but who has a contact phone number at the Embassy??
Without a method of alerting the Embassy we're all just "wingeing Poms"
Forum: Canada
May 8th 2009, 9:28 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,648
Posted By TonyD

Re: British passport renewal via Washington, USA

Just an FYI - there is a huge delay in processing I learned today from Abtran. Suggest you scan related threads to discover more if you are planning to travel in the next 6+ weeks.
Forum: USA
May 8th 2009, 9:11 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,469
Posted By TonyD

Re: UK Citizen, Lost UK Passport In US - PLEASE HELP

[QUOTE=johntysoe;7540798]

I tried Abtran, the Consulate and neither could get me through to an actual person, just a machine! Ridiculous!

There should be a number for people like us to call...
Forum: USA
May 8th 2009, 9:04 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 929
Posted By TonyD

Re: Another Passport Question

The democratic (am I being old fashioned & naive?) way to resolve these passport delay problems is to get through to someone who cares at a Consulate or Embassy. Wailing to Abtran is unlikely to be...
Forum: USA
May 8th 2009, 8:57 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,677
Posted By TonyD

Re: I got my Citzienship!!

I share your misgivings but I have just discovered a sadly compelling reason to have both a U.K. and a USA passport - getting your U.K. passport renewed is now run by a private company called Abtran....
Showing results 1 to 25 of 27
 


 
Forum Jump

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.