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Old Dec 9th 2023, 11:59 pm
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In case anyone else is doing same at the moment and curious. Renewal of UK passport was about a week from the day old passport arrived at the UK passport office. Arrived Dec 1st, and new passport arrived Dec 8th via DHL back with me in the US, east coast. Also did self taken digital photos, easy process and no issues.
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Same experience here. Applied for daughters first UK passport (had consular birth certificate). Did the same self-taken photo and sent off the required docs, passport was printed and back to us within two weeks. Documents came back separately two days later.
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Same experience here. Applied for daughters first UK passport (had consular birth certificate). Did the same self-taken photo and sent off the required docs, passport was printed and back to us within two weeks. Documents came back separately two days later.
Same here (but for a renewal). Just under two weeks total. The actual passport office / printing part was 1.5 days.
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Mine is due this spring. I've just been putting it off. It's going to be a little bit of a shock to see a blue cover again.
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Mine is due this spring. I've just been putting it off. It's going to be a little bit of a shock to see a blue cover again.
I'm looking forward to getting a dark blue passport again, but I don't need to renew my passport until 2026.
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Originally Posted by Nutek
Same here (but for a renewal). Just under two weeks total. The actual passport office / printing part was 1.5 days.
Did they send your old expired passport back and if so, how long after. I received my new passport a week ago (via DHL), then today another package from DHL, but it just contained the copy of my US passport that I had sent with the application. But still not go back my expired UK one.
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Originally Posted by Mercury39
Did they send your old expired passport back and if so, how long after. I received my new passport a week ago (via DHL), then today another package from DHL, but it just contained the copy of my US passport that I had sent with the application. But still not go back my expired UK one.
I got the new passport first, then a second package containing my old passport and the photocopies I sent them of my US one.
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I got the new passport first, then a second package containing my old passport and the photocopies I sent them of my US one.
hummm, wonder what happened to my old passport, I just got the photocopy of my US one back.
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Originally Posted by Mercury39
hummm, wonder what happened to my old passport, I just got the photocopy of my US one back.
Unless you have a current visa in it I wouldn’t worry about it. It’s defaced anyhow so not like it can be used for anything.
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