Go Back  British Expats > Living & Moving Abroad > USA
Reload this Page >

How to send UK passport for renewal

How to send UK passport for renewal

Old Jan 6th 2015, 11:29 am
  #1  
BE Forum Addict
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Aug 2013
Location: Athens GA
Posts: 1,911
MidAtlantic has a reputation beyond reputeMidAtlantic has a reputation beyond reputeMidAtlantic has a reputation beyond reputeMidAtlantic has a reputation beyond reputeMidAtlantic has a reputation beyond reputeMidAtlantic has a reputation beyond reputeMidAtlantic has a reputation beyond reputeMidAtlantic has a reputation beyond reputeMidAtlantic has a reputation beyond reputeMidAtlantic has a reputation beyond reputeMidAtlantic has a reputation beyond repute
Default How to send UK passport for renewal

What have others done to send their UK passport to the Passport Office in Durham?

It looks like FedEx will cost nearly $100. As I understand it the USPS tracking is only within the US. Are there any other options? (Yes, I know to take a trip to England is one, but that is not feasible right now).
MidAtlantic is offline  
Old Jan 6th 2015, 7:14 pm
  #2  
 
lansbury's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2005
Location: Milwaukie, Oregon
Posts: 9,467
lansbury has a reputation beyond reputelansbury has a reputation beyond reputelansbury has a reputation beyond reputelansbury has a reputation beyond reputelansbury has a reputation beyond reputelansbury has a reputation beyond reputelansbury has a reputation beyond reputelansbury has a reputation beyond reputelansbury has a reputation beyond reputelansbury has a reputation beyond reputelansbury has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: How to send UK passport for renewal

Originally Posted by MidAtlantic View Post
What have others done to send their UK passport to the Passport Office in Durham?

It looks like FedEx will cost nearly $100. As I understand it the USPS tracking is only within the US. Are there any other options? (Yes, I know to take a trip to England is one, but that is not feasible right now).
USPS lat rate international priority. About half the cost of Fed or UPS. I've sent stuff to my bank and tracked it. When it came to my passport I did send it back by DHL from my local mail shop.
lansbury is offline  
Old Jan 21st 2015, 6:56 pm
  #3  
BE Forum Addict
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Aug 2013
Location: Athens GA
Posts: 1,911
MidAtlantic has a reputation beyond reputeMidAtlantic has a reputation beyond reputeMidAtlantic has a reputation beyond reputeMidAtlantic has a reputation beyond reputeMidAtlantic has a reputation beyond reputeMidAtlantic has a reputation beyond reputeMidAtlantic has a reputation beyond reputeMidAtlantic has a reputation beyond reputeMidAtlantic has a reputation beyond reputeMidAtlantic has a reputation beyond reputeMidAtlantic has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: How to send UK passport for renewal

Originally Posted by lansbury View Post
USPS lat rate international priority. About half the cost of Fed or UPS. I've sent stuff to my bank and tracked it. When it came to my passport I did send it back by DHL from my local mail shop.
Thanks for your reply. I used USPS Registered International Mail. I mailed it on January 8 and it arrived today, January 21. Not exactly a speedy service, but that was not important to me. It was less than half the cost of FedEx.
MidAtlantic is offline  
Old Jan 21st 2015, 8:15 pm
  #4  
BE Enthusiast
 
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Virginia
Posts: 475
YouWantFriesWithThat has a reputation beyond reputeYouWantFriesWithThat has a reputation beyond reputeYouWantFriesWithThat has a reputation beyond reputeYouWantFriesWithThat has a reputation beyond reputeYouWantFriesWithThat has a reputation beyond reputeYouWantFriesWithThat has a reputation beyond reputeYouWantFriesWithThat has a reputation beyond reputeYouWantFriesWithThat has a reputation beyond reputeYouWantFriesWithThat has a reputation beyond reputeYouWantFriesWithThat has a reputation beyond reputeYouWantFriesWithThat has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: How to send UK passport for renewal

MidAtlantic

I'd be interested to see how long yours takes to process as I need to renew mine this year!
YouWantFriesWithThat is offline  
Old Jan 22nd 2015, 12:56 am
  #5  
BE Enthusiast
 
Joined: Jun 2011
Location: California
Posts: 470
Wibblypig has much to be proud ofWibblypig has much to be proud ofWibblypig has much to be proud ofWibblypig has much to be proud ofWibblypig has much to be proud ofWibblypig has much to be proud ofWibblypig has much to be proud ofWibblypig has much to be proud ofWibblypig has much to be proud ofWibblypig has much to be proud ofWibblypig has much to be proud of
Default Re: How to send UK passport for renewal

My husband sent his last week with USPS express (I think that's what it's called). He got his new one today and a separate courier also tried to deliver his old one but of course we had popped out, so they are coming back tomorrow. It took 7 days!
Wibblypig is offline  
Old Jan 22nd 2015, 11:24 am
  #6  
BE Forum Addict
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Aug 2013
Location: Athens GA
Posts: 1,911
MidAtlantic has a reputation beyond reputeMidAtlantic has a reputation beyond reputeMidAtlantic has a reputation beyond reputeMidAtlantic has a reputation beyond reputeMidAtlantic has a reputation beyond reputeMidAtlantic has a reputation beyond reputeMidAtlantic has a reputation beyond reputeMidAtlantic has a reputation beyond reputeMidAtlantic has a reputation beyond reputeMidAtlantic has a reputation beyond reputeMidAtlantic has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: How to send UK passport for renewal

Originally Posted by YouWantFriesWithThat View Post
MidAtlantic

I'd be interested to see how long yours takes to process as I need to renew mine this year!
I will report back.
MidAtlantic is offline  
Old Jan 29th 2015, 4:54 pm
  #7  
BE Forum Addict
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Aug 2013
Location: Athens GA
Posts: 1,911
MidAtlantic has a reputation beyond reputeMidAtlantic has a reputation beyond reputeMidAtlantic has a reputation beyond reputeMidAtlantic has a reputation beyond reputeMidAtlantic has a reputation beyond reputeMidAtlantic has a reputation beyond reputeMidAtlantic has a reputation beyond reputeMidAtlantic has a reputation beyond reputeMidAtlantic has a reputation beyond reputeMidAtlantic has a reputation beyond reputeMidAtlantic has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: How to send UK passport for renewal

OK so here's how mine worked out:

January 8 mailed by USPS Registered International Mail

January 21 delivered to UK Passport Office

January 23 shown as dispatched on the Passport Office On-line tracking

January 27 old passport (the only "supporting document") received.

January 29 new passport received.

So that was a total of 22 days, but most of that was transit time.
MidAtlantic is offline  
Old Jan 29th 2015, 8:40 pm
  #8  
Forum Regular
 
Joined: Dec 2013
Location: Katy, Texas
Posts: 37
LJSassy is a jewel in the roughLJSassy is a jewel in the roughLJSassy is a jewel in the roughLJSassy is a jewel in the rough
Default Re: How to send UK passport for renewal

My parents posted my sons 1st Adult passport application from the UK after their holiday here, on the 13th January'15. It was received by the passport office 14th January, and arrived here in Texas yesterday 28th Jan'15 - exactly 2 weeks from the passport office receiving our application form.

Although I cannot comment on how best to send it to the UK, I can say that I am very impressed with how quickly the new passport was issued and returned (including the old passport).
LJSassy is offline  
Old Jan 29th 2015, 10:05 pm
  #9  
BE Enthusiast
 
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Virginia
Posts: 475
YouWantFriesWithThat has a reputation beyond reputeYouWantFriesWithThat has a reputation beyond reputeYouWantFriesWithThat has a reputation beyond reputeYouWantFriesWithThat has a reputation beyond reputeYouWantFriesWithThat has a reputation beyond reputeYouWantFriesWithThat has a reputation beyond reputeYouWantFriesWithThat has a reputation beyond reputeYouWantFriesWithThat has a reputation beyond reputeYouWantFriesWithThat has a reputation beyond reputeYouWantFriesWithThat has a reputation beyond reputeYouWantFriesWithThat has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: How to send UK passport for renewal

Originally Posted by MidAtlantic View Post
I will report back.
You did, and thanks! Glad it went smoothly for you
YouWantFriesWithThat 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.