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

My US passport

My US passport

Old Aug 29th 2016, 11:57 pm
  #1  
Heading for Poppyland
Thread Starter
 
robin1234's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Location: North Norfolk and northern New York State
Posts: 9,833
robin1234 has a reputation beyond reputerobin1234 has a reputation beyond reputerobin1234 has a reputation beyond reputerobin1234 has a reputation beyond reputerobin1234 has a reputation beyond reputerobin1234 has a reputation beyond reputerobin1234 has a reputation beyond reputerobin1234 has a reputation beyond reputerobin1234 has a reputation beyond reputerobin1234 has a reputation beyond reputerobin1234 has a reputation beyond repute
Default My US passport

I applied for my US passport renewal about ten days ago, expedited. I got it back already, which was quick. My old passport was due to expire November 26, 2016. My new passport will expire August 23, 2026. I thought they added the unexpired time left on the old passport to the validity of the new passport?
robin1234 is offline  
Old Aug 30th 2016, 12:49 am
  #2  
Lt Col (Retd)
 
Pulaski's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2001
Location: Dixie, ex UK
Posts: 45,974
Pulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: My US passport

Originally Posted by robin1234 View Post
I applied for my US passport renewal about ten days ago, expedited. I got it back already, which was quick. My old passport was due to expire November 26, 2016. My new passport will expire August 23, 2026. I thought they added the unexpired time left on the old passport to the validity of the new passport?
They do for British passports, but I don't know that they do that for US passports - Mrs P thinks not.
Pulaski is online now  
Old Aug 30th 2016, 1:07 am
  #3  
MODERATOR
 
Noorah101's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2003
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Posts: 57,659
Noorah101 has a reputation beyond reputeNoorah101 has a reputation beyond reputeNoorah101 has a reputation beyond reputeNoorah101 has a reputation beyond reputeNoorah101 has a reputation beyond reputeNoorah101 has a reputation beyond reputeNoorah101 has a reputation beyond reputeNoorah101 has a reputation beyond reputeNoorah101 has a reputation beyond reputeNoorah101 has a reputation beyond reputeNoorah101 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: My US passport

Originally Posted by robin1234 View Post
I applied for my US passport renewal about ten days ago, expedited. I got it back already, which was quick. My old passport was due to expire November 26, 2016. My new passport will expire August 23, 2026. I thought they added the unexpired time left on the old passport to the validity of the new passport?
I'm USC, and I don't think they do that.

Rene
Noorah101 is offline  
Old Aug 30th 2016, 1:11 am
  #4  
Under blue skies
 
WEBlue's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2011
Location: East Anglia->New England
Posts: 3,614
WEBlue has a reputation beyond reputeWEBlue has a reputation beyond reputeWEBlue has a reputation beyond reputeWEBlue has a reputation beyond reputeWEBlue has a reputation beyond reputeWEBlue has a reputation beyond reputeWEBlue has a reputation beyond reputeWEBlue has a reputation beyond reputeWEBlue has a reputation beyond reputeWEBlue has a reputation beyond reputeWEBlue has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: My US passport

I agree, 10 years is all you get. I bet it's a matter of: not a day more, not a day less....
WEBlue is offline  
Old Aug 30th 2016, 1:16 am
  #5  
Lost in BE Cyberspace
 
Joined: May 2010
Location: San Diego, California
Posts: 6,501
SanDiegogirl has a reputation beyond reputeSanDiegogirl has a reputation beyond reputeSanDiegogirl has a reputation beyond reputeSanDiegogirl has a reputation beyond reputeSanDiegogirl has a reputation beyond reputeSanDiegogirl has a reputation beyond reputeSanDiegogirl has a reputation beyond reputeSanDiegogirl has a reputation beyond reputeSanDiegogirl has a reputation beyond reputeSanDiegogirl has a reputation beyond reputeSanDiegogirl has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: My US passport

Originally Posted by robin1234 View Post
I applied for my US passport renewal about ten days ago, expedited. I got it back already, which was quick. My old passport was due to expire November 26, 2016. My new passport will expire August 23, 2026. I thought they added the unexpired time left on the old passport to the validity of the new passport?
No they do not...... I too renewed my US passport (which had 6 months remaining on it) and the new passport came back in line with the date I applied for it i.e they ignored the 6 months remaining on the old one.

With most airlines and countries now looking for up to 6 months on passports for people flying to and entering their countries, looks like that last 6 months of your old passport is not usable.
SanDiegogirl is online now  
Old Aug 30th 2016, 1:20 am
  #6  
Lt Col (Retd)
 
Pulaski's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2001
Location: Dixie, ex UK
Posts: 45,974
Pulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: My US passport

Originally Posted by SanDiegogirl View Post
...... With most airlines and countries now looking for up to 6 months on passports for people flying to and entering their countries, looks like that last 6 months of your old passport is not usable.
That's another advantage of having two passports, so long as they have expiry dates at least six months apart.
Pulaski is online now  
Old Aug 30th 2016, 1:35 am
  #7  
Heading for Poppyland
Thread Starter
 
robin1234's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Location: North Norfolk and northern New York State
Posts: 9,833
robin1234 has a reputation beyond reputerobin1234 has a reputation beyond reputerobin1234 has a reputation beyond reputerobin1234 has a reputation beyond reputerobin1234 has a reputation beyond reputerobin1234 has a reputation beyond reputerobin1234 has a reputation beyond reputerobin1234 has a reputation beyond reputerobin1234 has a reputation beyond reputerobin1234 has a reputation beyond reputerobin1234 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: My US passport

Thanks guys.

I renewed my British one a few months ago, so I was beginning to think I must have got confused between the two sets of rules.

It seems like giving you the unexpired time is a good policy, since it might encourage people to apply early and keep things running smoothly.

I now realise that mine came back by return of post, I mailed it in on the 20th and they issued it the 23rd. I certainly didn't need to have paid the expedited service, but I was nervous about being without a valid US passport for (potentially) as long as six weeks.
robin1234 is offline  
Old Aug 30th 2016, 1:43 am
  #8  
Heading for Poppyland
Thread Starter
 
robin1234's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Location: North Norfolk and northern New York State
Posts: 9,833
robin1234 has a reputation beyond reputerobin1234 has a reputation beyond reputerobin1234 has a reputation beyond reputerobin1234 has a reputation beyond reputerobin1234 has a reputation beyond reputerobin1234 has a reputation beyond reputerobin1234 has a reputation beyond reputerobin1234 has a reputation beyond reputerobin1234 has a reputation beyond reputerobin1234 has a reputation beyond reputerobin1234 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: My US passport

Originally Posted by Pulaski View Post
That's another advantage of having two passports, so long as they have expiry dates at least six months apart.
Two occasions in the last couple of years I was glad I was carrying two passports. About eighteen months ago, I arrived at Heathrow with my old British passport. He didn't like the picture in my British passport, so I was able to show him my US as backup.

Then, flying from Heathrow to Canada two weeks ago, at checkin she was unimpressed by my US passport only having three months validity left (even after I told her I was planning on staying just three hours in Canada.) I was able to show her my British passport.
robin1234 is offline  
Old Aug 30th 2016, 4:26 am
  #9  
Lost in BE Cyberspace
 
Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 18,080
Jsmth321 has a reputation beyond reputeJsmth321 has a reputation beyond reputeJsmth321 has a reputation beyond reputeJsmth321 has a reputation beyond reputeJsmth321 has a reputation beyond reputeJsmth321 has a reputation beyond reputeJsmth321 has a reputation beyond reputeJsmth321 has a reputation beyond reputeJsmth321 has a reputation beyond reputeJsmth321 has a reputation beyond reputeJsmth321 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: My US passport

This will be the first time I have applied for my renewal while outside the US, but for Canada its the same as renewing as if in the US, but never thought about it until now that I will be stuck in Canada until the new one is returned.

What a pain.
Jsmth321 is offline  
Old Aug 30th 2016, 5:14 am
  #10  
Powder Maggot
 
AdobePinon's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2004
Location: Nuevo Mexico
Posts: 4,416
AdobePinon has a reputation beyond reputeAdobePinon has a reputation beyond reputeAdobePinon has a reputation beyond reputeAdobePinon has a reputation beyond reputeAdobePinon has a reputation beyond reputeAdobePinon has a reputation beyond reputeAdobePinon has a reputation beyond reputeAdobePinon has a reputation beyond reputeAdobePinon has a reputation beyond reputeAdobePinon has a reputation beyond reputeAdobePinon has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: My US passport

Originally Posted by robin1234 View Post
About eighteen months ago, I arrived at Heathrow with my old British passport. He didn't like the picture in my British passport
And what did he think he was going to do about it?
AdobePinon is offline  
Old Aug 30th 2016, 12:15 pm
  #11  
Heading for Poppyland
Thread Starter
 
robin1234's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Location: North Norfolk and northern New York State
Posts: 9,833
robin1234 has a reputation beyond reputerobin1234 has a reputation beyond reputerobin1234 has a reputation beyond reputerobin1234 has a reputation beyond reputerobin1234 has a reputation beyond reputerobin1234 has a reputation beyond reputerobin1234 has a reputation beyond reputerobin1234 has a reputation beyond reputerobin1234 has a reputation beyond reputerobin1234 has a reputation beyond reputerobin1234 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: My US passport

Originally Posted by AdobePinon View Post
And what did he think he was going to do about it?
He demanded an additional picture ID. If I hadn't had the U.S. passport, I expect my NY drivers licence would have served.
robin1234 is offline  
Old Aug 30th 2016, 1:20 pm
  #12  
Lost in BE Cyberspace
 
mrken30's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2008
Location: Portlandia Metro
Posts: 7,122
mrken30 has a reputation beyond reputemrken30 has a reputation beyond reputemrken30 has a reputation beyond reputemrken30 has a reputation beyond reputemrken30 has a reputation beyond reputemrken30 has a reputation beyond reputemrken30 has a reputation beyond reputemrken30 has a reputation beyond reputemrken30 has a reputation beyond reputemrken30 has a reputation beyond reputemrken30 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: My US passport

Originally Posted by robin1234 View Post
He didn't like the picture in my British passport, so I was able to show him my US as backup.
Nobody ever likes their own passport photo, I didn't know they judged peoples passport photos now when entering the UK.
mrken30 is offline  
Old Aug 31st 2016, 11:48 pm
  #13  
BE Forum Addict
 
Joined: Sep 2010
Location: Maryland (via Belfast, Manchester, Toronto and London)
Posts: 4,731
MarylandNed has a reputation beyond reputeMarylandNed has a reputation beyond reputeMarylandNed has a reputation beyond reputeMarylandNed has a reputation beyond reputeMarylandNed has a reputation beyond reputeMarylandNed has a reputation beyond reputeMarylandNed has a reputation beyond reputeMarylandNed has a reputation beyond reputeMarylandNed has a reputation beyond reputeMarylandNed has a reputation beyond reputeMarylandNed has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: My US passport

Originally Posted by SanDiegogirl View Post
With most airlines and countries now looking for up to 6 months on passports for people flying to and entering their countries, looks like that last 6 months of your old passport is not usable.
Actually most countries do NOT require 6 months remaining on a passport. There's a list here:

Six Months Validity Rule - What is the 6 Months Validity Rule
MarylandNed 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

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