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Old Feb 11th 2005, 8:28 pm
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Hi,
I need to renew my UK passport but would rather not have to go back to blighty to do so. Can someone point me to the appropriate URL to check up on this and give me a heads up as to how long this might take. I did look this up back in November but sadly have forgotten what I found.....

I do have a Visa valid for another year so this is not an immigration question

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Originally Posted by hciman77
Hi,
I need to renew my UK passport but would rather not have to go back to blighty to do so. Can someone point me to the appropriate URL to check up on this and give me a heads up as to how long this might take. I did look this up back in November but sadly have forgotten what I found.....

I do have a Visa valid for another year so this is not an immigration question

Cheers

Jim (in philly)

Just Google "British Embassy Washington". It's all there. Very fast and easy.
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Originally Posted by hciman77
Hi,
I need to renew my UK passport but would rather not have to go back to blighty to do so. Can someone point me to the appropriate URL to check up on this and give me a heads up as to how long this might take. I did look this up back in November but sadly have forgotten what I found.....

I do have a Visa valid for another year so this is not an immigration question

Cheers

Jim (in philly)
http://www.britainusa.com (go to visa and consular section for British nationals).

You can download the application form and notes online. You don't need anyone to sign the application as it's not a first-time passport application, you just send your current passport and two photos....plus of course the (hefty) passport fee. It's a very quick turnaround - you should get it back in approx 7-10 days.
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Many thanks !

I read all the stuff and printed the forms, pretty easy , though the notes, the FAQs and the form are slightly contradictory, countersign/do not countersign, Birth certificate/no birth certificate 1 photo/2 photos. Think I have it sussed though.

Thanks again

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Many thanks !

I read all the stuff and printed the forms, pretty easy , though the notes, the FAQs and the form are slightly contradictory, countersign/do not countersign, Birth certificate/no birth certificate 1 photo/2 photos. Think I have it sussed though.

Thanks again
I just received my passport back yesterday took 10 days.
I only sent in one pic.
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I just received my passport back yesterday took 10 days.
I only sent in one pic.
10 days is pretty nippy !

Fortunately I have a few days in hand..

Did you have to get your form and photos countersigned ?
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10 days is pretty nippy !

Fortunately I have a few days in hand..

Did you have to get your form and photos countersigned ?
i didn't have anything countersigned.
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Did you have to get your form and photos countersigned ?
Only if you don't have a passport to send it, like it got knicked...but if you've an expired one to send in, you don't need to.
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This was a good thread from not too long ago on the subject

http://britishexpats.com/forum/showthread.php?t=271167
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