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Old Jun 3rd 2011, 5:15 pm
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Hi guys,

Wondered if anyone has had a recent experience with renewing their British Passport @ the consulate in Washington?

My renewal application has been with them now for 9 weeks and ive still not recieved anything.

Is it normal to have to wait this long?

Thanks.


* The premium rate phone number they list for to look for updates hasnt been any help either.
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Old Jun 3rd 2011, 5:22 pm
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If you do a search around this forum and perhaps the USA forum, you'll see there is a huge backlog at the British embassy for passport renewals and applications.

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Old Jun 3rd 2011, 5:51 pm
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Hi - we mailed ours on the 11th March, it arrived on the 14th March and our card was charged on the 18th April. Still no sign of the passport, but at least we know they have the old one, and must we working on the new one if they have charged us. 12 weeks and waiting.
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Yikes this is the 3rd current thread about renewing UK PPs.
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Oops...sorry, I posted my thread in the wrong place initially and didn't see that everyone else is having the same problem in the links below.

I cant believe these delays, absolute nightmare.
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I cant believe these delays, absolute nightmare.
Perspective helps. An "absolute nightmare" would be having your home destroyed by floods along the Mississippi. Not getting your passport back in a timely manner is an inconvenience!

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Perspective helps. An "absolute nightmare" would be having your home destroyed by floods along the Mississippi. Not getting your passport back in a timely manner is an inconvenience!

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3 posts running about the same thing is a nightmare.....

sorry that is normal on BE..
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3 posts running about the same thing is a nightmare.....


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Well, Ian, I guess its all relative isn't it. Whilst the damage done by mother nature is devastating to those involved. For me, not being able to go to my brothers wedding would be an "absolute nightmare".

Now, more importantly, which smilies icon shall I choose to finish with....



There, that'll do.
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Hi guys,

Wondered if anyone has had a recent experience with renewing their British Passport @ the consulate in Washington?

My renewal application has been with them now for 9 weeks and ive still not recieved anything.

Is it normal to have to wait this long?

Thanks.


* The premium rate phone number they list for to look for updates hasnt been any help either.
We waited exactly 12 weeks from the day we shipped it from UPS.....
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