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Re: New Baby UK Passport

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Probably worth pointing out that this temporary measure is only applicable for travel to the UK (e.g. for baby emergency passport) and not for any other travel world-wide.

See: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/a...assport-demand
Thanks for the link.

Just out of interest (and also to check on my application for my newborn) I called the UK passport office today and was told that they have not heard about the option to get travel docs for newborns who dont have a passport yet to travel to the UK, and that there is only dispensation for those already with passports about to expire who can get 12 month extensions. The staff their are absolutely clueless....

Will make an appointment with the Embassy in Bern.
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Re: New Baby UK Passport

Just reporting back. Passport arrived today. So thats roughly 6 weeks turnaround time. I did not send my passport along with the documents, just a colour photocopy. All seemed fine.

Passport got issued a day after the embassy in Bern got in touch with the passport office to verify the paperwork in order to issue emergency travel docs -- I get the feeling the embassy helped to push things along.
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Re: New Baby UK Passport

Anyone any feedback as to the UK passport application process for a child right now? Our child was born recently and would like to get a passport asap.

eg. how long the UK passports for babies / children born in Switzerland (obviously to a British parent) are taking to get issued at the minute? Anything else to note?

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Re: New Baby UK Passport

we are just applying for a passport for our new born in the hope we will get it before xmas. fingers crossed.

I am planning to post it tomorrow morning using Swiss post office. Does anyone know if they offer signed for international post or should I go to a logistics company such as UPS?
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Re: New Baby UK Passport

Yes, they do international registered post. As does the UK when they send it back to you. As do most countries in the Western part of the world. Never sent anything east so can't say for them.
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Re: New Baby UK Passport

did any one get the international birth certificate translated? a few people told me they did and the same number didn't.

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The international birth certificate includes English.


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did any one get the international birth certificate translated? a few people told me they did and the same number didn't.

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Isn't the idea of the international birth certificate to eliminate the need for a translation ( at least for the most common languages). As it has English on there why would you need a translation?
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Re: New Baby UK Passport

Yes I agree but the people who got it translated said that the problem was that the United Kingdom for where the parents were from was in German and this alone was the reason for the translation
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Yes I agree but the people who got it translated said that the problem was that the United Kingdom for where the parents were from was in German and this alone was the reason for the translation
I haven't done it myself but the three people I know who have done it all got the UK passports for their kids using the international version issued here in Neuchatel ( French speaking part) without a translation and the oarent's nationality was obviously written as Royaume Uni in the text. If you're going to get a translation anyway there's surely no point in paying the extra for the international version of the certificate.

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