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Fastest way to send documents to the UK

I hope you could help. We are fairly new to Switzerland and need to send original documents back to the UK (unfortunately soft copies aren't accepted).

What would be the recommendations for sending documents back the fastest?

Thank you for your help.
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Old 05.08.2022, 11:03
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Re: Fastest way to send documents to the UK

Buy a cheap ticket and fly it over
Use a courier service
Check if Swiss Post has overnight service
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Re: Fastest way to send documents to the UK

Take the documents by hand yourself. Or get a courier.

E.g. UPS : pickup 4:30 today, delivered noon tomorrow.
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Re: Fastest way to send documents to the UK

So UPS is available to non-corporates.

Thank you for your help.
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Re: Fastest way to send documents to the UK

I send a ‘soft’ copy and tell them the originals are in the mail, priory post. Never had a problem with that.

A few times was told originals not actually needed.
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Re: Fastest way to send documents to the UK



Alternatively Swiss Post does have a next day service (which is effectively overnight).
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I hope you could help. We are fairly new to Switzerland and need to send original documents back to the UK (unfortunately soft copies aren't accepted).

What would be the recommendations for sending documents back the fastest?

Thank you for your help.
I sent my passport back tracked/signed in the normal post, think it took a couple of days. Depends how fast you need.
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[Picture of a courier pigeon]

Alternatively Swiss Post does have a next day service (which is effectively overnight).
The problem with courier pigeon is, that they fly back to the home base. Means you would need a first a London based pigeon which you might have to order first on the fastest way possible and get delivered on the fastest way possible. Catch-22. Also, while a swallow (not sure if European or African) might carry a coconut, I think a pigeon is too heavy even for two swallows. An d in the end, while there are protocols for reliable data transfer over courier pigeons and other avian carriers (See RFC1149, RFC 2549, and RFC 6214) there is still the risk of data loss during transport and it is certainly not the fastest method.

Now, I once visited London. In London Science Museum I saw a ingenious German invention to deliver various payloads on the fasted way to London even from far away and remote places.



But keep in min, the inventor of the above device allegedly said: "Once the rockets are up, who cares where they come down? That's not my department, " says Wernher von Braun. So delivery might not be that accurate.
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