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Re: UK Passport renewal

I did this recently. Yes it does go to Paris and you need a Visa or Mastercard but the process was very painless and took less than 2 weeks to come back.

Don't worry guys it is not a problem!
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Old 05.06.2011, 20:49
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to all the people that renewed in London, did you have to get it countersigned?
No, but my previous passport had a chip (which no longer worked)
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Old 06.06.2011, 20:24
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Renewal of a child's passport just arrived this morning from Paris.
15 March - OUT
29 March - BACK
Exactly 14 days. No drama, no problems.
Renewal of child's passport:
16 May - out
No drama but it's three weeks now and we're still waiting!
Paris website says it can take up to 4 weeks.
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Renewal of child's passport:
16 May - out
No drama but it's three weeks now and we're still waiting!
Paris website says it can take up to 4 weeks.
In the same boat.

Child's passport renewal:
10 May - Out
Still waiting.....
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Re: UK Passport renewal

This article might explain recent delays.

http://www.connexionfrance.com/briti...s-article.html

Dated March this year, it says that processing is to switch from Paris to the UK, and take longer.
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Old 11.06.2011, 19:00
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Re: UK Passport renewal

Still waiting...
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Old 13.06.2011, 11:37
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Dated March this year, it says that processing is to switch from Paris to the UK, and take longer.
No doubt they'll say it's to enable them to service us better
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Old 13.06.2011, 12:01
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This is nice :

http://ukinfrance.fco.gov.uk/en/help...ly/switzerland


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In the same boat.

Child's passport renewal:
10 May - Out
Still waiting.....
got back the passport on 10.06. Exactly 4 weeks.
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Old 13.06.2011, 12:53
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got back the passport on 10.06. Exactly 4 weeks.
Most countries take only a few weeks or days. Must Frau Camerons cutbacks in the foreign office Hahahaha
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Old 24.06.2011, 16:48
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Received it back today. Five weeks 3 days (four weeks after the date they debited the credit card).

I did chase them up. You have to call a London number and give a credit card so they can charge you for the call. But once through, they were helpful.

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Re: UK Passport renewal

I had to renew my passport a few months ago. The way I understood it, I had the choice of going to Paris or London. I opted for an extended weekend to London with the fast track one day turn around. Yes, you pay a bit more, but then its done and you don't have to worry about sending the passport by post. (I should say that I travel a lot and needed the fast processing time)
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Re: UK Passport renewal

Just got my passport back this morning. Two weeks form start to finish.
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Re: UK Passport renewal

Renewed my passport last week using the Premium one-day service. Total cost £129.50 for the passport and £170 for easyJet flights and the Gatwick Express (vs. 170 EUR for renewal by post from Paris).

The service was very good and worked perfectly for me for a simple renewal. You can only book appointments a maximum of 2 weeks in advance.
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I can't see how to pay or how much?

Hi, I seem to be caught in a loop using the link stated http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/travel-and-.../passport-fees

This takes me around in a circle. Apologies,
but can someone point me in the right direction here. I have CHF, EUR and GBP payment means here
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Hi, I seem to be caught in a loop using the link stated http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/travel-and-.../passport-fees

This takes me around in a circle. Apologies,
but can someone point me in the right direction here. I have CHF, EUR and GBP payment means here
This is the payment page to download
http://ukinfrance.fco.gov.uk/en/help...ly/switzerland

A32 page passport costs €152
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You are a star! Thanks so much

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Re: UK Passport renewal

Turn around of the passport for our daughter took 17 days. Sending another now but its bound to be longer over Christmas
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Re: UK Passport renewal

Worked great, didnt need countersignature, sent to them on 27th Feb with normal post, back 13th March, all good!

Thanks for the help and advice on this thread.
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Old 13.03.2012, 13:58
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Re: UK Passport renewal

Did ours had a problem that the photo needed to be countersigned as our son was only 9mths in his original passport but they emailed and we just forwarded a countersigned photo and the relevant page. It came back yesterday in 7 days so we are almost set for our holiday at easter just need to change the driving licenses to rent a car...! Thanks for the advice on here invaluable resource.
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