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Old 16.01.2013, 13:29
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Re: UK Passport renewal

Just renewed one adult and one child passport via Paris. Only took 11 days from sending application to receiving new passports. Very impressed. Obviously a quiet time of year for them!
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Old 16.01.2013, 13:33
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Thanks CupofTea - I need to do mine very soon
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Old 16.01.2013, 13:43
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Just renewed one adult and one child passport via Paris. Only took 11 days from sending application to receiving new passports. Very impressed. Obviously a quiet time of year for them!
yeah. mine was done in about a week. never thought that French and efficient could appear in the same sentence.
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Re: UK Passport renewal

i'm wondering what other people's experiences have been recently since paris no longer deals with pass renewals and they all have to be sent directly to durham.

i was anticipating it taking at least 4 weeks and maybe longer, plus it wouldn't have been a surprise if they'd refused the photos and asked for other/darker/ more shoulder or whatever.

so i got everything together and sent off by registerd swiss normal post last friday afternoon the 16th august.

new passport arrived yesterday afternoon the 22nd august!
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Old 23.08.2013, 15:01
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Wow, that was really quick ayemibbe. Congrats to the UK Passport Service and Royal Mail.
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Re: UK Passport renewal

ditto!!
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Re: UK Passport renewal

i forgot to mention that my old passport wasn't returned with the new one but it arrived today in another big yellow envolope by DHL.

maybe we here en suisse get favourable treatment, i heard of people who live in france waiting for between 4 and 8 weeks in july/august...........

off topic, but i don't suppose there's many folks on here who can remember the days when ye could just walk in to the embassy in bern and get offered a cup of tea and the newest times or guardian to look at as well as the nice ladies who worked there.
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Re: UK Passport renewal

Thanks, but our passports were renewed last time in Geneva (no kidding)!
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Old 23.08.2013, 21:21
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Re: UK Passport renewal

Yeah, my previous UK one was too. Hubbie's was the last one we got in Geneva. Bit of a panic actually because he was due to travel to the States and they'd just changed over to the biometric rules. He'd only renewed his passport the year before so he had to get another photo done (with helpful directions to the nearest photo booth from the embassy staff), fill in the form and it all had to be faxed off to the UK for approval. Then we had to wait and wait and wait until it finally came back and they were able to issue him with a biometric one.
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Re: UK Passport renewal

Can you tell me how much it costed to renew your UK passport please? My partner has to renew his and isn't computer savvy at all! He has a Swiss C permit and wonders if he can use this to go to the UK instead. Any ideas, please?
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Old 24.08.2013, 16:46
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Can you tell me how much it costed to renew your UK passport please? My partner has to renew his and isn't computer savvy at all! He has a Swiss C permit and wonders if he can use this to go to the UK instead. Any ideas, please?
No, having a Swiss C Permit does nothing except tell people you live in Switzerland, it can't take the place of a passport, particularly in the UK which is not part of the Schengen Area. You must have a passport.

£147.86 including courrier fees for a 32 page one and £174.36 for a 48 page which will be charged in Sterling to either a debit or credit card. You have to download the form and instructions, fill in the form and send it and all the required supporting documents to the UK for processing. It can take up to 4 weeks. It's pretty simple, just follow the instructions:

https://www.gov.uk/overseas-passports

If you're more computer savvy you can download it all for him.
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Re: UK Passport renewal

Hi,

Just about to send off my passport renewal application and realised I am giving name, address, passport, credit card details all in one envelope! Doesn't seem very secure but guess there's no way around it short of going to the UK and using the one day premium service??
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Old 16.09.2013, 20:29
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Re: UK Passport renewal

Yes, we too had ours renewed recenty, worried me that credit card and the 3 digit security code had to be sent together. We opted for courier option from Die Post just to ensure quick next day delivery and peace of mind, cost CHF 45.
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Re: UK Passport renewal

Just renewed mine.
Sent Swiss Post Priority Registered Letter (CHF9.50) on Nov 4th 11am
Arrived in UK Nov 5th 4am
Arrived in Durham Nov 11th !
Entered into the system on 12th
Processed and printed by Nov 15th
DHL collected on 16th
DHL back to me today Nov 21st

So 17 days.
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Old 21.11.2013, 13:17
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Just renewed mine.
Sent Swiss Post Priority Registered Letter (CHF9.50) on Nov 4th 11am
Arrived in UK Nov 5th 4am
Arrived in Durham Nov 11th !
Entered into the system on 12th
Processed and printed by Nov 15th
DHL collected on 16th
DHL back to me today Nov 21st

So 17 days.
Crikey! Six days for a priority letter to reach it's UK destination once it's reached the UK. If that's priority speed, heaven help the first and second classes.
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Re: UK Passport renewal

Has anyone had their passport renewed this year so far? If so could you let me know how long it took please.
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Old 30.01.2014, 15:36
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Re: UK Passport renewal

Colleague of mine's just received his back. Took 18 days.
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Old 30.01.2014, 16:01
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Colleague of mine's just received his back. Took 18 days.
Was it renewed in the UK? Any info regarding British passport renewal would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: UK Passport renewal

I think they can only be renewed in the. Uk now.
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I think they can only be renewed in the. Uk now.
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