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Baby UK Passport

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Our baby is due early next year and in order to be well prepared (and to find out when we can go home for visits etc) I was wondering if anyone knows how long it takes to get a baby's UK passport here? Both parents are married (to each other) and have UK birth/marriage/passports.
I've searched a few previous threads which discuss the passports, but no one mentions how long it then took for it to come through.

Any ideas?

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Re: Baby UK Passport

From memory 3-4 weeks but that was when everything was done in Geneva. Now it is Paris, so probably the same amount of time. Make sure that you have long birth cerificates for both parents and the marriage certificate. It will probably take a few days for the birth certificate to be issued.
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Re: Baby UK Passport

My recollection is it is the same form as adults.
Also need birth certificates etc...was all very straightforward though.
http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/TravelAn...port/index.htm

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Re: Baby UK Passport

Hi Gillian,

I did this in July, and ours was very quick - sent it off by registered mail on Thursday, got it back by courier Friday the following week.

You have to apply to the British Embassy in Paris.

NB: I had already registered the birth with the British Consulate in Bern (optional) so only had to send the consular birth registration with the passport application - i.e. british citizenship had already been established. I don't know if this made a difference in the passport processing time vs sending a swiss birth certificate together with the parents birth certificates etc.

ps: for the passport photos I took the photo myself of the baby lying down on a cream blanket then used an online service to get them printed the right size - much easier than struggling in a photo booth and cheaper than a photography studio

hope this helps!
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Re: Baby UK Passport

Ours only took a couple of weeks and I was going to write that maybe it depends on when you apply (in or out of holiday season) but I see the poster above applied in July so maybe that isn't so.
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Re: Baby UK Passport

Thanks to everyone who replied... Good to know we'll be able to travel home not too long after the birth!
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