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sheikh radlinrol



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:22 pm    Post subject: UK Passport Renewal Reply with quote

Have any of the Brits. recently renewed their passports at an embassy?
I had a look at the Madrid embassy website and was shocked by the price. Is it cheaper to send it home to where you had it issued in the first place?
Thanks.
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Dedicated



Joined: 18 May 2007
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I recently renewed my UK passport here in London and it cost 85.50 pounds (but I did get a 48 page one as I travel a lot). A standard 10 year passport of 32 pages costs 72.50 pounds.

They will not post passports overseas - you must have a UK address.

How does that compare to the Spanish price in euros?
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scot47



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ghastly. Welcome to post-imperial, post-modern Britain.

212 Euros in Spain
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sheikh radlinrol



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dedicated wrote:
I recently renewed my UK passport here in London and it cost 85.50 pounds (but I did get a 48 page one as I travel a lot). A standard 10 year passport of 32 pages costs 72.50 pounds.

They will not post passports overseas - you must have a UK address.

How does that compare to the Spanish price in euros?

Itīs much cheaper. Thanks.
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it'snotmyfault



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got a new one last year as I'd run out of pages. I paid the 85 pounds too plus postage for recorded delivery

This was from China, first I sent the application to Hong Kong, they sent it to the UK and it was posted back to me from there.
Took three weeks altogether.

I didn't have to send them my old passport either as it's a legal requirement to have your passport on you at all times here in China. So just a photocopy of the information and visa pages was sufficient.

I must admit I was surprised at how easy the whole process was.
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jaffa



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 5:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dedicated wrote:
I recently renewed my UK passport here in London and it cost 85.50 pounds (but I did get a 48 page one as I travel a lot). A standard 10 year passport of 32 pages costs 72.50 pounds.

They will not post passports overseas - you must have a UK address.

How does that compare to the Spanish price in euros?


How long did it take?
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Dedicated



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jaffa,

I applied through the Post Office (who actually check that everything on the application form is correct, such as the signature not going outside the white box and the witness date being the same as the application form !) and they "fast track" it.

I was quoted 3-6 weeks, but it arrived in 10 days. However, it was November. I would guess the waiting time increases as the summer approaches.
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jaffa



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've noticed you can get it done in a day.
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it'snotmyfault



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.gov.uk/get-a-passport-urgently

I've noticed that too, it's amazing what you can notice after searching on google for 10 seconds.
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