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Need to fly to UK but my passport isnt going to be renewed in time

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Hello all

 

I have left myself in a bit of a situation.

 

I am due to fly back to the uk on the 24th of april to see my dad who has been sick. I have sent off for my passport to be renewed recently but I don't think it will arrive back here in time.

 

What options do I have. I am travelling with my wife and 6 month old son who will be meeting my parents for the 1st time.

 

I really can not miss this flight.

 

Any help really appreciated

 

many thanks

 

carl

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Contact the Passport Office and explain your situation. Can you apply for an emergency passport/travel document?


......Just trying to be helpful so don't shoot me down if my personal views do not coincide with yours! :animal-dog:

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I am sure you will have your new passport back within that time - think it only took one week to get mine last year

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Is it an Australian or UK Passport? You can apply for Priority processing, which is done in 10 days for an Australian Passport, for an additional fee. I should ring the passport office and ask for that.

If it is a UK passport, I think the only way is to front up in person to the High Commission or Embassy nearest you (Canberra?)and apply for an Emergency Travel Document https://www.gov.uk/emergency-travel-document

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Is it an Australian or UK Passport? You can apply for Priority processing, which is done in 10 days for an Australian Passport, for an additional fee. I should ring the passport office and ask for that.

If it is a UK passport, I think the only way is to front up in person to the High Commission or Embassy nearest you (Canberra?)and apply for an Emergency Travel Document https://www.gov.uk/emergency-travel-document

 

Its a UK passport. I am a British citizen living in Melbourne.

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Is your Aus visa still current? If not you will also need to apply for a Residents Return Visa

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Is your Aus visa still current? If not you will also need to apply for a Residents Return Visa

 

I'm on a partner visa married to an Australian citizen. My residency doesn't come through until April 2015. Will that just be attached to my new passport?

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Its a UK passport. I am a British citizen living in Melbourne.

 

As it is just a renewal you will get it back in time. Mine took 2-3 weeks.

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As you know passports applications are now online and processed back in the UK, their site states it will take at least 4 weeks, it does seem they are sticking to this 4 week SLA, i have spoken to them 2/3 times over the past 10 days (i have now given up and am just waiting until Monday with is 4 weeks for us and tracking on their site). As Cliffy43 mentions you can get an emergency travel doc, my wife has spoken to a helpful lady in the Melbourne office and its quite feasible to get one for about 100GBP.


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I think you still have to notify them of your new passport number so they can electronically attach your partner visa to your new passport iykwim. There is a form for that.

 

And if in doubt, take your old passport with to you show Aus immigration.

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