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Hi all.

 

I lodged an application for a renewal of my passport on the 29th Mar and old passport/paperwork was sent by courier and arrived on the 4th April, I have called them a few times and they are absolutely useless, I was supposed to be flying to HK tomorrow morning but my passport doesn't seem to have left the UK let alone arrived in Perth, is anyone else currently waiting a long time or is it just me? the website advises at least 4 weeks from receipt of docs and on Friday it will be 6 weeks,

 

On a seperate note do I need to link my visa to the new passport or is it all electronic now?

 

Cheers


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Hi, sounds a bit odd, shouldnt be taking that long. You say that the passport hasnt left the Uk yet. Your passport is processed in Australia by the British high Commission. I would make further enquiries if i were you.

Cheers


Offshore partner visa 309/100 applied 31/12/14 online. Co appointed (CF) 6/1/15.( no further info requested). Meds done 24/04/15, police check uploaded 24/5/15. Flights booked for 14/10/15. 309 Granted 6/10/15

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Hi, sounds a bit odd, shouldnt be taking that long. You say that the passport hasnt left the Uk yet. Your passport is processed in Australia by the British high Commission. I would make further enquiries if i were you.

Cheers

Are they not still done in NZ?


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My mistake mate, they went and changed it all back in January, Its all UK based now,


Offshore partner visa 309/100 applied 31/12/14 online. Co appointed (CF) 6/1/15.( no further info requested). Meds done 24/04/15, police check uploaded 24/5/15. Flights booked for 14/10/15. 309 Granted 6/10/15

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Hi, sounds a bit odd, shouldnt be taking that long. You say that the passport hasnt left the Uk yet. Your passport is processed in Australia by the British high Commission. I would make further enquiries if i were you.

Cheers

 

 

 

Thanks for the reply, I think that was the old way,now it is all done in the UK


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Hi all.

 

I lodged an application for a renewal of my passport on the 29th Mar and old passport/paperwork was sent by courier and arrived on the 4th April, I have called them a few times and they are absolutely useless, I was supposed to be flying to HK tomorrow morning but my passport doesn't seem to have left the UK let alone arrived in Perth, is anyone else currently waiting a long time or is it just me? the website advises at least 4 weeks from receipt of docs and on Friday it will be 6 weeks,

 

On a seperate note do I need to link my visa to the new passport or is it all electronic now?

 

Cheers

 

Yes you do need to link your visa to your new passport (and THEN it will be electronic :))

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Yes you do need to link your visa to your new passport (and THEN it will be electronic :))

 

Thanks Selah, even though it was electronic on the expired one?


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Hi, sounds a bit odd, shouldnt be taking that long. You say that the passport hasnt left the Uk yet. Your passport is processed in Australia by the British high Commission. I would make further enquiries if i were you.

Cheers

 

Nope, mine was done through the UK and I only renewed mine a few months ago. Took about 4 weeks, even though I had a complicated change of name.


Scot by birth, emigrated 1985 | Aussie husband applied UK spouse visa Jan 2015, granted March 2015, moved to UK May 2015 | Returned to Oz June 2016

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Hi all.

 

I lodged an application for a renewal of my passport on the 29th Mar and old passport/paperwork was sent by courier and arrived on the 4th April, I have called them a few times and they are absolutely useless, I was supposed to be flying to HK tomorrow morning but my passport doesn't seem to have left the UK let alone arrived in Perth, is anyone else currently waiting a long time or is it just me? the website advises at least 4 weeks from receipt of docs and on Friday it will be 6 weeks,

 

On a seperate note do I need to link my visa to the new passport or is it all electronic now?

 

Cheers

 

I lodged mine online on May 8th, posted May 10th, royalmail confirmed it was delivered May 16th, I called today as there online system said they still hadn't got it. They confirmed they had received it, that's it. Advised it will take up to 6 weeks as it's now their busy time of the year.... It's such a terrible level of service from them.

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