anyone done this from cambodia? i've heard the embassy are mostly useless, everything has to be posted back to the UK, theres long delays on everything
any advice welcomed. should i go to the embassy and they can post it via secure mail, and post it back securely and i pick up my new passport at the embassy, when it eventually gets processed and returned?
You send your passport and completed forms, photos, including payment details, to Liverpool via DHL.
They will send (again via DHL) your new passport back to you in about a week.
Then a few days later they send you your old passport.
I did this over Christmas and New Year and I got both passports and supporting documents back within 10 days, allowing for public holidays.
If you need a new passport send it off to Liverpool now and prepare for a 3 to 6 month wait.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... tions.html
The government has even started offering 12-month extensions for expiring passports to ease the problem.
List of countries that will accept extended passport (includes Cambodia and Thailand)
https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/s ... ports.docx
Edit: Sorry Clippy this option is not possible for you re:
Applying for a UK passport renewal from overseas - https://www.gov.uk/overseas-passportsEligibility
All of the following must apply:
youâ€™re outside the UK
you have a red passport
you havenâ€™t already applied to renew your passport
your passport expired less than 6 months ago or will expire in the next 3 months (or in the next 7 months if youâ€™re in or going to a country or territory that says you must have 6 months left on your passport)
your passport has at least 3 blank pages
i am supposed to hang in cambodia for 6 months without a passport, what if i get really sick and want to go thailand to a decent hospital? i cant even rent a motorbike or pick up adsense checks from western union, or check into a hotel
i'll go and ask the embassy when i am in phnom pehn. you're probably right though, typical uk chaos, worst embassies around arent they
As for the embassy in PP unless you have 3 spare pages in your passort and can get a 1-year extension they cannot help you.
It is a case of join the queue and wait.
Maybe someone from the embassy would like to comment on this thread.......
This is where you application will be 'processed'
My new UK passport arrived after over 4 month fuckin wait. Left it late to get new passport but didn't expect 4 month wait.
I've got just over 100 days overstay and wanted to check what the script was & explain the UK passport office is in chaos.
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