I will be posting my application for a passport renewal tomorrow. According to the UK government site, it takes up to 4 weeks from the day they receive the application until you get your new passport. From those who have experience, does it really take this long or do they say this to cover themselves?
You can get a new passport on the same day in the UK, so I struggle to believe it takes 4 weeks here.
Be thankful you arent getting a canadian one. Usually around 4 to 6 but have waited 10 weeks once. Thats just a renewal and after the 2 days off work, finding professional referrences and being interrogated with their crap. Seems british passports are quite efficient and organized. How did the colony get so strange?
Last time did a taiwanese one because in a rush. Paid a few hundred nt extra and it was done that day. They did it qithout attitude to boot
Canada will say “but thats why ours is regarded as so safe/secure worldwide (god save the queen)” etc. As if their inability to get things done is causing child starvation worldwide. The uk seems a step ahead still from its youngins in this regard.
It took a total of 23 days to get my first-ever British passport, from the day I submitted the application and documents until the day I received that beautiful burgundy book. I was in London the entire time, though.
Takes a week from initial application for renewal to having it in hand with NZ passports. That’s without the option for express. Also applied on a NZ public holiday which turned into a 3 day weekend, 4 working days and delivered in hand by DHL. Was impressed since it would have taken months if i applied for my AU passport, am dual citizen, and would have cost 4x as much. And chances are it wouldn’t arrive, Australia post is pure garbage, nothing I’ve had sent to me has arrived from them, work sent me a package from Sydney and got here in 3 days, also DHL.
British passports are expensive and if Brexit goes through we will get those beautiful old style ones again. I’m old enough to have had one and looks like I’ve gone full circle and will soon get another in a few months. Hopefully, we can still use the cheap looking red ones until expiry or will we have to immediately get the old style ones again ?