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  • bagand96
    bagand96 Posts: 6,139 Forumite
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    I know the EU equiv of ESTA comes in later this year, hadn't heard they are moving to a digital stamp but then I have an EU passport still. 

    Some travel much further regularly for work and can still fill a passport quickly.

    I read it online, although I know that doesn't always make it true!  Time Out magazine don't seem to like the idea! Passport Stamps will Soon Be Scrapped for Brits Travelling to Europe (timeout.com)
  • TELLIT01
    TELLIT01 Posts: 16,590 Forumite
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    I was disappointed when passport stamping ended.  Trying to remember when you went to a certain place become more difficult as age advances. :)
  • eskbanker
    eskbanker Posts: 31,589 Forumite
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    TELLIT01 said:
    I was disappointed when passport stamping ended.  Trying to remember when you went to a certain place become more difficult as age advances. :)
    If it's important to remember, there are often plenty of ways to find out, ranging from bank statements and email confirmations through to datestamps on photos, etc!
  • MACKEM99
    MACKEM99 Posts: 914 Forumite
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    Renewed mine and hers a few weeks ago.  Took just under 2 weeks from sending to delivery!
  • Merlin139
    Merlin139 Posts: 6,892 Forumite
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    Renewed mine and DW passports.

    Application on line      21/03/23
    Posted old Passports 23/03/23
    Passports received     25/03/23
    Approved                    25/03/23
    Printed                        26/03/23
    Delivered By DHL       28/03/23 (DW)
    Delivered By TNT       28/03/23 (Mine)

    Followed online all the way and with email and text updates. Very impressed with the process and our new passports.
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  • TELLIT01
    TELLIT01 Posts: 16,590 Forumite
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    eskbanker said:
    TELLIT01 said:
    I was disappointed when passport stamping ended.  Trying to remember when you went to a certain place become more difficult as age advances. :)
    If it's important to remember, there are often plenty of ways to find out, ranging from bank statements and email confirmations through to datestamps on photos, etc!

    My comment was intended to be light hearted but clearly fell on stony ground.  That said, I don't have bank statements going back 20 years plus, nor have I retained emails.  I've never had date stamps on photographs either.  I do still have old passports from 20+ years ago, but that's no help for more recent trips into Europe.
  • youth_leader
    youth_leader Posts: 2,487 Forumite
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    My husband died in 2016 and I had to send my passport to Sainsbury's of all people.  I had to wait months for probate and had to apply for a credit card. 

    I eventually received a cheap brown envelope with their letter of acceptance saying my passport was enclosed - but the bottom of the envelope had become wet and soggy and had split, and my passport was lost.  They did pay for a replacement, but that wasn't the point.   I was so upset to lose all of our 'family holiday' stamps in it.  
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