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    • Tranquil
    • By Tranquil 10th Mar 18, 7:34 PM
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    Passport Question 10th Mar 18 at 7:34 PM
    Hello,
    I have recently renewed my passport online and I am required to send my old passport to the Passport Office.
    I am wondering, shall I make a small cut on the front cover or some of the pages in case it gets lost in the post on the way there so it cannot be used? Or am I being paranoid?!
    As I am trying to save money, do most people post their passport back standard delivery or is it advised to used a signed-for service?
    Thank you!
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    • stevie11
    • By stevie11 10th Mar 18, 8:37 PM
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    I think you are being slightly paranoid. I just send it standard postage and ask for proof of postage.

    I would not make a cut or deface the passport in any way. They will return it to you with the corner cut though if I remember.
    • NoodleDoodleMan
    • By NoodleDoodleMan 10th Mar 18, 10:51 PM
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    • 10th Mar 18, 10:51 PM
    Not sure how it works for a still valid passport - but when my father passed away the passport office asked for his passport with a triangular corner cut away from the page with holder's details.

    Just used ordinary mail.
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    Not sure how it works for a still valid passport - but when my father passed away the passport office asked for his passport with a triangular corner cut away from the page with holder's details.

    Just used ordinary mail.
    Originally posted by NoodleDoodleMan
    Was this not because it was still a current passport?
    ITS NOT EASY TO GET EVERYTHING WRONG ,I HAVE TO WORK HARD TO DO IT!
    • NoodleDoodleMan
    • By NoodleDoodleMan 14th Mar 18, 9:15 AM
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    • 14th Mar 18, 9:15 AM
    Was this not because it was still a current passport?
    Correct, apologies, badly worded - easily misconstrued.

    Obviously a passport becomes invalid when the holder passes away, however it has to be rendered null and void by the authorities.
    • smudge56
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    • 17th Mar 18, 9:54 PM
    Hello,
    I have recently renewed my passport online and I am required to send my old passport to the Passport Office.
    I am wondering, shall I make a small cut on the front cover or some of the pages in case it gets lost in the post on the way there so it cannot be used? Or am I being paranoid?!
    As I am trying to save money, do most people post their passport back standard delivery or is it advised to used a signed-for service?
    Thank you!
    Originally posted by Tranquil
    No donít cut it as the passport office will deem it damaged if you do.
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