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    • Aubrey Thicket
    • By Aubrey Thicket 7th Nov 18, 11:41 AM
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    Need to renew passport (because less than 6 months) but want to go on holiday
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    • 7th Nov 18, 11:41 AM
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    Need to renew passport (because less than 6 months) but want to go on holiday 7th Nov 18 at 11:41 AM
    Hi all

    My passport will shortly have less than 6 months left on it. Therefore I need to send it away because I occasionally work in Khazakstan. So, I know when I get home I will have to send it away but within 3 weeks of it being away I am due to go on holiday. How long do passports take to turn around in instances like this?

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    • gettingtheresometime
    • By gettingtheresometime 9th Nov 18, 1:24 PM
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    You can all argue the toss about where the OP is going but surely the logical solution here is for him to book an appointment at a Passport Office and get his new passport in his hand within 4 hours

    Or, use one of the other Fast Track service listed on that page.
    Originally posted by bradders1983

    So long as the OP is happy to pay lol

    I was coming from the pov that provided they were going to somewhere they didn't need 6 months on the passport for the holiday then I'd wait until I got back until I renewed it, especially as now the unused part isn't added onto the new one.

    This of course assumes that they have notice of when they're going away for work purposes
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    • bradders1983
    • By bradders1983 9th Nov 18, 1:32 PM
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    So long as the OP is happy to pay lol

    Originally posted by gettingtheresometime
    If he wants it very quick then he has no option, its up to him.
    • londoninvestor
    • By londoninvestor 9th Nov 18, 6:55 PM
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    Thats not what the OP says

    they say they occasionaly work in Kazakhstan and when they return from there they will be going on holiday within 3 weeks, no mention of going back to Kazakhstan..
    Originally posted by photome
    I think what the OP means is:
    • they go to Kazakhstan somewhat often, but don't know exactly when the next trip will be - perhaps it could be needed at short notice... so they can't risk letting the passport drop under 6 months validity
    • so, it's time to send it off to renew... but that will leave them passportless for X time. If X is longer than 3 weeks, then they won't be able to go on holiday

    I used the 4-hour service a couple of years ago and it was painless. The extra cost isn't that much when you consider it's for something you only do once every 10 years - and it's definitely cheaper than a cancelled holiday.
    • Bedsit Bob
    • By Bedsit Bob 10th Nov 18, 4:38 PM
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    That's good to hear, as I've just applied for mine.

    ETA: Does anyone else hate to look at themselves in a photo?
    Last edited by Bedsit Bob; 10-11-2018 at 4:40 PM.

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    • CKhalvashi
    • By CKhalvashi 11th Nov 18, 2:11 PM
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    That's good to hear, as I've just applied for mine.

    ETA: Does anyone else hate to look at themselves in a photo?
    Originally posted by Bedsit Bob
    Yes. At immigration earlier the woman looked at me, looked at the photo, smiled and gave me my passport back. She obviously saw something funny too
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    • Aubrey Thicket
    • By Aubrey Thicket 13th Nov 18, 4:04 PM
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    Apologies.... Should have made it clearer...

    Occasionally work in Khazakstan but viewing a few different places for a holiday too. I have my answers now. Thanks all who commented.
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