Passport

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  1. froghopper

    froghopper Read Only Funster

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    Help, we are nipping over to France for 4 days and taking grandson, just found out his passport expires 3 weeks after we get back, will that be a problem,
     
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    froghopper - will that be a problem?

    It shouldn't be a problem but to make sure either go to www.gov.uk or ring the Passport section - 0300 222 0000

    There is a fast track system if you want a Passport quickly - but it does cost!

    :france::france::france:
     
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    I always thought you had to have 6 months remaining when you were due to return. Might not be the case though, best to check.
     
  4. tonka

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    Dont think its any issue as its valid..Its only certain countries that insist you have so long left on a passpor, I guess to cover the length of your stay so you cant say your passports expired and cant go home.. USA, rings a bell on that one..


    The French will soon send you home... :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Current passport processing - 2 weeks.

    I have recently renewed my passport.
    I used the on-line form filling service to ensure all the letters were withing their boxes and the passport office would be unable to reject the form. the form was filled in at the weekend and it arrived by post on Wednesday. I signed it, and returned it, by second class post, that day with my old passport, cheque and photos.
    The new passport arrived last Wednesday, exactly two weeks to the day after I posted it.
     
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    A strange bunch of professions able to counter-sign .
     
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    Or to extradite you if needed maybe !!!! :Rofl1:
     
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    cant see a problem really.

    I think, technically, you dont even need a passport to visit Europe....just official photo ID.....photo card driving licence etc
     
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    Remember to have a letter of permission from the parents to take him out of the country.
     
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    You need a National Identity card or passport to travel in Europe. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_identity_cards_in_the_European_Economic_Area
    At present, five European Economic Area member states (Denmark, Iceland, Ireland, Norway and United Kingdom) do not issue national identity cards to their citizens. Therefore, EEA member states' citizens from these five countries can only use a passport as a travel document to enter and reside in the EEA or Switzerland without a visa

    BTW its seems from the above that France issue ID cards to its citizens free of charge, I've just paid £72.50 for my passport :Angry:
    Gordon
     
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    Yes dont forget this most important piece of paper which has to be signed by both parents
     
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