*updated April 2014
When British Nationals realise that their passport is about to run out, what can they do?UKinUSA.fco.gov asked us to share this with you. Hope it helps...
Britons resident overseas must now apply for their passports ONLINE via gov.uk website .. as part of worldwide change to passport process .. and the British Consulate says “don’t leave it until the last minute to apply for your passport. You can apply up to nine months in advance and any unexpired time will be added to your new passport” (https://www.gov.uk/overseas-passports) · You can book a same day appointment in the UK for a renewal passport? However if you have lost your passport and go home on an emergency document, it can take a week for an expedited renewal: You can find your nearest Passport Customer Service Centre. Your appointment may be up to 2 weeks from the day you book it. Passport Advice line Telephone: 0300 222 0000 Textphone: 0300 222 0222 Text Relay: 18001 0300 222 0000 Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm Saturday, Sunday and public holidays, 9am to 5:30pm Please check here for frequently asked questions.
The Home Office is the lead government department on nationality matters. If you have an enquiry about eligibility for British citizenship or nationality, information can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/british-passport-eligibility.
If you need detailed information about what type of passport you need, what documents you need to supply for different types of application please go to What passport do I need? page
If you need to travel urgently and your normal passport is not available you should contact your nearest consular office. They may be able to provide you with emergency travel documentation. Please note they will not be able to answer general passport questions or give information on passport applications in progress (as they are no longer involved in this process). You should only contact them if you have a need to travel urgently and you will be asked to supply evidence of your need.
If you cannot find the information you need on the GOV.UK website, please contact the
Passport Adviceline on +44 300 222 0000
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