British Passport Renewal!

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©Victoria Ade-Genschow – The British Berliner – Germany – April 2022

Hey Everyone!

I wrote something on the British-German Facebook Forum page, and it created so much buzz that I decided to turn it into a blog piece too.

Here we go!

As you might know by now, my husband is German but both myself and our son – The Tall Young Gentleman – have both British and German nationalities!

I chose to keep a physical British passport as outside of my day job as a Training Manager of an IT company, I also travel a lot as – The British Berliner – and I like to be able to choose which passports are more convenient.

And also because, why not?

As most of you know, you can no longer renew or apply for a British passport in Germany, so you have to apply to the HM Passport Office.

The HM Passport Office is the sole issuer of UK passports and responsible for civil registration services through the General Register Office.

It’s part of the Home Office.

But the passport office for Brits who live overseas is in Durham!

I live in Berlin so I used the online feature.

This online feature is the service you use to apply for, renew, replace or update your British passport!

If you give them your Email address or mobile phone, they will inform you on where your application stands, every step of the way!

I applied for the renewal of our British passports – 18.03.22.

Documents Received – 08.04.22

Passport Application Approved – 12.04.22

New Passport Printed – 08.04.22

New Passport arrived at my home – 21.04.22.

Time taken: 1 month!

Bear in mind, there was a postal staff strike in Berlin, so there would have been a backlog.

As a result, I had to go to an independent Deutsche Post franchise office in order to get things moving, so perhaps things might have been even quicker!

Cost:

British Passport Renewal: £105.86 or €126.51

Cost of secure DHL Paket International: €29.99

Package Box for putting passport in – bought at Deutsche Post – €1.39

Passport Photographs from approved photography studio – €19.99

Total Cost: €177.88!

Obviously, you can definitely go a little cheaper with the cost of post and package or the photographs. But why take the risk of the passport getting lost, or the application being rejected ‘cos you made a minor mistake?

Yes, it’s far more expensive than my German passport would have cost, but I’m still very pleased!

I’ve already answered 300 – 500 questions on Facebook, so either join me there, or ask your questions below!

Toot! Toot!

Renew your British Passport!

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Apply online for a UK Passport

Use this service to apply for, renew, replace or update your passport and pay for it online here!

Check how long it will take to get a passport before you apply

Find out how long your passport application is likely to take here!

Do you need an urgent / emergency passport?

If you need a passport urgently, you can find out more about the Online Premium or 1 week Fast Track services here!

Passport Fees

How much your passport costs depends on how you apply for it and where you live.

If you live in the UK, click here!

If you are a British national who lives abroad, click here!

Passport Photograph

Get information on how to upload a digital passport photo here!

Change Details

Change your name or personal details on your passport here!

How to get your first British adult passport!

Getting your first adult passport here!

Passports for Children!

Get a passport for your child here!

Other ways to apply!

It takes longer to apply by post than online but if you are in the UK, you can pick up passport application forms from your local Post Office and apply by post, or use the Post Office Check and Send service

Passport rules for travel to Europe

Find out if you need to renew your passport before you travel to Europe and which countries the rules apply to here!

It’s April!

What more do you need to know?

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©Victoria Ade-Genschow – The British Berliner – Berlin – May 2020

That’s it for now.

Thank you so much everyone. I really appreciate it lots.

All content will continue to remain free of charge but if you feel like buying me a cup of tea, I will graciously accept!

Cheers!

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DISCLOSURE!

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In short, there are two affiliate link companies connected to this post!

Every time one of these services is used, booked, and paid for via my link, I get a little percentage, but at no extra cost to yourself!

A win-win for all!

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I learnt my lesson in Spain. And obviously, in countries like Qatar, where technically the risk is higher, I can’t imagine going that far beyond, WITHOUT INSURANCE. No siree! You can get yours here, at World Nomads!

So what are you waiting for?

Thanks a million!

Would you have done the same or do you think I’m a fool?! Let me know in the comments below!

See you in Berlin.

If you have any questions, send me a Tweet, talk to me on Facebook, find me on LinkedIn, make a comment below or send me an Email: victoria@thebritishberliner

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