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Renewing a passport and getting a new one. Any good passport stories? meths?
It helps a lot.
it should help me in a hostage situation
My passport had expired and I was due to go on holiday in 8 weeks' time. So I applied for a new one via the Post Office's check and send service, and it arrived 5 working days later :'D
going to be well annoyed if I win the lottery and can't jet off somewhere immediately
should probably sort that out, and the children's - expensive business though innit
you better get that sorted
They then politely but firmly asked me to not "tell the papers or anything"
shirley it ought to be the quickest way
I applied for a new one via the Post Office's check and send service, and it arrived 5 working days later
because you have to post stuff anyway
oh hello fill in this form.
That's it, fill it aaaaaall in, keep going.
Oh what's that, you're done?
Ok, just click here to... print it out and take it to a post office you CUNT!
which breaks down the steps and tells you that the VERY LAST STEP is to print out and post off stuff
approx. one week before I was due to fly to Thailand for my brother's wedding. The people on the information line told me I had no chance of getting a replacement in time. Tore my house apart trying to find it. Luckily this was before the recession and Newport passport office was still fully functional, so I was able to go there and get a replacement.
The, get this right! On the holiday itself… I LEFT MY BAG CONTAINING MY PASSPORT IN A TAXI LOL!
(Taxi driver was an honest type and just handed the bag in at their office so I got everything back)
The front cover is totally faded and five years of wear and tear has beat it up.
Got a provisional drivers licence to use as ID but lost that within a month. Passport forever.
you're a badass:
"You must replace your passport as soon as possible if it has more than reasonable wear and tear - you may not be allowed to travel with it."
When I flew to
(wait for it)
Costa Rica for me, big and rectangular, looks dead official.
But it was fine - because I was going to Ireland! True story.
Also got the cheapest renew service when i had to fly in a week. Rung the passport people, explained - the nice lady said 'yeah, it only takes 5mins to print it - ill do it now'. Got it the next day. Also true.
Just trying to think of any more....
are you sure it's only two stories?
Sorry. All the best in your search for good passport stories, foppyish.
it means a lot
But then I found it again.
Her passport expires in September 2016. Mine expires in October 2016.
My passport is chipped; her passport isn't. Our passports straddle the cut off for it.
How mental is that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
in anticipation of a Scottish Yes vote result. He reckoned everyone would need a new passport, not sure if this was ever actually true.
well, this one time i went from 2009 until 2013 without a passport. saved like 30 money on my lifetime passport spend, but didn't manage to excape the country much if at all in that time. i prefer it when i do got a passport, even though it means less dough.
got confiscated because I had two passports. I lost it, got a replacement, then found the old one. Cooool.
left passport on plane to Barcelona. Got to immigration before realising. Tried to go back to disembarking gate but obvs it had gone. Shitting myself about telling Spanish immigration but it was fine. Had to wait an hour for BA to relocate passport though.
should take three weeks or so, so SHOULD be alright.
You couldn't make it up.
and you're right, I couldn't make that one up.
Aplied for a passport in 2005 but it never turned up. Havent questioned it. Tried to use my brothers expired passport for ID. Looks nothing like me and the bouncer threatened to hand me into customs (his english was poor)
...on a two week snowboarding trip to Canada with 8 mates. Arrived at Heathrow Airport and realised my passport had expired. LOL.
what actually happened then? Did you just go home while you're mates skied and slagged you off?
i'd lost my passport whilst moving from uni to London in 2000. Got a new passport and had it sent to my Mum's house where it sat unused and forgotten about for ages. A few months before the trip I found the passport I'd "lost" but didn't twig/bother to check it.
I was on the train home (verge of tears, had spent so much cash on this trip) when my Mum rang saying my passport was at hers and it all fell into place. Air Canada changed my flights for free. Pretty good of them. Arrived in Canada two days after everyone else and got slated for the rest of the holiday. ROFL.
I've worked here for 2 years. I don't actually know where my passport is though. Hmm...
I said I didn't know but luckily he said it wasn't an issue and I passed in to Southen unmolested. Still don't know. It's still there (the sticker).
I reckon it's some kind of hobo code.
I guess we'll be in different holding pens when there's an apocalypse?
it means you've already been sold by the government
that i could get some work on "the mainland"
said work didnt materialise though and then the passport got stolen wheni was at a pub
had a flat viewing once, it was really dodgy. I'm not even sure the guy had the right to be showing us round. He told us that he'd need our passports.
Mum says she doesn't have it.
I don't have it at my house.
The mystery continues.
It was in my old knicker drawer at my mum's. THANK GOD
separate drawer for your old knickers
It's always the last place you look for it isn't it?
nah i'm still drinking it
i renewed my australian passport, and when i went for the interview i put on an australian accent
...that I keep on Dropbox. Little tip there for you.
I was flying to Nice, stopped to have a coffee pre-flight/securtity check. After coffee made my way to the security point, realised I had left my passport on the table at coffee shop, ran back, only to be told the waiter had taken it to security. I then ran back to security and explained that a waiter just dropped off my passport with him. He looked at me and said "No, the only passport I have is for a chinese girl"...had to show him my drivers to prove we were the same person.
bouncer: got id?
me: ::hands passport over::
bouncer: are you taking the piss?
me: eh? oh, i guess my hair is really different.
bouncer: this ain't you, pal.
bouncer: ::shows me ms wza's passport::
me: oh, ffs.
bouncer: you're not getting in, and i'm keeping this.
me: jfc, but you're definitely not keeping that.
::threat of police::
me: ::went home and watched the grand prix instead of raving it up::
Was abroad, in a club.
Hostel had closed by the time I got there.
Sat in a cafe trying to eke out time with a can of pop and a bag of maltesers.
Wandered around for a bit.
Slept in a doorway.
Got back into the hostel at 7am to try and nab a couple of hours of kip.
Woke up at 9am and my passport & camera had been stolen from under my bed (in an ostensibly 'Christian hostel') - that taught me not to be so trusting.
Went to the police station.
They gave me a letter.
Used the letter, in lieu of a passport, to get back to the UK.
Applied for a new passport.
They had no way to report a stolen passport or cancel an old one.
That's pretty much the collected works of the complete repertoire of my passport stories. Thanks for reading (again).
bought a fake driving licence to go to Kate Bush as my friend who bought the tickets got a place on a prestigious short course in Venice and couldn't make it. It looks pretty naff and they barely looked at it at the door but now I have an ID card that's says that I am my friend. Recommended hijinx?
watch her, at 8 weeks, get a better photo than i can manage
it's based around a situation where my girlfriend seems to have lost her passport. I can't really give away any spoilers, but when it's released, it will be well worth checking out.
A very very long time ago, children were listed on a parent's passport. My parents did not realised the law changed and I needed my own passport until the check-in clerk told them. The look on their faces.
I was fifteen whilst my four year old sister had her own passport.
The rest of the family walked through security and left me and my dad behind.
My dad paced up and down the concourse. It was an early morning flight and we needed to wait for the British High Commission to open. He would stop every so often to tell me of a plan of "driving to Newport, which, should, with a fair wind, take three hours from Gatwick ... maybe 2.5, getting an express passport then meeting the rest of the family on holiday the next day."
The British high commissioner gave me express permission to travel without a valid passport. We even travelled on the same flight as the rest of our family.
My dad was metaphorically deflated he could not fulfil his Newport plans. Imagine wasted thoughts about best East-West motorway routes and overt optimism in the state apparatus; it's pretty tragic now I think about it.
There were 8 of us and we'll all just turned 18.
My mate had organised the whole trip - flights, hotel and even an itinerary.
We all get to the airport giddy with excitement but as we're going through check-in my mate (the organiser) realised his passport had expired 2 weeks ago!
He ended up handing over the folder with all of the information about the trip and then he apparently cried all the way back from the airport.
Sad but also absolutely hilarious!
and should arrive with me in the next few days. The text also had a load of guff about lost/stolen passports. When I got home last night, there it was! Eltham, you were right!
I look like a homeless killer in my picture.
Or a killer of the homeless?
It's really annoying when people (comedians etc) crack a joke about what their passport states their occupation as being.
They gave me a free sample of some shit called 'Muscle Gel', mango flavoured protein crap. Shoved it in the front pocket of my bag and never thought much about it.
A week later I was getting a flight and pulled my passport out of this same bag pocket at the security gate. Only now looked like some mutant mango monster had spunked on it. After excusing my disgusting behaviour I then had to spend 15 panicked minutes trying to salvage it with tissue in the toilet before a second run at getting through security.