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passport       started by russell on 05 Aug 2010   (23010)
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From russell

05 Aug 2010 8:41 PM
hi have renewed my passport back in the uk sent old one off with my resedent visa in got new one back but have not recieved old one with visa in is the new one ok to use please advise thanks
From tisme

To russell

05 Aug 2010 9:00 PM
Travel with both passports, you'll be fine. I did it for years, never once got questioned.
From russell

To tisme

05 Aug 2010 9:11 PM
they have not sent the old one back
From rockinghorse

To russell

05 Aug 2010 9:36 PM
They have proberbly electronically attatched the visa to your new passport. They did it with mine over ther phone whilst I was in Transit at Los Angeles. They would not let me board the air New Zealand flight until it was done. They did not accept the fact I had my old visa with me in my passport that expired. Australian house told me I was able to travel with both the passports. It was not good enough for Air newzealand though! You should ring a check to see if they have attatced the visa. But still doesn't explain where your old passport is!
From cathntone

To russell

06 Aug 2010 3:55 AM
I seem to recall that your old passport comes back under separate cover.
From PTIvory52

To cathntone

06 Aug 2010 4:37 AM
Just done the same for 3 members of my famiily and all 6 passports came back together old and new
From sunqueeno

To russell

06 Aug 2010 6:54 AM
my hubby did exactly the same a few months ago and only the new passport arrived, the old one was sent seperatley and arrived a couple of days later. Did you advise the passport office to leave the page with the visa in valid? ie not cut the corner off? We sent an attatched letter asking for this as the passport office had advised us to do this when he enquired about renewing
From ady+melita

To russell

06 Aug 2010 8:43 AM
Last October i appplied for a new passport when visiting the uk, when it arrived it didnt have the visa stamp (i already had the old passport as i had misplaced it) i telephoned the Paasport office & they said the fact there was no visa in the new one was fine...... got to Emirates check in desk to fly home to Perth & was told it was not acceptable to Australian customs & that he needed to make some phone calls..... 45 minutes later it was all sorted but i wouldnt reccomend taking the risk at the airport sort it out before!! Australia House can stamp it but you have to send it to them registered post & i didnt have time before my flight home. Regards Mel.
From baddad

To ady+melita

15 Aug 2010 12:33 AM
I have just renewed my uk passport and I received both new and old back together. When I did the kids a few months back again the same they both came back together I would contact the British Consulate if I was you.