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#1 2012-09-15 15:42:50

mariannemarlow
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UK Passport Question..

I keep having people tell me that I do not need a passport to Travel to France.

This isn't correct is it?

My 10 year passport ran out at the end of August.

I looked for the information on the internet but it's vague..

It would be great if I didn't need one as it's going to cost me £72.50 to renew. I am going to have to sell things on Ebay to do this!

Last edited by mariannemarlow (2012-09-15 15:44:19)


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#2 2012-09-15 15:44:42

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#3 2012-09-15 15:47:45

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Re: UK Passport Question..

Thanks mate.

So we have all the constraints and cost of being in the EU and none of the benefits. Typical!

Better get saving then. I'll manage somehow..


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#4 2012-09-15 15:50:37

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Re: UK Passport Question..

I dont think passports cost to much to replace, and you can get to france very cheaply if you pre-book a ferry quite a while in advance.

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#5 2012-09-15 15:53:39

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Re: UK Passport Question..

It's £72.50. Which currently is a lot to me.


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#6 2012-09-27 18:25:24

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Re: UK Passport Question..

Well I managed to get the cash together and sent off my renewal yesterday. It's quite exciting smile


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#7 2012-09-27 19:59:51

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Re: UK Passport Question..

try living in france and having your passport renewed...
très chère 8(

where are you headed? being as you're in the transport hub if the UK, try the cheap airlines. ryanair can be stupid cheap to dinard near us.
if you don't like flying try megbus.com a bus seat from £30 from london to paris... half the price of a passport. glasses

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#8 2012-09-27 20:00:37

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Re: UK Passport Question..

I know how you feel.

Earlier in the year I had to cough up to renew my passport, my partner's, our eldest daughter's and get a brand new one for the 3 yr old.

I won't quote how much it cost, I may start crying again. lol

Had a lovely week in Corfu though. (first holiday in 11 yrs)


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#9 2012-09-27 21:17:59

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Re: UK Passport Question..

wuxmedia wrote:

try living in france and having your passport renewed...
très chère 8(

where are you headed? being as you're in the transport hub if the UK, try the cheap airlines. ryanair can be stupid cheap to dinard near us.
if you don't like flying try megbus.com a bus seat from £30 from london to paris... half the price of a passport. glasses

Paris. Eurostar do £69 returns.

I did look into megabus, it's like 8 hours.... *yawn*


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#10 2012-09-27 21:19:14

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Re: UK Passport Question..

logs_con wrote:

I know how you feel.

Earlier in the year I had to cough up to renew my passport, my partner's, our eldest daughter's and get a brand new one for the 3 yr old.

I won't quote how much it cost, I may start crying again. lol

Had a lovely week in Corfu though. (first holiday in 11 yrs)


The prices are mental.

Last time I went on holiday was 2005. Before that was honeymoon in Paris in 2002.


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#11 2012-09-27 22:44:32

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Re: UK Passport Question..

I saw a man on airplane or whatever its called get a church membership card from the airport ministry because he'd forgotten his passport. They let him on.

No passport for anywhere EU, isn't it?

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#12 2012-09-28 07:03:40

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Re: UK Passport Question..

^ Not for the UK passport holders, we need one..


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#13 2012-09-28 16:44:06

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Re: UK Passport Question..

Think yourself lucky in Holland they have to renew more often and it costs more too.


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#14 2012-09-28 17:47:42

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Re: UK Passport Question..

more than 90 euros??


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#15 2012-10-02 09:58:41

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Re: UK Passport Question..

no I think it's just under 60 but it only lasts 5 years


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#16 2012-10-02 10:12:28

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Re: UK Passport Question..

My friend in Holland told me that this has changed for them and that it's now a 10 year passport for the same price..


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#17 2012-10-02 10:55:12

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Re: UK Passport Question..

mariannemarlow wrote:

My friend in Holland told me that this has changed for them and that it's now a 10 year passport for the same price..

Is he illegal? lol

mine is 5 years, as Chicken said. I have to get a new one in May next year.


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#18 2012-10-02 11:02:37

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#19 2012-10-02 12:24:19

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Re: UK Passport Question..

mariannemarlow wrote:

Strange, I hadn't heard of that yet. Thanks for informing me about my own country big_smile


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#20 2012-10-02 14:21:23

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Re: UK Passport Question..

Unia wrote:
mariannemarlow wrote:

Strange, I hadn't heard of that yet. Thanks for informing me about my own country big_smile

You're welcome big_smile

I didn't know until my friend told me either..


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#21 2012-10-03 11:08:35

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Re: UK Passport Question..

yes my Dutch friend said they were talking about changing it to 10years - I'll have to inform him that the talk is over and action has taken place!

I am wondering now is 10years the longest or do some countries give you more?
Also what is the cheapest passport country!! maybe I might change nationality.

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#22 2012-10-03 11:50:20

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Re: UK Passport Question..

That is a ridiculous reason to switch sides big_smile I just checked and back home in Bulgaria you can get it for ~18 euros in 30 days or for ~90 you can get it in 8 hours smile Come join the cheap side big_smile

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#23 2012-10-03 12:23:50

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Re: UK Passport Question..

mariannemarlow wrote:

...
So we have all the constraints and cost of being in the EU and none of the benefits. Typical!
...

Affronting and not true.

Well, your country wasn't interested in the EU at all, just British economy lobbyists wanted the
profit from trade agreements, but unity or stability in Europe were never aimed from your "Empire".
The UK was converted to a financial technocracy, so complain about your government, not the EU.


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#24 2012-10-03 13:19:04

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Re: UK Passport Question..

Anyway, I don't think the passport issue has got much to do with the EU, it's all about the Schengen Agreement (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schengen_Agreement). Although maybe if the UK had national identity cards than EU-wide travel without a passport would be possible.

For example, a French person with a French ID card can travel to England without their passport.

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#25 2012-10-03 13:33:23

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Re: UK Passport Question..

tao te wrote:

Affronting and not true.

Well, your country wasn't interested in the EU at all, just British economy lobbyists wanted the
profit from trade agreements, but unity or stability in Europe were never aimed from your "Empire".
The UK was converted to a financial technocracy, so complain about your government, not the EU.

Who is affronting again? You, or the original poster (MarianneMarlow)? Seems your email is quite rude as well, and reifies its own critique. A country is not its people. The British "empire" is defunct.

Stability and unity does not necessarily follow from a common economy. The opposite is just as true. Look at Germans and the Greeks, etc.,

All economies are technocracies. Your economy as well. Which is why, I might add, that you try to employ technical language (yes, very simplistic stuff) and express a knowledge others may not have, which establishes its own technocracy (yeah, right here on the crunchbang forums). Pretty funny huh?

And yes, people do complain, right here in the "empire", about "our government".

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