I am led to believe it's only northerners that need one.Originally posted by hemphead2
Hi all i have got to go to one of these on monday, i just wondered if anyone else has attended one of these and their experience of it??
Originally posted by tradman
The day I attended for a passport renewal "interview" I was amazed to find about 200 others also with the same interview date and time, so the whole thing was a total damp squib.
After handing-in the forms etc and photographs and making the payment you are then advised to come back in "about 4 hours" for the passport.
Thankfully there was a pub across the street showing the test match so I stayed in there.
Best of luck
Had to go to an appeals tribunal recently and as you say, loads of cases all told to come at 10am and then told that the judge would decide which order to hear the cases in ,so you have to sit around waiting . Couldn't even leave the building either...
In our case we were called in at 1pm to discover that the relevant govt. department had made a pigs ear of the paperwork so it had to be adjourned.
It started after 9/11. Its supposed to be totally random to anyone who is applying for their first UK passport or any one who as been issued a valid passport but no longer as it ie lost, stolen or damaged. You could of had a child passport for all your child years but as soon as you apply for an adult one you go into the hat for an interview before you get issued one. The girl next door to us got pulled for an interview when she changed from a child to an adults and our sons child passport runs out next year and he will have to apply for an adult one so could either get issued it or get called for an interview. Its all a joke your parents have had a british passport all their lifes, youve had a child passport all your child life and as soon as you apply for an adult one you get called up to prove who you are before they will give you one. Edited
Yeah but you look like a dodgy characterOriginally posted by Mike atkinson
I was called in 4 years ago when I needed a new passport,