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[Nov. 6th, 2009|02:45 pm]
Listen in, listen Ian!
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Hurray! S and I last night booked a trip to Copenhagen early in December.

Hurroo! I've just found out that yr passport needs to be valid for three months, and mine runs out in February so I'll need to get a new one.

Question: I go away on the 4th December, do you reckon that will be enough time to get a renewal through? The website says three weeks, but postal strike and Christmas post ect. I'd rather not have to go to the passport office.

Also, does 'growing a beard' constitute enough of a change of appearance to mean I need to get my photo countersigned? And if so, who wants to do it? The list of people who can seems fairly arbitrary to me. Journalist? Licensee of public house? What makes these people more reliable than me when it comes to saying "Yeah, that's him"?

Timescale:

Saturday: get form and photos.
Sunday: Fill form in.
Monday: go to post office and get it checked and sent at lunchtime.

Gives it just over three weeks to arrive. Hmm.
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[User Picture]From: k425
2009-11-06 06:50 pm (UTC)
Is that valid for three months after you've been, or three months before - the latter is more usual. Just asking because I have to book trips all over the place for my academics and the majority of countries have asked that passports be valid for n months before you go.
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[User Picture]From: nudejournal
2009-11-07 08:28 am (UTC)
Why would they care about the validity before you get into the country? Aren't these sort of things to ensure that tourists are actually planning on going home rather than sticking around stealing our wimmin, etc?
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[User Picture]From: k425
2009-11-07 12:49 pm (UTC)
Good point.
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