The answer is almost certainly #1: it's extraordinarily unlikely that existing British passports would be completely invalidated by Brexit. A British passport states that you're a British citizen, which will continue to be the case even if Britain leaves the EU.
While I can't point to any official sources, I can note that a) passports of European countries ...
Just go to the nearest US embassy or consulate on a working day (i.e. Monday to Friday, not the 25th of December, not January 1st) with the police declaration/report and evidence of your flight date. They should be able to issue a temporary emergency passport the same day or the next business day.
Appointments are usually not required for emergency ...
If they manage to get to a port of entry, they should eventually be admitted, though it may not be a fun experience.
However the airline will almost certainly not let them board an international flight without valid passports, so what would happen on arrival is kind of moot.
All biometric passports have serial numbers that change when issued. Per this notice from the Singaporean government, this is an ICAO requirement: https://www.ica.gov.sg/news_details.aspx?nid=12246
And since virtually all passports are now biometric, even those countries (like Singapore) that did not previously change numbers do so now.
Update: Here's ...
7 weeks should be enough time for a new passport. I would suggest you contact your local US consulate immediately and get the process started, letting them know of your time constraint. There are likely to be ways to expedite the process if necessary, but I don't think it will be necessary.
As for the agency, I would just explain to them that you have ...
US consulates, including the one in Barbados, offer Consular Outreach Visits for U.S. Citizen Services:
In order to better serve U.S. citizens living throughout the Eastern Caribbean, the U.S. Embassy in Barbados makes every effort to send a Consular Officer to countries in our Consular District approximately twice a year to offer certain American Citizen ...
I would recommend you file for an extension as soon as you are sure you are not likely to be able to leave on time. All things considered, this will probably be early May.
Here is the current situation:
India has suspended all commercial flights in and out of the country through 3 May 2020. By 4 May at the latest, there should be a new announcement, and ...
Many countries allow you to use a valid visa in an expired passport, as long as you present a valid passport along with it and all the other details (usually including your name) have not changed:
For example, for the United States:
My old passport has already expired. My visa to travel to the United States is still valid but in my expired passport. Do ...
This State Department page lists the steps to be taken to renew one's US passport by mail. The page contains this text:
Submit your Most Recent U.S. Passport
You must submit your most recent passport with your application.
Your U.S. passport book and/or card must meet all of the requirements listed at the top of this ...
I just checked the processing times for a US passport application at a few embassies:
London, approximately four weeks (faster service at consulates general)
Warsaw, five to ten business days
Prague, eight to ten business days
Rome, approximately three weeks
I just checked the appointment offerings in London as an example, and they have 38 spots open ...
I've had this happen to me back in 2016. It was my first time traveling overseas as a photographer and I was stranded in London (my credit card got sucked up by the ATM at one of the train stations, my only one, so I was left without money.)
Basically, with the little bit of money I had left in my pockets, I made my way to the US Embassy. I walked up to ...
I called the Australian Passport Office, as I couldn't find this information anywhere on their website.
They confirmed that passport numbers do indeed change both at a renewal and also at a passport reissue due to name change.
Obviously this only applies for Australian passports; I'm unaware of whether this is a general rule for other countries.
Do I need to renew/transfer my canada visa or can I simply travel with
valid visa on old passport?
You don't need to transfer your valid Canadian visa on your fresh passport. You can simply attach your old passport with your new one and can travel to Canada. Answer is from official Immigration And Citizenship EN4 Port Of Entry Examinations:
13.18 Valid ...
As a US Citizen - which is what gives you the right to a US Passport, you can stay indefinitely in the US. You are not even required to have a US passport, although that makes it easier to enter the United States. Your passport is valid the day you arrive, so there should not be any problem. You could be coming back to renew your passport as I suggest you do,...
In your comment, you linked to an official source that (rather understatedly) answers your question:
To save the taxpayer money, the newly designed passports will be introduced in a phased approach.
After the UK leaves the EU, burgundy passports will continue to be issued but with no reference to the European Union.
New blue and gold passports ...
Anecdotally, in my experience the "default" handling of old passports is for the issuing agency to destroy the old one. However, there may be a tick box on the passport renewal form (for example the Canadian passport renewal form) that asks:
Would you like the previous passport returned to you? If not, it will be securely destroyed by Passport Canada ...
If the passport is a U.S. passport expired less than one year the TSA will still accept it. See Four Tips To Remember When Checking Your ID At Airport Security at the TSA blog:
If you’re traveling with an expired license or passport you may still be able to fly. Acceptable forms of ID cannot be more than 12 months past the identified expiration date.
If you click on the "Apply" link and work your way through the umpteen questions to confirm eligibility (which only takes a minute or two), you'll eventually get through to the booking calendar page -- unfortunately linking this page directly from an external site doesn't work, but here's the status as of 2 October 2018:
As you can see, there are ...
I would suggest that you go to the DMV tomorrow and apply for a non-driver ID. The card will be mailed to you, and it might come in the next two weeks if you are lucky.
In principle you could also apply for a driver's license, but this will also require you to take some tests, and adds the risk that you might not pass. If you would have to take a road ...
If you hover over the little question mark next to the answer box for that question, it says if you don't know the number put "UNKNOWN" in the passport number field and "0000" for the year of expiration, so I guess that's what you do.
You can get your passport renewed the same day if you go in person to one of the government passport agency/center like I did.
You can also obtain a second passport legally. You need to get very creative in articulating your reason.
Proof of the upcoming trip described in your application and:
your primary passport, if it's not with an embassy ...
You need to transfer your visa in your new passport. From the official New Zealand Immigration :
Transferring my visa to a new passport
"If you have renewed your passport (because it has expired, was
lost/stolen or your name has changed), you need to transfer your valid
visa into your new passport before you use it to travel. This applies
While Origimbo's answer is also correct, I posted the same question to HMPO not expecting a response for awhile. As they've already got back to me, I think their answer would count as more official and so I should use that.
Thank you for your enquiry regarding countersignature requirements
If you feel that you are recognizable from ...
While indeed there's enough time for a passport, since we are a QA site let's review whether flying with this combo is feasible. The problem is not the border because citizens are let in one way or another and an expired passport is enough to prove citizenship, the problem is at check in. The question is whether airline would let them check in with a valid ...
Passports are usually valid for 5 or 10 years. It's quite rare to see people who look the same during the whole period of 5 or 10 years, yet governments aren't complaining.
Hair, beard, weight, etc. can change how people look, but identifying them is something else. Immigration officers know how to deal with this stuff.
Nothing to worry about, do not cut ...
The airline will not let you board without a valid passport, you will need to wait until you can get either a new passport or an emergency temporary passport to travel home.
Emergancy passports can be given by your embassy or consulate just as your normal passport but much faster.
Because you have been issued a new passport, your previous passport is no longer valid. When your consulate issues you a new passport, they should do something to the old passport to indicate this:
keep it and not return it to you
clip a corner of the cover
punch holes in it
stamp it as "invalid" somewhere
give you a "cancelled" sticker ...
In the UK it used to be the case that you could ask to have your old passport back when applying for a new one. This is now what happens by default (unless the old passport is severely damaged). Cancelled passports are returned with the top-right corner cut off.
I still have all the passports ever issued to me.
This is arguably useful if you have visas for ...
You don't need to get a new visa.
My old passport has already expired. My visa to travel to the United States is still valid but in my expired passport. Do I need to apply for a new visa with my new passport?
No. If your visa is still valid you can travel to the United States with your two passports, as long as the visa is valid, not damaged, and is the ...
See the answer by @Chris Melville, he is in the business and knows what he talks about.
You still have two months before Christmas, best to initiate the passport or ID card replacement right now, with a request for fast service as the earlier try was not handled as it should be.
If you can not get your passport or ID card replaced in time while not in ...