- Your birth certificate is mailed in with your application to the Passport Agency. The current time frame for return is about 4 weeks so there should not be a problem getting it back in 10 weeks.
How long does it take to get passport documents back?
Standard service may take between 8 and 11 weeks. This timeframe does not include delivery time. Mailing times vary across the country. Expedited service takes from 5 to 7 weeks exluding mailing times on the front and back end. Mailing delays may be significant so requesting 1-2-day mailing may greatly help.
Does passport office take certified copy of birth certificate?
You must send original documents. Photocopies are not accepted. If you do not have your original certificates (for example, your birth certificate), you need to get an official copy.
Does the passport office send back documents?
You’ll get your documents back at the airport. You may be removed from the UK if you do not have permission to stay in the country and do not leave voluntarily.
Do I get my documents back when I apply for a passport?
You’ll also need to bring the documents when you lodge your application. We’ll return the documents to you on the spot. Don’t bring copies – we only accept originals.
What is the difference between an original birth certificate and a certified copy?
A certified copy of your birth certificate is a copy made by the state agency charged with storing the documents. Agency registrars stamp, emboss or sign the copy to indicate that it is a true and correct copy of the original document in their records. Certified copies are generally required for passport applications.
How do I get my original birth certificate?
Contact the vital records office in the state or territory where you were born to get a copy of your birth certificate. Follow the instructions for requesting copies and paying fees. If you need a copy fast, ask about expedited service or shipping when you place your order.
Is a certified copy as good as the original?
A certified copy doesn’t have to be endorsed by whoever issued the original document. A certified copy doesn’t certify that the original document is genuine or legally valid — only that it’s a true copy of the original (so in theory anyone could certify something as a copy).
How long does it take to get passport back from home office?
A person will usually get their documents back within 10 working days. A person can get their documents back quicker if they ask for a faster decision their application. This costs £400, in addition to the application fee they have already paid.
How do I claim my passport back?
A: As your passport has been returned undelivered, we request you to contact the respective RPO and submit an application so that the passport may be dispatched again. Please also enclose the proof of the present address along with the application.
Will the passport office return my old passport?
Yes, your old passport will be returned unless it is deemed to be damaged by the UK Identity & Passport Service (IPS). The passport will clearly indicate that it is invalid and it is important that you advise whether any valid visas remain in the passport before applying for it to be renewed.