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Passport advice

Bolton
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Passport advice

How vigilant are "they" at the airports in Cambodia regarding passports ?

I ask because my ( stupid but lovely ) dog has had a chew at mine when I carelessly left it out on a table. None of my details have been spoilt but it looks tatty / chewed around the edges.

I realise it was my fault etc but I just wondered...

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1. Re: Passport advice

I think I'd worry more about the UK officials & getting out of the UK first. If your passport has electronic chip stuff in it I'd check that this has not been damaged

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Hi Wolfie

Your planning has been so meticulous.

Read this recent thread from the moneysavingexpert forum...

forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php…

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3. Re: Passport advice

A bit tongue in cheek!

Why not take the dog to the airport with you?

If it's eaten the magnetic encoded data it gets the husband's boarding pass and gets to travel with you.

Noting like an overseas trip for bonding with your dog.

Get another Passport ASAP or waste your total holiday trip money.

Which is undoubtedly more that the passport replacement cost.

Best regards and good luck. Ian

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Oh dear, we go on the 17th October :(

I can feel panic setting in.....thanks for your advice !

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5. Re: Passport advice

Isn't there a speedy passport service where u live to get a new one in a few days if you want total peace of mind?

Edited: 6:34 am, October 02, 2013
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Hi,

I would take it to a Post Office that does "Check and Send" and see if they think the damage means you need a new passport. If you do then the "Check and Send' service is very fast and you should get a new one delivered back to you in a week.

Cheers

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That's great thanks, didn't know they did that!!

No doubt they'll say yes - makes them money but it'll save a lot of potential stress :)

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8. Re: Passport advice

@Paulo<<<...and see if they think the damage means you need a new passport.>>>

Post Office staff are NOT trained to examine a passport for degrees of damage...

https://www.gov.uk/renew-adult-passport

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your best bet would be to book an appointment at the liverpool passport office as that would be your closest, think they do and there and then passport, costs a bit more but worth it for the cost you will lose on your holiday if they dont let you out/in

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10. Re: Passport advice

@ LancasterLad "...Post Office staff are NOT trained to examine a passport for degrees of damage..."

Who said they were, but they see more than you or I and have a modicum on common sense in my experience so can probably offer a more informed opinion than anyone on the forum who hash't seen the damage.

I have been in this situation, I found them helpful.

Cheers