I renewed my passport last year with no hassle at all. I collected the form from the High Commission, filled it in and took it back to them. They posted out my passport by registered mail within three weeks.
i have lived in the east coast for many years too many
but i still love it here,
PASSPORTS and other legal things to do with british high commission/
and also log book changes names things like this
i have been doing all these things through Micheal in derinya for many yaers and you pay a little and he save you all the driving around and waiting so a very good service tell ya friends and also does hoildays all over the world, HAPPY CUSTOMER ME
Arch Angelos in Dherynia will do all the work for you & send it off.
The UK/Spain site above now has a form which you can fill out online and then print out (it highlights the sections you need to fill out according to what answers you give), send via courier with all required documents (including old passpotrs).
We were unclear about whether a photo needed counter-signing, so took the precaution of getting one done in the bank anyway.
We sent ours off the week before Xmas and got old passports back before New Year, new ones just after.
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Or even cheaper try using the postal service by giving a local address whilst you are in UK.Download the form and get it sent to where ever you will be staying.We allowed 2 weeks but actually got them back inside a week. They tell you they use a courier but in fact ours were handed over to our son without any ID!The localpassport office did say they charge extra for personal collection but even at peak season can make appointments.
Interestingly the British High Commission still said to use the Madrid service as expats which is outrageously expensive .There is no need as even the forms say you can use a local address whilst temporarliy in UK
I have just renewed my wife's passport using the online service through the UK Gov website.
Completed the online form, paid online, printed out the form and posted to UK along with old passport and copy of residency certificate. The photos didn't need certifying and the new passport arrived back today by courier having been sent off on 10th January.
All in all an excellent easy process
Happy to answer any queries
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