August 30, 2008 10:58 AM Subscribe
Passport emergency!! (In the UK)
posted by triggerfinger to travel & transportation (12 answers total)
I am due to travel on Wednesday morning from Manchester. Unfortunately I cannot locate my passport. I've looked everywhere.
I checked the website for the US Embassy in London (I'm a US citizen with indefinite leave to remain) which says they can issue emergency passports. Unfortunately they are closed Monday for Labor Day and their online appointment booking system says they are full for Tuesday.
Does anyone here know if the Consulate in Edinburgh can issue same day emergency passports? Their website says that they do issue emergency passports if you are due to travel within 10 days or something but nothing about same day. They also operate on a walk in basis, so I would be able to travel there on Tuesday if I can get a same day PP and still make my flight Wednesday.
Also, when I called the US Embassy in London, the recorded message says that if you have lost a passport and are due to travel very soon, that you should just come to the Embassy on the next business day. Can I do this even though the online booking system says Tuesday is full? I need to find out this info before Tuesday as it takes me about 4 hours to get to London, so I'd have to leave very early morning.
I think the worst case scenario would be that I travel to London on Wednesday (which I was able to book a 2:30 appointment for) and apply for a passport and hope they can issue it the same day. I would then have to change my flight to Thursday or Friday. I am trying to avoid this at all costs.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!