passport destroyed urgent help reqd!

#1
as you can guess by the title my passport has been destroyed, trouble is the season to be jolly has made sure i have not got much time to renew it, if i did have time i damn sure havent got any money! i am flying early january.

can anyone help or give advice on the following?

nato travel order?!
forces priority at passport office?!
tips for smuggling humans across the border for free!?
blagging german passport kontrol?!
not getting cought for being AWOL?!

cheers easy
 
#2
Assume you have tried here : Urgent Passport applications

try the Army Compassionate cell at Upavon UK 01980 615790 or 01980 615791

You might not get much compassion for your sins, but there should be some G1 / SPS types there who should be able to point you in the right direction.
 
#3
easy-wan-kenobi said:
as you can guess by the title my passport has been destroyed, trouble is the season to be jolly has made sure i have not got much time to renew it, if i did have time i damn sure havent got any money! i am flying early january.

can anyone help or give advice on the following?

nato travel order?!
forces priority at passport office?!
tips for smuggling humans across the border for free!?
blagging german passport kontrol?!
not getting cought for being AWOL?!

cheers easy
Normally, an appointment at a passport office with your previous passport number ensures swift replacement (unfortunately, a fee is normally payable!)

Even with a NATO travel order, they expect you to carry your passport as well :(

As for blagging the German Passporten Kontroller, don't even go there - you'll end up with a small rodent up your rear passage :D

GR
 
#4
i have rang the ukpa and left a message,

from now on you have to make an appointment to go see them, a mate said it was £42 to get it replaced. but hes a dodgy fusker anyway. if you get there b4 midday you can get it same day.

trouble is, getting an appointment can take up to 2 weeks. i havent got 2 weeks i have got 1! and in that week only 3-4 days are working days.

a lady friend of mine has a nato travel order and no passport, she got across by car with no problems, has anyone tried air? do you really have to have your passport?
how do i get a nato travel order? can i just walk into my local garrison, produce my mod 90 ring up the duty clerk and thats it or is it more technical?

your help is greatly appreciated
 
#6
as your unit has a photo copy of your passport you could try and get it faxed to the german airport
(a faxed passport got my sister to greece on holiday last year when the dozy cow left it at home)
 
#7
easy-wan-kenobi said:
as you can guess by the title my passport has been destroyed, trouble is the season to be jolly has made sure i have not got much time to renew it, if i did have time i damn sure havent got any money! i am flying early january.

can anyone help or give advice on the following?

nato travel order?!
forces priority at passport office?!
tips for smuggling humans across the border for free!?
blagging german passport kontrol?!
not getting cought for being AWOL?!

cheers easy
You didn't say where are you travelling too, but if you are moving inside the European Union, then you can get away with just your driving license, as long as it the photo card kind with the EU flag on it. I tried finding a link on the Forigen and commonwealth office website, but I couldn't. Anyway, just a suggestion!
 
#8
Passport Office holiday opening hours

Urgent applications

Cost of replacing a destroyed passport if you go to the Passport Office to apply - guaranteed 1 week service - is £77.50. The only quicker way is the same-day premium service - a snip at £104.50 and four hours waiting around.

Incidentally, I mislaid my passport in the Netherlands, and was not allowed to travel on my photo driving licence or MOD ID card - almost got away with it as the Marechaussee thought the ID card would do, but the airlines won't risk being fined by the UK Govt. In the end I had to take a taxi back to the hotel (who'd found the passport), and just made it back in time, otherwise it was off to the Embassy for an Emergency Travel Document.

In theory no passport is needed within EU - in practice it doesn't work. Alternatively, just turn up and say you are an Iraqi/Afghan/Albanian criminal and want asylum - you may even get a new house!
 
#9
LOL, the last idea sounds a good one. A group of us travelled from the UK to the Netherlands last summer. One of the girls jest had a NATO travel order and a chit-in-loo and no passport. She had no problems so it would seam that you do not need your passport.
 
#10
im well impressed the help has been premium so far. im well impressed with arrse.

my passport is shabby, the bloody thing got washed, the last laminated page is still intact and all the other pages are there but smudged. anyone in the know as to what they are looking for? will i get away with this shite document?

also how can i get a nato travel order at home? just in case

i havent got £104 or a week to wait.

much appreciated arrsers!
 
#11
easy-wan-kenobi said:
im well impressed the help has been premium so far. im well impressed with arrse.

my passport is shabby, the bloody thing got washed, the last laminated page is still intact and all the other pages are there but smudged. anyone in the know as to what they are looking for? will i get away with this shite document?

also how can i get a nato travel order at home? just in case

i havent got £104 or a week to wait.

much appreciated arrsers!
Easy, I may be able to help if you PM me with some details (may know my way around the world of the Movers a little...).
 
#12
No help at all but it helps if you have two, so you can send one off for visas while you travel on another

not sure if this is feasable now a days

toodlepip
theGimp
 
#13
can't you travel with the mangled document plus you're other forms of ID and if you do get pulled up get them to phone some bright spark at the passport agency and quote the number down the line for confirmation . Then again if its america you are off to they could ask a few questions, give you some coffee and in the morning you would wake up dressed in an orange boiler suit and living in a rabbit hutch .

best of luck whatever happens.
 
#14
I don’t know it it’s true but I have heard one rumour that you can travel to a fellow NATO country on just your mod90. Don’t know anybody who has tried it though.
 
#15
I've gone to europe on mod90 and a driving licence
toodlepip
theGimp
 
#17
update!

i finally got through to those chaps at the 24 hr advice line. the best they reccomend is that EVERYONE needs to travel on a passport.
(all well and good says i!)
he was helpful in saying that due to being in the forces and not just going on a booze cruize that i might get pushed to the front of the queue. "might" being the main word to look out for

a photocopy hasnt got the UV strips on so is therefore useless.
it is stated in one of the websites iv been on that a passport is a MUST, some people may have just been lucky with driving licences mod 90s and home made passports. fair play to you.

ill see what happens. if you see someone sat head in hands with a few bags not joining a flight. laugh at me.

easy

ps thank you very much to all those who have helped so far, u truly have been knights in shining armour, unfortunately im not a buxom leggy princess with no morals to reward your services

pps im not an admin vortex this was an honest mistake guv!
 
#18
Just got back off lash with an oppo of mine that used to work at the local ACO (so the info is 3 years out of date but should still apply).

As you can imagine, squaddies losing / defacing / eating passports is not uncommon. Apparently the remenants of the original along with a chit in lieu along with a NATO travel order which can be arranged by your Duty Clerk to be collected from your local ACO will do the biz. He has also informed me that you will not be classed as AWOL or late for parade as long as your unit is aware and you are making all the right moves to organise travel and have actually reported to a unit that is known about by your unit (i.e. the local ACO) whilst you are organising the documentation AND have done so at the earliest possibe opportunity, which obviously you have.

Personally I think todays caring sharing Army is far too gay and you should be charged anyway, just like I was in 88 for missing a flight from Brize, even though I had the excellent excuse of being involved in an RTA that made the front page of the local Oxford rag, had the Police report to back it up, wrote my (hire) car off, rang RHQ and still managed to get on a flight the next day.

7 extras but at least I got to miss one of the big fcuk off winter ex's in BFG and the extras were day on day off rear party guards :)
 
#19
cheers, ill do that. just hope the guy at the ACO doesnt read arrse and call me a wnaker. half the bloody army reads arrse.com now so i think im out of luck, any bets on the duty clerk awaiting my call?

easy
 
#20
Would you rather look a cnut or get bust / 7 days for not turning up?

Trust me, this will be one of those things that in years to come when you are an old and bold SNCO you can relate to the troops telling them how you "improvised, adapted and overcame".

Besides that, you might get a couple of days buckshee leave out of it :)
 

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