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Hello! I’m not sure if this is the correct place for this question/topic but I have my very old UK of Great Britain and Northern Ireland passport.. it has been 13 years since it has expired (18 years since the issue date) 

 

My question is, do I renew that one? How would I renew that one since it is so old and I reside in the US?

 

Thank you all in advance and I apologize if this is a dumb question and it is in the incorrect subforum.

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5 minutes ago, eggpuff said:

Hello! I’m not sure if this is the correct place for this question/topic but I have my very old UK of Great Britain and Northern Ireland passport.. it has been 13 years since it has expired (18 years since the issue date) 

 

My question is, do I renew that one? How would I renew that one since it is so old and I reside in the US?

 

Thank you all in advance and I apologize if this is a dumb question and it is in the incorrect subforum.

Are you planning to get a US passport instead? Or you just want a renewal of passport using your UK and Northern Ireland citizenship? 

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*~*~*country-specific question moved to United Kingdom sub-forum*~*~*

 

you are still a British citizen even if your passport has expired. And even if you take on another citizenship through naturalization.

 

Whether you want to renew your passport or not is up to you if you have a US passport

and you use that for traveling. If you want to go back to the UK to live then you will need one to get onto the UK but otherwise if you don’t think you’ll use one then save your money. If you have no other passport, it would be useful to have a valid UK one just in case you need/want to travel overseas at a moment’s notice.

 


 

 

 

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6 minutes ago, JFH said:

*~*~*country-specific question moved to United Kingdom sub-forum*~*~*

 

you are still a British citizen even if your passport has expired. And even if you take on another citizenship through naturalization.

 

Whether you want to renew your passport or not is up to you if you have a US passport

and you use that for traveling. If you want to go back to the UK to live then you will need one to get onto the UK but otherwise if you don’t think you’ll use one then save your money. If you have no other passport, it would be useful to have a valid UK one just in case you need/want to travel overseas at a moment’s notice.

 

I have a BN(O) passport, not sure if that affects anything. O:

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28 minutes ago, eggpuff said:

I have a BN(O) passport, not sure if that affects anything. O:

Is that a British Overseas Passport? While you do not have the right of abode in the UK (in other words you cannot settle there, but visit only), it would be just like another ID. 

 

I hold a British and US passport too but the full British Passport. I did not think the $260 it cost 10 years ago to get it was worth it. So I will just let mine lapse.

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20 minutes ago, NYCruiser said:

Is that a British Overseas Passport? While you do not have the right of abode in the UK (in other words you cannot settle there, but visit only), it would be just like another ID. 

 

I hold a British and US passport too but the full British Passport. I did not think the $260 it cost 10 years ago to get it was worth it. So I will just let mine lapse.

Yes(Hong Kong) and I see, would I be able to renew mine? If I were to choose to, since it has been expired for quite some time. I wasn’t sure if it being expired for so long affects me renewing one (I was really young too and now I’m 24 so I’d have to renew to apply to get an adult one?)

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47 minutes ago, eggpuff said:

Yes(Hong Kong) and I see, would I be able to renew mine? If I were to choose to, since it has been expired for quite some time. I wasn’t sure if it being expired for so long affects me renewing one (I was really young too and now I’m 24 so I’d have to renew to apply to get an adult one?)

Oh that is British Crown Territories Citizenship. Mmmn complicated as I believe HK is not under the Chinese in a Special Territory? Not sure if you have the right of abode either? I think just to renew the passport without a Certificate of Entitlement is easy but expensive,. It is just an ID and a nice souvenir. 

 

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56 minutes ago, eggpuff said:

Yes(Hong Kong) and I see, would I be able to renew mine? If I were to choose to, since it has been expired for quite some time. I wasn’t sure if it being expired for so long affects me renewing one (I was really young too and now I’m 24 so I’d have to renew to apply to get an adult one?)

Hope the below helps:

 

https://government-frontend.herokuapp.com/types-of-british-nationality/british-overseas-territories-citizen

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9 minutes ago, NYCruiser said:

Oh that is British Crown Territories Citizenship. Mmmn complicated as I believe HK is not under the Chinese in a Special Territory? Not sure if you have the right of abode either? I think just to renew the passport without a Certificate of Entitlement is easy but expensive,. It is just an ID and a nice souvenir. 

 

I just want passport for travels, I won’t be living there. Would I be able to?

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22 minutes ago, eggpuff said:

I’m currently in the process to remove conditions on my 2 yr permanent residency

 

i only own the BN(O) passport

It appears that all Hong Kong British passports were revoked June 30, 1997 except for people who would have been left stateless. You fall into the stateless category since you have no passport from any country. You may be able to renew. See if this describes you:

Hong Kong

If you were a British overseas territories citizen only because of your connection with Hong Kong you lost that citizenship on 30 June 1997 when sovereignty returned to China.

However, you became a British overseas citizen if either:

  • you had no other nationality and would have become stateless
  • you were born on or after 1 July 1997 and would have been born stateless if one of your parents was a British national (overseas) or British overseas citizen when you were born

 

This is the link for Form S-2 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/register-as-a-british-citizen-stateless-person-born-outside-the-uk-or-british-overseas-territories-form-s2

 

Study that. All applications are processed in the U.K. by mail and sometimes online. There is nowhere in the US to go apply in person for a British passport.

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2 hours ago, Wuozopo said:

It appears that all Hong Kong British passports were revoked June 30, 1997 except for people who would have been left stateless. You fall into the stateless category since you have no passport from any country. You may be able to renew. See if this describes you:

Hong Kong

If you were a British overseas territories citizen only because of your connection with Hong Kong you lost that citizenship on 30 June 1997 when sovereignty returned to China.

However, you became a British overseas citizen if either:

  • you had no other nationality and would have become stateless
  • you were born on or after 1 July 1997 and would have been born stateless if one of your parents was a British national (overseas) or British overseas citizen when you were born

 

This is the link for Form S-2 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/register-as-a-british-citizen-stateless-person-born-outside-the-uk-or-british-overseas-territories-form-s2

 

Study that. All applications are processed in the U.K. by mail and sometimes online. There is nowhere in the US to go apply in person for a British passport.

Thank you for the links. I’m still a little confused since I’m not well versed in this sort of thing. I was born 1995if that helps. If not, I’m assuming I should get a HK passport?? I appreciate you replying but this sort of stuff has always confused me

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14 minutes ago, eggpuff said:

Thank you for the links. I’m still a little confused since I’m not well versed in this sort of thing. I was born 1995if that helps. If not, I’m assuming I should get a HK passport?? I appreciate you replying but this sort of stuff has always confused me

 

I'm confused how you are in the US as a permanent resident, but have no passport from any country except an 18 years expired one. How did you get a visa and what did they stick it in, if not a passport?

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2 hours ago, Wuozopo said:

 

I'm confused how you are in the US as a permanent resident, but have no passport from any country except an 18 years expired one. How did you get a visa and what did they stick it in, if not a passport?

I came before it expired and havent renewed at all. So should I be able to renew it or just get a US passport? I’m waiting for ny biometrics appt to remove conditions since im a conditional resident

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