The British Pass The Port……


Those who remember the Cockburns Port adverts will get that.

Anyway, I’m living without a Passport at the moment while mine gets renewed. It’ll take around 4-6 weeks if all goes to plan, when I’ll have a brand new passport valid for 10 years. For some visas and entry to some countries, they like you to have more than 6 months left on your passport before it expires. For the big trip I’ll have… exactly 6 months left, so I thought it was worth renewing.

For some strange reason, the original goes to the British Consul in Sydney. It’s then shipped to the UK for renewal before being returned via New Zealand. (I asked why, but didn’t get an answer!). The original is returned first, the new valid passport then arrives a few weeks later. Let’s hope that goes to plan, as I need to get it stamped almost immediately when it arrives so I can prove I’ve been a resident of Australia for 6 months. (Part of the Russian Visa requirements).

When you think about it, it’s not that far away from a planning perspective. Some things need to happen now…..

So I can “come from Moscock!”

About Sophie Whiptank - aka Bart

I'm just a bloke doing some stuff, the more interesting bits I post on my blog. Scroll down far enough and you'll see me riding from Melbourne Australia to Birmingham, England in 2014. But now I'm working on another project, a single cylinder motorbike engine at 2750cc!

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