Free passports......If born before 2/9/1929
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Free passports......If born before 2/9/1929

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Found 16th Jun 2012
Thanks to Dalek who originally posted this on MSE:


Woooopy Doooo!!

Who says there aren't any perks in being over 80? (Get an extra few pence in your pension too. . . . . .)

Personally i can't wait......


Qualifying for a free passport

If you were born on or before 2 September 1929 and are a British national, you could be eligible for a free passport. You will need a full ten-year passport if you want to travel abroad, even if it is for a day. Find out how to apply.

direct.gov.uk/en/…847

37 Comments

how do you apply, by Ouija board ??

i don't care if it's free.
i don't ever want to get this old.

Who is actually 82 and still travelling abroad, need to get it while still young enough to make good use of it.

sandrabear

Who is actually 82 and still travelling abroad, need to get it while … Who is actually 82 and still travelling abroad, need to get it while still young enough to make good use of it.



not many, hence the freebies. the OP sounds like one of these.

nowadays the overs 80s are still up for it I understand.

Who said older people don't go abroad! I heard about te worlds oldest backpacker last week, he was 95 I think x

jessicalittle

Who said older people don't go abroad! I heard about te worlds oldest … Who said older people don't go abroad! I heard about te worlds oldest backpacker last week, he was 95 I think x



Around the world in 800 days!

I have a neighbour of 93 and he is more active than many young people. I think he goes abroad about 3 times a year. Still babysits for his youngest grand children.

jessicalittle

Who said older people don't go abroad! I heard about te worlds oldest … Who said older people don't go abroad! I heard about te worlds oldest backpacker last week, he was 95 I think x



that's only because he can't find his way back. X)

Lol

mutley1

i don't care if it's free.i don't ever want to get this old.



I don't think you want to pass 50 never mind 82!!:p

This taken from BBC news [b}19th May2004[/b] - did it not happen then? and would it not apply to everyone NOW over the age of 75? Just curious, not putting down this post - I have marked it hot anyway.

Free passports for the over-75s
Normandy landings
The thousands who perished in the landings will soon be honoured
The government is to offer everyone over the age of 75 a free passport to mark the contribution in World War II.

They say up to 4.5 million people whose birthdays are on or before 2 September 1929 will be eligible.

The scheme will be launched later this year and its announcement coincides with D-Day commemorations
Edited by: "toomanychoices" 16th Jun 2012

Totally ageist. I miss out by 6 days. Unbelievable! Off out to down some cheeky vimtos, Viagra and mouthy chavs before heading back to my pimping operation

When u get that old the government will drain u with taxes and u will be broke. No need for a passport in that age

Just a pity they can't afford the insurance premiums by that point???

You dont get nothing for free even more so in the UK now..............well not until your 85 and not too old to use it properly still hot though

lynchnigel

You dont get nothing for free even more so in the UK … You dont get nothing for free even more so in the UK now..............well not until your 85 and not too old to use it properly still hot though

'course you do - over 65s (some cases over 60s) get free TV licence, bus pass, winter heating allowance, free eye tests, free prescriptions
Edited by: "pete_l" 16th Jun 2012

pete_l

'course you do - over 65s (some cases over 60s) get free TV licence, bus … 'course you do - over 65s (some cases over 60s) get free TV licence, bus pass, winter heating allowance, free eye tests, free prescriptions



Have to be 75 for the TV license, but hopefully with those free eye checks the vision is in good enough condition to watch

Further to my previous comment - it does appear as though it is only available to those who were 75 in 2004 but that was still 8 years ago!

hahah whats a freebie!!!

Dammit! Born 60 years too late!

My dad is 88 tomorrow and I was going to get him a new passport just because it's free! He was in the Airborne division who landed in the early hours of D-Day and I think he deserves his free passport though I do agree with the comment about the cost of getting travel insurance for him. He would love the idea that he gets his new passport for free even if he is not going anywhere! Mind you, tomorrow's another day and maybe he will want to go somewhere.....
Edited by: "granny2" 17th Jun 2012

ain't no-one heard of those over 80 nudist cruises

Damn I was born on the 3rd of September 1929!

sandrabear

Who is actually 82 and still travelling abroad, need to get it while … Who is actually 82 and still travelling abroad, need to get it while still young enough to make good use of it.



My Grandfather used to go on holidays with SAGA.
We later learnt that, contrary to popular belief, it in fact stands for Sex And Games for the Aged

Banned

Ronnie Biggs was born in 1929......

Won't be needing a passport now though!

Come to Scotchland, we all get free eye tests & prescriptions!!!

My mums 89 and still travels abroad,alone,dont knock it.

It's about time they changed the eligible date, ie free for over 75's. My Dad is miffed as he can't get a free passport as he was born in 1931 therefore is now 81.

mcpaddy

how do you apply, by Ouija board ??



pmsl

I'm not waiting 60 years for delivery. Cold.

rafee

When u get that old the government will drain u with taxes and u will be … When u get that old the government will drain u with taxes and u will be broke. No need for a passport in that age



I think you'll find the majority of people that age will be receiving far, far more money from the government than they are paying out in taxes...

Though that's the same for most of the poor, yet many of them still feel the need to bleat on about how hard done by the government makes them and how the rich should be personally bankrolling them...

pandou

It's about time they changed the eligible date, ie free for over 75's. My … It's about time they changed the eligible date, ie free for over 75's. My Dad is miffed as he can't get a free passport as he was born in 1931 therefore is now 81.



But its not free because of age it is free because of participation in WWII. This was introduced due to a press campaign back at anniversary as some older people couldn't afford to attend celebrations in France and passport costs was one of the reasons.

My friends grandfather used to take trips to the US every year until he died in his late 80s... But I'd say he was an exception, don;t see many people that old going touring...

callum9999

I think you'll find the majority of people that age will be receiving … I think you'll find the majority of people that age will be receiving far, far more money from the government than they are paying out in taxes...Though that's the same for most of the poor, yet many of them still feel the need to bleat on about how hard done by the government makes them and how the rich should be personally bankrolling them...




Your comment just lacks any ring of authority callum9999.
True that the majority of pensioners are not well off and receive a pretty poor pension. True that the majority of pensioners will receive more pension than the tax they will pay. That is the only truth in your statement with regards to pensioners.

The majority of pensioners will have been supporting the wealthy of this country all their working lives! When they retire the money they have paid in to pension plans (what a waste of time! run by the rich, creamed off by the rich!) is then heavily taxed again.

I don't know your background, but both my parents worked 14-65, living through the second world war. They worked for private pensions and bought their own home. Their pensions were taxed and we had to sell the house to pay for private care for my mother. They both died after drawing pension for only a few years, as many do after such a hard working life!

With regards to pensioners your second statement is simply ignorant and offensive.

my nan is 95 and will be going to norway on the 25 so there is still people wanting to use there passport even tho they are over 82 years old

seefman

Ronnie Biggs was born in 1929......Won't be needing a passport now though!



why?, going to google ronnie biggs, well he is still alive, i know he is not a well man, ill people can still go on hoilday you know


Edited by: "Polly_P" 19th Jun 2012
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