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    where to get a new birth certificate

    Hi i need to get a new passport as mine ran out and my parents lost my original birth certificate, ive looked on the southend website to see how to apply but it seems to only offer a duplicate one, what is needed for the passport, feel totaly lost

    thanks

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    You will need to go the general register office in your area, and get them to find you a proper copy.

    With mine and the kids I had to apply to the Registry office I was registered under.
    Like my DD was registered at Weston super mare, We live in swansea so I hoped I could do it local.
    I had to do it over the phone at Weston.
    I am still yet to do mine up in stockport due to they wont take the request over the phone.

    Are you local to where you were registered at birth?

    costs about £8 and takes about an hour

    oh for a passport you also need a FULL birth certificate, So as long as the duplicate is a full one then you will be fine

    I managed to do mine by post from Birmingham's registry office. I had to send off a cheque for about £12 I think, and then they posted it to me. I had a duplicate before which was printed in red at the bottom saying it was duplicate but this one looks like an original- no red writing etc so I think I could use it for a passport if I needed to.

    Not sure if this helps... clicky

    you cannot get an 'original' birth certificate. The certified copy when you are born is your 'original' certificate, once this is lost you can get other certified copies which are basically exactly the same and will serve the same purpose, but are not classed as an 'original'.

    When you go to the register office they will photocopy the original birth entry and create a new certificate for you.

    edit. always get the full, the price difference is only about £2.

    Edited by: "manc80" 15th Feb 2011

    Original Poster

    just a quick add to this thread, i found my old exprired passport, would i still need my old birth certificate or could i just send in my old passport without the birth certificate

    go to the postoffice and they will sort it all out for you if you get a nice person at the counter. you should be able to just send old passport thats what i did.

    Original Poster

    manc80

    go to the postoffice and they will sort it all out for you if you get a … go to the postoffice and they will sort it all out for you if you get a nice person at the counter. you should be able to just send old passport thats what i did.



    cool, is there a fee? also im guessing i will need new pics

    strobez1977

    cool, is there a fee? also im guessing i will need new pics



    Yes! a big fat fee unfortunately!! dont know exact amount but not cheap. You will need a new photo.

    strobez1977

    cool, is there a fee? also im guessing i will need new pics



    Oh yeah, what a rip off for a renewal.

    To renew an adult ten-year 32-page passport costs £77.50 for standard service, £112.50 for the one-week Fast Track Service and £129.50 for the one-day Premium service. If you were born on or before 2 September 1929 your passport is free of charge, but you will need to pay the extra fee for Fast Track or Premium services if you use them.

    £77 apparently. ouch. you will need to get someone to sign you photo if you have changed your appearence a great deal. eg. long to short hair, grown a beard, started wearing an eye patch, etc.....

    I renewed my passport last year and didn't need to present my birth certificate ......

    for a renewal you only need your old passport and two pics plus the fee

    Edited by: "fab_1" 15th Feb 2011

    Original Poster

    Right got my old passport which i will need to send of with 2 new pics, the emergency contact details need to be changed too, how do i go about this?

    thanks

    emergency details you write yourself on the passport once you receive it

    Original Poster

    fab_1

    emergency details you write yourself on the passport once you receive it



    ok thats easy enough, who can i get to sign the new pics as i have more hair 14 years ago than i do now lol

    Local shop keeper?

    Doctors etc
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