OUt of date passport and VLM

and no driving license

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03/04/2012 at 18:20
starting to panic now, I've got so much going on in my life round now that is bad and I'm not coping too well.

One of the things on the list is the ID required for VLM, I dont' drive so I dont' have a photographic driving licence and I've just discovered my passport expired last year. does anyone know if they will still accept an expired passport as ID? I've just lost my benefit payments via ESA without any warning and can't afford to get my passport renewed, before I phone VLM peeps tomorrow does anyone know if they will accept passport if the date has expired?

*frets*
Kryten    pirate
03/04/2012 at 18:29

Hi Loon. There is someone on here who had the same problem. He phoned VLM and they said that an expired passport would be OK.

Dave:

Just rang VLM.

My expired passport will be ok.

I would be amazed if they didn't accept it anyway - they only need to know you are who you say you are.

03/04/2012 at 18:31
A letter from HMRC also is the same 'class' of id as a passport or photolicense
03/04/2012 at 18:33
thanks
Kryten    pirate
03/04/2012 at 18:43

No problem.

Thinking about it, they are not even going to check the date on it. If you had to look at the IDs of x-thousand runners you would wouldn't do more than have a quick glance at the photo.

Anyway, you can stop fretting now!

03/04/2012 at 18:46
thanks peeps,I've had a really really difficult few days after the DWP decided I am fit for work and stopped my money two weeks ago but only decided to tell me on friday. I'm not having a very good time but slowly working through all that needs sorting
03/04/2012 at 18:46
hasten to add only coping and sorting the appeal etc thanks to family and Mind life huh

Tommygun2    pirate
03/04/2012 at 18:54
how apt i am having the same problem, can't find my current passpprt(turned the house upsidedown shook it) and don't have a photo driving licence. But i do have my old paasport, so that shouls be ok.....then ,i bloody hope so. i think i'll give them a call. i have sent off for a photo card driving licence but it says up to three weeks to come back. that could cut it a bit fine .
Kryten    pirate
03/04/2012 at 19:01
Hang in there Loon! Your life does sound really tough at the moment, but you know it's going to get better eventually. It always does. You wouldn't be a marathon runner if you weren't a survivor.
03/04/2012 at 19:09
thanks Kryten, am a marathon hobbler in a mad hatters costume this year hip is truly bollixed so plan to have a fab day on a deferred place with friends and just get round that's hard enough in itself, not the friends obviously, but the hobbling

03/04/2012 at 21:40
Loon we are all there for you.
Hugs on order for you.
03/04/2012 at 21:43
Yes I have had my expired passport cheerfully accepted as proof of my identity at the Expo.
03/04/2012 at 21:46
thankyou all xx
03/04/2012 at 21:47

See you in the pub after and buy you a Cinzano

03/04/2012 at 21:50
I'm counting on it
03/04/2012 at 22:03
Loon - big hugs waiting for you at Mudchute!
04/04/2012 at 09:45

My passport expires in September, and I'm going to Barcelona in May.

I know you're supposed to have six months on a pp, is it likely to be a problem?  Or should I get it replaced now?

 Edit: found out from the FCO - it only needs to be valid for the proposed duration of the stay.

Edited: 04/04/2012 at 09:53
04/04/2012 at 11:54
Wilkie I believe it only needs to have 6 months on it if you are going outside the EU
04/04/2012 at 15:34
passports are sneaky little buggers, expiring all quiet like, they should have an alarm on them when they are due to expire
04/04/2012 at 16:16
Judging by my photo I was the one that expired 6 months ago....
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