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How to apply for your British passport from USA

*updated August 9th 2016

When British Nationals realise that their passport is about to run out, what can they do?

Overseas British passport applications  must now be applied for ONLINE via website.  The British Consulate says “don’t leave it until the last minute to apply for your passport. You can apply up to nine months in advance and any unexpired time will be added to your new passport”
This applies to new passports and renewals. 

You will mailing your passport to the following address

Durham Passport Office Milburngate House Durham DH97 1PA
We advise getting a tracking number when you mail; you can send through the USPS for about $16

You can also book a same day appointment in the UK for a renewal passport. However if you have lost your passport and go home on an emergency document, it can take a week for an expedited renewal:

You can find your nearest UK Passport Customer Service Centre. Your appointment may be up to 2 weeks from the day you book it.

Passport Advice line Telephon…


Meet Steven Alexander from London who moved to LA 20 years ago to pursue Filmmaking.

Was there a particular reason you chose LA?
Yes indeed. Los Angeles is the premier location for everything filmmaking, from Screenwriting through Post Production and everything in between.
What do you miss most from home?The London Vibe. It's a vibe you can only feel when in London.
What was your first impression of LA and has it changed since?The expansiveness. It's spread out, LA is a collection of small towns, if you will, that make-up Los Angeles, and Los Angeles County. Over the years, it has become more congested, the traffic for one can be quite maddening.
What do you find the biggest difference is living here versus London?It is the weather and the California lifestyle.
Do you have a hidden gem in LA that you want to share with us?Three come to mind. "The Bourgeois Pig", a coffee shop in Hollywood, "Cha Cha Cha", a Cuban Restaurant in Silverlake (A great place for brunc…