2nd October 2019


Can you travel with an expired passport to your home country?

If you are on a foreign passport travelling to your home country, an airline can, at their discretion carry you back home; Even if you need to transit, as long as you are “airside” and not entering another country. At the discretion of the airline, it may be fine to go home on an expired passport.

Beside this, are old passports returned when renewed UK?

Yes, your old passport will be returned unless it is deemed to be damaged by the UK Identity & Passport Service (IPS). The passport will clearly indicate that it is invalid and it is important that you advise whether any valid visas remain in the passport before applying for it to be renewed.

Do I send my old passport back when renewing?

Yes, in most cases, we will return the old, cancelled passport to you. It may be sent separately from your new passport. If you are changing your name more than a year after your passport was issued you must submit Form DS-82: Application for Passport by Mail. You must pay all applicable fees passport renewals.
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