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Old 5th Apr 2019, 08:47
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Originally Posted by Alsacienne View Post
Probably not, but a taste of nostalgia from time to time isn't necessarily a bad thing, and I'm still fighting local opinion that British cooking is very much basse cuisine!
In Spain, a UK estate agent took us to a sandwich shop (?) to get some lunch for our flight home. It was the worst of British cafe culture; plain tin bread slices and cheap sliced ham. A real 'taste' of home for home sick Brits 😞

In Lanzarote our companions would go out each morning to a Brit hole in the wall for bacon sandwiches; passable but not a patch on local foods. Sunday morning to a seaside cafe (its name, it as nowhere near the sea) for a British heart attack breakfast.

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Old 5th Apr 2019, 10:08
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Originally Posted by NoelEvans View Post
'Settled status' gives any non-UK national (from anywhere in the world) the right to live and work indefinitely in the UK and to leave and re-enter almost without restrictions (Stay in the UK after it leaves the EU ('settled status'): step by step). For EU citizens resident in the UK this seems to be a better deal than any 'assurances' given to UK citizens in other EU countries.
Hungary has assured our rights without let or hindrance. All we have to do is exchange our existing card for a new version.
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Old 5th Apr 2019, 10:50
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Originally Posted by Pontius Navigator View Post
In Spain, a UK estate agent took us to a sandwich shop (?) to get some lunch for our flight home. It was the worst of British cafe culture; plain tin bread slices and cheap sliced ham. A real 'taste' of home for home sick Brits 😞

In Lanzarote our companions would go out each morning to a Brit hole in the wall for bacon sandwiches; passable but not a patch on local foods. Sunday morning to a seaside cafe (its name, it as nowhere near the sea) for a British heart attack breakfast.
Maybe it's something to do with freedom of choice - something that we're shortly to lose by the looks of things
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Old 5th Apr 2019, 10:53
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Hungary has assured our rights without let or hindrance. All we have to do is exchange our existing card for a new version.
My experience is that most EU countries are bending over backwards to show warmth and compassion towards us, and to enact laws that are aimed at helping us.
I see nothing of the xenophobia displayed by the commentators in the British tabloids.
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Old 5th Apr 2019, 13:57
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... I ... live in France ...
Why don't you have a French passport?

To me it seems to be the decent thing to do if you live in a country to become a citizen of that country. I'm not preaching to others, I've done it myself.
By that reasoning, my UK passport would now be sitting atop a pile that included Irish, French, German, Swiss, Swedish and 'Merican passports.
Jus' sayin...
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Old 6th Apr 2019, 09:14
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New UK Passports

Mentioned on TV this morning that new UK passports issued since 30th March are still burgundy in colour, but without 'European Union' on the front cover. Rather begs the question of which passport channel holders of such new passports should use?
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Old 6th Apr 2019, 09:41
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Originally Posted by spekesoftly View Post
Mentioned on TV this morning that new UK passports issued since 30th March are still burgundy in colour, but without 'European Union' on the front cover. Rather begs the question of which passport channel holders of such new passports should use?
Government have said "we lied on the cover - these are in fact valid EU passports". Whether foreign immigration officials believe our government in practice on the ground is another matter of course.
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Old 6th Apr 2019, 09:57
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Well as we haven't left the EU yet, I would think they'd still be valid in the EU queues ... but my opinion could be worthless as nobody seems to know anything!
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Old 8th Apr 2019, 10:22
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Apparently some new passports are still being issued with "European Union" on the cover - "until stocks are used up".
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Old 8th Apr 2019, 21:34
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I made a point of renewing my passport in February although it didn't expire until the end of the year. To my delight the new one is in burgundy and shows European Union on the front.
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Old 7th Jun 2019, 17:56
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Anyone applied for an Irish passport?

My son lives and works in Spain and, although a U.K. passport holder, qualifies for Irish citizenship and passport through his Irish born grandmother. The first part of the process is that he has to apply to be on the Foreign Birth Register. In order to do this, a requirement is that he provides copies of his grandmothers passport or driving licence. Unfortunately, both of these documents have expired and as the lady is 87 and suffering from dementia, it seems a pointless exercise renewing them.

He’s tried speaking to the authorities but if you ring it refers you to an website link and the website link gives you the same phone number and an email enquiry only allows 250 words!
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Old 7th Jun 2019, 18:31
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My son lives and works in Spain and, although a U.K. passport holder, qualifies for Irish citizenship and passport through his Irish born grandmother. The first part of the process is that he has to apply to be on the Foreign Birth Register. In order to do this, a requirement is that he provides copies of his grandmothers passport or driving licence. Unfortunately, both of these documents have expired and as the lady is 87 and suffering from dementia, it seems a pointless exercise renewing them.
My wife had exactly the same issue. They accepted her father's expired passport (I don't think this took very much negotiation).
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Old 7th Jun 2019, 20:55
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My wife had exactly the same issue. They accepted her father's expired passport (I don't think this took very much negotiation).
Thanks for the reply - that’s excellent. I was hoping that they might take a pragmatic view as this sort of issue must rear its head occasionally.

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