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Shadow

GDMEODC
28DL Full Member
#1
Right, I've just got a contract as a photographers assistant editing photos for a tennis tournament while he shoots them, sounds good eh?

The catch is... Its for 2 weeks from June the 15th and its in Sweden, now I don't have a passport and I don't have enough time to apply for a passport and get one as I've not had the need to travel outside the country.

So heres the question, is there any way to get to Sweden without a passport? I remember going to France a few times when I was a kid and not needing one, but I can't find any definitive answers anywhere.

Cheers :thumb
 

vmlopes

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
#2
You can apply and get a passport within the day, if you go up to the passport office next to Victoria Station in London.

Would not even contemplate going anywhere abroad without a passport
 

Shadow

GDMEODC
28DL Full Member
#3
Not if its your first adult passport (I'm a big boy now :p) that only applies - as far as I know - for renewing passports.
 

Maniac

rebmeM LD82
Regular User
#4
You can get a passport in 1 day if you travel to London, although it does cost a bit more to do.

However as Sweden is a member of the EU you can travel between EU member states using a form of recognised ID with the EU symbol on. Currently in the UK the only type of ID you can get like this is a Driving License although the new Identity card if/when you can get one will also allow free travel within europe.

I happen to know however that you don't have a driving license do you my Shadow sir, so I think you may need to get your backside to London.
 

Maniac

rebmeM LD82
Regular User
#6
Not if its your first adult passport (I'm a big boy now :p) that only applies - as far as I know - for renewing passports.
You're right, I just read the website.

Officially you can't travel without one, but if you are going on a ferry then quite often you don't get checked on the way out, but you almost definitely will on the way back - Britain is quite defensive of its borders. If you are flying, then you will be checked at the airport no question about it, and you won't be able to travel without a passport or other EU recognised form of ID.

Mike.

EDIT: Provisional doesn't count AFAIK.
 

Shadow

GDMEODC
28DL Full Member
#7
oh shi.. Well thats no fun. But getting backs not as much of an issue haha what they gunna do? Send me back to Sweden when I have 4 different things with my name and UK address on? The worst they can do is hold me for a while to verify my details surely?
 

Shadow

GDMEODC
28DL Full Member
#9
European citizens have the right to enter, reside and remain in the territory of any other Member State for a period of up to three months simply by presenting a valid passport or national identity card: no other formality is required. If they intend to remain for a period exceeding three months, a residence permit must be obtained. The conditions for granting a residence permit depend on the status of the citizen (employed or self-employed person, student, retired or inactive person).
 

Maniac

rebmeM LD82
Regular User
#10
There are no longer any frontier controls at the borders between 22 EU countries. This is thanks to the Schengen rules which are part of EU law. These rules remove all internal border controls but put in place effective controls at the external borders of the EU and introduce a common visa policy. The full Schengen members are Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden (but not Ireland and the United Kingdom) plus Iceland, Norway and Switzerland (which are not EU members) Switzerland, the latest Schengen member, opened its land borders at the end of 2008 and its air borders are expected to open on 29 March 2009.

Cyprus which joined the EU in 2004 and Bulgaria and Romania which joined in 2007 do not yet fully participate in Schengen. You will therefore need to present a valid passport or ID card to travel to those countries and to Ireland and the United Kingdom.
From http://europa.eu/abc/travel/doc/index_en.htm#passports

So yes, as I thought you can travel outwards, but you will be checked on the way back to Britain as we havn't adopted that legislation (yet)

now I really should get back to work insted of googling stuff for you :p
 

larey

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
#12
Right, I've just got a contract as a photographers assistant editing photos for a tennis tournament while he shoots them, sounds good eh?

The catch is... Its for 2 weeks from June the 15th and its in Sweden, now I don't have a passport and I don't have enough time to apply for a passport and get one as I've not had the need to travel outside the country.

So heres the question, is there any way to get to Sweden without a passport? I remember going to France a few times when I was a kid and not needing one, but I can't find any definitive answers anywhere.

Cheers :thumb
Have you tryed ringing up the passport office to see what can be done as they are the ones who will be able to tell you what to do, and you can hopfully be sure what they tell you is the truth.
 

Shadow

GDMEODC
28DL Full Member
#14
You finished cleaning the house yet, so your mum will give you some pocket money for the weekend? :p
You bastard, I knew you were gunna bring that up, gawd the things I'll do for the UE cause eh? I NEED FUCKING PETROL MONEY!!! :freak
 

Styru

Admin
Staff member
Admin
#15
European citizens have the right to enter, reside and remain in the territory of any other Member State for a period of up to three months simply by presenting a valid passport or national identity card
You also have to think about how you intend to travel - talk about ID cards and driving Licenses may cover you legally - but no airline will let you board without a passport - because they, as the carrier, are liable if they carry 'illegals' - so enforce even tighter controls than the border authorities.

hope you find a way mate :thumb