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Concurrent Passports what, why and how.

Concurrent passports what are they, why I need one and how do I get them?

What is a concurrent passport?
A concurrent is passport is a second passport that many western countries can issue to their citizens on request, generally it is of lesser duration than your primary passport. Eg for US citizens it is only for 2 years and for Australian citizens it is 3 years.

Why would I need one?
The primary reason for having one is to allow you send a passport away for a visa, while still having a valid a travel document. (eg you are in Thailand and need to apply to the Pakistan embassy in Australia for a visa to go there). Other benefits would be avoiding showing a say a Israeli visa stamp to an Arab country and being able to apply for more than visa at a time.


How do I get one?
Generally speaking countries that issue concurrent passports require a travel itinerary with a covering letter of some sorts and where applicable a employer letter also.

So the purpose of thread is provide information on what various countries require and how to go about it, the experience of others doing this would beneficial also.

So to kick this off
For US citizens see http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/94669.pdf

For Australian citizens see Passport Manual

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Below is a copy of the letter that I used for DFAT in Australia


Craig Iedema
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Australian Government
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

To Whom It May Concern:

My wife and I will be overseas on an extended holiday that begins in from and will extend to to or longer.

Due to the requirements of a number of countries we intend to visit to apply for a Visa from the applicant’s home country, we will at times need to send our passports back to Australia.

To enable us to continue to travel we are requesting that we are provided with a concurrent passport so that when we apply for the required Visas we are still in possession of a valid Australian Passport.

We are applying for both a new passport and the concurrent passport simultaneously and as such do not have a passport number to provide for the attached form.


Our approximate itinerary is as follows:-

Itinerary

The countries that we need to apply for a Visa from Australia are:-
Countries and application dates

Visa’s for the remaining countries are either not needed, can be obtained at entry points or the respective consulate in a bordering country.

The dates above are approximate and may vary depending on the local conditions at the time of each of the countries we plan to visit.

I can be contacted on phone or via email on email. Thank you for you consideration of this request.


Yours Faithfully,



Craig Iedema
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We applied for 2nd passport from UK Passport office about a month ago and got them through after only 10 days.
We sent a covering letter similar to the one above (but based upon traveling for work reasons, stating that we were freelance and needed to be in a number of countries over the next 2 years that would not look favourably on certain stamps in the passport eg USA / Iran, Israel / N Africa, etc).
We spoke to the passport office and they couldnt have been more helpful - even talked us through how to fill out the application form (in UK you have to apply on the standard form via the Post Office as if applying for a first passport and enclose your current passport with the application).
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I got 2nd passport from Finland just by saying that I will visit so many countries that my passport will get full too fast.
Also used this Israel comment in same application.
No problems at all.
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I sent off an application for a second UK passport last Saturday and received it today the following friday, I now look forward to crossing many more borders without let or hindrance.
Funnily enough I also seem to be a freelance travel writer, there is a lot of it about.
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Reply from NZ Passports

Thank you for your enquiry.

In some exceptional circumstances, you may be issued with an additional passport. For our office to consider this, you will need to:

· Complete an adult passport application (Do not use the Adult Renewal form).
· Complete the Statutory Declaration page stating why you need an additional passport
· Enclose any proof to support this (e.g. a letter from your employer, your travel itinerary etc.)

You will be advised within one week whether you are entitled to hold an additional passport.

Additional passports have limited validity (usually only two years).

We advise discretion if you are travelling with an additional passport.

For information on the fees for a New Zealand Passport, please visit our website: <http://www.passports.govt.nz/Fees-and-charges---adult-passports>

An application form can be downloaded from our website: <http://www.passports.govt.nz/Apply-for-or-renew-a-New-Zealand-passport>

Our Contact Centre is open Monday - Thursday 8.00am - 7.00pm; Friday 9.00am - 7.00pm and Saturday 9.00am - 2.00pm.

If you have any further enquiries, please contact us again by email or phone Call Free (NZ) 0800 22 50 50, or if overseas (+64 4) 463 9360 or visit our website: <http://www.passports.govt.nz/>.
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Originally Posted by wearthefoxhat View Post
We applied for 2nd passport from UK Passport office about a month ago and got them through after only 10 days.
We sent a covering letter similar to the one above (but based upon traveling for work reasons, stating that we were freelance and needed to be in a number of countries over the next 2 years that would not look favourably on certain stamps in the passport eg USA / Iran, Israel / N Africa, etc).
We spoke to the passport office and they couldnt have been more helpful - even talked us through how to fill out the application form (in UK you have to apply on the standard form via the Post Office as if applying for a first passport and enclose your current passport with the application).
It worked the same for us, but they wanted a letter from an employer.
Kind of a tricky situation when you are actually not a freelance but we just called into the office of our local Rag, making sure the paper had just come out so no deadline to meet. Talked to the Editor and asked for a letter to say that we were supplying copy as requested. He said fine if we would give him a story to bank for future use. The passport office were happy and we got our 2nd passports. Very helpful people at the PP office, shame all Gov offices aren't the same !!

Paul
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Good Info

Very helpful .. thanks guys ..
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