When I discovered I was going to have to apply for my new passport on line, I was not happy. It would be difficult, take ages, give me a nervous breakdown… and generally wreck my life.
Well, it didn’t! Nothing could be simpler, I discovered. I applied on July 12, filling in a very simple online form, returned my old passport on July 16 (by post, of course, some things don’t change!) and received my new passport today by DHL. That is pretty efficient.
What worried me most was the photograph which you have to upload, and that sort of thing makes me nervous. But again, it turned out to be simple. I took a memory stick (clé USB) to my local photographer, he copied the photo to the stick and I then uploaded it to the application site. You could also have it sent to you by email, the photographer said, and upload the attachment.
So all told a stressless experience.
So now to get French nationality maybe and a French passport to go with the UK version.