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What to do with an expired passport?

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MaryTheBookeeper Fri 10-Jul-20 15:31:58

I have a new passport but they've returned the old one. It's of no use, has no stamps or visas inside. I'd like to bin it. What do you do with yours?

rockgran Fri 10-Jul-20 15:39:38

I've kept all mine as a memory of what I looked like at ten year intervals. (I do have some nice stamps.) I doubt if I'll be using it again!

tanith Fri 10-Jul-20 15:50:08

I’ve also kept all mine for the same reasons as rockgran my GD was amazed at my 17 yr old pic.

tanith Fri 10-Jul-20 15:50:55

All mine are kept for the same reason as rockgran

tanith Fri 10-Jul-20 15:51:42

🤬 sorry for the second one.

Oopsadaisy3 Fri 10-Jul-20 16:01:14

We’ve kept our old ones, some have Visa entry stamps in them, one is from the USSR!

EllanVannin Fri 10-Jul-20 17:19:57

I've kept mine as well along with my late SiL's where one is full to the brim with stamps from her travels/cruises. It's like a geography book grin

Calendargirl Fri 10-Jul-20 18:06:35

Keep all mine and DH’s, marvel at how youthful and quite attractive we were!

The clothes I was wearing bring back memories, one photo shows a particular blouse I remember very well.

Grandmafrench Fri 10-Jul-20 18:22:44

I keep mine, just for sentimental reasons and the hilarious photos. Also I had one with a very low passport number indicating - as I used to say - that I was the 70th most important person in the UK grin

BlueBelle Fri 10-Jul-20 18:34:28

Kept all mine too and I also have visas including USSR like you oopsadaisy

etheltbags1 Fri 10-Jul-20 20:27:40

I lost mine years ago and had problems renewing. I think I left it when I moved house

GagaJo Fri 10-Jul-20 20:33:59

I look back nostalgically at the Chinese visas in mine.

I had a passport stolen by an ex and had to get a crime reference number before I could get a replacement. Ex denied it of course, but had the humiliation of the police turning up on the doorstep to interview.

Callistemon Fri 10-Jul-20 21:25:08

I have mine too.
No doubt they will get shredded one day.
They are no use, of course, but a nostalgic look at trips overseas.

Evie64 Fri 10-Jul-20 22:15:12

Yep, kept mine to remind me of how I looked when I was young and pretty. blush

Scribbles Fri 10-Jul-20 23:20:34

I ripped the pages out of mine and put them through the shredder - don't really understand why the Passport Office sent it back to me 🤔.

ValerieF Sat 11-Jul-20 17:15:58

Passports are and remain the property of HMPO. Over last few years, you have needed to tick a box if you want the old one to be returned so if you didn't do this and they returned it anyway just return it to them or as someone else said shred it. Some people like to keep them for sentimental reasons but don't just bin it in its entirety.

ladymuck Sat 11-Jul-20 17:18:55

I shall be keeping mine. It's become an heirloom.

TheFrugalPiggy Sat 11-Jul-20 18:56:59

I've never kept any of mine. The last one was chucked on the fire.

Elderflower2 Sat 11-Jul-20 19:38:30

Keep it in a secure place.

Maggiemaybe Sat 11-Jul-20 20:08:38

We’ve kept ours for the sheer nostalgia value. Even the flimsy Visitors’ Passports we just picked up at our local post offices back in the 60s on presentation of a birth certificate, when we probably weren’t sure we’d ever go abroad again. smile Even without the visas and entry and exit stamps, they’re an interesting record of us over the years.