Many of you will have met Jo Chexal, who is the Honorary Consul for Germany and responsible for German nationals here in Tyne & Wear.
Since the introduction of the Biometric Passports, it was necessary to travel to either Edinburgh or London to get the new ones done. Now Jo has all the relevant equipment here and can now again process passport applications.
If you do require a new full passport, make sure that you leave plenty of time as it take up to 12 weeks to complete the application following your appointment (it takes less time for temporary passports and Kinderpaesse). Make sure you have all your documents ready before coming to see Jo (not photocopies – only originals or legalized copies) and complete but not sign the application forms in advance.
You have to have the right passport photographs – the nearest photographer to the Honorary Consulate office (Grainger Suite, Dobson House, Regent Centre, Gosforth, Newcastle, NE3 3PF), who works with the templates is Robertson’s of Gosforth at 202 High Street, Gosforth.
To make an appointment with Jo or to discuss your application, please call the consular number 0191 233 6317 between 10.00 and 16.30.