As advised by the AA
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Out of curiosity do French motorists have to carry those items with them while driving in their own country apart from gb sticker and headlamp converters of course
Another addition, First aid kit, If you have GB on you vehicle registration number then no requirement for GB sticker. I would purchase all the stuff you require in shops in the UK as on the ferry they tend to bump up the price.
well, cleaver cloggs when i wrote the reply your post wasn't there otherwise i would have not posted a reply. I only drive i europe every day which is probably unlike you so i think i might know what is required.
i would, but paying for 3 x naturalisationships for the UK soon so our money is best spent elsewhere.
A new PC can come once the important things are sorted out, before that goes up any more
Roger. I have just had a new Hard drive placed in my PC.
I think it was because i was Browseing on other things then came back to the post.
Yep, you got me there haven't driven in Europe for donkeys years so I suppose I wouldn't have a clue what you really need, what with the internet being a useless source of information and all
As for the PC, a few things you can do to speed things up a bit that won't cost the earth and even a Muppet like me can do those, as witnessed recently with some of the things I have done.
There is a great source of help on here in many with that knowledge especially IanBinUK
What i can say and probably tempting fate now but i the times i have drove from Germany to France i have never been been stopped and asked to produce any requiered item.
Yep you done it now. Next time monsieur le gendarme oui et la drinky too muchy thingy
One thing you need to be careful of if you're travelling through the French customs posts at the ferry ports late at night. Don't wake them up!
euro,s also help and a phrase book if u don,t speak french
Can't leave the UK
Just thought I'd grab a headline.
If I can pull the thread back to centre a bit, I've just spoken to the passport office's helpline. After negotiating the buttons I spoke to a human. I wanted them to send my wife's Thai passport and Certificate of Naturalisation back to us.
In the course of the conversation I mentioned that we would use them to travel to France.
After conferring with a supervisor my operator told me that person's applying for a first passport, known as AB1's, were not allowed to leave the UK while the application was being processed. Wow.
To me this seems like twaddle, but I wondered if anyone has more info.
Surely this would be a gross violation of a person's human rights. My wife is also a citizen of Thailand and this would amount to being under arrest.
I can imagine a Brit born in the UK would be stuck, since they would not have a travel document to travel with, but a dual national, surely not.
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Regarding 9851colle's post.
I've found when travelling about Europe generally they are not too bothered at borders. I transitted Andorra recently, not in the EU, and saw no evidence of passport control either end.
My concern is the jobsworths at Dover, I imagine M. Le Gendarme can be pretty cussed if he has a mind and so I want to be able to pass through without let or hindrance to me and mine.
If you wish to 'pass through' without let or hindrance, your missus either waits for her Brit passport to be issued or gets a Schengen visa endorsed in her Thai passport. Anything else has the potential for aggravation. Certainly, the French won't recognise a naturalisation certificate as evidence of your wife's (British) nationality.
Save for when the need absolutely arises, don't spoil for a legal fight. You might find yourself being in the right, but having your immediate ambitions thwarted.
Once you send the passport away, it's in the lap of the gods. You've no choice but to await the return.
Otherwise, whatever it is that you've applied for will certainly become void and a waste of time and money.