had appointment at Australia house in London and have been told passports will be emergency processed and delivered in 4 days !!! So all being well should get them on tues !! We were due to return on sunday but because of our situation Cathay pacific have allowed us to extend our stay by 3 days so we leave on weds. the whole problem has really added extra stress to this sad visit not to mention the 400 pounds for passports we hadn't budgeted for !!!
As far as immigration queues at Heathrow with british and non british passports there was no difference. I won't be renewing my british passport when it runs out, i'll just make sure from now on my Australian one is always at hand !!!! ( even if in the picture i have my movember for the next 10 years. Something to remember this saga with !!! lol)
GREAT I CAN TELL MY KIDS WE CAN USE THE POOL UNTIL TUESDAY, THEN MUST REMEMBER TO PICK UP THE TOWELS AND REMOVE THE LADDER FROM THE FENCE.........
...geez, that's totally screwed up, so even if you had your citizenship paper in your hand, you'd still not be allowed in, and the computer says you're aussie, that is totally just wrong!!!!
I really feel for the OP but why is that "totally just wrong". You wouldn't get into ANY country without a passport - UK included. You can't turn up at Manchester airport with a birth certificate and say "I'm British, let me in!"
Glad to hear it all got sorted out so quickly PP and good on ya for bringing it to people's attention.