I agree with you, Foster. Slowing down the process when it’s already sluggish by turfing perfectly good passport stock, would only waste time and money. Not to mention draw the ire of the public. I’m also hoping Her Majesty will grace my passport this fifth and final time, for the nostalgia’s sake. My supporting documents were received today, 15 minutes ago, so I’m quite sure that She will.
So far – Replacement passport applied for online from Toronto, Canada:
Online application submitted August 30, 2022
Old UK passport/CDN passport photocopy posted August 31, 2022
Old UK passport/CDN passport photocopy received and signed for September 12, 2022