I arrived back from the UK some years ago to start a new job in Sydney on Monday the 25th of Jan. My new boss said to me "Don't forget we have a holiday tomorrow, and re-pack your bags with some summer clothes - we're going to Bali on Friday for a work conference!"Originally Posted by NM
It was then that I remembered my UK passport had barely 4 months left on it - OK for Aus but not for Indonesia. I quickly got my renewal underway on that day and had a brand new one from the High Commission in Canberra by Thursday. A co-worker (Aussie of course) turned up at Melbourne Airport for the same Bali trip with an about-to-expire passport, and got a new one the same day (though he missed his flight and was bumped to Saturday).