£50.00 - Postal Order, Payee DVLA Swansea
£ 5.00 - Fee for the Postal Order
£ 4.95 - Priority Mail postage (overnight) to DVLA Swansea
£ 4.95 - Priority Mail pre-paid postage for return of documents
I am shocked. I can not believe I was charged £5.00 for a Postal/Money Order. Wow. I guess the Post Office will survive the 'credit crunch' [I hate that phrase].
So I finally found out from a DVLA employee that since I hold a US passport I must send my passport in with my application as proof of identity. Since I am doing this I do not have to have my photo signed by a UK professional that I have known for two years... which I would find difficult since I have not been here two years.
Anyway, it is not a good feeling sending my passport in the post. I mean this is my passport we are talking about. It holds my Visa which proves that I can live and work in this country. If it gets lost I have to worry about getting a new passport issued and then I have to pay something like £200 to have my Visa reissued in the new passport.
I paid for Overnight Priority Mail and I enclosed a pre-paid Overnight Priority Mail envelope so that they could return everything to me in that.
Let's hope that it gets there and back to me quickly and safely.
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