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Re: Renewing a UK passport from Thailand

Post by Big Boy » Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:43 pm

The process is simple, but the service can work out cheaper when you take into account travel and accommodation costs.
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Re: Renewing a UK passport from Thailand

Post by buksida » Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:27 am

nellyp wrote:I don't understand why you want to use a service to do this. I renewed mine 2 years ago and the process was very simple
It saved me four days travelling and thousands of baht on two trips as I live 6 hours away from Bangkok.

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Re: Renewing a UK passport from Thailand

Post by nellyp » Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:12 pm

When i did mine I simply posted everything to Hong Kong, and sent a letter requesting a letter from the embassy explaining about the visa until I renewed it. I didn't travel anywhere. Why did you need to go to bangkok? I ask as I would like to renew my sons' passports soon

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Re: Renewing a UK passport from Thailand

Post by nellyp » Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:39 pm

I have just read the gov site and it appears the application process has now changed. I will have to weigh up the costs when I do my sons' passports as I have to apply for 2 at the same time. Hopefully, I will be able to do both applications the same day at the same time.

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Re: Renewing a UK passport from Thailand

Post by nellyp » Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:46 pm

The Goiv site states this

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You’ll have to pay a fee for your passport and a courier fee of £23.01.

The courier fee pays for your passport to be sent securely to the UK Visa Application Centre where you applied for you to collect.
Passport type Passport fee Total to pay (including courier fee)
Child passport £53.00 £76.01

I take it that the fee for the passport office is the full 76 quid, and the courier fee has to be paid. i ask as I am unsure whether the passport is created in Thailand or if they have to send to the Uk for it (as happened with HK)

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Re: Renewing a UK passport from Thailand

Post by HHTel » Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:10 am

It is sent to the UK, Liverpool I think. The turn round time is excellent.

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Re: Renewing a UK passport from Thailand

Post by buksida » Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:49 am

They stopped using Hong Kong a number of years ago, all renewals now have to be done at the Trendy building in Bangkok.
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