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Re: Renewing a UK passport from Thailand

Post by Big Boy » Fri Mar 11, 2016 10:02 am

I'm just getting everything together for next week's visit by Mrs BB, and I'd missed this requirement when I read through previously.
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The photo evidence is easy, but what do we use as the second part? Would her Tabien Baan be OK? If yes, will it need to be translated? Or could she use her ID card - again I assume it would need to be translated? Neither are dated within the last 12 months.

Reading this one, I'm thinking a lot of people struggle with it because I don't believe I could meet any of those either. Is it a trip to Immigration to get a residency letter (crazy when she has official documents like a Tabien Baan).

HELP please.
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Re: Renewing a UK passport from Thailand

Post by Big Boy » Fri Mar 11, 2016 10:12 am

I've just found the answer to the translation question:
All documents which are not in English need to be translated into English and certified.
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Re: Renewing a UK passport from Thailand

Post by buksida » Fri Mar 11, 2016 10:13 am

Tabien Baan is ok, as long as it is translated.
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Re: Renewing a UK passport from Thailand

Post by Big Boy » Fri Mar 11, 2016 10:24 am

Thanks - we'll get that sorted within the hour.
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Re: Renewing a UK passport from Thailand

Post by Big Boy » Wed Mar 16, 2016 9:56 am

What a doddle the process was. Apointment was 09:40, but it was all done, and we were both back in the hotel by 09:40. They sent me in with Mrs BB to the booth. Nice smiling/friendly face to greet us/process the paperwork. Lovely view (friendly face and out of the window :oops: ).

Mrs BB was quite scared, but was actually quite relaxed during the process. People guided us all the way from the entrance - easy.

Only moment of confusion was Mrs BB signing her name in Thai, but that problem was overcome when they realised her passport signature was also in Thai.

Only one problem, it's Bangkok, and I hate Bangkok.
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Re: Renewing a UK passport from Thailand

Post by Big Boy » Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:59 am

And the happy ending................. Passport is ready for collection, just 2 weeks after submission. :D
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Post by lomuamart » Thu Mar 31, 2016 1:14 pm

That's a result and good to know that the system is working well - at least for now.

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Post by Henry 14th » Thu May 05, 2016 8:41 am

Collected my new passport from The Trendy building yesterday and was also present the with visa transfer form for immigration here in HH.

Does anyone know if immigration here requires the transfer request form to be translated and certified into Thai?

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Re: Renewing a UK passport from Thailand

Post by buksida » Thu Jul 21, 2016 12:56 pm

Just seen this ad on here: http://www.keyvisathailand.com/services ... -thailand/

Surely 5,000 baht for this service is cheaper than two separate trips to Bangkok with accommodation?

Has anyone tried it? My son's is due for renewal in October and I really don't fancy two trips to Bangkok (6 hours each way from where I live)!
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Re: Renewing a UK passport from Thailand

Post by Big Boy » Thu Jul 21, 2016 2:25 pm

I've never used it, but did consider it until I got to step 3
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I gave up at that point as they are Pattaya based.
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Re: Renewing a UK passport from Thailand

Post by buksida » Thu Jul 21, 2016 2:42 pm

But it also says this:
Even if you live away from Pattaya then we can still help, just send your documents to us via EMS and make the payment into our bank account. When your new passport is ready we will send it to you via EMS for just an additional 100 baht.
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Re: Renewing a UK passport from Thailand

Post by Big Boy » Thu Jul 21, 2016 2:45 pm

As I said, I did seriously consider it.

[Edit] If you use them, I'd love to know how you get on.
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Re: Renewing a UK passport from Thailand

Post by JimmyGreaves » Sat Jul 23, 2016 6:05 pm

buksida wrote:But it also says this:
Even if you live away from Pattaya then we can still help, just send your documents to us via EMS and make the payment into our bank account. When your new passport is ready we will send it to you via EMS for just an additional 100 baht.
I'm gonna give this a go!
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Re: Renewing a UK passport from Thailand

Post by PET » Sun Jul 24, 2016 10:33 am

JimmyGreaves wrote:
buksida wrote:But it also says this:
Even if you live away from Pattaya then we can still help, just send your documents to us via EMS and make the payment into our bank account. When your new passport is ready we will send it to you via EMS for just an additional 100 baht.
I'm gonna give this a go!

Mine is due for renewal in 12 months so I have a little time. But I intend to use this Pattaya service and send them docs by EMS.
One thought I read somewhere that Immigration will require a letter from the Embassy ( UK in my case) to confirm the new passport is genuine before they transfer the old visa - will Keyvisa also take care of this?
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Re: Renewing a UK passport from Thailand

Post by buksida » Sun Jul 24, 2016 12:13 pm

Let us know how it goes JG.
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