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Re: Renewing a UK passport from Thailand

Post by Bristolian » Wed Jan 14, 2015 12:07 pm

^^ also collected mine this morning and it was no more than 10 min in and out. Taking your lead, I'm sending our HR lady tomorrow to transfer my visa. It'll probably cost me a lunch but much better than hanging around at the one stop centre myself. :D
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Re: Renewing a UK passport from Thailand

Post by Matlot » Wed Jan 14, 2015 5:46 pm

Danny Boy and Terry thanks very much for your help, much appreciated!

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Re: Renewing a UK passport from Thailand

Post by Terry » Thu Jan 15, 2015 12:53 pm

Well - I can report a successful "FAIL"................ :duck:

Guess what - they wanted the dreaded letter from the British Embassy + 5 other items..........
This was at Chaeng Wattana, not the one stop place.

Went to the Embassy this morning, (Fortunately 5 mins walk from where I'm currently working), was in and out in under 10 minutes with the letter - free

Anyways - the office boss is confident the transfer of the visa will be achieved tomorrow.

Isn't life fun :wink:

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Re: Renewing a UK passport from Thailand

Post by russ » Thu Jan 15, 2015 3:55 pm

had the same thing terry they will not move your visa until you get the letter I asked why they said could be forged passport only in thailand

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Re: Renewing a UK passport from Thailand

Post by Terry » Fri Jan 16, 2015 9:53 pm

My secretary reports success today. Visa transferred to new passport.
:cheers: :cheers:

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Re: Renewing a UK passport from Thailand

Post by Bristolian » Tue Jan 20, 2015 12:35 pm

Terry wrote:Well - I can report a successful "FAIL"................ :duck:

Guess what - they wanted the dreaded letter from the British Embassy + 5 other items..........
This was at Chaeng Wattana, not the one stop place.

Went to the Embassy this morning, (Fortunately 5 mins walk from where I'm currently working), was in and out in under 10 minutes with the letter - free

Anyways - the office boss is confident the transfer of the visa will be achieved tomorrow.

Isn't life fun :wink:
Well - I can report a successful "PASS"

I could not release my passport to my HR lady until yesterday. I pre warned her that a letter from the British Embassy would be required. She smiled and went on her merry way to the One Stop Visa and work Permit offices at Chamchuri Square

A little over one hour and she was back with the WP successfully transferred to my new passport and without any need for a letter from the Embassy :D :cheers: Go Figure!
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Re: Renewing a UK passport from Thailand

Post by Dannie Boy » Tue Jan 20, 2015 1:22 pm

Bristolian wrote:
Terry wrote:Well - I can report a successful "FAIL"................ :duck:

Guess what - they wanted the dreaded letter from the British Embassy + 5 other items..........
This was at Chaeng Wattana, not the one stop place.

Went to the Embassy this morning, (Fortunately 5 mins walk from where I'm currently working), was in and out in under 10 minutes with the letter - free

Anyways - the office boss is confident the transfer of the visa will be achieved tomorrow.

Isn't life fun :wink:
Well - I can report a successful "PASS"

I could not release my passport to my HR lady until yesterday. I pre warned her that a letter from the British Embassy would be required. She smiled and went on her merry way to the One Stop Visa and work Permit offices at Chamchuri Square

A little over one hour and she was back with the WP successfully transferred to my new passport and without any need for a letter from the Embassy :D :cheers: Go Figure!
Did she smile nicely, or open her purse (your wallet)?

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Re: Renewing a UK passport from Thailand

Post by Bristolian » Tue Jan 20, 2015 1:26 pm

Only smiled at me on this occasion but maybe she opened the company wallet :D
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Re: Renewing a UK passport from Thailand

Post by Terry » Tue Jan 20, 2015 1:53 pm

Terry wrote:My secretary reports success today. Visa transferred to new passport.
:cheers: :cheers:
So - the new Passport has the Visa transferred into it.

Today we went to the Labour office and got the Work Permit revised and extended. :shock:

Next week it's back to immigration to get the Visa extended in parallel as well 8)

In the past, we got all this done at the 'one stop', but due to Contract changes and other labour intensive complications we have to do it at the separate offices.

What a bloody caper................... :banghead:

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Re: Renewing a UK passport from Thailand

Post by sticks » Thu Feb 26, 2015 10:17 am

hi can some one tell me please how long it take for them to reply to the email for the appointment to surrender the application
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Re: Renewing a UK passport from Thailand

Post by Terry » Thu Feb 26, 2015 10:22 am

^^ normally within 24hrs

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Re: Renewing a UK passport from Thailand

Post by Bristolian » Thu Feb 26, 2015 10:39 am

I recieved my reply within a couple of hours
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Re: Renewing a UK passport from Thailand

Post by sticks » Thu Feb 26, 2015 11:13 am

was the reply for the appointment date of just to confirm they received the email

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Re: Renewing a UK passport from Thailand

Post by Bristolian » Thu Feb 26, 2015 12:03 pm

My reply was to confirm the appointment time. They were very good. Due to travelling I wanted an appointment the next day, at a specific time.....no problem. The service seems very efficient. I received my passport within 3 weeks, which included the Christmas & New Year period. I got both an email and telephone call when the passport was available for collection.
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Re: Renewing a UK passport from Thailand

Post by sticks » Fri Feb 27, 2015 7:51 am

its now been 48hrs since I made an appointment and still no answer, I spoke to some one on Tuesday and he told me that when he made his booking last week they got back to him straight away!!!! I received the conformation that they have the email, what else can I do? it seams to be taking a long time.
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