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Re: Renewing a UK passport from Thailand

Post by PET » Mon Sep 05, 2016 4:05 pm

I promised to follow up with my experience of extending my British passport through the Key Visa co in Pattaye so here goes - their web page is http://www.keyvisathailand.com/services ... -thailand/

I went into the web site on 8 Aug and downloaded the applications forms etc and over the next 2 days I completed them CAREFULLY following all instructions and had passport photos signed and my forms signed by another British subject.

I had previously contacted Darren at Keyvisa by email to ascertain about payment. He said send all the documents and passport by EMS and they will then check and confirm the correctness. At which time he will give bank account details to make payment.
On 12 Aug I sent the docs by EMS and they were received by Kay Visa on 15 Aug
They email on 15 Aug that all was Ok and gave bank details. I sent THB 5,100 which was the fee and another 100 to cover the EMS from Pattaya to HH with the new and old passport.
On 18 Aug Ket Visa went to a prearranged appointment with the Brit's in Trendy House and I heard today that the new passport was ready for collection.
Key Visa are collecting it and will EMS it tomorrow and advise tracking number.
The credit card form was for a total of stg pds 106.01

Frankly an excellent service which is very fast and avoids all the visits and appointments etc in Bangkok
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Re: Renewing a UK passport from Thailand

Post by robcar » Mon Sep 05, 2016 5:33 pm

Thanks for your follow up info. My PP expires in December next year and don't really fancy the Bangkok route. I was contemplating going to UK next year purely to renew.

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Re: Renewing a UK passport from Thailand

Post by Big Boy » Mon Sep 05, 2016 5:59 pm

Thank you very much for your update PET. It certainly sounds a rout well worth pursuing in the future. Its always better when you know somebody has successfully used the service. :thumb:
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Re: Renewing a UK passport from Thailand

Post by buksida » Mon Sep 05, 2016 6:52 pm

Thanks for the update, I will definitely be using this service to renew my son's passport in a week or two.
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Re: Renewing a UK passport from Thailand

Post by JimmyGreaves » Mon Sep 05, 2016 7:29 pm

Brilliant. I printed out the application form and the CC form over a week ago but been too busy to put pen to paper. I thought I might be the guinea pig but great to hear that you've tried and tested it PET. I hope to get mine off this week now.

Great News!!
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Re: Renewing a UK passport from Thailand

Post by PET » Mon Sep 05, 2016 8:05 pm

Something I forgot to mention is that Imm require a letter from the British Embassy that the new passport is genuine, and Key Visa advised me that it is FREE and comes with the passport. I had anticipated that was another trip to Bangkok but thank goodness NO.
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Re: Renewing a UK passport from Thailand

Post by JimmyGreaves » Tue Sep 06, 2016 5:44 am

PET wrote:Something I forgot to mention is that Imm require a letter from the British Embassy that the new passport is genuine, and Key Visa advised me that it is FREE and comes with the passport. I had anticipated that was another trip to Bangkok but thank goodness NO.
That's great as I forgot I'll need to transfer my visa to the new passport and I heard you need that letter.

On another note the photograph signatures did you just get a friend or did you have to search out a rocket scientist?
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Re: Renewing a UK passport from Thailand

Post by PET » Tue Sep 06, 2016 7:05 am

JimmyGreaves wrote:
PET wrote:Something I forgot to mention is that Imm require a letter from the British Embassy that the new passport is genuine, and Key Visa advised me that it is FREE and comes with the passport. I had anticipated that was another trip to Bangkok but thank goodness NO.
That's great as I forgot I'll need to transfer my visa to the new passport and I heard you need that letter.

On another note the photograph signatures did you just get a friend or did you have to search out a rocket scientist?
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Re: Renewing a UK passport from Thailand

Post by Dannie Boy » Tue Sep 06, 2016 10:19 am

PET wrote:
JimmyGreaves wrote:
PET wrote:Something I forgot to mention is that Imm require a letter from the British Embassy that the new passport is genuine, and Key Visa advised me that it is FREE and comes with the passport. I had anticipated that was another trip to Bangkok but thank goodness NO.
That's great as I forgot I'll need to transfer my visa to the new passport and I heard you need that letter.

On another note the photograph signatures did you just get a friend or did you have to search out a rocket scientist?
Just a British friend Jimmy in HH
So the issue is Jimmy, do you have any friends in HH? :naughty:

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Re: Renewing a UK passport from Thailand

Post by JimmyGreaves » Tue Sep 06, 2016 4:17 pm

Dannie Boy wrote:
PET wrote:
JimmyGreaves wrote:
That's great as I forgot I'll need to transfer my visa to the new passport and I heard you need that letter.

On another note the photograph signatures did you just get a friend or did you have to search out a rocket scientist?
Just a British friend Jimmy in HH
So the issue is Jimmy, do you have any friends in HH? :naughty:
I do have a few but I'm unsure if the embassy will accept their occupations: labourer, window cleaner, dealer or alchoholic to name a few. I have a friend whose an astronaut but he's Russian and I think I need a British citizen. I used to know a doctor but he's dead!
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Re: Renewing a UK passport from Thailand

Post by HHTel » Tue Sep 06, 2016 7:24 pm

You don't need a countersignature when applying for a renewal unless as stated below (from gov.uk)

"When you need someone else to sign your form and photo

You must get your form and one of your 2 photos signed if you’re applying for a:

first adult passport
first child passport
replacement for a lost, stolen or damaged passport
renewal of a passport for a child aged 11 or under
renewal of a passport if your appearance has changed and you can’t be recognised from your existing passport"

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Re: Renewing a UK passport from Thailand

Post by JimmyGreaves » Wed Sep 07, 2016 7:52 pm

HHTel wrote:You don't need a countersignature when applying for a renewal unless as stated below (from gov.uk)

"When you need someone else to sign your form and photo

You must get your form and one of your 2 photos signed if you’re applying for a:

first adult passport
first child passport
replacement for a lost, stolen or damaged passport
renewal of a passport for a child aged 11 or under
renewal of a passport if your appearance has changed and you can’t be recognised from your existing passport"
Nice!
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Re: Renewing a UK passport from Thailand

Post by robcar » Sun Jan 22, 2017 3:08 pm

Does anyone know if there is a company in Hua Hin that offers this service. I am contemplating using Key but just wondered if there was a company that is more local to save messing about with the postal services.

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Re: Renewing a UK passport from Thailand

Post by JimmyGreaves » Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:40 pm

I never updated this thread.

I used http://www.keyvisathailand.com/services ... -thailand/ to renew about a couple of months ago and it went as smooth as silk!
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Re: Renewing a UK passport from Thailand

Post by nellyp » Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:22 pm

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

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