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Typical 'shock' headlines ie clickbait

'massive' changes.... Really?!

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thecolonel wrote:Typical 'shock' headlines ie clickbait

'massive' changes.... Really?!

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Exactly, it’s the first increase in 5 years amounting to just under 10% - hardly massive!!


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Indeed prices rise all the time, this from the Home Office/HMPO

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/prop ... ation-fees
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While I have a new passport renewal in progress can I use my old, not out of date passport, to renew my Retirement Extension & do a 90 day report if the new passport is not returned in time .
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As far as I know, they will only issue the visa to the date your passport expires if you have less than a year on it.
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Correct. I renewed whilst waiting for my new passport. It was only renewed up to the passport's expiry date. Had to do the procedure again with my new passport.
The problem is that if your new passport arrives later than your extension date, then you may have to start the whole process from scratch as you will be on 'overstay' i.e. new 'non-O' etc etc.
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Being cautious I will renew in the begining of September& should get new passport back by end December which is when I renew. Passport runs out in November 2024 so I should be ok either way
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Anyone wanting to renew their passport should be aware of this,
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-64981979
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Going on strike for 5 weeks and the union have informed the goverment THEY have enough in the the union kitty to pay the full PAY GENIUS.
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Is Anna Visa Services on Soi 94 still a good option for renewing a UK passport? My son's expires soon and I don't fancy two trips to Bangkok.
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On a slightly different tack, I saw that UK Visa Services had moved from Trendy House. Has passport renewal moved as well?
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As of January this year, they hadn't.

I had an appointment at Trendy about the 17th to renew mine but was called back to the UK urgently and did the renewal there.
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lomuamart wrote:As of January this year, they hadn't.

I had an appointment at Trendy about the 17th to renew mine but was called back to the UK urgently and did the renewal there.
And very surprised but very pleased to hear that they turned it around so quickly - it wasn’t long ago that people were waiting 4 months or more!!


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This is the announcement I was referring to (I now see it doesn't come into play for a couple of days). If HMPO means passport, I guess they will be moving soon.
We are pleased to inform you that effective from 18 March 2024, the UK Visa Application Centre and the HMPO address in Bangkok, Thailand will be relocated to the new address below:

VFS Global (UK Visa Application Centre in Thailand) is the only authorized Visa servicing facility by UKVI.

VFS Global shall not be responsible/liable for any transactions that the applicant / customer has with any Travel Agents or any other third party either in the building or outside who might claim to be authorized agents for Visa servicing or for VFS Global. Any applicant shall do such transaction/s at his/her/their own risk, cost and expenses.

Requesting you to kindly contact the Customer Care Team on website for further information or queries if any.

Visa Application Centre and HMPO address:

VFS (Thailand) Ltd.

The Shoppes at Belle Grand Rama 9,

131/1,141/1, Unit BS003 – BS003/1,

1st Floor, Rama 9, Huay Kwang,

Bangkok 10310 Thailand.
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His/Her Majesty’s Passport Office


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