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British Passport Renewal in Bangkok

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1st off let me say, that this topic seems quite dynamic, and older posts may no longer be relevant.

 

 

I am about to apply for childs passport renewal in Bangkok.

 

I am already in Bangkok, and would like to know what form, (cash, money order, credit card) and how much (which currency) and amount  is required for a standard child's passport?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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You need to download the payment form from the internet, complete it with relevant card details and hand it in at the same time as the application:

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/190989/OS_Payment__Instruction_07.13.pdf

 

The cost, including the courier fee is £88.51. Your card will be debited in GBP.

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You have to make an appointment to do the application.

 

Wow, that is a blow, I didnt realize this, I confirm, what you say.......OK reboot!

 

Time to scramble!

Thank you ubonjoe!

 

thairat

 

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I attempted to make an appointment via email and got the following response.

 

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Thank you for your email.

 This is an automated response.

 This email address is ONLY for booking an appointment to submit a passport application. You’ll need to schedule an appointment by email. Include your first name and last name and 3 alternative dates and times from 8:30 to 16:00, Monday to Friday except public holidays (Bangkok time). You will receive an email confirming your appointment.

 

Her Majesty’s Passport Office have advised that some customers applying for their passport from outside of the UK have been provided with incorrect guidance relating to the supporting documents required in support of their passport application.

 This only affects customers born in the UK.

Prior to your passport application appointment, please visit https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/overseas-passport-supporting-documents-group-2 for the correct information. HM Passport Office apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused.

 Please note that the Visa Application Centre will not be able to respond to any passport enquiries, please use the GOV.UK website or passport advice line.

 Getting help with my passport application?

All details on how to apply for a passport and how long it will take can be found at:                  

http://www.gov.uk/overseas-passports 

How do I get further help?

 

Advice on how to apply for a passport and what supporting documents you need to provide can be found by country at:                       

http://www.gov.uk/overseas-passports

 If after reading that advice carefully you have further questions you should contact the Passport Advice Line on 0044 300 222 0000 rather than your local Embassy or High Commission.

The Passport Advice Line is open at the following times:

Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm (UK time)
Saturday, Sunday and public holidays, 9am to 5:30pm (UK time)

 Best regards

UK Visa Application Centre

HM Passport Office Local Service Provider, Thailand

 

I addition from the UK website

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You’ll need to book an appointment by email. Include your first name and last name and 3 alternative dates and times. You will receive an email confirming your appointment.

 

From this response I dont know if my request for an interview was accepted or not! If not, then what format do they expect? Yes, first name, last name and three dates in any format!, so the program will try to figure out what I'm requesting, without human intervention?

 

"This only affects customers born in the UK."   What do they mean by This?

 

Not impressed with the instructions, or dissemination of the required information.

 

Help appreciated!

 

Thairat!

 

 

 

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The implication, is from the automated response no, appointment was made, since the program couldnt parse my appointment request into three date time combinations!

 

Wonderful, nothing like a personal touch!

 

Disappointed, but getting used to it!

 

Thairat

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As I have limited time in Bkk, is it possible to contact them directly, either in person or by phone?

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5 minutes ago, thairat said:

The implication, is from the automated response no, appointment was made, since the program couldnt parse my appointment request into three date time combinations!

 

Since it is a holiday today I would not expect a reply back for the appointment until tomorrow.

 

4 minutes ago, thairat said:

As I have limited time in Bkk, is it possible to contact them directly, either in person or by phone?

Not that that I am aware of.

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Thank you Joe.

 

No surprises here, do you interpret the automated response to be negative,  or a wait and see?

 

regards

Thairat

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1 hour ago, thairat said:

"This only affects customers born in the UK."   What do they mean by This?

If that is read in context with the remainder of the email the meaning is clear. 

 

"Her Majesty’s Passport Office have advised that some customers applying for their passport from outside of the UK have been provided with incorrect guidance relating to the supporting documents required in support of their passport application.

 This only affects customers born in the UK." 

Not everyone with a British Passport is UK born. 

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45 minutes ago, Swimman said:

If that is read in context with the remainder of the email the meaning is clear. 

 

"Her Majesty’s Passport Office have advised that some customers applying for their passport from outside of the UK have been provided with incorrect guidance relating to the supporting documents required in support of their passport application.

 This only affects customers born in the UK." 

Not everyone with a British Passport is UK born. 

So you are suggesting that if you used the on-line questionnaire to provide information regarding how to apply for a passport AND that questionnaire asked "were you born in the UK", then you may have received incorrect guidance? Otherwise how could they determine which groups of people received incorrect guidance.

 

If as you suggest, is correct interpretation, it would have been more clear to include  "This only affects customers born in the UK."  to be a part of the paragraph to which it refers.

 

Anyway thank you for your response.

 

thairat

 

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I just renewed my passport, I sent them an email and they replied asking for 3 dates and times I could attend.

 

I replied with dates the same week and got given a time 2 days later.

 

Appreciate that it might not fit in with you, but it won't necessarily be a long wait.

 

 

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13 hours ago, thairat said:

If as you suggest, is correct interpretation, it would have been more clear to include  "This only affects customers born in the UK."  to be a part of the paragraph to which it refers.

And it could perhaps have also been made clearer that this only applied to first-time passport applicants and not to those renewing existing passports (as I assume to be the case). If this is now the standard automated response to all emails seeking appointments at VFS it might well result in much unnecessary confusion and alarm.

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16 hours ago, thairat said:

This email address is ONLY for booking an appointment to submit a passport application. You’ll need to schedule an appointment by email. Include your first name and last name and 3 alternative dates and times from 8:30 to 16:00, Monday to Friday except public holidays (Bangkok time). You will receive an email confirming your appointment

 

Wouldn't it be appropriate to mention, "You will receive an email to establish an appointment, and following submission, receive another email to confirm, within XX days."

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3 hours ago, bluesville said:

I just renewed my passport, I sent them an email and they replied asking for 3 dates and times I could attend.

 

 

Thank you bluesville, it a much clearer picture now.

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