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British Passport Renewal in Bangkok

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1 hour ago, thairat said:

 

 

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."

Would be even better, I think, if VFS introduced a calendar-based system for making appointments, rather like the Embassy has done.

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5 hours ago, thairat said:

 

 

Thank you bluesville, it a much clearer picture now.

 No problem, good luck.

 

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I obviously missed something, now I see that British passports are handled by a private agent VFS, at the Trendy Building, Sukhumvit Soi 13, in Bangkok.

 

Is credit card the only acceptable form of payment? I'm not exactly happy writing all my credit card details on a submitted form.

 

Thanks for all the help, an invaluable source of information!

 

 

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8 hours ago, thairat said:

I obviously missed something, now I see that British passports are handled by a private agent VFS, at the Trendy Building, Sukhumvit Soi 13, in Bangkok.

 

Is credit card the only acceptable form of payment? I'm not exactly happy writing all my credit card details on a submitted form.

VFS have been handling the receipt of passport applications for some time, obviously they are not involved with the actual passport production process, that's done in the UK.
You can only pay using certain credit or debit cards, the cards are processed in the UK.

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I went on-line to determine the cost and passport payment options TODAY, and ended up on a completely new BETA webpage! Sigh!!

 

https://passportapplication.service.gov.uk/ips-olc/

 

I didnt go past this point on the web page, so dont know if passports applications can be done on-line and using a courier instead of going to Bangkok.

 

To get to this webpage, I already entered info that I was applying in Thailand.

 

 

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1 hour ago, thairat said:

I went on-line to determine the cost and passport payment options TODAY, and ended up on a completely new BETA webpage! Sigh!!

 

https://passportapplication.service.gov.uk/ips-olc/

 

I didnt go past this point on the web page, so dont know if passports applications can be done on-line and using a courier instead of going to Bangkok.

 

To get to this webpage, I already entered info that I was applying in Thailand.

 

 

newBS.JPG

Strange! I have just gone through the various steps on the GOV.UK website myself and ended up with the following link which, as well as giving current price details, still states (unfortunately) that we need to apply in person at VFS's Bangkok office:- :sad:

 

https://www.passport.service.gov.uk/overseas/information/thailand/renew/adult

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On 4/19/2018 at 4:21 PM, evadgib said:

Of interest to the board:

Gemalto awarded the new passport contract

Gemalto UK Ltd have been awarded the UK passport manufacturing and personalisation contract by Her Majesty’s Passport Office today.

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/gemalto-awarded-the-new-passport-contract

Given that Gemalto have a presence in Thailand, might this open up the possibility of new passports being printed locally once again, I wonder?

 

https://www.gemalto.com/companyinfo/offices-locator?country=Thailand

 

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