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Renewal Of Uk Passport In Thailand

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Would like to pay for this by bankers draft in Hong Kong Dollars but cannot find a bank in Nong Khai who can supply this. The only other way is by credit card. It will be sent by EMS but I am very concerned about sending a signed authorisation credit card form through the post, would others consider this a risk or not?

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Might depend on where your card was issued.

I have two cards, VISA & MC, both U.S. issued, I don't worry much at all about fraudulent charges as I'm pretty well protected by the U.S. credit card laws and rules. Indeed, 20 years back had two cards stolen and over baht 100,000 in charges run up on both. Reported the problem, cost to me was zero, zip, nada, nothing, other than postage, that is.

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Might depend on where your card was issued.

I have two cards, VISA & MC, both U.S. issued, I don't worry much at all about fraudulent charges as I'm pretty well protected by the U.S. credit card laws and rules. Indeed, 20 years back had two cards stolen and over baht 100,000 in charges run up on both. Reported the problem, cost to me was zero, zip, nada, nothing, other than postage, that is.

Mac

Might depend on where your card was issued.

I have two cards, VISA & MC, both U.S. issued, I don't worry much at all about fraudulent charges as I'm pretty well protected by the U.S. credit card laws and rules. Indeed, 20 years back had two cards stolen and over baht 100,000 in charges run up on both. Reported the problem, cost to me was zero, zip, nada, nothing, other than postage, that is.

Mac

The card in question is a HSBC UK credit card.

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All u.k credit cards are covered against fraudulent use. I would only be concerned if using a Thai card.

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Use PayPal to transfer the p/port charges via your credit card, that is efficient and secure.

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I did this last year and used DHL following advice on the passport website; they had a reduced rate for passport applications. No mention of it now, but the embassy website still shows a link for a list of DHL service locations on the passport advice page. It's got be safer than EMS.

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A friend of mine renewed his passport last year and was told that the office in HGK only accept a CC for payment even though he had a UK debit card, so a bankers draught will not do unless they have changed their payment terms.

Not having a CC himself, he had to ask his brother in the UK to make the payment on his behalf.

He also used DHL (Khorat office) without any problems.

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The requirement that the applicant for a passport must own a credit card would appear to be a limitation on the exercise of the right covered by article 13, paragraph 2 of the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights:

Everyone has the right to leave any country, including his own, and to return to his country.

Source: United Nations universal declaration of human rights.pdf

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If you send via EMS, then how does the passport get sent back to you?

Sorry, just that I'm in the process of making my UK passport renewal. I am in Chiang Rai which does not have a DHL office (closest is Chiang Mai) and I don't yet understand the whole process.

Thank you!

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No requirement to own a CC, the draft option should work if you can get one meeting the requirements. Here https://www.gov.uk/overseas-passports/y/thailand/renewing_new/adult

What the passport renewal site does say is that debit cards may not work although most marked as Visa or Mastercard should be fine. EDIT I can't find the note regarding debit cards now, typically the site has changed.

To Johnpc. I applied using EMS to HK, passport was returned by DHL.

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I sent mine by EMS and had it returned by DHL. Strangely the last leg of the journey, from Korat to Buriram, was handled by EMS on DHL's behalf.

I used my Krung Thai debit card as payment.

No problems at all.

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I recently renewed my passport using a bankers draft with no issues at all. Turn around was 10 days from start to finish using DHL. The passport was returned from London with DHL.

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bankers draft in hk.dollars plus the fee for the return journey which will be delivered to you via dhl.send by ems from your post office.

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Remember the new Passport is sent from the UK.

I used DHL for mine direct to my address.

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If you send via EMS, then how does the passport get sent back to you?

Sorry, just that I'm in the process of making my UK passport renewal. I am in Chiang Rai which does not have a DHL office (closest is Chiang Mai) and I don't yet understand the whole process.

Thank you!

Not at all sure anyone understand the whole process. myself renew last year, sent all to H.K. via EMS, signed the form for using my Thai debit card from BKK Bank......... 2 days later money went from the debit card, 3 days after this the EMS tracking on-line showed the package arrived at the UK Embassy in H.K.......!!

You hear nothing at all......... day 22 got an email from Vietnam DHL, to say package had arrived !!?? **? and would be sent next day to arrive in Bangkok... sure next afternoon got an email from DHL Bangkok. only with a different DHL tracking number !! No idea ??

NO they would not deliver, NO they would not send to a nearer DHL Depot, this was also asked by a Thai so could be NO misunderstanding.. So must collect + must have proof of address + copy of Passport...

That was not the end...... 100 km each way to this DHL Office = was 2 x package 1x with the Vietnam tracking number and 1x with the one Bangkok had sent, . so needed 2x proof of address and 2x passport copies......

1x package had my new passport the other same size package had a single direct debit payment slip in it.........Why did I need to pay shipping for another package ? I did not even have tracking number for ?

and NO I don't yet understand the whole process and a still do not, what a cock up way to run a Business... Passports are important, how difficult would it be for H.K. to sent an email ? how difficult for UK to send an email ? and give tracking number ???? what is the point of using DHL and a tracking number if you do not even get given the said number.

What a shambles and cock up way to run a Business. the only + is it did arrive and appears most Passport do arrive.

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