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UK passport renewal

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1 minute ago, MiKT said:

 

Sorry but you are totally misinformed.

 

You CANNOT renew a British Passport at the Embassy anymore. As I said they stopped this 5/6 years ago. I know because I last renewed my passport in October 2012 and had to send it to HK. Unfortunately the 32 pages are already filled-up and now I must get a new one, so I have checked the British Embassy website several time lately to be sure of what to do now.

 

Pick-up the phone an call the embassy before you waste time and money going to Bangkok and go to this website for renewal of British passport if you are overseas:-https://www.gov.uk/overseas-passports

 

to contact the

British Embassy Bangkok

EmailInfo.Bangkok@fco.gov.uk

Telephone +66 (0) 2 305 8333

Fax +66 (0) 2 255 9278

 

Do NOT believe anyone who says you can renew your passport in Bangkok.

Did you  actually click on the link you provided above.  And then read what it says?

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1 minute ago, MiKT said:

 

Sorry but you are totally misinformed.

 

You CANNOT renew a British Passport at the Embassy anymore. As I said they stopped this 5/6 years ago. I know because I last renewed my passport in October 2012 and had to send it to HK. Unfortunately the 32 pages are already filled-up and now I must get a new one, so I have checked the British Embassy website several time lately to be sure of what to do now.

 

Pick-up the phone an call the embassy before you waste time and money going to Bangkok and go to this website for renewal of British passport if you are overseas:-https://www.gov.uk/overseas-passports

 

to contact the

British Embassy Bangkok

EmailInfo.Bangkok@fco.gov.uk

Telephone +66 (0) 2 305 8333

Fax +66 (0) 2 255 9278

 

Do NOT believe anyone who says you can renew your passport in Bangkok.

Sorry my friend but it is you who is misinformed. I agree that you do not go to the embassy for passport renewal. You now have to go to  another office which deals with passport applications and visas which is located at:

 UK Visa Application Centre
The Trendy Office Building,
28th Floor,
Sukhumvit Soi13,
Klongtoey-Nua,
Wattana,
Bangkok
10110,
Thailand

 

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5 minutes ago, Upnotover said:

Did you  actually click on the link you provided above.  And then read what it says?

I think the answer to that would be 'No' 

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4 minutes ago, Upnotover said:

Did you  actually click on the link you provided above.  And then read what it says?

 

Yes I did many times lately.

 

It says:

Get or renew a passport

The British embassy can’t help with passport enquiries. Contact Her Majesty’s Passport Office if you need help.

If you can’t get a new or replacement passport in time to travel, you may be able to get an emergency travel document.

Get an emergency travel document

You can apply for an emergency travel document if you’re abroad and your passport has been lost or stolen, damaged or expired, and you can’t get a new or replacement passport in time to travel.

If you are due to travel in the next 24 hours, contact us as soon as possible.

An emergency travel document does not guarantee entry to every country. Read what an emergency travel document does.

Please check country specific visa requirements prior to applying for the ETD. You will need to visit Thai Immigration for an exit visa.

Apply online for an emergency travel document if you:

  • are over 16 years old and
  • are a British citizen and
  • have previously owned a British passport

Contact us to apply for an emergency travel document if you are:

  • over 16 years old but have not owned a British passport before or
  • not a British citizen or
  • applying for a child under 16 years old

Once you have contacted us, you will be advised to make an appointment to apply for an emergency travel document at the British Embassy Bangkok.

 

SO VERY CLEARLY THEY WILL NOT RENEW A BRITISH PASSPORT AT THE EMBASSY.

 

See also reply to the next poster

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1 minute ago, MiKT said:

 

Sorry but you are totally misinformed.

 

You CANNOT renew a British Passport at the Embassy anymore. As I said they stopped this 5/6 years ago. I know because I last renewed my passport in October 2012 and had to send it to HK. Unfortunately the 32 pages are already filled-up and now I must get a new one, so I have checked the British Embassy website several time lately to be sure of what to do now.

 

Pick-up the phone an call the embassy before you waste time and money going to Bangkok and go to this website for renewal of British passport if you are overseas:-https://www.gov.uk/overseas-passports

 

to contact the

British Embassy Bangkok

EmailInfo.Bangkok@fco.gov.uk

Telephone +66 (0) 2 305 8333

Fax +66 (0) 2 255 9278

 

Do NOT believe anyone who says you can renew your passport in Bangkok.

He most certainly is not misinformed!

 

As a result of the dreaded "With-It Tower Passport Renewal Experience" which HMPO, in their infinite wisdom, decided to inflict on us 3 years ago, he is required to drive 5 hours to Bangkok in order to submit his passport application not at the British Embassy but instead at some office skyscraper with an exceedingly silly name somewhere in the deepest darkest part of town.

 

He will then be obliged to make a further 5 hours drive to said office skyscraper with exceedingly silly name a few weeks later in order to collect his replacement passport.

 

If you follow the steps on the weblink which you have quoted, this process will soon become apparent in its gory detail!

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1 minute ago, MiKT said:

 

Yes I did many times lately.

 

It says:

Get or renew a passport

The British embassy can’t help with passport enquiries. Contact Her Majesty’s Passport Office if you need help.

If you can’t get a new or replacement passport in time to travel, you may be able to get an emergency travel document.

Get an emergency travel document

You can apply for an emergency travel document if you’re abroad and your passport has been lost or stolen, damaged or expired, and you can’t get a new or replacement passport in time to travel.

If you are due to travel in the next 24 hours, contact us as soon as possible.

An emergency travel document does not guarantee entry to every country. Read what an emergency travel document does.

Please check country specific visa requirements prior to applying for the ETD. You will need to visit Thai Immigration for an exit visa.

Apply online for an emergency travel document if you:

  • are over 16 years old and
  • are a British citizen and
  • have previously owned a British passport

Contact us to apply for an emergency travel document if you are:

  • over 16 years old but have not owned a British passport before or
  • not a British citizen or
  • applying for a child under 16 years old

Once you have contacted us, you will be advised to make an appointment to apply for an emergency travel document at the British Embassy Bangkok.

 

SO VERY CLEARLY THEY WILL NOT RENEW A BRITISH PASSPORT AT THE EMBASSY.

 

See also reply to the next poster

Making your application

You must apply in person. If you’re unable to, someone else can go on your behalf. You must bring photo ID with you.

Bring original supporting documents and a colour photocopy of each one. The original documents will be returned to you.

You must also bring your current passport with you when you apply, and a full colour photocopy of the entire passport (every page including blank pages).

You can’t travel with it after you’ve applied for a new one - but you will be able to keep your existing passport for ID purposes.

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.

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Just now, MiKT said:

 

Yes I did many times lately.

 

It says:

Get or renew a passport

The British embassy can’t help with passport enquiries. Contact Her Majesty’s Passport Office if you need help.

If you can’t get a new or replacement passport in time to travel, you may be able to get an emergency travel document.

Get an emergency travel document

You can apply for an emergency travel document if you’re abroad and your passport has been lost or stolen, damaged or expired, and you can’t get a new or replacement passport in time to travel.

If you are due to travel in the next 24 hours, contact us as soon as possible.

An emergency travel document does not guarantee entry to every country. Read what an emergency travel document does.

Please check country specific visa requirements prior to applying for the ETD. You will need to visit Thai Immigration for an exit visa.

Apply online for an emergency travel document if you:

  • are over 16 years old and
  • are a British citizen and
  • have previously owned a British passport

Contact us to apply for an emergency travel document if you are:

  • over 16 years old but have not owned a British passport before or
  • not a British citizen or
  • applying for a child under 16 years old

Once you have contacted us, you will be advised to make an appointment to apply for an emergency travel document at the British Embassy Bangkok.

 

SO VERY CLEARLY THEY WILL NOT RENEW A BRITISH PASSPORT AT THE EMBASSY.

 

See also reply to the next poster

I am not going through the embassy. There is an office in Bangkok that deals with passport and visa applications and it is to this office that you have to go. It is just off Sukhumvit and not so far from where the embassy is located. I have never stated in any post that I would have any dealings with the British Embassy.

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4 minutes ago, sjbrownderby said:

Sorry my friend but it is you who is misinformed. I agree that you do not go to the embassy for passport renewal. You now have to go to  another office which deals with passport applications and visas which is located at:

 UK Visa Application Centre
The Trendy Office Building,
28th Floor,
Sukhumvit Soi13,
Klongtoey-Nua,
Wattana,
Bangkok
10110,
Thailand

 

 

Misinformed must be flowing like water on this website.

 

The UK Visa Application Centre in the Trendy Building does exactly what it say's, "VISA APPLICATIONS" it deals with applications for Visa's to visit the UK from non-UK nationals. It has nothing to do with renewing a British passport.

 

I have been many times with my family for UK visa applications.

 

 

 

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1 minute ago, MiKT said:

 

Misinformed must be flowing like water on this website.

 

The UK Visa Application Centre in the Trendy Building does exactly what it say's, "VISA APPLICATIONS" it deals with applications for Visa's to visit the UK from non-UK nationals. It has nothing to do with renewing a British passport.

 

I have been many times with my family for UK visa applications.

 

 

 

Well they must have slipped up last June when they issued me a new passport (actually Liverpool issued it, Trendy just handle the application).......just follow you own link but also read what it tells you....

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3 minutes ago, MiKT said:

 

Misinformed must be flowing like water on this website.

 

The UK Visa Application Centre in the Trendy Building does exactly what it say's, "VISA APPLICATIONS" it deals with applications for Visa's to visit the UK from non-UK nationals. It has nothing to do with renewing a British passport.

 

I have been many times with my family for UK visa applications.

 

 

 

https://www.gov.uk/overseas-passports/y/thailand/renewing_new/adult

Making your application

You must apply in person. If you’re unable to, someone else can go on your behalf. You must bring photo ID with you.

Bring original supporting documents and a colour photocopy of each one. The original documents will be returned to you.

You must also bring your current passport with you when you apply, and a full colour photocopy of the entire passport (every page including blank pages).

You can’t travel with it after you’ve applied for a new one - but you will be able to keep your existing passport for ID purposes.

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.

UK Visa Application Centre
The Trendy Office Building,
28th Floor,
Sukhumvit Soi13,
Klongtoey-Nua,
Wattana,
Bangkok
10110,
Thailand

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Just now, MiKT said:

 

Misinformed must be flowing like water on this website.

 

The UK Visa Application Centre in the Trendy Building does exactly what it say's, "VISA APPLICATIONS" it deals with applications for Visa's to visit the UK from non-UK nationals. It has nothing to do with renewing a British passport.

 

I have been many times with my family for UK visa applications.

 

 

 

Yes, and they also deal with passport renewals. In fact I have just received a reply to my email regarding an appointment for passport renewal. Would you like to see it? I guarantee that it will dispel what you have written above and actually confirm that passport renewals are dealt with at the 'Trendy Office Building' Here is the text of the email:

 

 

Dear Mr. Stephen Joseph Brown ,

 

Thank you for your email, your appointment has been confirmed. Please find your appointment Letter attached.

 

For the photo you can get more advise at https://www.gov.uk/photos-for-passports

 

 

Best wishes,

HMPO Bangkok Officer

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It used to be so simple, go the the Embassy on Monday, pick up your passport on the Friday, the same week! worked well, so much for progress!

My last one via Hong Kong took six weeks! now unfortunately I need another as full!

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2 minutes ago, CGW said:

It used to be so simple, go the the Embassy on Monday, pick up your passport on the Friday, the same week! worked well, so much for progress!

My last one via Hong Kong took six weeks! now unfortunately I need another as full!

Follow the link quoted above and don't pay any attention to MiKT. He is totally misinformed.

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