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BANGKOK 26 June 2019 12:48
drbrit

UK Passport Renewal - duration

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Has anyone recently renewed their UK passport from Thailand (using the VFS UK appointed agency) - and if so, how long did it take until you received your new passport?

I know they say 4 weeks from receipt of passport in UK, but I also hear it is often in reality quicker than that.   I ask because I am trying to plan some business trips but whilst you are waiting for new passport you cannot travel abroad, except with an emergency travel document.

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It takes about 2 weeks on average. Some as little as 10 days.

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2 hours ago, ubonjoe said:

It takes about 2 weeks on average. Some as little as 10 days.

Great - I thought they were playing safe with saying 4 weeks

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1 hour ago, cmsally said:

It took 12 days for me ; from appointment date to date I received email to collect. This was last month (Apr. 2019)

Terrific - thanks 

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Renewed my Sons Passport last October. Appointment was on 8th. In and out in 15 minutes. E-mail on 17th. to go and collect it.

All at Trendy building Soi 13 Sukhumvit. Bangkok.

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Sent mine Friday through an agency. Quoted 6 weeks it goes to a private company in Leeds seeing UK government cant work on anything anymore. I mean 6 weeks I could motorbike there and back quicker.

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and how much was the price?

i read somewhere 7000 THB.

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key visa 11k all in. took 2 weeks in feb.

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26 minutes ago, AhFarangJa said:

Renewed my Sons Passport last October. Appointment was on 8th. In and out in 15 minutes. E-mail on 17th. to go and collect it.

All at Trendy building Soi 13 Sukhumvit. Bangkok.

Thanks - so if all goes well I will get in 2-3 weeks from application

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Take a holiday in the UK and go to Liverpool by the docks...I know phew Scouseland..., but it's not that bad really They do it in 4 hours guaranteed. 

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My recent experience:

 

Applied at Trendy Building on 21/3/19

 

Collected at Trendy Building on 1/5/19

 

Rejected Thai debit card, then mistakenly charged £88.00 on second bank card, then asked for further payment of £30.15.

 

Took more than six weeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Snackbar said:

My recent experience:

 

Applied at Trendy Building on 21/3/19

 

Collected at Trendy Building on 1/5/19

 

Rejected Thai debit card, then mistakenly charged £88.00 on second bank card, then asked for further payment of £30.15.

 

Took more than six weeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

And were the "delights" of 2 enforced lengthy route marches to Bangkok from wherever you live in Thailand thrown in for good measure? Or not, as the case may be?

Edited by OJAS

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Yep. HKT - BKK rtn x 2

 

About B8000 all in

 

 

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Hi all - so from these posts I take it that you have to travel to Bangkok to get your UK passport renewed ? One to apply for it, and then a second time to collect it ?

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