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Renewing a child's UK passport

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11 minutes ago, Jip99 said:


Also probably depends on your location.

 

A couple of years ago I made an appointment at the Peterborough office for 09:30. Went up to Lincoln to collect daughter from university and picked up the new passport in the afternoon on the journey back.

 

At that time the cost of the express service equated to inflated overseas standard service price.. No trip to Bangkok x 2 either.

I agree. Easier in UK. A friend of mine, lives in Essex, booked an appointment at the London office for 10am for the day he returned to UK. Arrived at Gatwick airport 7am. Train to Victoria. Walk to office. Handed in application with payment for express service. Popped round the local pub for breakfast and a pint. A few hours later he was on his way to Essex with new passport in hand.

 

 

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35 minutes ago, Jip99 said:


 

No. Thailand requires 6 months.

Ah.  You're the first person to state this.  I had thought this might be the case.  If it is (and I have no reason to doubt you) waiting until we come back from the UK in August is not an option.

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37 minutes ago, brewsterbudgen said:

Ah.  You're the first person to state this.  I had thought this might be the case.  If it is (and I have no reason to doubt you) waiting until we come back from the UK in August is not an option.

Entry requirement fro Thailand posted on the travel advice by FCO state this.

Passport validity

Your passport must have at least 6 months’ validity remaining from your date of entry into Thailand. Entry to Thailand is normally refused if you have a passport which is damaged or has pages missing.

If you’re a dual national, you must depart Thailand on the same nationality passport you used to enter. If not, you may experience difficulties as you pass through immigration

 

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/thailand/entry-requirements

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1 hour ago, sungod said:

Entry requirement fro Thailand posted on the travel advice by FCO state this.

Passport validity

Your passport must have at least 6 months’ validity remaining from your date of entry into Thailand. Entry to Thailand is normally refused if you have a passport which is damaged or has pages missing.

If you’re a dual national, you must depart Thailand on the same nationality passport you used to enter. If not, you may experience difficulties as you pass through immigration

 

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/thailand/entry-requirements

Thanks.  So the denial would be at Bangkok Airport not at Heathrow?  Would I also be denied entry as well?   Would my 5 year-old child also be denied (either at Heathrow or Suvarnabhumi) if they have an Extension of Stay stamp until 30 November 2020, even though the passport was due to expire in late December 2020?

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With regards to Heathrow, best check with the airline as they are now the first line of defence. When I was in the UK in the summer (hadn't been for a while), I was surprised we didn't exit through any official immigration channels, its all done at check in with the airline.

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To avoid any unnecessary extra costs the OP could complete online renewal formalities (stating a UK address) a day or two before leaving Thailand and post everything (inc the old ppt) as soon as he arrives. Old and New ppts will arrive separately in less than a week and can be tracked online.

HTH

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I renewed by daughter's UK Passport in the UK last June while we were on holiday in the UK.

 

Applied online, sent her passport that we used to enter the UK and a week later passport delivered to our UK address.

 

Easier (and cheaper) IMO than doing it in Thailand.

 

 

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3 hours ago, sungod said:

With regards to Heathrow, best check with the airline as they are now the first line of defence. When I was in the UK in the summer (hadn't been for a while), I was surprised we didn't exit through any official immigration channels, its all done at check in with the airline.

Where were you traveling from? I flew into Glasgow from Dubai in may last year and had

to go through the immigration process, although it was merely putting my UK passport up

against the scanner.

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54 minutes ago, shy coconut said:

Where were you traveling from? I flew into Glasgow from Dubai in may last year and had

to go through the immigration process, although it was merely putting my UK passport up

against the scanner.

Going in we went through immigration, exiting we did not. All done by the airline check in process.

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There are no regular embarkation controls leaving the UK, they were abolished some years ago as a cost cutting exercise, I think by the Blair Government.

Carriers have always ensured that passengers that are qualified to enter the destination country, that has never been a UKBA role.

Carriers now pass on data of all passengers leaving the country to the UKBA who will run checks to identify overstayers etc, and mark records if appropriate, these are effectively embarkation controls.

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