Theres a long running thread about passport renewals at the moment, here is a summary of my journey which ended yesterday.   The Passport Saga   I have 2 valid UK passports, both issued in 2010. My original one expires August 2021, this is the active one with all my stamps etc. I needed a new one so that when I renew my extension of stay in November I get a full 12 months and not just up to the passport expiry date of August 2021.   So when VFS Global in Bangkok re-