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I was planning on applying for a 1 year extension based on marriage in mid September and as my passport expires in mid February 2021, I decided to renew it a couple of weeks back. I was told it would take 4 weeks, which gave me a few weeks to spare. Yesterday I received an email from Her Majesty's Passport Office advising me that I should receive my passport back in 8 weeks!

 

Unfortunately, I am currently on amnesty because I used up my in-country extension and my multi-entry visa expires 2 Sept. Am I correct in thinking that immigration will not accept an application using my current passport, as it has less than 6 months validity?

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They will issue the extension but only until mid February when your passport expires.

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There is no 6 month rule for extension applications. That is only for applying for a visa at a embassy or consulate.

They will accept you application but it will only be issued to day your passport expires and you will have to apply for a new one then.

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2 hours ago, DumbFalang said:

Her Majesty's Passport Office advising me that I should receive my passport back in 8 weeks!

Do not know why so long - I have just renewed mine and there and back in 15 days.

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1 hour ago, pontious said:

Do not know why so long - I have just renewed mine and there and back in 15 days.

Thanks for letting me know this. Can I ask the exact date you applied (CNX or BKK)? I applied in CNX on the 29th of July.

 

Did you receive an email from the passport warning about delays?

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1 hour ago, pontious said:

Do not know why so long - I have just renewed mine and there and back in 15 days.

Was that via Trendy??

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1 hour ago, DumbFalang said:

Thanks for letting me know this. Can I ask the exact date you applied (CNX or BKK)? I applied in CNX on the 29th of July.

You applied in Chiang Mai? This is something new. Where exactly did you go to lodge your application?

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1 hour ago, john terry1001 said:

Was that via Trendy??

Yes. In Bangkok.

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26 minutes ago, BritTim said:

You applied in Chiang Mai? This is something new. Where exactly did you go to lodge your application?

I assume he went to the VFS office in CM.

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Correct - VFS offices next to Central Kad Soon Gaew.

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1 hour ago, DumbFalang said:

Thanks for letting me know this. Can I ask the exact date you applied (CNX or BKK)? I applied in CNX on the 29th of July.

 

Did you receive an email from the passport warning about delays?

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1 hour ago, DumbFalang said:

Thanks for letting me know this. Can I ask the exact date you applied (CNX or BKK)? I applied in CNX on the 29th of July.

 

Did you receive an email from the passport warning about delays?

Did VFS CM give you a Dhl tracking number.? - they do in  BKK.

Has the money been taken from your card.?

Dhl will SMS when they pick it up from HMPO. Assuming you left a phone number on the application.

It only takes 2 working days.

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2 hours ago, DumbFalang said:

Did you receive an email from the passport warning about delays?

No. My wife applied 2 weeks after me and hers took 16 days. Keep a lookout on your card provider for payment. That is the 1st thing they do.!

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38 minutes ago, pontious said:

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Ooops. Just to say this a screenshot of a post I made in another thread.

I picked the passport up a long time ago. So not 'pick it up tomorrow.'

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Great info - Thanks. I'd still be interested to hear from anyone else who received the email warning of the 8 week delay.

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