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Just for the record I only renewed one of my two passports, not both at the same time.

I just left Trendy not long ago and the application was completed in 15 min, very simple process with no issues.

As previously stated I sent a mail to Liverpool last week asking what the procedure was when renewing one of the two passports and they sent a mail back with the following information.

1. On the passport I wish to renew it needs to be sent with the application, and will be returned with the new one.

2. On the other passport I need to copy every page and submit with the application.

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Just for the record I only renewed one of my two passports, not both at the same time.

I just left Trendy not long ago and the application was completed in 15 min, very simple process with no issues.

As previously stated I sent a mail to Liverpool last week asking what the procedure was when renewing one of the two passports and they sent a mail back with the following information.

1. On the passport I wish to renew it needs to be sent with the application, and will be returned with the new one.

2. On the other passport I need to copy every page and submit with the application.

What happens if your Thai Visa's are in the one you send to UK?

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I handed in my UK passport renewal application at VFS, Trendy building on the morning of August 18th, and have just got a phone call saying the passport is ready to collect.

Can't complain about a two week turnaround time!

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Just for the record I only renewed one of my two passports, not both at the same time.

I just left Trendy not long ago and the application was completed in 15 min, very simple process with no issues.

As previously stated I sent a mail to Liverpool last week asking what the procedure was when renewing one of the two passports and they sent a mail back with the following information.

1. On the passport I wish to renew it needs to be sent with the application, and will be returned with the new one.

2. On the other passport I need to copy every page and submit with the application.

What happens if your Thai Visa's are in the one you send to UK?

I am sure if you was holding two passports you would know the score.

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Just for the record I only renewed one of my two passports, not both at the same time.

I just left Trendy not long ago and the application was completed in 15 min, very simple process with no issues.

As previously stated I sent a mail to Liverpool last week asking what the procedure was when renewing one of the two passports and they sent a mail back with the following information.

1. On the passport I wish to renew it needs to be sent with the application, and will be returned with the new one.

2. On the other passport I need to copy every page and submit with the application.

What happens if your Thai Visa's are in the one you send to UK?

I am sure if you was holding two passports you would know the score.

No idea - do tell - it may help others that have two passports.

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Just for the record I only renewed one of my two passports, not both at the same time.

I just left Trendy not long ago and the application was completed in 15 min, very simple process with no issues.

As previously stated I sent a mail to Liverpool last week asking what the procedure was when renewing one of the two passports and they sent a mail back with the following information.

1. On the passport I wish to renew it needs to be sent with the application, and will be returned with the new one.

2. On the other passport I need to copy every page and submit with the application.

What happens if your Thai Visa's are in the one you send to UK?

I am sure if you was holding two passports you would know the score.

On the 27th August I went to Trendy to renew one of my two passports. Today they sent me a letter that my new passport was ready for collection.

The whole process was trouble free with no issues noted.

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Well, I eventually got a new UK passport for my girl, it arrived today after 1.5 years since I first started considering how to go about it (her resident in Thai and me living and working overseas).

We relocated to Singapore last year and my daughter came back to live with us, being granted a dependents pass.

Applied on line in Singapore.

It took 1 week to process in the UK and arrived here by DHL. So glad that we avoided:-

  1. The fiasco of passports being issued last year, what was it, three months waiting time at one point? (I hope heads did roll).
  2. The fiasco of having to apply via 1 x office for the whole of Thailand (OK if you nearby but pants if you are miles away).

Last year I did write several letters to complain about the above issues, plus emails and a couple of phone calls.

Cheers

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Well, I eventually got a new UK passport for my girl, it arrived today after 1.5 years since I first started considering how to go about it (her resident in Thai and me living and working overseas).

We relocated to Singapore last year and my daughter came back to live with us, being granted a dependents pass.

Applied on line in Singapore.

It took 1 week to process in the UK and arrived here by DHL. So glad that we avoided:-

  1. The fiasco of passports being issued last year, what was it, three months waiting time at one point? (I hope heads did roll).
  2. The fiasco of having to apply via 1 x office for the whole of Thailand (OK if you nearby but pants if you are miles away).

Last year I did write several letters to complain about the above issues, plus emails and a couple of phone calls.

Cheers

Good result.

They (UKPA) have obviously responded well, I had a passport come back in 8 working days.

Note: Nobody needs to travel to Bangkok (twice) to achieve renewal of their passport'

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Does anyone know if a Krungthai bank visa debit card,would be acceptable as payment to the HMPO to renew a British passport

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Very much doubt it - have one myself, it doesn't have one's name/and card number in raised letters, which seem to be the mark of the 'gold standard' for internationally functioning debit cards.

We know that the Kasikorn K Web Shopping Card has worked with HMPO, (obtainable only with a Kasikorn Saving Account plus Internet banking), but that the SCB Virtual Credit Card doesn't (or didn't when I last checked with them a few months ago).

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Does anyone know if a Krungthai bank visa debit card,would be acceptable as payment to the HMPO to renew a British passport

Thanks

Very much doubt it - have one myself, it doesn't have one's name/and card number in raised letters, which seem to be the mark of the 'gold standard' for internationally functioning debit cards.

We know that the Kasikorn K Web Shopping Card has worked with HMPO, (obtainable only with a Kasikorn Saving Account plus Internet banking), but that the SCB Virtual Credit Card doesn't (or didn't when I last checked with them a few months ago).

I used mine when the applications had to be sent to Hong Kong.

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Just got an email from Her Majesty's Passport Office saying they were unable to process my bangkok bank visa debit card. Quite annoyed at bangkok bank as I called them to check before hand and they were sure it would be accepted. Anyway HMPO gave me a phone number and reference number to call and I paid with a Kasikorn credit card which was accepted immediately. Now waiting for the passport's return leg...

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Just got an email from Her Majesty's Passport Office saying they were unable to process my bangkok bank visa debit card. Quite annoyed at bangkok bank as I called them to check before hand and they were sure it would be accepted. Anyway HMPO gave me a phone number and reference number to call and I paid with a Kasikorn credit card which was accepted immediately. Now waiting for the passport's return leg...

The last I checked, Bangkok Bank was issuing Visa Electron cards which work nowhere outside Thailand.

Like others, I have used the K-Web shopping card without difficulty.

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Just got an email from Her Majesty's Passport Office saying they were unable to process my bangkok bank visa debit card. Quite annoyed at bangkok bank as I called them to check before hand and they were sure it would be accepted. Anyway HMPO gave me a phone number and reference number to call and I paid with a Kasikorn credit card which was accepted immediately. Now waiting for the passport's return leg...

The last I checked, Bangkok Bank was issuing Visa Electron cards which work nowhere outside Thailand.

Like others, I have used the K-Web shopping card without difficulty.

I have a Bangkok Bank debit card and it is not an electron card. I have used it for online purchases outside of Thailand. The problem is not with the card itself it is how it is processed at the passport office in the UK,

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