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Trying to get to the bottom of this, I called bangkok bank and they claim the reason for HMPO not being able to process my debit card was that my card was set to a 5k purchase limit and the 48 page passport is over this. I never knew there was a default limit of 5k so there we go I learned something.

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Wen you get a new Be1st debit card from Bangkok Bank....as i did recently.....on the application form there is a choice of daily ATM limits you can elect.

if you go over that limit in a 24 hour period.....the withdrawal will be disallowed.

I set mine to 20,000 Baht daily.

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Regarding the proof of address, I'm on a non imm 'o' 60 day stamp, is proof required? And if so, is my condo rental contract and the condo tam bian ban enough?

Yes, proof of your name at an address in Thailand is always required.

This an HMPO requirement designed to help them combat 'identity theft'.

Here is an HMPO list of acceptable documentation for proof according to HMPO:

We have contacted our Liverpool Overseas Team on your behalf who has confirmed that you must submit at least one piece of evidence to confirm the address you currently use and it must be dated within the last year. You may choose from the following:

Tax record e.g. letter from tax authority

Educational record e.g. school report

Employment record e.g. official letter from your employer

A letter sent to you from a central, regional or local Government department

National identity card or equivalent (or colour photocopy)

Visa or resident permit (or colour photocopy)

Where none of the above is available consideration may be given to bank statements, utility bills or their equivalents.

Any documents that are not in English must be fully translated by a person who is registered to an official organisation or trade body for translators or employed by a recognised translation company. The translation must be attached to the original document and signed to confirm it is a true copy of the original.

Visas as listed above rarely have one's address details.

If your rental contract is in English or accompanied by a certified translation, plus dated within the past year, then that should be ok.

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anyone have any experience of current turnaround times

thanks

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anyone have any experience of current turnaround times

thanks

Last month it took, for me, 16 days from handing in application to getting new passport in my hand.

For info ref Thai address.....I used colour copy of Thai driving license with address self translated.

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how long do you get to collect your new passport

i recall reading somewhere 10 days but not sure

thanks

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I remember reading you have a month to collect it, but others may correct me on that.

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I remember reading you have a month to collect it, but others may correct me on that.

dosen't say anything in the email that they sent saying ready for collection

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I think if you go back several pages in this long topic you will find where a person was advised by Trendy they will hold the passport for 30 days.

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I remember reading you have a month to collect it, but others may correct me on that.

dosen't say anything in the email that they sent saying ready for collection

Trendy have stated in the past that they would send uncollected passports back to the UK for destruction if they were not collected within a month of arrival, if nothing had been heard from the original applicant.

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How long from when you contact them till you get an appointment and can you request an appointment window 1 month later ?

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How long from when you contact them till you get an appointment and can you request an appointment window 1 month later ?

Last month I sent an email request on the 9th for an appointment on the 17, 18 or 19th. Go a reply the same day confirming 18th. No idea how far in advance it is possible to book.

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Just like to say it took 14 days turnaround on my passport for those wondering about current timescales....very efficient. No queues.

I gave driving license/bank statement and lease and that combo seemed to do with no further paperwork requested.

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13 days from handing in paperwork for return and that was for a damaged passport which required new countersignature photos and details of the counter-signatory. WRT proof of address I was able to use a simple letter signed and stamped by the juristic person at the condo confirming that I was residing there. No hassle, very quick process overall. The only problem was that I paid for a jumbo 48 page and simply received standard 9but was charged for Jumbo). However having got my grubby paws on the passport I was not prepared to wait for a new one to be issued. Also with tourist visas it would seem better to get a fresh passport more regularly when applying at nearby consulates.

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