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British Passport renewal company in Hua Hin?

Post by phartley58 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:42 pm

Hi folks,

I am aware that there are places in both Bangkok and Pattaya that have a British Passport renewal service. Does anyone know if there is a company in Hua Hin that does this? If so who, and what were your experiences with them?
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Post by Vital Spark » Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:12 pm

I'm sorry, I'm not answering your question, but it's very easy to do it yourself.

I renewed my UK passport couple of months ago. One trip to Bangkok to hand in the paperwork, one trip back a few weeks later to pick it up. You can download the application form from the internet.

I guess if an agent will do it for less than a couple of taxi/bus rides to Bangkok, then it's worth it. Otherwise, why not treat yourself to a day or two out in the Big Mango?

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Post by MDMK » Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:22 pm

the British Embassy (or consulate?) here has closed down in the years since I got my last passport renewed there, so just did the whole thing online last week. Very easy indeed. I even got to make my own photo with my phone. You fill the form in online, upload your digital photo (the software checks it for quality and crops your face/head/shoulders out of the photo). You then get a special number. You write that number on the envelope in which you put your old passport. Courier the old passport to them in the UK (Durham I think) and HM Passport Office couriers the new one and the old with snipped at the corner back to you within 4 weeks. 30 quid on top of the standard passport fee for courier charges. You can track it all online too.

Although I agree with Vital Spark, have renewed mine at the old Embassy/Consulate here twice in the past and it was as easy as can be. And it's a lot less scary handing your passport over to a government body than it is trusting it to Fed Ex.

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Post by robcar » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:10 am

I did mine with keyvisathailand.com a few months ago. Absolutely top notch service for the cost.
Read the instuctions on their website.

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Post by buksida » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:29 am

As above we used Key Visa as we live a long way from Bangkok. Fast and efficient service: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=33307
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Post by StevePIraq » Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:24 pm

MDMK wrote:
Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:22 pm
the British Embassy (or consulate?) here has closed down
Bull, the UK Embassy has not closed down it is located at 14 Wireless Road, Lumpini, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand. It has however contracted out it's passport renewal section.
https://www.gov.uk/world/organisations/ ... sy-bangkok

To answer the OPs question, there is no service in Hua Hin for doing what you want.

This is the link for applying on line

https://www.gov.uk/overseas-passports
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Re: British Passport renewal company in Hua Hin?

Post by MDMK » Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:46 pm

StevePIraq wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:24 pm
Bull, the UK Embassy has not closed down it is located at 14 Wireless Road, Lumpini, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand. It has however contracted out it's passport renewal section.
https://www.gov.uk/world/organisations/ ... sy-bangkok

Sorry I should have been clearer, the UK Embassy here where I live has closed down

But it couldn't be easier to do the online application. Use your phone to make a pic, submit the application via one click, the courier comes to pick up your old passport, 4 weeks later another courier delivers your new one. Cost me 30quid on top of the standard passport cost.

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Post by hhinner » Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:51 am

MDMK wrote:
StevePIraq wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:24 pm
Bull, the UK Embassy has not closed down it is located at 14 Wireless Road, Lumpini, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand. It has however contracted out it's passport renewal section.
https://www.gov.uk/world/organisations/ ... sy-bangkok

Sorry I should have been clearer, the UK Embassy here where I live has closed down

But it couldn't be easier to do the online application. Use your phone to make a pic, submit the application via one click, the courier comes to pick up your old passport, 4 weeks later another courier delivers your new one. Cost me 30quid on top of the standard passport cost.
That's very convenient. But you can't do it in Thailand.

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Post by StevePIraq » Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:09 am

For Thailand you must apply in person at
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Post by HHTel » Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:25 pm

So how does KeyVisa do it. I've read many times of people using their services without having to visit BKK. Of course there is a fee but you save two trips to BKK and the hassle involved.

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Post by Big Boy » Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:51 pm

When I renewed my wife's British Passport, it was stated my wife or her appointed representative had to apply in person. I think there was a form to be signed giving the 3rd party authorisation.
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Post by buksida » Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:52 pm

When we renewed out son's we used Key Visa and didn't go anywhere near Bangkok.
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Re: British Passport renewal company in Hua Hin?

Post by robcar » Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:31 pm

I used Key Visa too. You need to go to their website https://www.keyvisathailand.com/ and download the necessary forms. Easy Peasy and excellent service. All the information is there.

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Re: RE: Re: British Passport renewal company in Hua Hin?

Post by MDMK » Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:56 pm

hhinner wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:51 am
That's very convenient. But you can't do it in Thailand.
that's a real pity this can't be done in Thailand as I am very impressed with this new service

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Re: British Passport renewal company in Hua Hin?

Post by PET » Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:41 pm

HHTel wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:25 pm
So how does KeyVisa do it. I've read many times of people using their services without having to visit BKK. Of course there is a fee but you save two trips to BKK and the hassle involved.
Key Visa send their people to Bangkok twice which is included in theiir fee BHT5,000 ( I think) - they also obtain the letter from the Embassy confirming this change which immigration require in Hua Hin. Service is excellent
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