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    Default London Thai Embassy Passport visit

    Someone may find this of use:
    We had a brief visit to London yesterday to renew the wifes and stepsons Thai Passport.
    The Embassy is having some building alterations so the Passport and Visa applications are handled just inside the main entrance.
    I was amazed how easy it was given my recent visit to Liverpool for my Passport renewal.
    They issue Visas at 11am so opt for an earlier slot on the online booking section of the E passport application online as it got very busy just before.
    We were booked in for 10.30 and 11.00 but we just located the Embassy and my wife wanted the bathroom (No Toilets inside take note) so we went inside and no one else was waiting at 9.45am. They dealt with them straight away. It took about 50 mins to sort out the application for 2 including the PK 14 which i thought would be an issue as my boy has no contact with his Thai father.
    Mad dash for a coffee shop toilet after :-)
    Note it states £25 cash for the passports but take extra for Photos and return postage if not collecting.
    Passports returned 4 to 6 weeks they said.
    Kingy

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    Hi all, this is my first post, already finding the forum very useful and wish I had joined sooner but never knew you existed until recently!

    My wife and step-son need to renew their passports before they go back to Thailand during the school summer holidays, and they have an appointment at the Embassy in London for the 12th April but there are some infuriating niggles that need clearing up beforehand.

    My step-son is 12 years old and his parents never got married - so for applicants under 20 the following items are required:


    1. Current passport
    2. A photocopy of Thai House Registration or Thai Identity Card bearing 13-digit number
    3. A photocopy of Thai Birth Certificate
    4. A photocopy of Child Custody Document
    5. A photocopy of Parent’s Valid Passports
    6. A photocopy of Parent's’ Thai House Registration or Parents’ Thai Identity Card

    In addition, both parents are required to accompany an applicant for a passport below the age of 20.


    My wife no longer has any contact with her son's father - he lives in Thailand and we never hear from him. My wife has sole custody of her son.

    Items 1,2,3 no problem.
    Re: 3 - The birth certificate is blank where the name of the father would normally go and this is the document we used for my wife and step-sons original visas and FLR.

    Re: item 4 - for these visas it was sufficient to state my wife had sole custody of her son. As far as I know she does not have a Child Custody Document (whatever that is). The current passport for my step-son was issued in Bangkok, and my wife tells me she wasn't asked for anything to do with her son's father prior to its issue.

    Re: 5 & 6 - obviously no way we can obtain the father's passport and as he is a westerner he wouldn't have either of the items requested in 6. In addition, he certainly cannot be expected to suddenly materialise on the 12th April!

    I'd be grateful for any suggestions or advice from members.

    Roger

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    Hi Roger.
    Your situation is exactly as ours.
    When you obtained UK visas did your wife have a document called PK14? (Think it stands for Phor kor)
    I think that's what you are referring to as the child custody document.
    Edit: Just read your post again sorry.
    I think you will be ok as the Childs Birth cert does not name a father.
    Anyway we just made the online appointment and my wife took the old passports, Cash and the PK 14
    Its pretty laid back compared to UK Passport applications.
    Think you will be ok. Let us know
    Regards
    Kingy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fruit Machine View Post
    My wife and step-son need to renew their passports before they go back to Thailand during the school summer holidays...
    Firstly, welcome to the Forum Roger. Good to have a new member on board.
    You have already, but ask anything that is bugging you and hopefully you will get a response, sometimes not what you always want to hear, but a response nonetheless. Most on here have experience of all things Thai and are more than willing to help.

    As to this post. Do they NEED to renew their passports before returning?
    The process is no doubt a lot simpler, and probably more convenient, in Thailand.
    If it is a case of their passports expiring before they travel, they are allowed to return to their own country on an expired passport.
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    Went with the misses this weekend just gone to renew her passport ,had a great time in London was nice to see so many people from all over the world enjoyed it a lot was blown away how much i did enjoy it .
    Only down point how much the tube is dirty.
    Found that out when i blew my nose but underground i suppose its normal .
    The wife's passport was a breeze one A4 paper to fill in was there 30 mins wish my passport was so easy great service 5 star .even had posh Thai food at Trafalgar sq .
    Would go again now thats a turn around from me not likeing London at all

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    Myself and the wife went to the embassy in london last week to renew her passport. 11:00 am appt, train from Stoke on trent 07:17 , embassy at 10:00 out by 11:00 train from Euston booked at 14:46 but got 12:46. home 3:20 p.m.
    While there i asked about my visa and was told to get a non -0 single entry ,renew after 90 days , if get multi entry i have to leave the country every 90 days , is this correct

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    Quote Originally Posted by robert d View Post
    Myself and the wife went to the embassy in london last week to renew her passport. 11:00 am appt, train from Stoke on trent 07:17 , embassy at 10:00 out by 11:00 train from Euston booked at 14:46 but got 12:46. home 3:20 p.m.
    While there i asked about my visa and was told to get a non -0 single entry ,renew after 90 days , if get multi entry i have to leave the country every 90 days , is this correct
    They must mean the Multi-Entry Non- Imm O visa, Yes you need to leave on or before the 90th day. If you get the Extension of an O Visa based on legal marriage to a Thai National, you can stay in TH, but need to report you're address to Immigration each 90 days.
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    What's the name of the nearest tube station to the Embassy?
    Going there next Thursday...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maka View Post
    What's the name of the nearest tube station to the Embassy?
    Going there next Thursday...
    Thai Embassy London nearest Tube is Gloucester Road on the Piccadilly Line, about 10 minutes walk (if that).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maka View Post
    What's the name of the nearest tube station to the Embassy?
    Going there next Thursday...
    South Kensington /Gloucester Road, same line , DIstrict /metropolitan

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    Gloucester Road ,i used to get there walk to the top of the street from the embassy a nice little bar were we had 2 beers and a nice chip and burger lunch ,then the misses wanted to do some shopping so did end up using the South Kensington statation to get back to the apartment .
    PS i had my new trainers on and ended up going in tk maxx to buy some loafers she called me HAPPY FEET AFTER i did some crying before thore .
    one point lesson =wear comfy shoes lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingy View Post
    Hi Roger.
    Think you will be ok. Let us know
    Regards
    Kingy
    Thank you Kingy - My wife and step son renewed their passports without any difficulty! They arrived in the post about five weeks later.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gary & Nok View Post
    Firstly, welcome to the Forum Roger. Good to have a new member on board.
    Thanks Gary & Nok - I hope to contribute from time to time, really should have replied to this thread before now...

    Quote Originally Posted by Gary & Nok View Post
    Do they NEED to renew their passports before returning?
    The process is no doubt a lot simpler, and probably more convenient, in Thailand.
    If it is a case of their passports expiring before they travel, they are allowed to return to their own country on an expired passport.
    Thanks, that was useful to know. As the posts above from Samsung and Robert show, many applicants like to take the opportunity to visit London for reasons other than renewing their passports.

    There are good rail links from our part of Cheshire to London and my wife was pleased for the chance to do a bit of exploring on her own (she went with my step-son, I didn't go). She stayed overnight with a friend, and as the embassy appointment was on a Friday made a long weekend out of it.

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