Hi first post in a loooooong time but I,ve always checked in.
Not really seen anything on this before apart from a random link by vinny a couple of years ago but it might be useful for some when their wife 'tries' to renew their Uk passport.
Sent off both passports(Thai and Uk) as requested but the HMPO won,t issue my wife a new Uk passport until she has the same surname in her Thai passport(has maiden name).
Total bummer and something we were totally unaware of but apparently the FCO changed the legislation around 2015/16.
So now we have the joy of getting a couple of documents certified by a local solicitor,then getting them legalised (£30 per document); and then a nice little trip to the Thai embassy.
If we had known about this we could have done all this in 2017 when we were in Thailand.