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Thai Passport Renewal

Post by mak » December 29, 2020, 3:46 pm

Is there an office in Central Plaza that issues Thai passports?



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Post by jackspratt » December 29, 2020, 8:10 pm

mak wrote:
December 29, 2020, 3:46 pm
Is there an office in Central Plaza that issues Thai passports?
Not that I am aware of.

Every time family members have gone to get a new passport, or renew a current one, it has been in the government office district on Athipbodi Rd specifically in the City Hall.

Where it shows "Start Up Udon Thani" in the middle of this map:

https://www.google.com/maps/search/city ... 859349,19z

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Post by tamada » December 29, 2020, 9:57 pm

^ Pantomime season... Oh yes there is!
pputh.jpg
New passport office inside Central Plaza

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Post by Brian Davis » December 30, 2020, 5:50 am

Just to say that I don't know the present situation, but a while back, it was only open three days a week - M,W,F.

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Post by kopkei » December 30, 2020, 6:43 am

thanks for posting the good picture tam , i posted wrong google info (big office) sorry...
here some other info though ...
https://www.homecable.co.th/home-news/news_58061/
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Post by Niggly » December 30, 2020, 4:35 pm

Definitely open today, Wednesday
A4 paper sign stuck on the door saying 10:00 to 18:00 but nothing about specific days that I could see.

Only one person being served & one person sat in the waiting area at about 1pm when I walked past
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Post by mak » December 30, 2020, 4:37 pm

Went to renew my daughter's passport today. It took 15 minutes. New passport will be in the mail after 5 working days.

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Post by mak » March 12, 2021, 11:45 am

10 year passports now available for 1500 baht.

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Post by Chriss » March 14, 2021, 8:41 am

mak wrote:
March 12, 2021, 11:45 am
10 year passports now available for 1500 baht.
Is the Central office renewals only Gus or do they issue new as well...

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Post by mak » March 14, 2021, 10:39 am

I don't know for sure, but I would guess you can get a new (first) passport there. Thai birth certificate, house book, ID card and parents if a minor.
My daughter got her 5 year passport at Central on December 30. At that time 5 years was all that was available.

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Post by tamada » March 14, 2021, 12:04 pm

Chriss wrote:
March 14, 2021, 8:41 am
mak wrote:
March 12, 2021, 11:45 am
10 year passports now available for 1500 baht.
Is the Central office renewals only Gus or do they issue new as well...
New passports and renewals.

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Re: Thai Passport Renewal

Post by Chriss » March 16, 2021, 5:57 am

tamada wrote:
March 14, 2021, 12:04 pm
Chriss wrote:
March 14, 2021, 8:41 am
mak wrote:
March 12, 2021, 11:45 am
10 year passports now available for 1500 baht.
Is the Central office renewals only Gus or do they issue new as well...
New passports and renewals.
Thank you..

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Post by parrot » May 23, 2021, 10:38 am

My wife went Thursday, 11:10. Third floor. No wait. Filled out a short form, them height, photo, eye scan, fingerprint scan, double check/triple check address with ID card etc. I watched as it was all going on.....the smart ID gets the process going with basic info.....then digital photo, fingerprint scans, and iris scans. 40 Baht for EMS, and the passport was delivered to the jungle today (Sunday) at 9:45AM.
So, just for reference to those worried about the price of their beer........when we were marooned in the US and sending info to the Thai Embassy DC for permission to return to Thailand.......an envelope send overnight USPS cost $26 and you had to include a return envelope inside with an additional $26 postage affixed.

It appears that the days of entrenched government employees......of whom we had to deal with for our first years here.......Thai ID, driver's license, vehicle registration, passport, house paper etc.......oh, immigration!.......those days are behind us. For me, it's another nice thing about living in a developing country......seeing the improvements in life almost day by day.

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Post by rct » June 12, 2021, 6:45 pm

Just did it, so easy! My wife renewed 10Y, kids 5Y. We didnt need or pay for express service. New passports arrived at our house 48 hours later.

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Post by Giggle » June 12, 2021, 7:16 pm

about living in a developing country
We were told to stop comparing developed and developing countries. ;)
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Post by parrot » November 25, 2021, 2:50 pm

As I mentioned in a different thread, we hired Fon at NECC to help out with some name formalities that should have been solved decades ago. The problem was complicated by the fact that my wife was born in Nonghan, married in NKP, lives in Udon......spellings in Thai/US passport not exactly the same. It was never a problem before.....but we decided to correct the situation before it became a problem (likely at an airport!). Fon helped us solve that problem.
My wife went to the passport office on Tuesday......got in line at 10:30, walked out the door at 11:40. Passport arrived in the mail today, Thursday at 10:00 (40 Baht mail fee).
Sometmes things happen even faster in a developing country than they do in developed countries.
Passport office in Central only open Tue/Thur, 10-4.

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Re: Thai Passport Renewal

Post by Shado » November 25, 2021, 3:04 pm

The missus recently got a new 10 year Thai passport. Applied on a Thursday and it was delivered to the house on Saturday. Couldn't ask for better service.

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