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British embassy withdraws passport transfer letter

News for British Resident Passport Holders in Thailand.

With effect from June 1, the British embassy in Bangkok will no longer provide a confirmation letter to nationals who have obtained a new British passport. An embassy press release states that the Thai immigration bureau has agreed to transfer visa stamps from the old to the new British passport without such a letter..

Although a reason is not stated, embassy officials have long stated that such a letter is not binding in law and has created confusion when British expats apply to renew their passport whilst present in the UK where such a letter is not issued. Other nationalities (non British) may still need to provide an embassy letter and should contact their local immigration office for confirmation..

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