Key Visa Removes the UK & Irish Passport Renewal Hassles


Key Visa Removes the UK & Irish Passport Renewal Hassles

One of the more onerous tasks expatriates have to undertake when living for a long period in a country like Thailand is the renewal of their passport. It is a task which involves a great deal of filling in forms and obtaining confirmation signatures and then spending time and energy attending the embassy.


Thankfully, Key Visa, Pattaya’s leading expatriate service, is in a position to well and truly take the hassle out of obtaining or renewing either a British or Irish passport.



The Key Visa service includes document checking, colour photocopies, making the appointment to submit the passport application to Bangkok and the collecting the new British or Irish passport when it is ready.



Key Visa Company has been trading and helping clients from all corners of Thailand for over 14 years, especially in the fields of helping foreigners to stay in Thailand and also specializing in obtaining visas for Thai nationals to travel overseas, mainly to the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Australia either for tourism purposes or permanent migration.



At the helm of Key Visa for all 14 years is Mr. Darren McGarry, the main visa consultant and the driving force behind the European-style of doing business in Thailand.


Darren suggests expats follow a simple few steps to avoid being left in limbo with their British or Irish passport renewal.


First, never leave renewing your passport until the last minute. Darren suggests you begin the process of renewal when you still have from nine months to a year’s validity remaining.


Second, never wait until you have almost run out of pages in your passport. When you are over the half-way mark of filling the pages, you should consider ordering a new document.


Third, you can start the process by downloading the necessary forms from the British and Irish embassy websites.


Fourth, as part of their service, Key Visa will check your documents and arrange for an appointment with the embassy. Key Visa staff will take your application to Bangkok and submit the paperwork. When the new passport is ready, Key Visa staff will collect it and you can collect the new document from their offices in south Pattaya.


Over the years, Key Visa Company has become a trusted name with many expats living in Thailand. Darren is well known for being a point of contact in case of visa problems and is well known by Immigration officials and Embassies alike. Darren has also been the visa and Immigration advisor to the Pattaya Expats Club for 10 years. Over that period he has given many experienced talks on changes in visa procedures and visa rules and has always been known for teaching the foreign community how to pre-empt situations in Thailand and how not to make costly mistakes. This is why for 10 years he has manned the Immigration helpdesk at the Pattaya Expats Club at their Sunday meetings.


Darren wishes to continue giving a friendly, honest and no money up front service for many years to come and is especially grateful for all the support he has received from his clients over the years, and is looking forward to having the same kind of relationship with future clients.


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