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Family passport run to Thai counsel London.
biometric passport blues
we where just about ready to book are flights back to the land of smiles when the call came from the Thai consul in London sorry we can not extend
Thai passports any more I mumbled over the phone but your website says you can until this summer
As I spoke the words a light came on I realised I had been stuffed again buy Thai bureaucracy
So there's a lesson to learnt again and again and again
Anyway stop moaning and do what as to be done I thought to myself so where in the north of England and have to get to London on Monday morning to be at the Thai consul for are 10 am appointment


for passports and visa info go down the steps

first of all i decided to buy a advance rail ticket from Leeds west Yorkshire to kings cross London making a advance purchase is a must as we all know travelling on the day will cost you a arm our a leg the cost would have been about 120 pounds but looking to make further savings i found out from the ticket office about a 1 year family rail card which cost about 26 pounds this made the total cost with a large discount to around 100 pounds round trip for all 3 of us great news



as usual i picked a beautiful day to travel on ice cold winds and a ton of snow forcing us to walk from home to the main road car skidding around to meet are taxi at least on the train down to London we where kept a little warmer



we decided that a night in London would be better as are appointment was on a Monday morning so we again used advance internet booking to book the nearest travel lodge in London at north end road a shorty walk our taxi ride from Fulham Broadway
a very clean but basic room pre booked can be had as i did for 30 pounds a really great price



we slept very well the staff are on 24 hours and very helpful i asked for extra duvets they arrived in 5 minutes travel lodge really do give great value for money and a taxi to the Thai counsel rang from reception in the morning is only about 10 pounds better then paying around 200 to stay near buy


Directions supplied by Travelodge
From the M25 J15 Bear left onto the slip road joining the M4. Continue on the M4 for approximately 9 miles. Continue on the Great West Road (A4) for 1mile. At the roundabout take the second exit and continue on the Great West Road (A4) for 1mile. Continue on the Great West Road for approximately 1 more mile and turn right onto the B317 North end Road. Continue on North end road for 0.6 miles and the Hotel is situated on the right had side.

so we made it to be the first on the scene no sign of life until 9.30 and within 30 minutes a Thai official was asking Thais and falangs to come back tomorrow as the place was jam packed



that just would have not been a option for us so get there early and leave lots of time for your onward travel plans the wife was served first after you pull a ticket as you walk in the whole process took 50 minutes for herself and are son are actual appointment time was 10 am if i had arrived at this time we would still be in London tonight no thanks



the service we got there was quick and efficient but it looks like they are getting inundated buy walk in.s trying to submit paperwork
well job done we only have to wait about 6 weeks for the new and old passports to come back to us via pre paid special delivery enveloped we supplied
see you in udon thani as soon as possible

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