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  1. Similar question here. I have searched the UK Gov website but the answer is not clear. My partner is Thai (we are not legally married). I hold a US passport. Our daughter is 10-years old and has both a Thai and US passport. The Mum and Daughter will be going to the UK for 8 days for an event in September. I will not be joining them. Am I required to complete some a letter of consent? If so, does it need to be notarized by a Thai lawyer? Thanks for any information!
  2. They don't have 20,000 Baht each for overstay. That should make clear their financial situation. And it seems like the majority of people are blind/indifferent to the reality of life for many - maybe most - people in the world. You escape your home country under threat of imminent death for your opinions. You were able to scrounge together enough money for a ticket to Thailand. You then overstay your visa and spend the next 3-4 years living on 6,000 Baht a month or so usually donated by churches. You can't work and if you're caught by immigration police, you're sent to IDC where it is near impossible to complete an asylum application, which requires a full monitor, scanner, printer, Acrobat Pro, Word etc. At the end of it all, you are one of the lucky ones who is accepted into a Western country with a chance at a new life. Thailand says "cool, give us 80,000 Baht or you all go to prison."
  3. When a country like Canada grants a person asylum the tickets are provided.
  4. Nothing unusual. There are currently thousands of people more or less hiding out in Bangkok and surroundings waiting years for asylum applications to be processed by third party countries. If they are caught they are sent to IDC where it is nearly impossible to continue the application process.
  5. I wouldn't expect any outside organization to bypass or overrule Thai law. I would expect there to be an arrangement (especially from developed nations) where the nation state pays the overstay fine of a person to whom they have just granted political asylum. That is logical. However, I am not sure this world operates on logic.
  6. For a few years I have been helping a family of four (non-Thais) apply for asylum in Canada. It looks like their application will soon be approved. Since Thailand has no system to allow refugees to remain in the country legally while their case is being considered, of course they are all on a multi-year overstay. One of them has an expired passport and the home country seems unwilling/unable to provide a new passport. I am wondering if there are any special rules for asylum seekers when it comes time to pay the 20,000 Baht overstay fine? They don't have 80,000 Baht. Surely Thailand doesn't lock up and deport a person to whom the Canadian government has just granted asylum?? Also, unsure of the expired passport. Yes, would be great if I could just email the Canadian embassy, but it is a massive bureaucracy and there is no direct contact email/phone number for anyone dealing with such specific issues. Thank you for any info you may be able to provide!
  7. Alright thanks. There are going to be quite a few disappointed people who have applied in the past few days ????
  8. I know the 90-day STV program ended (or was set to end) on Sep 30 this year. But on https://thaievisa.go.th/ the STV is still an option. Is this just a case of them being slow to amend their website or by any chance has the program been extended? Thanks!
  9. Ok for a regular tourist visa, here's the documents you have to provide. There is no clarification or elaboration on their website. Emailed the consulate and they sent me to the useless 40 page PDF which is screenshots of how to use the website. Thailand never ceases to amaze me. They want tourists to come right? How have they not figured out how to make this process as easy as possible? Ever applied for a visa to Mexico? 1. Biodata page of Passport or Travel Document 2. Photograph 3. Declaration (download from website, print and sign) 4. Travel booking confirmation (pay for your ticket before you know if your visa is approved) 5. Proof of accommodation in Thailand, e.g. Accommodation bookings, invitation letters from family/friends in Thailand 6. Financial evidence, e.g. bank statements, proof of earnings, sponsorship letter 7. Confirmation of legal residence in a country in which you are applying for the visa. (In case that you are not a national of the country in which you are applying for the visa.) No info on what kind of document would be accepted. 8. Medical insurance policy that shows minimum medical coverage in Thailand for Coronavirus Disease(COVID-19), of amount equal to or greater than 100,000 USD 9. ASQ (Alternative State Quarantine) Hotel Reservation Confirmation 10. A copy of flight confirmation reservation (The name of the applicant must indicated clearly) Didn't we just provide this above? 11. Applicant is required to upload his/her passport pages which contain all travel records for the past 12 months (1 year) since the last international trip. (Wow, keeping it simple) 12. Applicant must apply for e-Visa via specific Embassy/Consulate conforming with his/her consular jurisdiction and residency. Applicant is required to upload document that can verify his/her current residency. (what kind of document???) 13. Please upload your picture holding the photo and information page of the passport. (ok standard KYC hostage photo).
  10. I think I got confused between SETV and STV and once you select you have to delete the application to change. I will update the thread after I apply again, this time for the SETV instead of the STV.
  11. When you go to their site and apply for tourist visa all of these forms are shown as required documents with no elaboration. Really, they expect every tourist to do a medical evaluation and get a criminal background check?? Maybe I am misunderstanding it, but there is no elaboration on their website. I need to get the 60 day visa and extend for 30 days. Sent an email to the embassy and will post here if they reply to me.
  12. In the past I have applied for tourist visas by going to my local Thai consulate in the US. Now it seems that I have to go to https://thaievisa.go.th to apply. Is this correct? If so, the application is extremely confusing and there is no explanation on the website. For example, I am asked to upload the below documents: "Proof of Criminal record" - What kind of document is expected? Where do I get this in the US??? "Medical Certificate" - What is this document supposed to show? I have to go to the doctor here and ask for what? They have to certify that I am free of what diseases/conditions? "Financial Evidence" - They want a screenshot of my online banking? And it should show a minimum of how much money? "Verify current Residency" - What kind of document do they want to see? A utility bill? A bank statement? There are many more things that need to be uploaded, which I think I can figure out. But the above items are not clear and there is no further info provided on the website. It's also odd that I am forced to show my confirmed ticket and travel insurance before I can apply for the visa. What if I am denied the visa??? It is truly bizarre how difficult it has become to simply apply for a tourist visa to Thailand!
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