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Has anyone any business dealings with Key Visa, and if so which office and who did they deal with? (Jomtien or Central Pattaya).

They sound impressive, but I'd like to hear some first hand experience before I go knocking on their door.

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I chose to use them for a B Visa extension last year.

The service was perfect. Collected me at home by taxi at 03.00 and taken to Airport.

Arrived at Panang, Malaysia to be met by their Agent on time.

Visa business conducted on my behalf.

Collected from hotel and returned to airport.

Flight to BKK.

Collected at airport and driven home.

As smooth as silk!

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Do you mean their self publicity sounds impressive?

yes

I remember reading some visa advice written by them in Pattaya Today that was completely wrong so I was not that impressed with them.

I have read a lot of their stuff in Pattaya Today, and although I admit I'm not an expert, it all seems pretty much on the ball.

I'd be interested to know the 'misinformation' that they wrote about.

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I spoke to the owner about doing a will with them. I didn't use them. My subjective impressions. take them or leave them: charges way above the standard, hard selling of dubious advantages of using them vs. the competition, a somewhat anti-Yank bias.

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I went in and questioned that same misinformation (my opinion) and it was explained that in reality the clock starts new but that isn't the way law is written and they must publish as it is written not at it is practiced.

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I went in and questioned that same misinformation (my opinion) and it was explained that in reality the clock starts new but that isn't the way law is written and they must publish as it is written not at it is practiced.

It's not even practised, unless you go down and present yourself 90 days after your previous 90 day reporting visit, even though you have been out of the country in the intervening period. They will just give you aq slip for another 90 days, and not bother to tell you that you didn't have to go there until you had been back in the country for 90 days.

Virtually every time I go for my 90 day report, my previous slip is in excess of 90 days because I had been on a trip overseas. They never say anything, just log me in and give me the slip in the unusual way.

I last went out of the country in August, 2008, but my 90 days expired in September. I went immigration in November (90 days after my arrival in the country) and they gave me slip for 90 days hence - i.e . February 2009.

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I spoke to the owner about doing a will with them. I didn't use them. My subjective impressions. take them or leave them: charges way above the standard, hard selling of dubious advantages of using them vs. the competition, a somewhat anti-Yank bias.

I thought they were solely a Visa company - I didn't know they did general legal work as well.

Their website is a bit racy - full of scantily clad Thai females and males who you might want to take back to to your home country. :o

Who would you recommend, Jingthing?

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Yeah...probably will make you a suit and a bowl of curry too :o

If you pay them money...they will draw-up some non-conforming legal documents for you that will have absolutely no legal validity in Thailand.

All these visa services are for mongers who will try anything to to scam their BG friends into their home countries for a few months of serious shagging :D

Like most consultants...they take your money, look at your watch, and tell you what time it is. They don't do anything you can't do yourself!

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I used them to get first retirement visa a few years back.

They are not cheap, but I am not complaining, they did what they promised in the time frame given, they do seem to know the right people.

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I used them for a new British passport - 2,000thb on top of the embassy passport fee fair enough IMHO would of cost near on the same in fuel / tollway charges + 2 days of my life driving / being in Bkk when i didn't have time to be.

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I like Key Visa - the owner Darren, seems an extremely polite guy, quoted me 5.000 bt for me to have my will made. I use there services also for my Visa run every 90 days, with Buffet at the Casino. No problem for me, i will continue to use Key visa.

Interesting. I was quoted 15,000 a few years ago. Basic will, nothing fancy.

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I seriously don't understand why people use visa agents, is it just laziness?? They charge stupid fees for stuff that you can do yourself, all the information is out there.

I seriously think you do understand :D

Laziness, pure and simple, I simply don't want to stand around "offices" when I could be doing something I want to do. :o

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Through the years, I have used agents, and I have done it myself - usually with no problems, but on one nasty occasion, nearly go thrown out of the country due to my misunderstanding/their 'misinformation'.

Frankly, with all the recent changes /interpretation/Immigration officer's discretion of the rules, I would rather have someone fronting my application, than take a chance on getting turned down. At least I can get advance warning of any potential problems, and possible solutions :o

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I like Key Visa - the owner Darren, seems an extremely polite guy, quoted me 5.000 bt for me to have my will made. I use there services also for my Visa run every 90 days, with Buffet at the Casino. No problem for me, i will continue to use Key visa.

Interesting. I was quoted 15,000 a few years ago. Basic will, nothing fancy.

10,000 in my case!

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I like Key Visa - the owner Darren, seems an extremely polite guy, quoted me 5.000 bt for me to have my will made. I use there services also for my Visa run every 90 days, with Buffet at the Casino. No problem for me, i will continue to use Key visa.

Interesting. I was quoted 15,000 a few years ago. Basic will, nothing fancy.

10,000 in my case!

Hm....15K...10K....5K....

Maybe I can get one for free :o

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I have used them twice. Both times I walked into the Pattaya branch on Soi LK Metro.

In 2007 I used them to get a seven day extension to my visa. They carged the required fee and I think they added 300 baht on top of that . I got the visa and my passport the next day at their office. It was worth it as I did not feel like baht bussing it down to the Jomtien immigration office. I thought their markup was fair for the service.

In November of 2008, I used them for a 30 day visa run. Two days before I walked in paid, they took the photos and gave me a handful of extras that I can use elsewhere. Van picked me up at my hotel just after 0630. Van stunk of gasoline. Probably had a container in back that wasn't sealed right. I had to make the run that day so I went on the trip anyway. Uneventful. Was back in Pattaya just after 3 PM. Casino buffet was OK. Drive was OK. I told the office when I got back about the smell and of course the travel gal that accompanied the driver during the trip.

I would use them again.

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