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  1. NewlyMintedThai

    Belarus Visas

    Does anyone have experience obtaining a Belarus visa locally, either for a Thai or anyone else? Does the Honorary Consul in Bangkok issue them, or does one have to deal with the Embassy in Hanoi? Thanks!
  2. Sure. I have kept the bank accounts I had always had in my original name, and have opened new ones in my new name. Taxes are filed in Thailand under my legal name here, naturally, and in my birth name back home. I also have credit cards in both names. Sent from my iPhone using Thaivisa Connect
  3. No, it was my birth name that was in the Gazette, and my first ID card and Thai passport were in my birth name as well. I changed my given and family names to Thai names and got new a new ID card and passport several months later. It was not the same name that I had chosen earlier on in the application process, as by that time I’d decided I didn’t like the way it sounded. It’s very easy to change your name as a Thai, and lots of people do it multiple times during the course of their lives.
  4. He means the big guy in the district office whose sign-off is required before the drones behind the desk can change your nationality in the database and issue the ID card. Usually the district chief or a deputy, who are busy people and not always around. They will want to speak to you and make sure all is legit, as it is their head on the chopping block if they let something illegitimate slip by them. Sent from my iPhone using Thaivisa Connect
  5. Agree. If you’ve jumped all the hoops up through the Gazette announcement, you will not find the final hoop a challenge at all. You’re already in, all you need is a little patience. Sent from my iPhone using Thaivisa Connect
  6. Yes, you can use the Thai name you chose, or a completely different one. Like any Thai person, you can easily change your given and family name at will — as long as they meet requirements. I am using a Thai name and surname now. My original passport is unchanged. So I have two nationalities and two different legal names. Sent from my iPhone using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  7. Just thought I’d throw this out here. If anyone wishes to beef up their citizenship application with a charitable donation, I sit on the board of directors of a registered charity under royal patronage. I’d be happy to help coordinate and make sure you receive a proper receipt, if you like. Just PM me. Sent from my iPhone using Thaivisa Connect
  8. The only negativity I have ever gotten is from farangs (you know the type). Sent from my iPhone using Thaivisa Connect
  9. NewlyMintedThai

    Nova Group

    Hence the invitation to PM me. Sent from my iPhone using Thaivisa Connect
  10. NewlyMintedThai

    Nova Group

    Yes, just want to know if anyone has any experience. They have been around and seem to have a good track record, just trying to confirm that. Nothing sinister in my request. Thanks to those that have PM’ed. Very helpful. Sent from my iPhone using Thaivisa Connect
  11. Read through more of the thread and your questions will all be answered. Sent from my iPhone using Thaivisa Connect
  12. NewlyMintedThai

    Nova Group

    I have no personal agenda, I have a friend who is interested in buying a condo so I’m asking for him if anyone has experiences. Sent from my iPhone using Thaivisa Connect
  13. NewlyMintedThai

    Nova Group

    Can anyone tell me what kind of reputation the Nova Group has in Pattaya? I’m told they have been behind a number of condo and hotel developments over the past 25 years, and that the boss is an Israeli-Irish gentleman named Rony Fineman. Responses by PM if preferred. Much appreciated! Sent from my iPhone using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  14. It is more than a cultural issue. Part of the reason for the interviews and background checks is to root out people who may have entered into false marriages for the purposes of immigration. If the couple has children together, it serves as partial confirmation that the marriage is legitimate. So, I wouldn’t be offended by the question; the authorities are just doing their jobs. Sent from my iPhone using Thaivisa Connect
  15. I believe it is not official until the PM’s office has signed off and the notice has appeared in the Gazette, so you should probably renew your WP one last time. Sent from my iPhone using Thaivisa Connect
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