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Geordie59

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About Geordie59

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  1. I had this issue recently. The extension plus a multi entry stamp will take up the last 2 pages of your passport leaving no space for other stamps if you want to travel. Get the new passport and transfer your current visa/permission to stay in it. Then renew in that passport when the time comes.
  2. For a cheaper flight and if convenient Air Asia fly to Male from KL.
  3. I didn't say it was restricted but it is controlled. There is only 1 guy who has a licence to import alcohol and he keeps the prices high. Another control was that when leaving on a sailing yacht we were only allowed to take out 2 bottles of spirits with us despite having 4 adults on board. Not really a lot when our next stop was Phuket.
  4. Male is a shit hole and I assume that is where the embassy is. Loads of other islands/resorts you can visit but they are often not too friendly unless you are staying there. The Muslim thing doesn't appeal to me either. Alcohol is strictly controlled and expensive.
  5. What are these for, attack or defence? If it is defence I doubt any invasion will come from the sea. I remember about 20 years ago they tried to buy some subs and found that given the relatively shallow water in the Gulf of Thailand they would be visible from the air over a lot of the area. Now if they plan to sail away to places like N Korea that would be a different proposition.
  6. Ministry revokes ‘Boss’ passport

    There is little chance he will punished because of his family wealth and power. It was not an accident, it was reckless driving. There is a difference.
  7. Ministry revokes ‘Boss’ passport

    I'm sure they have done this already. But it should stop him coming back to Thailand which even with all the family money will hurt him a lot.
  8. UK passport renewal

    Now if the above post doesn't clarify the issue for you I don't know what will. As to the glasses issue - why not just take thew things off to avoid risking the photos being refused when they are processed in the UK? You will not get a refund and will have to start the process from scratch. And to those who say you can apply online - that service is only available if you are in the UK. If you don't believe me go to the government website and start entering your data. After the 4th or 5th step you will get the message above.
  9. True. But you lose those same pages when you apply for the standard 32 page passport. Cost of the 48 page passport is also a bit higher.
  10. "Ex wife suddenly tried to phone him" How do you know they didn't speak on a regular basis? Do they have children who would be just one obvious reason for maintaining contact? I split from my ex Thai wife 23 years ago and we still speak occasionally and are on good terms with each other.
  11. As of about a week ago you can apply online if you are in the UK. If in Thailand then it is as below Making your application You must apply in person. If you’re unable to, someone else can go on your behalf. You must bring photo ID with you. Bring original supporting documents and a colour photocopy of each one. The original documents will be returned to you. You must also bring your current passport with you when you apply, and a full colour photocopy of the entire passport (every page including blank pages). You can’t travel with it after you’ve applied for a new one - but you will be able to keep your existing passport for ID purposes. You’ll need to book an appointment by email. Include your first name and last name and 3 alternative dates and times. You will receive an email confirming your appointment. UK Visa Application Centre The Trendy Office Building, 28th Floor, Sukhumvit Soi13, Klongtoey-Nua, Wattana Bangkok Thailand 10110 Email: BangkokHMPO@vfshelpline.com
  12. So much pathetic speculation on here. I suggest you wait for the results of the autopsy before posting comments based on very limited facts.
  13. Gays turning Pattaya park into midnight sex den

    And they sell Pratumnak as the Pattaya Riviera? I never could understand that.
  14. 15 years (reduced to 5 eventually) for picking mushrooms in a national park and what for rape of a minor and forcing women into prostitution? So far they lost their jobs in the police and I wouldn't mind betting that is all they get. They might even get reinstated after a sham court appearance due to lack of evidence i.e. witness intimidation.
  15. The only time you see a Thai is a hurry is when they behind the steering wheel or on their bikes. It takes way more than 15 hours to train the culture out of them.
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