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  1. I hope that someone is going to dig out the forum posts relating to the start of the 90 day report section. If it isn’t researched I will go on believing that TV created the need and that the TM30 is going the same way! Sent from my iPad using Thaivisa Connect
  2. The Chinese are famous for addiction. Sent from my iPad using Thaivisa Connect
  3. I think that you are being a little ambitious in the declaration "They .... legally can't" but this discussion has reached the level enjoyed by lawyers and whatever the outcome on legality it is likely still to be done on a case by case basis in reality. I think that even though the police order seems to have changed the requirement to 97 days an argument could still be made for 90 days. As to when the 90 day report became a requirement, perhaps I should change that to when a dedicated section to receive these reports was formed because of course it has always been a requirement, I a, not sure. I remember argumants similar in nature to what we now enjoy with the TM30 reports. I am not expert at searching this forum, indeed I am not sure that with an iPad I can but if you go back at least twelve years you will find discussions on it. Sent from my iPad using Thaivisa Connect
  4. tm30

    If this is true you are to be congratualated, especially in getting it established that it is the alien's responsibility to ensure that a third party reports on them. Hopefully it will only apply to people who are daft enough to ask. The same goes for retroactive action have you suggested that to Immigration yet or just brought it up here? Sent from my iPad using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  5. ทะเบียนบ้าน Thabian Ban

    I suspect that if it is as a loan word it would be tambien which I am sure would have been corrected here. Sent from my iPhone using Thaivisa Connect
  6. 2000 Baht is considered a substantial fine, normal inflation is acceptable but there it isn’t advisable to add a farang inflation factor by suggesting that it isn’t. I remember when the 90 day report rule began to be applied by immigration there was a great discussiion on it similar to discussions being had now on the TM 30 report. I see ‘keeping tabs’ on us as being for our own protection and for the protection of Thailand should we go missing and realtives alert the tabloid press which might have a negative effect on Thailand. In some cases these reports have proved useful as a “stick to beat” certain types of long-stayers with which has attracted negative criticism from them and posts from people like thomash who was favoured and used his eperience to mock Immigration. Sent from my iPad using Thaivisa Connect
  7. ทะเบียนบ้าน Thabian Ban

    Simply a lack of understanding of Thai isn’t it? I agree that it probably comes from use among not non native speakers. It propagates because in a non native speakers environment there is nobody who can correct it. I doubt that it is used by contributers to this forum. Sent from my iPad using Thaivisa Connect
  8. A translator has many English words to choose from, to be tardy is to delay. Semantics are interesting because they can only apply to one language. Report without delay, means that a report is due. Report within seven days also means that a report is due. As far as Translation is concerned I believe that we are unable to use Thai on this forum but I would be happy to discuss it in the language forum. Sent from my iPad using Thaivisa Connect
  9. Nothing would surprise me Scott. If she has been told that and it reflects the Consul’s understanding of the embassy’s published requirements then a childless marriage wouldn’t qualify! Sent from my iPhone using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  10. It took me less than a week although mine was routine, for retirement. Use a postal order, for which you have pay in cash so fulfils the "cash" only requirement of the embassy. Use the registered post which at my post office turned out to be EMS and a self addressed envelope for the return of passport. Since you have had similar visas in the past there should be no problem. However I feel that the bare forms are impersonal so I include a note, Dear sir, Please find enclosed my application etc.. / I submit for your consideration etc. I don't know if people like that but it has done me no harm, I do it with the 90 day reports by mail too. Sent from my iPad using Thaivisa Connect
  11. I didn't realize that Glasgow was inconvenient for you. I was suggesting that although Glasgow may not issue the visa they may be able to advise in consultation with London on any suplementary documents which London may require. I realize now that this is naive of me since if they can't be trusted to issue the visa, any communication with London considering your entitlement to it is unlikely to carry any weight. Ubonjoe, apologies I did read your post but as I have said I realize that I was naive. Sent from my iPad using Thaivisa Connect
  12. Scott, Your email to the Glasgow consulate contained nothing like enough information for a proper response, why not take the documents to Glasgow and ask them? You have obviously asked this question; What possible grounds are there to refuse an unmarried couple with a child spending time together if it is legal? As ubonjoe is saying, there are none. The income requirement is the second bullet and also demands that you be married which doesn't apply to you. Your application should be based on the first bullet point, that of visiting your child. Sent from my iPad using Thaivisa Connect
  13. I suspect that in your case Liverpool applied for the only visa available to you, did they fill out the form for you? It is £50 for that visa £125 for the multi entry visa and more paperwork than simply a pension statement required. I can't remember how much postage cost so no way of knowing if application to a consulate is cheaper than applying by post to London yourself. Sent from my iPad using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  14. We don’t know what information Scott provided but we have to assume that it was enough for “Kay” to establish which of “some cases” his situation came under. Sent from my iPad using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  15. The next ninety day report chit shows how very helpful and fair Immigration tries to be. When I started as a retiree, alternating between UK and Thailand, I used to return a few days early in order to renew my extension. I would then report 90 days after exending which for several years meant that I reported within the seven day grace period. One year I returned more than a week before the anniversary of my extension and duly reported 90 days after extending, wrong! I felt extremely hard done by when told that a fine was due and made a big fuss, something which I would never do now. A senior officer firmly confirmed the fine and inspite of my protestations would not budge. Naturally I realized that resistance was futile and after some face saving time I agreed to cut the process short and pay up. Unfortunately it wasn’t in my power to cut the process short, they busied themselves with other matters and all attempts to intetrest them in my case failed. My money was finally accepted shortly before closing time. That was a long day, plus a long walk because by that time there was no transport, and guess what? Noone in that office offered me a lift to the main road! Sent from my iPad using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app