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  1. I sent you a PM a couple of days ago.
  2. The embassy recieved my bank draft (which is all they were waiting for) on Thursday afternoon. OTOH I am still awaiting my letter.
  3. Perhaps if there was no gun available then the father in law would not have been murdered.
  4. Can you tell us which countries credit card you used please? Whether UK or Thai bank.
  5. Yes they did and when I showed it at the bank they understood what I wanted and did it on the spot at the cashiers window and the senior bank guy signed it off. Less than 10 minutes and it was done. Perhaps in the next year the embassy may change their method of payment yet againg and require the payment in the Albanian Lek or the Bosnian Convertible Marka and require us to go to a different country to pay it in cash at the embassy there.
  6. Do you see anything you like here? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/11673377/Enoch-Powell-and-Tony-Benn-were-right-on-Europe-it-was-a-great-deception.html Or here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usJUMOlpE24 Or even here? http://www.ukipdaily.com/enoch-powell-european-union/
  7. Thank you for your kind offer but I think and hope that I am OK now. I have no idea why they dropped the Postal order option. Quite a few expats who have been out of the UK for a long time like me no longer have a UK bank account, credit card or even a UK address any more. I was rather hoping that my letter would have arrved today by EMS but it didn't. When it finally arrives I shall write to the embassy copy to the ambassador explaining to him the inaccuracies and errors of their website. I may possibly get a reply from the embassy but I doubt that the ambassador will lower himself to reply to an oik like me.
  8. The guy at the embassy dealing with my letter sent me this information. Hopefully it will work for you. I printed it out and took it to my local KBank branch and gave it to the cashier. They sorted it out in 10 minutes. All they wanted was a copy of my wife's ID card (she came with me to help if there was a problem). I did have my passport, driving licence and yellow tabien baan with me just in case. Dear Mr Please kindly go to any bank and get the banker’s draft or a cashier cheque in the amount of 2,400 THB (fee effective since 7/12/2016), pay to the British Embassy and send it to us. The original letter will be sent to you as soon as we received your payment We apologize for any inconvenience this might have caused you If you need any assistance, please let me know. สำหรับธนาคาร รบกวนทางธนาคาร ออกใบ cashier cheque หรือ banker’s draft ให้สำหรับทางลูกค้าท่านนี้ เป็นจำนวน 2,400 บาทถ้วยครับ นำจ่าย British Embassy ครับผม
  9. Here is the copy of their card authorisation form. It clearly states that they will accept Visa and Mastercard credit and debit cards. What it does NOT say is that they will NOT accept Kasikorn Bank debit cards even with VISA clearly written on it. Whether they will accept other Thai bank debit cards I do not know. I can use my KBank debit card for purchases on Paypal and in other countries without a problem. credit-card-authorisation-form_221116_updated_151216 blank.pdf
  10. What a pity that they didn't bother to tell the UK population BEFORE they voted. I looked up about the EU on Wikipedia and it had this to say. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Union The EEC and Euratom were created separately from the ECSC, although they shared the same courts and the Common Assembly. The EEC was headed by Walter Hallstein (Hallstein Commission) and Euratom was headed by Louis Armand (Armand Commission) and then Étienne Hirsch. Euratom was to integrate sectors in nuclear energy while the EEC would develop a customs union among members.[26][27] During the 1960s, tensions began to show, with France seeking to limit supranational power. Nevertheless, in 1965 an agreement was reached and on 1 July 1967 the Merger Treaty created a single set of institutions for the three communities, which were collectively referred to as the European Communities.[28][29]Jean Rey presided over the first merged Commission. In 1973, the Communities were enlarged to include Denmark (including Greenland, which later left the Communities in 1985, following a dispute over fishing rights), Ireland, and the United Kingdom.[31] Norway had negotiated to join at the same time, but Norwegian voters rejected membership in a referendum. In 1979, the first direct elections to the European Parliament were held. There is a lot more to read if you wish. However see below that the EU was not formally established until 1993, some 18 years AFTER the UK joined the EEC. The European Union was formally established when the Maastricht Treaty—whose main architects were Helmut Kohl and François Mitterrand—came into force on 1 November 1993.[16][38] The treaty also gave the name European Community to the EEC, even if it was referred as such before the treaty. In 1995, Austria, Finland, and Sweden joined the EU.
  11. I had exactly the same problem less than 2 weeks ago. No it isn't. I rang the embassy 2 weeks before I sent my application off to them and told them that I had a Kasikorn Bank debit card which cleasrly had the word VISA printed in the bottom right corner. Would this be OK I asked and the response was just send it in and if there is a problem we will let you know. I posted my paperwork by EMS on Thursday 13 July and they called me just before lunch on Tuesday 18 July to explain that they had put the application on hold and that I can pay by bank draft. I asked them to email me on what they require in both English an Thai. I took that to the bank along with my wife to translate if needed and they issued the bank draft. I sent that off by EMS before lunch on Wednesday and it was signed for on Thursday afternoon, and rejected on Tuesday 18 July. Here is a copy of their email to me. Names have been removed Unfortunately, your card has been refused by our Barclays System. If your card is issued by Thai Bank, there might have been security issue preventing Barclays from charging your card. Please kindly go to any bank and get the banker’s draft or a cashier cheque in the amount of 2,400 THB (fee effective since 7/12/2016), pay to the British Embassy and send it to us. The original letter will be sent to you as soon as we received your payment We apologize for any inconvenience this might have caused you If you need any assistance, please let me know. I did that and it was sent off last Wednesday by EMS, accepted on Thursday afternoon. Now I can no longer pay in these 3 different ways. 1. I can no longer visit the embassy to deal with it. 2. The embassy will no longer accept a postal draft for the 2,400 thb. 3. They will not accept my KBank debit card. In the end I had to send a bank draft. I am still waiting for my letter from the Embassy
  12. Look it up and answer the question yourself. Here are 3 links for you to start with. https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/6/15/15783384/trump-mueller-team-russia-investigation-dreeben-weissman-quarles-rhee-zebley http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/lawyers-helping-robert-mueller-russia-investigation/ http://www.businessinsider.com/lawyers-robert-mueller-hired-for-the-trump-russia-investigation-2017-6
  13. I would have given the bus conductor/tress 20,000 baht without thinking about it. But perhaps that is just me.
  14. It is true that people change their minds when things change but it took 41 years to allow the UK people to vote on the EEC that morphed into the EU.