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  1. UK Bed sizes below, note that the super king is also known as queen size in the UK, whereas the queen size in Thailand equates to UK king size, I've fallen foul of this myself and ended up with sheets that don't fit. UK standard mattress sizes Cot: 1'8" x 3'9" (60cm x 120cm) Single: 3' x 6'3" (90cm x 190cm) Small double: 3'11" x 6'3" (120cm x 190cm) Double: 4'6" x 6'3" (135cm x 190cm) King: 5' x 6'6" (150cm x 200cm) Super king: 6' x 6'6" (180cm x 200cm)
  2. 90 Day extension, what do you mean by this?? To ascertain how much longer that you can stay in Thailand for, then you need to find the last entry stamp in to Thailand and see when that permits you to stay to, the date will be stamped on this. What date did you enter Thailand last? The 8th July 2017 date appears to be the 90 day report due date? If you are on a ME non O visa, then in theory you must have been departing the country every 90 days and therefore have not been required to do the 90 day reporting, unless you did go to immigration and extend one of the entries? So long as you depart and re-enter before the use by date of the visa (5th June 2017?) then you will get another 90 days upon entry. Do not confuse 90 day reporting with extensions. On what basis will you extend for another year, marriage or retirement?
  3. I understood that 5th May is not a public holiday this year, as the Cabinet resolution was with immediate effect?
  4. I think the OP is referring to him being Cambodian and therefore he can possibly get a special work pass for migrant workers from the neighbouring countries, I do not know a huge amount about this, however, in a past life and my ex. wife and I did employ a Burmese maid that we had the proper passes for and all was done at the Chonburi labour department, was quite easy apparently, certainly don't recall any minimum salary etc.
  5. Granted and the OP has found other evidence, my initial reply was a bit hasty, as I did not see the tourist visa part!
  6. No they do not, they need something to show that you are resident here, hence why they accept visas or residence permit, several folks have successfully shown an extension of stay.
  7. If you are on a long term visa or extension of stay, then they will accept this, no need to prove any address.
  8. Although I agree that this should resolve the issue, it does not get past the fact that she could get refused entry on her Thai passport again, due to no exit stamp / TM.6, we all agree that the immigration have no right to refuse her entry on her Thai passport, however this is exactly how she is in this current situation and doing as you suggest might not necessarily resolve this. Why do you think this, she is Thai in Thailand, there is no getting away from that fact, just fly out on the Thai passport and do not use the British one for entering Thailand ever again, really, what can the authorities do in that situation?
  9. I've just watched what was described as Public Service announcement on behalf of Chonburi Immigration by a local Pattaya Radio Station. Interesting video. Mods, I can post a link, but not sure if this infringes on any rules, as it is a radio station link, please advise and then I can act accordingly.
  10. Ah OK, sort of reinforces the fact that she should have been allowed to enter on her Thai passport :)
  11. The issue really is that the IO at Phuket Airport had no idea about the immigration laws that he is employed to enforce in his own country. This is then compounded by the fact that the system isn't a proper system as it doesn't appear to be able to connect old Thai passports / people / exits together for whatever reason. There could be many situations where a Thai has to replace a passport and then enter with a new one and no exit stamp, original passport expired, lost, stolen, damaged etc. etc. there HAS to be a system that allows entry back in to Thailand! In this particular instance it was also compounded as she entered Thailand on her British passport around 2 years ago, renewed her Thai passport then and exited with the British passport, so the passport was issued within Thailand and not at an overseas embassy as I wrongly thought before, apologies for that! Still shouldn't have made any difference, however, it would be interesting to know how many other Thai's have experienced issues like this when their passports were renewed overseas. I still reckon she should test the system and depart on her Thai passport and forget the British one for travel to and from Thailand (except for showing to an airline at check in) worse case, they make her use the British one. Ubonjoe, in your opinion, could the authorities arrest her, detain / fine her for overstay on the British passport seeing as she is Thai and therefore is entitled to be here?
  12. This from Trinity's website, no expert, but looks like she would be OK? B1 SELT – GESE Grade 5 You must pass a Secure English Language Test (SELT) in at least CEFR level B1 in Speaking and Listening for: Indefinite Leave to Remain (to settle) or British Citizenship Trinity’s GESE Grade 5 exam = CEFR B1.
  13. You are missing my point, so let's take this as an example, A Thai with dual nationality leaves Thailand on a Thai passport, via the e-gates, say a year ago, whilst away the original Thai passport expires, so a replacement Thai passport is issued by an overseas embassy, the same Thai now returns back to Thailand with this new Thai passport and tries to enter via the e-gate, would the system allow entry, would it have connected the two passports together?
  14. Yes, this, sadly, seems to be the case as it stands now, unfortunately she did not, so could not produce the old passport, doesn't deflect from the fact that she is Thai and they should not have refused her entry on her Thai passport, as per my above post, what is difficult to create the software that automatically links the old passport number with the new, so when a Thai in a similar situation enters Thailand then the IO will see this link and the previous exit from Thailand as soon as the new passport details are entered in to the system at arrivals? With the new e-gate systems being used, then it stands to reason that this process must happen, otherwise any Thai renewing their passport anywhere but Thailand would not be able to get in via an e-gate? We are told that Immigration link old and new passports together by name and DOB for Foreigners, hence why getting a new passport is useless if somebody has a poor record immigration wise, hell, if they can do it it for us, surely they can do this for their own people!
  15. 100% agree, except in this case the IO refused (wrongly) her entry on her Thai passport specifically because of it being a new one issued by an Embassy. There really should be a way, in the passport / immigration systems, of being able to track this, so that everything ties together, the only limitation I suppose is time, i.e. the length of time needed to keep the records, in the case of Thailand, this really should not be difficult considering the passports are only valid for 5 years.