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theoldgit

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  1. I’m sorry but that’s not 100% correct, some countries have that rule but certainly not all, for instance the US does but the UK doesn’t.You are however correct in saying that you should leave a country with the same passport you enter on. None of this affects the OP’s daughter, she has a Thai passport, she entered the Kingdom using it, and it seems to be valid for the duration of her trip.
  2. I’ve just noticed that her passport expires in April and you will only be away for two weeks, so her Thai passport will still be valid on her return. So it’s even more simple, show the Italian passport when checking-in in BKK, her Thai passport when passing through Immigration, and her Italian passport when boarding the aircraft, then the gate staff won’t look for a visa. On her return use her Thai passport at check-in, her Italian passport when clearing Immigration, and her Thai passport when boarding the aircraft and when re-entering the Kingdom. Sent from my iPhone using Thaivisa Connect
  3. Which passport did she last enter Thailand on, if she entered using her Thai passport then she should use that one to leave. As has previously said, she should use her Italian passport to check in, this will satisfy check-in staff that she’s allowed to enter Italy without a visa. If she entered using her Italian passport, then she should leave using that, any overstay penalty would be waived. On her return journey, again as has been pointed out, she can enter using her expired Thai passport. I think you can get a Thai passport, at CW, the same day, or at least you could do so in the past.
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    180 Days In 12 Months? Uk

    Nonsense reply to a six year old thread removed. Sent from my iPhone using Thaivisa Connect
  5. There’s no actual requirement to have a return ticket, though Border Force Officers will sometimes ask for one, and whilst it makes their job easier they will be aware that possession of a return ticket doesn’t necessarily mean you will do so. There is a requirement that you should actually be able to demonstrate that the means to return, a return ticket would cover that requirement, as would cash or a credit card. My good lady has been asked twice, on one occasion the IO got shirty but backed down when I politely reminded of the rules and on the other occasion she just said thanks, and stamped the passport. In short there is no requirement to produce one, but if you’re asked, and don’t have one, have an answer ready and be prepared to back it up with evidence. Keep in mind that a visa is actually entry clearance, if the visa wasn’t obtained fraudulently and there has been no material change in circumstances, she will be landed.
  6. It’s useful to the Border Force Officer if you present yourselves together, then they can ask either one of you clarification questions. My wife and I present ourselves together, as we did when she was my girlfriend, I stand slightly behind her and say we’re traveling together, never had an issue. We normally use whichever queue is shorter, usually the non EU line, but thar may change next year.
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    Health entitlement uk

    Actually the UK does collect data from people leaving the UK, it’s collected by carriers, including Eurostar and ferry companies, and then passed onto the UKBA. After embarkation controls were scrapped to save money there were complaints that the UKBA didn’t know who’d left the country. The Government reintroduced collation of this data a few years ago but the onus was put onto carriers to collect the data rather than Border Force staff.
  8. As you’re asking about obtaining a visa for Thailand I will move your post to the appropriate forum.
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    Enforcement Of Thai Debts On My Way Out?

    Interesting, did the Immigration Department just take your word for it over the phone or did you need to present them with some sort of of evidence that this debt actually exsisited. Whilst I'm glad that you were able to recover the the 1,300 Baht owed, and I accept that the people that owed you the money should not have tried to rip you off, it would be a bit worrying if somebody could simply call immigration and people are prevented from leaving the country. Whilst you clearly wanted your money and maybe revenge for your customers doing a runner, I am concerned that anybody who had a grudge could go down the the same route without just cause. I'm sure it would require very specific information, passport number, details of the debt in question, etc. I would imagine making a false claim would not be taken lightly by the authorities. But if you're so alarmed by this, what is the alternative? Just allow deadbeats to skip out on their debt and leave the country scot-free? Honestly, I don't understand how some of you guys think. I'm sure it would require very specific information as well, I don't know what the burdon of proof was in the curcumstances described, that's why I asked the question. do you know what happened? You "don't understand how some of you guys think"? Well I said that I was glad the guy got his money and the punters shouldn't have tried to rip him off, does that sound so wrong? I never suggested that deadbeats should try and rip people off but I remained concerned that somebody with a grudge could try this approach, does that sound so wrong?
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    Enforcement Of Thai Debts On My Way Out?

    Interesting, did the Immigration Department just take your word for it over the phone or did you need to present them with some sort of of evidence that this debt actually exsisited. Whilst I'm glad that you were able to recover the the 1,300 Baht owed, and I accept that the people that owed you the money should not have tried to rip you off, it would be a bit worrying if somebody could simply call immigration and people are prevented from leaving the country. Whilst you clearly wanted your money and maybe revenge for your customers doing a runner, I am concerned that anybody who had a grudge could go down the the same route without just cause.
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