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  1. As you're not asking about visas, just travel suggestions, I'll move this thread to a more appropriate forum.
  2. Paul Nicholls isn't a Cockney, he's from Bolton
  3. I would follow Crossys advice and use the online check-in, usually far shorter queues to drop off your bags, if there still is a long queue I would ask one of the staff managing the queue for help. The Immigration Queue is a good point though, but I wouldn't pay for a Fast Track ticket though, those over 70 are allowed to use the Fast Track Lane for free.
  4. I have one of Kasikorns virtual credit cards, they call it a web-card, they don't give you a physical card just a card number, cvv and expiry date, it's linked to the same account as my debit card. You apply online or visa a Kasikorn ATM. I've used this to pay for my letter ever since the UK Embassy started accepting cards by mail, never had a problem, last used it in April.
  5. There have been a number of posts on this subject, it a fairly painless process.
  6. To be honest I'm not sure, have you read the guidelines, page 57 onwards seems to apply to you. Appendix_FM_1_7_Financial_Requirement_August_2015.pdf
  7. Post containing personal contact details in bank removed, this is against forum rules.
  8. No, you opened another thread, so I'll close this one. The advice about the travel agent mentioned still stand. If you decide to soldier on using an agent I would recommend that you don't use one that also acts as a travel agent. I believe that Thai Visa Express, who sponsors this forum and gives a fair bit of advice on here, will provide the agency service you require should you decide to go down that route, they're based in Pattaya.
  9. Maybe consider a starting ghost account with an alternative email address, that would allow her to complete the form with alternate detailsand get an idea of the questions asked. She/you can save the form as you go along, when she's finished it don't submit the form, the system will prompt her to save and download the application to date, she can then prepare the form to her hearts content before she works on the applicant proper.
  10. In which case she'll need to apply for a standard short term Schengen Visa, the details are here She'll need to provide evidence of affordability and details of her stay, hotels for the duration as well as flights, together with insurance, the details are all available via the link. An agent shouldn't be necessary as all they do is collate the paperwork, she still needs to apply herself.
  11. There have been a number of posts about applying for a Schengen Visa via the Spanish Consulate, apparently they're not the easiest to deal with due to their apparent disregard to the actual Schengen rules. Is your Thai lady your wife or a girlfriend, it can make a difference based on your nationality. Sent from my iPhone using Thaivisa Connect
  12. Not sure why you would want to do that, you're probably aware that the UKVI specifically advise against the purchase of a non refundable ticket prior to a visa being issued and indeed don't require a ticket to be submitted as part of the application process. I think most airlines will sell you a fully refundable ticket, at a price, but I'm not sure how long the refund process is.
  13. As the previous poster has advised, your wife cannot apply for a visa until 90 days before her intended date of travel, the visa is normally valid from the date indicated. She does have to provide details of your first planned trip, and as before she needs to satisfy the ECO that there's a regular need to travel. She doesn't need to provide details of any subsequent trips, just that further trips are planned. She could apply early by bringing forward her indicitive travel plans, but that isn't without risks, though I know people who've done it without any problem.
  14. As you're talking about visas for Thailand, I'll move this to the appropriate forum. Sent from my iPhone using Thaivisa Connect
  15. l have to say that I've never heard of that happening, unless you mean false or forged documents, in which case, yes the applicant could face a ban from applying for ten years.