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About GroveHillWanderer

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  1. Online 90 day reporting available from April 1st

    Or even easier, just leave that field blank as per ubonjoe's advice (since flight info is not one of the required fields). I have been able to successfully complete the online reporting several times without putting in the fight info.
  2. Immigration offices in Thailand do not issue visas. As stated on most Thai embassy websites, a visa for Thailand can only be issued at a Royal Thai Embassy or Consulate General.
  3. Delay using Visa

    The TM30 form is supposed to be filled out by the "House-Master, Owner or the Possessor of the Residence" where you will be staying. It is not for the visitor themselves to fill out. Assuming you are staying in a hotel for example, it is the hotel management that has to submit the form or risk being fined - not the person staying there.
  4. Online 90 day reporting available from April 1st

    It could be a one-off but if you did fill out all the info correctly (using drop-down boxes where appropriate) it's likely to persist. In my experience it means there's probably a problem with a mismatch between what you're typing and what's in the system. Possibly your record doesn't exist or possibly they have entered some of your data incorrectly but it doesn't mean it will never work. I was unable to use the online reporting system for nearly a year. I then left Thailand and returned. After my return, I was able to use the online system. I'm assuming that after they updated my records with my new entry data and I started putting the same updated info, the data now matched and so that's why it worked.
  5. I think if you combine the last two responses, you more or less have your answer. Because of the "one China" policy, Thailand does not have an embassy or consulate in Taiwan, just a trade office. According to the standard visa info on all Thai foreign mission websites, "a foreign citizen who wishes to enter the Kingdom of Thailand is required to obtain a visa from a Royal Thai Embassy or a Royal Thai Consulate-General." Since the office in Taiwan is neither an embassy nor a consulate, it is not eligible to issue visas in its own right, so it apparently uses the authority of the Thai embassy in Manila to do so.
  6. No, it only applies if the applicable statutes say it applies. Different state laws (and federal laws) have different lists of what crimes can trigger a charge of felony murder but generally speaking it is limited to being engaged in serious crimes such as robbery, rape, arson, burglary, felonious escape, terrorism, kidnapping and carjacking. Mere possession, or accidental discharge, of a firearm would not be grounds for using a charge of felony murder in any US jurisdiction as far as I can tell.
  7. Britain's Prince Harry to marry U.S. actress Meghan Markle

    Actually, and although I'm not great fan of the monarchy or their hereditary ownership of vast swathes of the English countryside, I should point out in the interests of accuracy that neither William nor Harry are paid 'by the taxpayers' (and so Meghan Markle won't be either). They receive expenses for official royal duties from the revenues generated by the Duchy of Cornwall which is owned by Prince Charles. They are also independently wealthy because of the vast fortunes they inherited merely by the happenstance of their birth but they don't actually receive any payments from the public coffers.
  8. They have not applied to Interpol for an international arrest warrant, for the simple reason that as stated on their website, "Interpol does not issue arrest warrants." They claim to have asked Interpol to issue a red notice. Again according to the Interpol website, "A Red Notice [...] is not an international arrest warrant. [...] When INTERPOL publishes a Red Notice this is simply to inform all member countries that the person is wanted based on an arrest warrant or equivalent judicial decision issued by a country or an international tribunal." Also, Interpol may decline to issue a red notice if they consider the charges are politically motivated.
  9. 'Boss' outruns another charge

    That's the subject of another old legal adage: "You get the justice you can afford."
  10. 'Boss' outruns another charge

    Almost all justice systems have a statute of limitations. They've been around for about as long as systems of justice have existed. For instance, in Athens in the 5th century BC, a five-year statute of limitations was established for all cases except homicide and the prosecution of non-constitutional laws. Based on contemporary writings, these statutes of limitations were adopted to control professional accusers from bringing malicious prosecutions long after the event. The main intent of statutes of limitation is to protect the defendant. I think it's fair to say that they were not designed to protect criminals that flee the jurisdiction, such as in this case. There are various reasons sometimes given for them, including the following: There is a general feeling that to be fair to all involved, cases should be brought it to trial within a reasonable length of time. There's an old saying: "Justice delayed is justice denied". By the time a stale claim is litigated, evidence may have been lost or be no longer reliable, witnesses may have died etc so it may not be possible to provide a fair trial. Litigation of a long-dormant claim may result in more cruelty than justice. In most legal systems, a statute of limitations restricts when a case may be filed, but so long as a case is filed during the period specified in the statute of limitations, the case may be heard and decided by the court even after that period expires. However based on what I can tell by looking at the Thai legal codes, in Thailand that is not so - the prosecution has to be started AND the person has to brought to court before the time period expires. This would seem to be a weakness in the Thai Statute of Limitations as compared to many other legal systems. Also, in many jurisdictions, the statute of limitations does not apply to the more heinous crimes such as murder or rape and there may be exceptions due to the age of a victim etc. I am not sure whether Thailand has these kinds of exceptions in its legal code.
  11. 'Boss' outruns another charge

    As far as I can tell, no it can't (I just tried). If he's on a blue notice, that would explain why he's never been arrested - a blue notice is just a request for information. However, just because a search of the publicly available red notices doesn't turn up his name, doesn't mean he isn't subject to one. As it states on the Interpol website: So if Thailand is not one of the countries that chooses to make Red Notice extracts publicly available, you're not going to find his name on the Interpol website (unless you're involved in law enforcement and have access to the full info).
  12. Presumably the mother travelling alone with the child doesn't need the father's consent? Another vote for incorrect. On one occasion my Thai wife, travelling to the UK without me but with our daughter was asked whether she had permission to take our child with her. Admittedly on other occasions she was not asked but the possibility is obviously there.
  13. Almost, but not quite, as far as I can tell. According to the article, where the NCA broke the law was in not "seeking authority from its own directors or Home Office ministers" before sharing the information with Thai authorities in a situation where the death penalty was a possibility and they had not received assurances that the death penalty would not result. It wasn't the fact that they got the death penalty in the end that made it illegal, it was the fact that even before the court case had started, the death penalty was a possibility that had not been ruled out and so they should have sought authority to share the information.
  14. That's where this story comes from. The info comes from a court case in the UK in which they were suing the NCA (and won). According to the Grauniad article that the OP links to: