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    Quote Originally Posted by handyman View Post
    I know last year I had my income letter sent to me, as they could not do it the same day.
    You always learn something on these threads, I never knew they sent the letter. May do it on income myself next time.

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    I'll be doing the same by the looks of it this September Brian ... I'm 99% sure the office will be closed Monday ... So will go back early September and get it sorted then ... Its a good 3 hour round trip. So I wont want to go back next day to pick it up. I'm sure they charged me about 200 baht to send it to me !!

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    I think it will only be tricky the first time for me. Once I have sorted it I will post exactly what I provided. Hopefully it wil be of some use.

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    Thinking about it ... When I do eventually get through on the phone ... I might ask if I can send my proof to them. That way it will save a drive to Pattaya. I can pay via bank transfer. I will try and get through tomorrow and post when I know something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bifftastic View Post
    The other option would be an extension of stay based on retirement if you're over 50
    I thought it was 55 biff ?

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    You can get a retirement visa from the age of 50 here Colin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SDM View Post
    I don't mind going to BKk, at least I can go back to those wonderful toilets in Terminal 21!!
    The consul is on holiday until 14th August, but apparently I can do this by post. All I need is a postal order
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    Sounds good mate. Let us know what kind of service you get.

    What docs are you posting them by the way?

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    Biff,

    I have been swapping e-mails and phone calls with someone in the Consular office at the British Embassy in BKK. I have e-mailed him a copy of a letter from my bank saying that my income into Thailand from abroad is X and a letter signed by my junior business partner (!) saying my income for the last tax year was X. That's all he wanted.

    If the local honorary consulate wasn't away it could have been done here. But if I send a copy of my passport, plus the original letters of evidence, he will send me back a standard letter by return. He said that this is a normal situation and they know exactly what the Thais need, he is also Thai. In fact everyone I spoke to at the British Embassy has been Thai, are there any Brits there? Even… (stop that!)

    The only problem I have is I need to send them a postal order for the fee, and no one seems to know how I get one. Will go to the Post Office on Monday, maybe they know (555)

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    Sounds reasonably straight forward really. Just a few more hoops to jump through

    Good to know that letters will suffice. Will they accept cashiers cheques? You can get those at any bank. We used them to pay for our uk visit visas

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    Quote Originally Posted by SDM View Post
    The only problem I have is I need to send them a postal order for the fee, and no one seems to know how I get one. Will go to the Post Office on Monday, maybe they know
    Don't waste your time with postal orders, you'll end up with about six to make up the amount needed. Get a bankers draft instead. Don't forget to add the cost of return EMS to the amount, as quoted on the Embassy website.

    The process is extremely straight forward. I've had six Embassy letters and six 'Thai Wife' non-O extensions to date.

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    I sent the chap a mail asking if I could do a bank transfer, but he was really specific. He said it has to be made out to the British Embassy and cashed a Nana (??) Post office. Waiting for an answer.

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    Thanks Paul, I will do that.

    Can you remember whereabout on the embassy website it was. I had a brief look before and couldn't see the relevant section.

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    They won't accept payments by bank transfer. When dealing with them by post it has to be a Postal Order or Bank Draft/Cashier Cheque.

    Links and relevant sections as follows:

    http://ukinthailand.fco.gov.uk/en/he...hen-you-retire

    The standard letter fee is currently Baht 2,250

    http://ukinthailand.fco.gov.uk/en/he...-services-fee/

    Postage

    • EMS Thailand - 100 THB
    • EMS Laos - 500 THB

    Admin. fee for banking in Thailand

    • Bank draft & cashier cheque - 200 THB

    So, currently:

    2250 + 300 = ฿2550 bank draft or cashier cheque.
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    2250 + 100 = ฿2350 in postal orders.

    I don't know what the queues are like in your local post office, but I'd rather swallow the 200 baht Embassy charge and get a quick and simple cheque from the bank.


    P.S. SDM, please update your email address here, I'm a little tired of getting bounced email notifications from your old email address. Thanks.

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    Thanks for that. E mails address updated, I couldn't see where to do it before, thanks for the link.

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