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  1. Yes I have been using Edge, its still not good though. I have just been playing around with it for when I when I will use next year. FYI, I recommend anyone in the UK thinking of using the Evisa system to avoid it if you can. I believe Hull and Glasgow will accept face to face applications. In fact Hull will accepted copies of the documents by e mail and they forward to London. You then visit Hull after London approve the visa to get the visa sticker. I dont think they accept postal applications though.
  2. Why would they be asked, its not Oct 31st yet. Your post is just one of the reasons why there is so much confusion. Dont bother posting if you dont understand it please.
  3. I agree. Guys read the date on these things before commenting. I only see the new comments because I originally commented on the topic. Its nearly a year old, hardly relevent now.
  4. Maybe that is what they call cinema's in America? I love it when the cinema is empty. No annoyance from inconsiderate people speaking, playing phones etc. I get really angry when that happens and have been known to say something. No problem with the sound being loud you need it high to really experience the movie. I dont like though when some movies are deliberately edited so the voices are hard to hear. With regards to the air con, yes sometimes can be cold but as said take a LS (long sleeve) top and your fine. Those of you who said I cant go to see a movie in Thailand are just to set in their ways to adjust.
  5. That will be good news for @Sheryl but the the bad news starts with trying to use the new e visa system. I think a 1st year college student could have done a better job with the software, its appalling.
  6. Crazy prices. I can get insurance from UK based company for a fraction of the prices quoted.
  7. I agree with everything you have said ecxcept your last sentence, the fact that its OA is just a coincidence. I think after October 31st the OA visa will be dead in the water and the greedy Thai insurance companies will not get their expected take up of their expensive policies.
  8. Not doubting your word, but I had a quick look. That appears to be correct and its very supprising, as other consulates in other countries offer them. Just be thankfull that the US have not started to use e visa yet. Have a look at the UK site if you fancy a laugh. You can register and start a dummy application, lie and say you are from the UK and see what the pitfalls are coming the way of every visa applcation soon.
  9. I think the crux of this whole situation is that no one in their right mind will bother with the OA visa in future, with its Thai insurance requirement. Its way way to expensive, the OA visa will end up being a visa on offer that no one takes up. People will find other ways to visit Thailand. I am seriously worried of the direction that Thailand is going in. I have been looking at the new e visa application system implemented in London. It is an absolute pile of *****. How any nation who is serious about attracting people to visit even on a simple tourist visa can have a system like this astounds me. It is an appalling system that most people will not even bother with, full of bugs and errors and stupid requirements. Amazingly ignorant of the Thai authorities to allow this system to go live. This will have a big impact on the people from the UK coming to Thailand on any sort of Visa. Its just too complicated.
  10. When thinking of what visa to get depends nowadays on how old you are. Under 50 your options are limited to SE, ME visa's or visa exempt, unless you are married to a Thai. If you are over 50 then you do have other options, available.
  11. I agree. They have produced a form for overseas policies that can be used for the first year which will be worthless due to the signatures reqired and now this for example for someone between 61 and 65 a policy will cost over £1500 crazy. I take out a policy which covers pre existing conditions for my 7.5 month stay every year. It costs £250 with in patient and out patient cover way over the required levels
  12. Unless you have been keeping 800k in a Thai bank account or have been regularly transfering 65k from abroad into your Thai bank account, I am afraid you have no chance. Best of luck
  13. They are for bad reflux. Had the issue for years. Dont tell me I dont need them, I tried coming off them and was worse.
  14. Loads of people do it. I know there is a difference in the finaces for a marriage but many offices make you jump through hoops thats why many people myself included have done it for years, up until my latest one expires of course.
  15. It all depends on where you arrive and if they scan your luggage and of course your luck. For the last 6 years I always bring 8 months worth of medication this includes Multi Vitamins, cod liver oil, stomach acid reduction tablets, 3 different heart medications and high strength Codeine and paracetamol painkillers for my back pain. I always carry in hold luggage split 50/50 between mine and my wife's luggage. This year for the first time my wife's luggage was scanned but not mine. No questions asked just waved in.
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