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  1. Only the donkey work is done by "contractors", VFS and DHL. Payment, acceptance/rejection of applications and issue of passports is done by HMPO in the UK. Worked fine the last time I did it and a good excuse for a jolly day out in Bangkok.
  2. Because the additional work for themselves is nothing compared to the inconvenience for you.
  3. You don't go to the embassy, you go to VFS. And you get appointment by email. You’ll need to book an appointment by email. Include your first name and last name and 3 alternative dates and times. You will receive an email confirming your appointment. UK Visa Application Centre The Trendy Office Building, 8th Floor, Sukhumvit Soi13, Klongtoey-Nua, Wattana Bangkok Thailand 10110 Email: [email protected]
  4. The OP doesn't appear to be working in Thailand so the revenue department won't know he exists. Seems not relevant to this particular thread.
  5. Its an argument for proper reporting. The very same article headlines 82 deaths then goes on to tell of 220 over the same period.
  6. The changes are that those returning from a country not on the corridor list will be able to pay for a test and reduce the quarantine time. So no change to returning from Thailand provided you avoid transiting through a country not on the list.
  7. I'd go with the GOV corridor list if I were you. If you are able to access that news story you would see the next line to appear where it says "anyone returning...." is ;
  8. The £25/week is the Cold Weather Payment, not the same thing as the Winter Fuel Payment.
  9. What address does DWP have for you? The fact that they pay in to your Thai bank is not relevant, it is the actual address they have on their system that counts.
  10. Yes, but the other element of that criteria is "you live in Switzerland or a European Economic Area (EEA) country", it is AND not OR. Quite how they work our who is automatically eligible is not clear but what is fairly clear is that it is not intended for people in tropical paradise locations.
  11. The winter fuel payment is paid every year. It is a bit of a stretch to think that someone in Thailand qualifies mind you, they don't pay it if you live in France for instance as it's warmer than the UK. https://www.gov.uk/winter-fuel-payment
  12. Ask the organisation you volunteer for to write a letter stressing the importance of your volunteering activities.
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