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edwinchester

Thai Embassy London Online Visa Applications Only

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Hi haven't seen this previously. Just read on the London Thai Embassy website that as of April 1st they are only accepting online visa applications.

Tried to set up an account as I will need to apply for one soon and was met by 'invalid application' .....not a great start.

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I presume nothing shall work until the morning of 1st? 

 

Examples of how this works in practice are eagerly awaited, as the option Dad uses is not on the electronic website example, and it seems to be suggesting that you have to book a holiday (if you don't stay in London) to get a Visa. Unless they can be picked up after approval, at a consulate?

 

We've found the London Embassy's postal service to be SUPERB so far, especially the most recent applications...

 

Luckily our next renewals are months off.....

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Lot of errors in info in that link .

 

When this starts you will not get a digital visa but the option choose a consulate/embassy to go with your docs to get the visa.

It may in time for simplest visas not requiring much paperwork evidence to have a digital issued visa but from what I seen to date it going be a step backwards for countries using it and more so for brits as the uk embassy postal visa was superb service .

This system will become the norm for 1st world passport holders and you will have do online visa request even when in the region once all consulates/embassies get hooked to the servers .

Prices gone up too which nice lol ....

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28 minutes ago, BuckBee said:

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Lot of errors in info in that link .

 

When this starts you will not get a digital visa but the option choose a consulate/embassy to go with your docs to get the visa.

It may in time for simplest visas not requiring much paperwork evidence to have a digital issued visa but from what I seen to date it going be a step backwards for countries using it and more so for brits as the uk embassy postal visa was superb service .

This system will become the norm for 1st world passport holders and you will have do online visa request even when in the region once all consulates/embassies get hooked to the servers .

Prices gone up too which nice lol ....

I believe this is a totally different option to the one that is described on the London Embassy website. In fact, they explain that it will be a somewhat different visa to the normal tourist visa, and limited to tourist visas. I do not actually think it is going to happen (at least in the short term). However, it comes from an organisation that handles the current eVisa on Arrival for nationals that qualify, so they do have some high level contacts to lobby for them.

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6 hours ago, JamJar said:

They need a better server...

 

https://thaievisa.go.th/Images/sliders/e-visa.mp4

That is just a demo of how it will work.

This is the actual site for the doing the application. https://thaievisa.go.th/Home/

9 hours ago, edwinchester said:

Tried to set up an account as I will need to apply for one soon and was met by 'invalid application' .....not a great start.

Since it starts on April 1st you would think they would allow you to set up an account now if you are from the UK.

It has this banner going across the top ot the page.

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12 minutes ago, ubonjoe said:

That is just a demo of how it will work.

This is the actual site for the doing the application. https://thaievisa.go.th/Home/

Since it starts on April 1st you would think they would allow you to set up an account now if you are from the UK.

It has this banner going across the top ot the page.

image.png.035c9593dfc400e7d554301034177408.png

Yes I noticed the banner but assumed, naively it seems, that I would still be able to setup an account as online applications supposedly go live in 11 days time in the UK.

As the vast majority of applications will be for tourist visas I wonder how they will deal with non-o's?

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7 minutes ago, edwinchester said:

As the vast majority of applications will be for tourist visas I wonder how they will deal with non-o's?

I don't know how it will work.

There is info for one based upon having a family here and etc but only general requirements are shown. No info for getting one for being on a state pension for retirement though.

 

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2 hours ago, BritTim said:

I believe this is a totally different option to the one that is described on the London Embassy website. In fact, they explain that it will be a somewhat different visa to the normal tourist visa, and limited to tourist visas. I do not actually think it is going to happen (at least in the short term). However, it comes from an organisation that handles the current eVisa on Arrival for nationals that qualify, so they do have some high level contacts to lobby for them.

They are no more than a travel agency that applies for visas operating from a closed down shop in the Balearic Islands. They have zero affiliation to the Thai government.

https://application.thailandvisa.net/about

 

Disclaimer: This Website is a professional travel agency that aims to help individuals and companies complete the necessary travel authorization requests for short-term stays in Thailand. There is a service fee which includes expert help and assistance, and the fees charged by the Thailand Government. www.thailandvisa.net is not affiliated with the Thailand Government or its sponsors. An application can also be submitted for a lower cost through the Thai Government Sponsor here, though this would be without our professional review and expert service.
   

 

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2 hours ago, BritTim said:

I believe this is a totally different option to the one that is described on the London Embassy website. In fact, they explain that it will be a somewhat different visa to the normal tourist visa, and limited to tourist visas. I do not actually think it is going to happen (at least in the short term). However, it comes from an organisation that handles the current eVisa on Arrival for nationals that qualify, so they do have some high level contacts to lobby for them.

for company handling visas they got some serious wrong details in that page for tourist visas for british nationals , not very expert and not very professional lol ...

A digital tourist visa would be great for all including offshore workers etc.

Cambodia done it well for years, Thailand unfortunately likes make a right mess of visa rules and visa issuing .

The whole immigration process currently quite a shambles for expats to tourists 😕

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Just now, BuckBee said:

for company handling visas they got some serious wrong details in that page for tourist visas for british nationals .

A digital tourist visa would be great for all including offshore workers etc.

Cambodia done it well for years, Thailand unfortunately likes make a right mess of visa rules and visa issuing .

The whole immigration process currently quite a shambles for expats to tourists 😕

They don't handle anything. They fill a form in for you and charge you a $33 handling fee. They are simply an online travel agent who's premises are are actually vacated. Somebody posted some pictures a while back of there address and a boarded up shop

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11 minutes ago, Lovethailandelite said:

They are no more than a travel agency that applies for visas operating from a closed down shop in the Balearic Islands. They have zero affiliation to the Thai government.

https://application.thailandvisa.net/about

Why did you use that to reply to that post. That is just a bogus website you posted a link to.

Not the same as the link the embassy has on their website that is a official site. See: https://thaievisa.go.th/Home/

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