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BANGKOK 23 May 2019 01:39
mercman24

ADVICE PLEASE , friend staying 7 months

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this morning i have had a text from the UK, my friend has a Thai lady, staying in the UK on the 6 months visa, his question is, they will be coming back to Thailand in late June/early July until January next year, i reckon thats 7 months, what are his best options to attain this. thankyou. ( my undersstanding is, she will then apply for another 6 mionths visa for the UK) thanks in advance--  KC

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Posted (edited)

Tell him to contact his nearest Thai embassy/consulate ref' a one year non Imm multi entry visa.

Means day trip out/in from Thailand every 90 days though. Assuming they are married.

If not married then multi entry tourist visa.

Edited by overherebc

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How old is the UK friend, he may qualify for a retire visa. 

Thai lady friend wont give the guy any extra visa options, only whatever tourist visa's he can get.

Edited by Peterw42

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no way retired, he is talking about marriage and taking her and here two sons to live in the UK, the lady has to return i presume as her 6 month visa will run out, my take on it is they will return to the uk next january for her on a new 6 month visa

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so i get this right, so he gets an METV from the Thai Embassy in Cardiff,  that good for 90 DAYS,? (not correct) then a border hop say to cambodia, does he get another METV on his re entry. i dont want to give him wrong info. i think during those months here he should be planning to get the marriage info, i have just read on the UK site that an METV Tourist Visa is good for 60 DAYS, so can he get a 30 DAY extension  (90 days) then do a border run after

Edited by mercman24

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 6 month METV. 60 days on arrival extent at immigration 30 days. Visa run on re- enter 60 days. extend again 30 days  another visa run just before visa expires 60 days on re-enter equal 9 months. But a pain.

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thank you CAINE well explained, just one thing i am not sure about, does he have to show a flight out ( i imagine the METV covers this) and the 20,000 has to be baht or can it be in UK pounds equilivent,

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He should be made aware that the current visa laws, but more so, their implementation, are not so stable at the moment. 

 

He'll have no trouble getting the visa, and getting in, it's his subsequent applications and entry, months from now, that can not be guaranteed.

 

He should have a contingency for this. 

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11 minutes ago, Leaver said:

He should be made aware that the current visa laws, but more so, their implementation, are not so stable at the moment. 

 

He'll have no trouble getting the visa, and getting in, it's his subsequent applications and entry, months from now, that can not be guaranteed.

 

He should have a contingency for this. 

Have current visa laws been affected in any way that affects METV's ?

 

Its an METV - why would he have problems with entries within that ? What's to 'implement' ?

 

They are the least troublesome right ? infact I'm stumped as to why more people don't use them (barring the 90 day mini holidays)

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1 minute ago, Benroon said:

Have current visa laws been affected in any way that affects METV's ?

 

Its an METV - why would he have problems with entries within that ? What's to 'implement' ?

 

They are the least troublesome right ? infact I'm stumped as to why more people don't use them (barring the 90 day mini holidays)

Sure, no problem.  He can get ten of them, all back to back.  🤣

 

No one knows what will be 3 months from now, and into the near future.  

 

The guy should not be given advice that his second visa and entry are for certain.

 

Just look at the notice they gave about the new laws. Not long at all.

 

He will most likely be fine.  All I am saying is, he should have a contingency plan for denied entry, or unable to secure the second visa.  

 

Visa running is no longer predictable. 

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57 minutes ago, Leaver said:

Sure, no problem.  He can get ten of them, all back to back.  🤣

 

No one knows what will be 3 months from now, and into the near future.  

 

The guy should not be given advice that his second visa and entry are for certain.

 

Just look at the notice they gave about the new laws. Not long at all.

 

He will most likely be fine.  All I am saying is, he should have a contingency plan for denied entry, or unable to secure the second visa.  

 

Visa running is no longer predictable. 

"He can get 10 of em, all back to back" Rubbish.

Read some reports of setv and METV refused entry at bangkok airports. Yes visas.

Sorry Leaver, I just read rest of Leaver post.

He will need correct visa to guarantee back to back METV. And keeping gf company is not one of them.

Edited by DrJack54
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3 minutes ago, DrJack54 said:

"He can get 10 of em, all back to back" Rubbish.

Read some reports of setv and METV refused entry at bangkok airports. Yes visas.

Obviously, sarcasm.  Note the laughing face at the end of that comment. 

 

You are correct.  Many denied entry.  The guy should not be advised that he can just easily re enter some months from now, because it is not for certain.  

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1 hour ago, DrJack54 said:

 

Read some reports of setv and METV refused entry at bangkok airports. Yes visas.

 

Refused because ? 

 

I did a search found nothing - what would be the reason someone with a METV that is being complied with correctly would be refused entry ? genuine question

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On ‎5‎/‎8‎/‎2019 at 7:54 PM, mercman24 said:

no way retired, he is talking about marriage and taking her and here two sons to live in the UK, the lady has to return i presume as her 6 month visa will run out, my take on it is they will return to the uk next january for her on a new 6 month visa

Is your friend working or self employed?

METV.

For Multiple Entries (stay up to 60 days for each entry within the period of 6 months)

A current passport with validity of over 6 months beyond the date of application  and at least 2 blank pages

Visa application form completely filled out

Two (2) recent photos of the applicant

Original bank statement of the applicant showing a balance of at least £5,000 (for 6 months) or a print out with official stamp of the bank

A letter from the applicant's employer (in the UK and addressed to the Royal Thai Embassy)
        If you are self-employed, you self-assessment and a company registration document are required.

A photocopy of the confirmed air ticket to Thailand

A photocopy of the hotel reservation confirmation in Thailand

 

If he's planning to take her and the kids back to live the UK in January, then he needs more than the standard Visitor Visa. How old are the kids?

Edited by Tanoshi

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2 hours ago, Leaver said:

The guy should not be given advice that his second visa and entry are for certain.

 

Just look at the notice they gave about the new laws. Not long at all.

 

He will most likely be fine.  All I am saying is, he should have a contingency plan for denied entry, or unable to secure the second visa.  

If he can get a METV he doesn't need another Visa.

He can enter Visa exempt 30 days + 30 extension.

2 x Visa exempt entries by land are permitted in a year.

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