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BANGKOK 19 August 2019 11:18
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British expat and Hua Hin bar owner arrested on eight year overstay

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6 hours ago, freedomnow said:

Balls of brass to have overstayed that long.

 

Probably shot his mouth off to too many customers about his overstay situation....

Or disgruntled workers ratted on him...

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Sure hope he has something other than a card board box to come to good old blight to.

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30 minutes ago, scottiejohn said:

Why do you ask?
Are you hoping to beat a certain Scotsman from trying to get it on the cheap?😁

Apropos of that (and bear in mind I know little about Hua Hin and have not been there for at least 15 years,) it would be interesting to know who does get his paws on the business. I would hope that whoever " inherits" it does the decent thing and at least buys Mr Doyle a ticket home.

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47 minutes ago, EricTh said:

So he didn't do 90 days report and overstayed for 8 years?

 

Why the need for 90 days report and TM30 then if it is ineffective in tracing overstayers?

Now, now ! Bringing logic & common sense into the issue is hitting below the belt.

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Just now, JAG said:

Apropos of that (and bear in mind I know little about Hua Hin and have not been there for at least 15 years,) it would be interesting to know who does get his paws on the business. I would hope that whoever " inherits" it does the decent thing and at least buys Mr Doyle a ticket home.

Probably the land owner will just take back the property after 3 months no rental payment 

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6 hours ago, AGareth2 said:

not yet 8

so 7 then

 

Well, that may be argumentative too. If you score a goal in the 7 minute and 20 seconds it counts as the eighth, so 7 years and a few months could I suppose count the 8th year too

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It's odd that these long term overstayers with expired passports can survive without ever needing to use their passport for anything in Thailand. Obviously they never stay in hotels but might need a passport to go the bank or something and the clerk might notice the passport and visa are expired. Presumably, if they drive cars or motorbikes they do so without valid licences which risks getting caught without a licence at a roadblock and dragged off to the copshop to for ID and visa check.

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6 hours ago, AGareth2 said:

not yet 8

so 7 then

 

which is more than 6 but less than 9, 8 may be considered but 10 is out of the question 5 can be ruled out, 7 is the number and only this, with the exception of 8

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6 hours ago, darksidedog said:

To run a bar and get away with such an overstay is quite impressive. I sympathise that his wife died, but if he still had sufficient wits about him to be able to keep a bar afloat since, then he should have also had the wits to sort his visa situation out. The end result of course, is that his way of life is now irrevocably ruined, as he will not be able to return for many a year.

Immigration may well not be as smart as they like to think, but sooner or later a persons luck does seem to run out.

More than likely that her family continued to run the bar and he drunk there till they had enough of him and now they have his bar.

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8 minutes ago, RichardColeman said:

Sure hope he has something other than a card board box to come to good old blight to.

Church porches are in vogue, you can get a sleeping bag from the salvation army.

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10 minutes ago, allanos said:

TV members frequently seem to take delight in the misfortunes of others, rather than taking the position that "there but for the grace of God, go I". The Germans have a great word for this unfortunate affliction in people who have no charity in their hearts - Schadenfreude!

Not Schadenfreude but more like Bloedmann

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5 hours ago, RobbyXNorway said:

Hope he gets some assistance back in Old Blighty for his depression.

If necessary, he would presumably be eligible for free treatment on the NHS without the 150% surcharge which he would otherwise have had to pay had he still been living in Thailand legally.

 

40 minutes ago, sanemax said:

He may have saved money by not renewing his PP and not getting visas .

But it may cost him even more now , having to apply for a passport from IDC and losing everything in the bar 

Would he, in fact, need to go through the rigmarole of applying for a new passport? Would it not be possible for him to be admitted back into the UK on his latest long-expired passport? Or at least obtain an emergency travel document from the Embassy who are presumably providing him with consular assistance?

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