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BANGKOK 24 July 2019 15:39
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Getting Father Home from Thailand

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35 minutes ago, Dumbastheycome said:

Have you  actually  ever approached Thai Immigration to ask them if there is a "soft " way to  return him to the UK  under the circumstances?

Despite  the  gloom and doom brigade Thai authorities  can have compassion when not  affronted but asked  for  advice.

 

I thought of that approach myself, and then considered mentioning it as a possibility here, and then in the end, decided not to.

 

Yes, there is some possibility such an approach might have a good outcome. But considering the past record here, just as much or greater chance that it would result in a bad outcome instead, especially these days.

 

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Just now, madmen said:

Geez have some class! leave bashing out it doesn't help OP one bit!

Yes, that's true, and speaking of passport and visa issues, this can take a day or more to iron out alone. If the Passport is lost, an emergency passport has to be obtained at the British Embassy, which can be problematic without the proper power of attorney. The visa issue further compounds that, and it may result in paying overstay fine at the airport. Or, it could take a day at immigration to iron that out too, so there are ancillary issues that need attention and this could be in critical state already. 

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I assume that he is on a retirement Visa extension.

Has he got the funds to renew?. Typically 800000 Baht required in a Thai bank

 

If no renewal then maybe the Thai authorities will force his exit.

You say he owns an apartment . Do you mean a condo?

Apartments and condos are very different in Thailand

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2 hours ago, madmen said:

I had this exact situation with a friend of mine. He developed dementia (88 years old) and we found him a nurse and he moved in house in UBON paying for her services around the clock . After a year or so due to his deterioration she could no longer take care of him so she dropped him off at the US embassy and drove off

 

Embassy paid for a short stay in a nursing home and paid for his flight home including having a contact meet him at the airport and he is now in a nursing home US

 

Very Impressive.

Not really helpful for the OP who wants advice / suggestions specific to the UK. 

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2 hours ago, Jingthing said:

You don't want to get him deported. That process could kill him.

Sent from my Lenovo A7020a48 using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
 

The son says, he stopped the big payments, so father could support himself if he had a little assistance from a fellow fallang, perhaps the unit manager?

I like the old bloke, hope he finds someone to help.

I live too far away, otherwise I would volunteer to assist him.

Deportation would definitely break him, from what i can read about him.

Here's cheers to a real champ!

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Hopefully Sheryl will contribute to this thread soon. She knows everything about this process and helped me immensely years ago with a similar issue. The embassies do not get involved as far as I know, but will refer you to private escorts for this. Again, an escort is not advised in a situation where you have a possibly belligerent and unwilling subject.

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5 minutes ago, keemapoot said:

will refer you to private escorts for this

Getting laid is always the best option when all else fails

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