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Non O (Multi Entry) no longer issued at Royal Thai Embassy in London - new financial requirements for Single Entry Tourist Visas (SETV)

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22 minutes ago, TallGuyJohninBKK said:

 

I think the key question here, seemingly totally unaddressed in the OP article, is is this move by the London Embassy some kind of singular move, OR is this the first sign of the MFA and all its embassies/consulates discontinuing the Multi-Entry O???

 

It has nothing to do with London doing anything. It is out there hands and being taken out of the hands of all Embassy's and consulates at some stage not far in the future. The system is Global and Bangkok based. It is an even playing field no matter where you apply.
This from the Q&A of the French Thai embassy in Paris as to what is happening.

 

  1. Do all Thai Embassies and consular offices around the world  already use E-visa?

Not yet. In order to try and evaluate the various aspects, the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs has, for now, chosen some pilot offices to test the E-visa.

Being the first Embassy chosen, the Royal Thai Embassy in Beijing started the E-visa system on February 15, 2019. The other Consulates in China will follow in late April 2019 or early May 2019.

The third group of Embassies to use the E-visa will be the Thai Embassy in Paris and London on June 17, 2019.

Indeed, if all goes well, the ultimate goal is that all Embassies and Consulates can use the E-visa.

http://www.thaiembassy.fr/fr/visa-rdv/e-visa/

 

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3 hours ago, VBF said:

@Chivas I'm in the same position as you more or less

 

1st problem:

If your bank accounts are online, (mine are too) then logging into a PC and screenshotting the statement (Windows > Print to PDF is how I do it anyway) gets around that problem, or even, if allowed, downloading the statement as a PDF.

BUT I really am not inclined to leave my account number and sort code visible!  So can I obfuscate them and meet the requirements?

 

2nd problem:

As you asked, do you actually have to pay for the accommodation, or just book it and get a confirmation email from the hotel or wherever?

 

And a 3rd problem - I've never bought my air ticket until i've got my visa before - looks like that's changed too. So if the visa is denied, you've wasted the fare money, or at least part of it (cancellation fee)

Not forgetting you will need to supply original documents when you turn in your passport to actually get the visa. To be honest, altering the uploaded documents by blanking out information, I would suggest you will simply lose your application fee and be declined. Remember that there is no refund for failed applications.

 

  1. After making the payment online, is there a guarantee for obtaining a visa?

No, payment is a fee for processing the records. If your file is not complete or faulty, the Embassy reserves the right to refuse your request, and the processing fees of your file will not be refunded.

The terms and conditions are indicated on "Declaration" that you need to sign before depositing your passport.

This, however, has no difference from the current system. Even if you have paid a visa fee and deposited your passport at the counter at the Embassy, your application may still be rejected.

Edited by Lovethailandelite

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And this all because London or other embassies or consulates have been cheated the system in the past...?


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Why all the complaining ?....if the rules in one place get really irritating or unfair no matter out of who's fault.... .. just leave and give your money to another country that is more welcoming. Case closed.

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9 minutes ago, Lovethailandelite said:

Not forgetting you will need to supply original documents when you turn in your passport to actually get the visa. To be honest, altering the uploaded documents by blanking out information, I would suggest you will simply lose your application fee and be declined. Remember that there is no refund for failed applications.

 

  1. After making the payment online, is there a guarantee for obtaining a visa?

No, payment is a fee for processing the records. If your file is not complete or faulty, the Embassy reserves the right to refuse your request, and the processing fees of your file will not be refunded.

The terms and conditions are indicated on "Declaration" that you need to sign before depositing your passport.

This, however, has no difference from the current system. Even if you have paid a visa fee and deposited your passport at the counter at the Embassy, your application may still be rejected.

Yes - that's my concern too!

However, the documents that I would send would be the same as the ones I uploaded - with the account number and sort code obfuscated so they would at least match.

But I take your point. It's just that supplying sensitive bank details goes so against the grain!!

Maybe a letter from the bank would be better?

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