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1 hour ago, Tanoshi said:

Apart from the fact they charge ridiculous fees, they ask you to sign a form in Thai.

Not sure the fees are all that high. Probably less than spending a few unneeded nights in Bangkok to do it yourself (visit embassy (appointment needed), wait for translation, go the Department of Consular Affairs (not the MFA) and wait for it to be completed).

The power of attorney does not give them carte blanche permission. It is for a specific purpose.(http://www.consular.go.th/main/contents/files/form-20171128-145019-346528.doc)

There is also the mailed in option I mentioned. http://www.consular.go.th/main/th/services/111078-บริการรับรองเอกสารทางไปรษณีย์.html

 

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On 2/17/2020 at 7:31 AM, ubonjoe said:

Not sure the fees are all that high. Probably less than spending a few unneeded nights in Bangkok to do it yourself (visit embassy (appointment needed), wait for translation, go the Department of Consular Affairs (not the MFA) and wait for it to be completed).

The power of attorney does not give them carte blanche permission. It is for a specific purpose.(http://www.consular.go.th/main/contents/files/form-20171128-145019-346528.doc)

There is also the mailed in option I mentioned. http://www.consular.go.th/main/th/services/111078-บริการรับรองเอกสารทางไปรษณีย์.html

 

I just advised a friend how to prepare his affidavit as proof of marital status in order to get married.

Everything completed in the day, early morning flight, Embassy appointment, off to the Consular section of the MFA, 2nd floor translated in an hour, paid for EMS return of documents and out by 1500.

Evening flight back home.

 

Your link to the POA form is not the form I've seen. The agents/translators have their own POA form and it is not specific, as confirmed by my wife. Years ago I was quoted 8,000 by an agent. The friend above was quoted 12,000 baht. In any event you have to personally attend your Embassy/Consulate to make the affidavit.

 

The mail in option is useful, provided the translation is correct, which in instances there are small corrections required or typo errors. The beauty of using the service on the 2nd floor is that corrections can be made within minutes.

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