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A message for British Nationals in Thailand from British Ambassador Brian Davidson

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7 minutes ago, BRUFC said:

I looked on the gov.uk site just now. UK have told all those visitors in the UK that visa extensions/ leave of stay, can be extended just by email with the extension being granted within 5 days. I've emailed the Embassy asking whether they are negotiating for reciprocal treatment for us Brits.

Nice try and best of luck. It might draw attention if a few more people do the same and email with the same question.

 

i for one am beginning to worry about having to renew my extension at CW In a few weeks from now.

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9 minutes ago, BRUFC said:

I looked on the gov.uk site just now. UK have told all those visitors in the UK that visa extensions/ leave of stay, can be extended just by email with the extension being granted within 5 days. I've emailed the Embassy asking whether they are negotiating for reciprocal treatment for us Brits.

Good initiative. It would also help immigration by lifting the pressure off them. Anther good idea would be to emulate Indonesia by having a moratorium on extensions and collect the fees retrospectively on final departure.

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53 minutes ago, baansgr said:

Interesting advising people to register if they need to return home....maybe they have mercy flights planned...And for all those that have knocked the Embassy, when the <deleted> hits the fan, they have been doing a fantastic job of keeping everyone updated. Kudos to them

Mercy flights don't make me laugh, they will not do anything other than give advice, most of which is already known

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i imagine the Thai government reemed out the embassy for not providing info gathering services for stuck Brits, I'm sure the Thais don't want to be herding cats while trying to look after their own..

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24 minutes ago, Orton Rd said:

Mercy flights don't make me laugh, they will not do anything other than give advice, most of which is already known

PMQ's yesterday lead me to suspect otherwise; furthermore HMG have released this:

International co-operation only way to get travellers home and beat coronavirus, says the Foreign Secretary

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27 minutes ago, Orton Rd said:

Mercy flights don't make me laugh, they will not do anything other than give advice, most of which is already known

The advice given by the Embassy is then picked up by media, not the other way round. London City Airport has been designated to the military, of course for transporting domestic patients but for those Brits stuck here, I feel its a strong possibility they won't be left out to dry.

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