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British family relocated to Thailand a week before coronavirus closed down the island - now they’re homeless and without work


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Other than him appearing to be working or trying to work without the correct visa and WP I do not see their problem. They just sold their car and house in Devon so will be sitting with millions of bah

Completely irresponsible parents. Moving to a foreign country with their two young children during a PANDEMIC and seemingly working illegally. Then advertising in the world media they are working ILLE

I see a gofundme coming...

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8 minutes ago, ivor bigun said:

3750 pounds a month,my God we lived on half of that ,in a big house and a son in university ,and having to pay his rent in BKK.

this pair sound like the usual stupid young that inhabit the UK these days ,thinking that they can do as they please and the world will look after them ,to be blunt ,if they had another brain cell they would be plants.

You live on 1875 paying two rents in Bangkok, university fees for son? How do you do that? 

 

This family has two children, they got in trouble through no fault of their own. They had, and still have financial reserves. But due to the lockdown and social distancing  mania the man can not do the job he was hired to do. It doesn't look like they expected anyone to look after them. The woman is working as well.

 

I see this more as a first casualty of the unnecessary lockdown overreaction.

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With a business/Lifestrategy like there's they are bound to succeed in all aspects of their "Cloud cuckoo land life ambitions  "....... "NOT" ..or is it going to be another "Go fund me appeal scam" ....why the hell would any sane person relocate his family in the middle of a virus pandemic  ???  Utter brainless morons ... Sorry for being so unsympathetic ...  

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1 minute ago, BobbyL said:

Very care free approach for a middle - aged couple with kids during what was predicted from early January as a global pandemic. 

because they'd believed all the fake news coming out of the gubberment - the 100% under control thing 

 - and of course, looking at the relative 'reported' numbers; they must have thought it was a paradise of safety, compared to UK'n'Europe,

 

they weren't emigrating from home, but evacuating...

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1 minute ago, banglay said:

With a business/Lifestrategy like there's they are bound to succeed in all aspects of their "Cloud cuckoo life ambitions  "....... "NOT" ..or is it going to be another "Go fund me appeal scam" ....why the hell would any sane person relocate his family in the middle of a virus pandemic  ???  Utter brainless morons ... Sorry for being so unsympathetic ...  

Actually much better to be in Thailand now, than in the UK. That could turn like Italy.

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when you quote a post within an already quoted post the name gets delinked from the original post, if you want to quote a post go to the original post not a quote of one - you will see my name attached to the post you quoted - I d

Yes Smedley you're correct, very sorry it was in deed TopDeadSenter who made the comment which I quoted.

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2 minutes ago, Logosone said:

Actually much better to be in Thailand now, than in the UK. That could turn like Italy.

Do you actually believe all the figures coming out from Thailand ???  they do not add up .. Chinese Year (25th January 20)  over 500.000 Chinese Tourists came to Thailand in that week with unrestricted access and  with a large proportion of that figure coming from the Wuhan province ...

Italy's original infection is believed to come via  Chinese tourist visit the country .. and their number were miniscule compared to how many came to Thailand over the same time period ...

Or maybe  thai's are immune .....

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6 minutes ago, Mister Fixit said:

You really don't know your visas very well, do you?

Visas on Arrival are for 15 days and are for 18 countries and people can enter any way they like AFAIK.

Visa **Exemptions are valid for 51 countries and are for 30 days, extendable for a further 30 days on payment of 1,900 baht.  There is NO SUCH THING as a 30 day Visa on Arrival.  

 

It is plain from reading the OP, had you done so properly, that these people are British.  The newspaper article was from a Devon paper and Devon is a county in the south west of England.  That means, by employing just a smidgen of brain power, that they will almost certainly have come in on a standard 30 day Visa Exemption which for some reason they seem to have paid well over the odds for to get extended further.

It's possible that they may have come in on a 60 day tourist visa, but unlikely given they could have extended that easily without need for an Embassy letter.

It reads to me that they have extended their Visa Exemption once, then have extended again with a letter, meaning that this seems to be their third extension.  After that, well, who knows?

 

I attach a document which explains the visas available to citizens of other countries.  I suggest you study it well so you get your facts right in future.  It's dated 1 May 2019 so less than a year old, so should still be accurate.  

 

 

 

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Thanks. Well I am happy to be proven wrong. So he has a work permit on his Visa exemption. I never knew this was possible, now I know. Good day to you sir.

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“And then we think ‘what happens after all of this, what happens in 30 days or if we’re stuck here for two or three months.’

“We’ll have no money left by that point.”

 

Selling their house and car in England only got them enough to tide them over for a few months?

Been living the high life on the island, haven't we?

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I noted the following from the cited news article.


 

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The pair have been able to extend their visas, they claim thanks to a letter from the British Embassy that asks for british citizens to be allowed to stay an extra 30 days.

 

However this came with a £500 price tag - ...

 

 

If indeed they did sell their Devon home, with a median house price in Devon of £267,956, I reckon they can afford 30-day extensions for at least a year, no?

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