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Yesterday, Immigration official at BKK airport prevented my 12 year old daughter ( born in UK ) from leaving Thailand on her valid British passport.  

 

They stated, her Thai passport had expired and they will no allow her to leave Thailand untili it is renewed.

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Do you think they were genuinely questioning whether or not she was same individual as the person in the expired passport?
I could imagine if the picture in the old passport were for example 5 years old, when she was 7, maybe they are genuinely not sure it is really her.

As far as whether or not she legally has the right (or rather, she and a parent legally have the right) to exit the country in the situation you describe would be for someone with knowledge of Thai law to answer.

 

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When taking a child with his/her mother outside of any country in the world. One always needs written permission from the mother unless she is deceased or you have written sole costudy over the child. 

 

In regards to the passport I find a strange story...If this is truly the case if her passport I would seek legal advice.

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32 minutes ago, Crossy said:

If she entered Thailand on her Thai passport then they will expect her to leave on the same passport. If that PP has expired they won't let here leave.

 

Renewing a Thai PP is relatively quick and easy.

 

We're on our way to MOF Laksi.

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32 minutes ago, Crossy said:

If she entered Thailand on her Thai passport then they will expect her to leave on the same passport. If that PP has expired they won't let here leave.

 

Renewing a Thai PP is relatively quick and easy.

 

I had the same situation with my daughter but she was allowed to leave, no problem. Entered Thailand on her Thai passport, passport expired and we went on a holiday to Lao on her Dutch passport.

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2 minutes ago, Eibot said:

I had the same situation with my daughter but she was allowed to leave, no problem. Entered Thailand on her Thai passport, passport expired and we went on a holiday to Lao on her Dutch passport.

 

Immigration prevented her from leaving on her British passport.

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Just now, ArranP said:

I have sole custody.

 

I was so cross about this, I found it a impinchment on her right to travel unhindered.

 

I accept is is easy and a trivial matter to renew her Thai passport,  it is evident that she is the person in the passport, that she is Thai citizen, and that she will be granted entry by the destination country. 

That is why I asked if you had called the British Embassy emergency number.

 

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3 minutes ago, ArranP said:

I have sole custody.

 

I was so cross about this, I found it a impinchment on her right to travel unhindered.

 

I accept is is easy and a trivial matter to renew her Thai passport,  it is evident that she is the person in the passport, that she is Thai citizen, and that she will be granted entry by the destination country. 

Sounds like you met the wrong Io officer 😞

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2 minutes ago, Tony M said:

That is why I asked if you had called the British Embassy emergency number.

 

I do not know the number.

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Just now, Eibot said:

Sounds like you met the wrong Io officer 😞

Once she knew I was not accepting what she was telling me, and I was not relenting in giving her a piece of my mind, she ignored me....

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