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So my daughter has got herself into a bit of a quandary about returning to Thailand.

 

She's in the UK and wants to return to Thailand next month and stay for about 2 months. She has both Thai and British passports but she's just realised her Thai passport has expired and she probably doesn't have time to renew it before her desired travel date (early November).

 

She knows she can enter the country on an expired passport but does anyone know if that will be possible with all the current requirements for CoE, ASQ booking, getting on a repatriation flight etc?

 

She said she was thinking about using her British passport with an STV visa but is that even possible, coming from the UK?

 

Anyone have any advice or suggestions as to how she might best proceed?

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Very important note - She MUST renew her Thai passport whilst she is in Thailand if she enters on it. Immigration will not let her leave on a different nationality passport to the one she entered on.

Contact the Embassy .

Getting a passport here should not be a problem unless she was born outside the country, then got her birth certificate from a Thai embassy and never registered here in a house book to get a Thai ID n

2 minutes ago, mlkik said:

Contact the Embassy .

Yeah I told her that but she said she's been trying to contact them for some time and hasn't been able to get a response yet.

 

Obviously she'll have to contact them at some point but just wondered if anyone had ideas about whether she's better off trying to use her expired Thai passport or her UK one in the current situation.

 

Is there even any visa should could get on her UK passport at the moment?

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A 2 month holiday to Thailand and return to UK? Surely a bad idea. Suggest to her that a visit towards end of 2021 a better idea. 

Regarding STV from UK chance is zip.

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9 hours ago, GroveHillWanderer said:

Is there even any visa should could get on her UK passport at the moment?

A non-o visa as a returning Thai national. But that is not needed since she can still enter the country with a expired Thai passport.

She needs to register with the embassy to get a certificate of entry and etc.

Home page of embassy website in Thai is here. https://london.thaiembassy.org/th/index

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6 hours ago, DrJack54 said:

A 2 month holiday to Thailand and return to UK? Surely a bad idea. Suggest to her that a visit towards end of 2021 a better idea. 

Regarding STV from UK chance is zip.

I could n't think of a better idea of leaving the UK at this moment in time!

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10 hours ago, DrJack54 said:

A 2 month holiday to Thailand and return to UK? Surely a bad idea. Suggest to her that a visit towards end of 2021 a better idea. 

Regarding STV from UK chance is zip.

She's been under a lot of stress at work recently and really feels the need for some time off from working almost full time in the ER and ICU with CoVid-19 patients. They've agreed, on a fairly exceptional basis, to let her take a couple of months off but after that she has to go back to work - unless she wanted to give up her job, which she doesn't.

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13 minutes ago, GroveHillWanderer said:

..., let her take a couple of months off but after that she has to go back to work -

Understand. Obviously she wants to get to Thailand, however isn't there some countries in Europe with no quarantine and other expensive requirements.

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11 minutes ago, DrJack54 said:

Understand. Obviously she wants to get to Thailand, however isn't there some countries in Europe with no quarantine and other expensive requirements.

There probably are, but she hasn't seen her mother, brother or cousins for over a year and a half now and is really missing Thailand.

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6 hours ago, Crossy said:

 

Very important note - She MUST renew her Thai passport whilst she is in Thailand if she enters on it. Immigration will not let her leave on a different nationality passport to the one she entered on.

 

Getting a passport here should not be a problem unless she was born outside the country, then got her birth certificate from a Thai embassy and never registered here in a house book to get a Thai ID number.

Easy to get here with her old passport, her Thai ID card and a copy of her house book registry.

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She was born here, has a Thai ID and is on our house book so renewing her Thai passport while she's here won't be a problem.

 

It's just the logistics of getting in with an expired Thai passport that seems a little tricky, given all the extra rigamarole that's required these days.

 

I guess the main thing is that she has to get the Thai Embassy to issue her a CoE although they're very difficult to get a hold of at the moment, apparently.

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4 minutes ago, GroveHillWanderer said:

I guess the main thing is that she has to get the Thai Embassy to issue her a CoE although they're very difficult to get a hold of at the moment, apparently.

She need check the Thai part of the website to find the info she and apply for the COE online.

I am sure many have used a expired passport to do it. For a while they were not accepting applications for new passports.

Info is here: https://london.thaiembassy.org/th/content/การลงทะเบียนเพื่อจองเที่ยวบินพิเศษกลับประเทศไทยใน?cate=5f069ee372a783584326eb77

COE application. https://coethailand.mfa.go.th/regis/step?language=th

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27 minutes ago, ubonjoe said:

Getting a passport here should not be a problem unless she was born outside the country, then got her birth certificate from a Thai embassy and never registered here in a house book to get a Thai ID number.

Easy to get here with her old passport, her Thai ID card and a copy of her house book registry.

 

Yeah, I mentioned it because we had a thread earlier this year where someone's daughter had entered on her expired Thai passport and then tried to leave on her UK passport, understandably denied followed by much wailing and gnashing of teeth over lost flights etc.

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