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worgeordie

You need ID ,for posting letters Etc at Post Office.

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Went to Khamtieng Post Office today,to post my 90 day report and

a letter to the U.K., and was asked for passport,I do not carry it with

me, (never have,except if go out area) so wife had to show her ID card.

According to the man behind the desk,ID,Passport,is a requirement

before you can post letters and parcels,inside Thailand and Overseas,

it's supposed to be to catch drug smugglers,I think,so the majority has

to be inconvenienced,by the minority,again,either that or the Government

wants to know everything the population is up to.

regards Worgeordie

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lol

for letters it makes strictly no sense as they can be deposited into post boxes ???

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I use 2 other post offices on a regular basis, never been asked.

What do they do, photocopy your passport? In which case I would ask to sign it saying something like for post office id only not to be used otherwise, as owner forced to produce to send mail. With that scribbled on then see if they still want it when you go back next time!

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You just have to stop sending letters to the PM. biggrin.png

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That has been the requirement for quite a while now. Actually nearly one year ago. Should be for parcels only not letters but up to their interpretation as usual. Also my understanding it was for over a certain weight.

Parcel senders are required to show ID cards or passports

They must have expanded it to include letters too,what next !

regards Worgeordie

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I use 2 other post offices on a regular basis, never been asked.

What do they do, photocopy your passport? In which case I would ask to sign it saying something like for post office id only not to be used otherwise, as owner forced to produce to send mail. With that scribbled on then see if they still want it when you go back next time!

They enter details into computer

regards Worgeordie

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Do Thai's have to show ID for posting a letter?

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The sooner we all have chip implants like a dog or a cat the better it will be.

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I've never had to show my passport when mailing any letter via EMS at the post office. But I will say when I was at the post office around 3 weeks ago to mail a letter EMS most Thais had their ID card in hand ready to show the postal clerk when their queue number got called...most everyone seemed to be mailing a package. The post office was the Khet Talingchan Post Office in Bangkok.

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The sooner we all have chip implants like a dog or a cat the better it will be.

You mean like facial recognition technology to buy a somtam. blink.png

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The whole thing is quite hit and miss and never consistent. I've never been asked at Kamthieng and neither has my wife. I was last there about 4 days ago. Kad Suan Kaew are the most strict. No original ID, no post. I was at Sansai post about a week ago. Everyone had their ID cards out ready, including myself. There, you use a stamp on the counter to stamp something on your post and then you sign it, followed by showing your ID. Every Thai customer had to show ID. When my queue was called, they didn't ask me to stamp and sign or show my ID. Go figure. I've never been asked at 2 other post offices either.

Hit and miss; like everything here.

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I'm out of touch as I rarely use the PO nowadays.

So they require ID, is the ID noted on the letter

and matched to a computer? How exactly does

showing ID increase security?

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