British Embassy in Bangkok

RE: RE: British Embassy Bangkok - Having Trouble?

Postby Home Sweet Home. on Tue Jun 27, 2006 12:59 am

Siri, I'm wholesomely agree with what you said in June 25. I'm also a Thai who have had the experience of a proper treatment from the US Embassy staffs.
If anyone could comply with all the requirements that the Embassy had stressed, they shouldn't be any problem or any difficulty here. We ( inclued my colleagues, members of my family, friends) usully got an approved the very same day. The Embassy gave us 10 years visa.
The point that we decided to deal with the Embassy staffs in the manner of trueful to ourselves might be the vital key.
During my time in the US, I have heard the word 'Robin Hood' . According to the Thais expats, it best describes as any Thai who came to US, over stayed and working illegally. I had witnessed these people working in the restaurants, hotels, casinos, taxi drivers, at construction sites etc. Some confessed to me with a sad complicated stories. But the money is good, so they stayed put.
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RE: RE: British Embassy Bangkok - Having Trouble?

Postby Rich on Thu Nov 16, 2006 8:58 pm

I cant believe that there has been nothing on this subject since June 2006. Is everything fine now at the Embassy and people can walk in and get visas for their Thai girlfriends ok now? This should be the case, judging by the number of immigrants frreely flowing in from East europe to UK now. Hopefully this freedom will be applied to Thai people also. Any comments any of you Brits?
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RE: RE: British Embassy Bangkok - Having Trouble?

Postby Ian on Fri Nov 17, 2006 1:45 am

Hi there,
Im newly married to my Thai wife. We married after many internet chats and emails over 5 months. Im 31 and she's 25 but we have a problem already. We applied for a marriage visa this week and we have been told that because we marry after only such a short time that she needs an interview. I have been told I cannot attend by my agency we are using to help with the visa, is this correct? it just feels like this embassy unprofessional, how can they make an accurate decision without interviewing me? I believe they are doing it so they can turn around and say to my wife that they do not belive her and our marriage is "staged". What should I do? any one with advice would be gratefully received.

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RE: RE: British Embassy Bangkok - Having Trouble?

Postby shuggy on Mon Nov 20, 2006 7:46 pm

My brother and sister in law, were married in July and she has just been refused entry to the UK. They met and were living together in the UK for 18mths, before she returned to plan the traditional thai buddhist wedding. I took special leave from my business to attend and presented them with video greetings from all of my 4 brothers and 2 sisters. She (in her own words) was humiliated and upset at the Indian Girl's interviewing process, especially when all prepared documents, were not looked at.
It seems from the contents of the refusal letter, it was more an interrogation, than an interview.

Whilst it is 'human nature' to react with anger at the refusal, the aspect of citing emotive issues, will not bode well for an appeal. They are interested in plain facts. Having read some of the posts on here, it does seem quiet depressing and pointless at making an appeal, however my brother lives in rented accommodation, is self employed and has never claimed a penny in benefits. Therefore, it can be proved she is not marrying him for his money, there is just 12 years age gap (45 and 33).

If any individuals have any tips on advancing the appeal process or at least, the average time it takes for an appeal to be heard, I would be grateful.

And just for those individuals who are graduates or had the opportunity to attend university, the majority of the UK's wealth is created by non-graduates. Education in morals, good manners, respect, courtesy, humility, compassion and many more virtues, has greater wealth than any academical education.
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RE: RE: British Embassy Bangkok - Having Trouble?

Postby barry on Thu Nov 30, 2006 11:25 am

i cant agree with your argument more, and when you get it after their astronomical fees, that yur part cannot work for money or for no money. egland is not what it was, and thats why many of us are packing up and leaving..

good luck with your application
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RE: RE: British Embassy Bangkok - Having Trouble?

Postby atlastaname on Mon Dec 04, 2006 7:34 pm

You do not say why her visa was refused. Copying the refusal notice will enable us to understand where she went wrong. They are extremely arrogant at the embassy , but they do not refuse without reason , however flimsy. So what was the reason for your refusal ? Not your words, but theirs please...
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Postby Martin on Thu Mar 15, 2007 2:34 am

Please sign this petition to do with the UK's Immigration policy's after you get them there
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RE: RE: british embassy bangkok

Postby AD on Sat Mar 17, 2007 6:16 am

Richard Applin nov 2005 ................You appear to be locked into an English culture, try thinking Thai for a change
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RE: Visa NZ

Postby Shawn on Sun Mar 18, 2007 9:42 am

hello experts
maybe you guys can give me your advice or opinions..
i want to do the same thing that the first poster wanted to do, but i live in NZ, not the UK. what do you think about NZ's immigration?
me and my thai partner are not married, and i'm not a citizen nor a resident here. i do have work permits here and i've been here for a year and a half now.
my plan is to attach my own bank statement and a letter saying i will take care of everything my girlfriend needs while she's here, and that she's coming only for a holiday visiting me for a month or so.
she would attach other documents from her job saying that she's going on holidays and will come back to thailand soon.
what do you think? any otehr forms we should add? what else should we prove? and what do you know about how NZ immigration works?
i would appreicate your replies, thanks
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RE: RE: British Embassy Bangkok - Having Trouble?

Postby Erik on Sun Apr 01, 2007 5:34 pm

Spouses are not welcome at the interview and the embassy itself for one reason only. Being able to understand the regulations and instructions to the eco and being able to speak the language we are able to question all the unlawfully and unregulated decisions.

The embassy staff knows this and therefore is scared to speak to us. The ECM mrs Howard is unapproachable and unwilling to be held responsible in escalations and as head of the visa section will simply refuse to speak to explain why the embassy follows different rules then the ones that are described in the immigration directives instructions, the DPS and for instance the European casework instructions.

This embassy refuses spouses entry to lodge an appeal, a right that is described in the best practice guide of the DPS. Whenever possible apply in another country
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