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    Loss of American Passport

    Sumbody's been bitchin' about a lack of threads on this forum. And there isn't really any other forum where this OP is particularly relevant. Maybe that could be addressed with a new forum dedicated to Legal Affairs for Foreign Citizens.

    This thread repeats information given on the website of the U.S. Embassy and Consulate in Thailand: https://th.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen...dult-passport/

    Adult Lost/Stolen Passport Replacement (Ages 16+)

    After making every attempt to recover the missing passport, please obtain a police report from the Thai Police station closest to where the event took place or from any Tourist Police station (Tourist Police Hotline: 1155).

    To replace a passport, you must appear in person at the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok during regular office hours (7:30-11 AM and 1-2 PM)

    Make an appointment. (Appointments are recommended but not required if you have an urgent need for a replacement passport and can show proof of imminent travel.)

    Bring the following to the appointment:
    • Forms DS-11 and DS-64. These are electronic forms that must be filled out and submitted online. NB: your lost or stolen passport will be invalidated as soon as you submit the first form. So be absolutely sure it's gone before submitting either form. However, you might be able to print copies that you haven't actually submitted. (I didn't suggest that)
    • Original police report documenting the loss/theft
    • A photocopy of your current U.S. passport, if available
    • A valid photo ID, if available
    • Passport photo (See link for detailed requirements; eye glasses are no longer permitted; an onsite photo booth is available for a fee of 150 THB.)
    • Fee of $135, payable in cash (USD or THB) or by credit card
    We will notify you by email when the new passport arrives, usually in about two weeks. If you would like us to mail the new passport to you, then you must prepay the postage for a Thai Post “Courier Pass Back Service” envelope at the Thai Post Office located on site.

    If you have an urgent need for a replacement passport and can show proof of imminent travel, we may be able to issue you an “emergency passport” while you wait or within 24 hours. Please note that an emergency passport has a limited validity period of up to one year and may be replaced (free-of-charge) with a full-validity passport within that time.

    After receiving the new passport, please take it to Thai Immigration (PDF 191KB) to transfer the Thai entry stamp/visa. Our office will provide you with a letter to facilitate the transfer.

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    Me mate had 2 lost or stolen, apparently his 3rd one was it. There is no 4th. Lose 3 and you don't get another one. He was murdered in Cambodia before he got to lose it anyway, so wasn't an issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    Me mate had 2 lost or stolen, apparently his 3rd one was it. There is no 4th. Lose 3 and you don't get another one. He was murdered in Cambodia before he got to lose it anyway, so wasn't an issue.

    Hardly worth posting then........

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    ^
    Actually it's usual info. Luigi, what nationality was your mate?

    For me, after reporting a 2nd British passport lost/stolen years ago I was then flagged on Thai immigration's database. Every time I departed or arrived at Don Muang airport I'd be sent into an office while they checked things out. One time nearly missed a flight because of it.

    I actually found my 2nd passport that I thought I'd lost, some months later, and it took me a few trips to Suan Phlu to get them to remove my entry from their comps.

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    be careful of renting a motorbike from a welsh dwarf wearing a pink shirt up norf

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick
    be careful of renting a motorbike from a welsh dwarf wearing a pink shirt up norf
    Nonsense.......


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    How current is this bulletin?

    My niece was traveling with an American friend who lost her passport. She had a replacement issued at the Chiang Mai consulate. That was early last year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick View Post
    be careful of renting a motorbike from a welsh dwarf wearing a pink shirt up norf
    One can't be too choosy when supplementing TEFLR income.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    Me mate had 2 lost or stolen, apparently his 3rd one was it. There is no 4th. Lose 3 and you don't get another one. He was murdered in Cambodia before he got to lose it anyway, so wasn't an issue.
    Sorry to hear about his end, Luigi.

    But seriously,

    If you lose 3 US passports you are banned from another one for life?

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    New someone who sold his British Passport 6 times before they'd only issue a paper travel document. That was 25 years ago and not really relevant to a US thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gazza View Post
    ^
    Actually it's usual info. Luigi, what nationality was your mate?
    He was American.


    Still, shouldn't be punishable by death, eh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cold Pizza View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    Me mate had 2 lost or stolen, apparently his 3rd one was it. There is no 4th. Lose 3 and you don't get another one. He was murdered in Cambodia before he got to lose it anyway, so wasn't an issue.
    Sorry to hear about his end, Luigi.

    But seriously,

    If you lose 3 US passports you are banned from another one for life?
    That's what he said.

    He did like his whiskey though.

    And his Yabaa.


    Fun bloke. Shame he was murdered.


    Not being American, or having ever lost a passport, I never looked into it and took it at face value.

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    Used to get offered big money in Hong kong for your passport, never did it myself but knew fellas who did.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chittychangchang View Post
    New someone who sold his British Passport 6 times before they'd only issue a paper travel document. That was 25 years ago and not really relevant to a US thread.

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    How much?

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    This is going back pre 1997 could get around 3k sterling

    the other option was marrying a chinese girl that went upto around 10k to 50k

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    Did you get to root her for a few days solid?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Begbie
    How current is this bulletin?
    This past week I had to report my address to Thai Immigration. I couldn't find my passport once I arrived there. After looking for it in the usual places I called the Chaig Mai consulate. The first thing I learned is that a loss or stolen passport is not considered an emergency. Therefore you follow the procedure for regular passport services which begins by making an appointment online. However when I logged on to do that there was a specific button for a replacement passport. I clicked that and it pulled up the web site I've referred to here.

    Then when I filled out the first form online I found out that if I submitted it my old passport would be invalidated. I couldn't bring myself to report it lost or stolen when it hadn't been even one day since. Then I found it in an unusual place.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cold Pizza
    If you lose 3 US passports you are banned from another one for life?
    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi
    Not being American, or having ever lost a passport, I never looked into it and took it at face value.
    I don't think so. I can't find any reference online to a limit on the number of lost or stolen passports that you are allowed in a lifetime. However the normal duration of a US passport is 10 years. If there is a limit I would imagine it to be within that time frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Begbie
    replacement issued at the Chiang Mai consulate
    I've had a replacement and a renewal done at the Chiang Mai consulate. They have had this service for eons. Would be surprised if there was a change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit
    I've had a replacement and a renewal done at the Chiang Mai consulate. They have had this service for eons. Would be surprised if there was a change.
    I answered that question to the best of my ability in post #17 (http://teakdoor.com/chiang-mai-forum...ml#post3439185 (Loss of American Passport)). But you are allowed to speculate as much as you like.

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    Because they were all wanting to leave there was a lot of free rooting going on,in there hope of finding the free passport route.




    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    Did you get to root her for a few days solid?

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    I just went to this link.

    https://th.usembassy.gov/embassy-con...lace-passport/

    Which says make an appointment with the Bangkok Embassy or Chiang Mai Consulate.

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    You lose three passports you're either selling them or too irresponsible to leave your Mum's basement.

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    Yes, in this case embassy thinking seems pretty solid to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit
    Which says make an appointment with the Bangkok Embassy or Chiang Mai Consulate.
    I followed the link and you're absolutely right. Thanks for setting me straight about that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Cold Pizza View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    Me mate had 2 lost or stolen, apparently his 3rd one was it. There is no 4th. Lose 3 and you don't get another one. He was murdered in Cambodia before he got to lose it anyway, so wasn't an issue.
    Sorry to hear about his end, Luigi.

    But seriously,

    If you lose 3 US passports you are banned from another one for life?
    That's what he said.

    He did like his whiskey though.

    And his Yabaa.


    Fun bloke. Shame he was murdered.


    Not being American, or having ever lost a passport, I never looked into it and took it at face value.
    Sorry to hear his demons caught up with him.

    Last night I did google Luigi - but after I asked the question.

    It's not legal for the Yankistan gov the not issue a passport, but I assume if someone was suspected of lyin' or sellin' it could be made a shorter term or special passport.

    Peace Out.

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