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    Those that whinge about the British Embassy here should get a life.

    Yet another whinging letter in the BK post today about the less than subservient behaviour of the British Embassy staff. This seems to be one of the hot topics in the paper at the moment.

    The first thing that springs to mind is that these people going to the embassy expect to be fawned upon by eager staff pandering to their every need - what do these kunts expect - it's an Embassy for fuck's sake , not a coffee shop , guest house or massage parlour. I think these retards have been lording it in LOS too long on their expat salaries and think they are owed special treatment by their own government employed workers.

    Like the poor girl who was 'forced' to take the 3rd class train to reach the embassy - it's hardly the embassy's fualt that she couldn't afford a second class ticket now is it (for the mere extra 100B).


    Seriously these fuckwits that think the British Embassy is there to ease the visa applications of their hoped to be bar-girl wives should really think about what it's purpose is.

    So are there any of you lefty whinge-bags on the TD?

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    ^ Can you post the article or provide a link.

    There are many complaints.

    And, there is a reason for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milkman
    There are many complaints.
    And, there is a reason for it.
    lots of people complaining would be a major reason for it I feel

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    Milkman and RC:

    I will try to dig up the article and post it - I'm sure that perhaps some complaints are justified but many of the trashy letters you read in the paper are just pathetic.



    **It doesn't seem as if the letters section is on-line**
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    Are the staff there predominantly Thai or British?

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    FOK, that reminds me, I sent erm my old passport cos I needed a new one, they phoned me to tell they received it.

    But cos I sent them too much money they sent me back a cheque type thingy, I have just realised that I have thrown it away with a load of other paperwork and bills

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    I met a backpacker the other day who said you can get a Thai tourist visa extension at the BE - that might be worth a try..
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    Is it written by "John Arnone Yasothon'

    Doesn't that guy have anyhthing better to do?

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    not sure - it's in today's paper.

    there were a few other letters in a similar vein either yesterday or the day before as well.

    In fact talking about the letters section - some of them are just such a frigging joke - I'll have to dig them up.

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    When couples go to the embassy enquiring about visas, if they dont get their result then they often blame the embassy for lack of manners.

    When one is loved up with a partner it is hard for them to judge their own relationship and somebody else from the outside can do a much better job than they can. Going through a series of questions and tests can not be easy but it does show how strong the relationship is and when you dont pass the test, you can see your weaknesses and start over.

    Instead many people start placing much hatred on the staff at the British embassy. You are just going to get no where if you own that type of attitude. Then on a second attempt they dont learn any lessons and do the same thing over and over and over....

    I am not saying I dont believe there are some unfair people working at the embassy though.
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    what about those people that whinge about people whinging about the UK embassy . the uk is just a insignificant little cold ****ry whose national sport is dominated by actresses .

    of course this is not a troll

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    I went to the consulate in CM and the lady there couldn't have been nicer.

    Agree with CE about some of the letters to the BP. The ones from people who sign alongs the lines of 'Safety-Aware Farang', are great.

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    http://www.bangkokpost.com/News/26Apr2006_news99.php
    Imperious and unlawful behaviour

    The rash of embassy bashing by disgruntled Brits (Postbag, April 24) fails to address a more grievous concern - the embassy acts discourteously towards all applicants for visit visas; to many, it also acts imperiously and unlawfully.

    There are no published guidelines or acceptability standards. Refusals are made for undisclosed reasons. Interviews of applicants (who stand as prisoners at the dock) are confrontational, hectoring and abusive, the questioning and recording language is English but the delivery language is Thai - whether or not that is the applicant's mother tongue. Decisions are final and not subject to appeal.

    In a recent case, Miss Suwunna Priabying, a minor, applied for a visa to accompany me for a three-week visit to England on her school holidays, having registered at school for the coming year. Had she been asked why she wanted to visit England, Suwunna (like Sir Edmund Hillary) would have answered, "Because it is there."

    She submitted a visa application that conformed in all respects to Thai-language instructions given her by the embassy, which indicated that an interview was not mandatory. Later she was forced to travel third-class on an overnight train from her home in Surin, arriving in Bangkok at 4.30am, to attend an 8am inquisition with a British dragon lady, who issued an order refusing entrance into Britain for unspecified reasons.

    Among the negative points noted by this local wielder of the power and majesty of her queen (and mine) was the fact that Suwunna's widowed mother is employed as a maid in a Bangkok hotel.

    Processes followed by the British Embassy in handling applications for entry into the UK constitute an assault on the sovereignty and people of the Kingdom of Thailand. They constitute Star Chamber processes last used by Charles I (1640) but always remembered for being arbitrary, secretive attacks on personal rights and freedoms. They also restore the long-gone Consular Courts over which King Mongkut challenged Lord Bowring. Also, they ignore civil rights granted to all people in Thailand by the Family Law chapter of the Civil and Commercial Code of Thailand.
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    Thanks William


    now take a look at this quote:


    Processes followed by the British Embassy in handling applications for entry into the UK constitute an assault on the sovereignty and people of the Kingdom of Thailand.

    If this is not just absolute absurdity then I don't know what is!


    What disillusioned freak is writing this stuff?

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick
    the uk is just a insignificant little cold ****ry whose national sport is dominated by actresses . of course this is not a troll

    go back to Lord Black Adder's dungeon where you belong Balders..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milkman
    There are many complaints.

    And, there is a reason for it.
    AGREED !

    the aus embassy is also pretty fuckn hopeless! and its not me lording it up !

    my taxes pay these lazy kunts - one time i arrived for a 9.30 appoitment (cos they start work then, allegedly!)

    noone in the office till about 9.50am - then they have a 2 hour lunch and finish work by 4/5

    WTF ?

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    I have to agree with the sentiment of the guy who wrote the letter, but you can kind of understand it when you get all these ThaiVisa members trying to take 20 yo bar girl/boy home with them. It must really get on the staff's nerves.

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    Why was he trying to take a minor to the UK?

    They probably refused the visa for her own protection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by colourful-era
    Thanks William


    now take a look at this quote:


    Processes followed by the British Embassy in handling applications for entry into the UK constitute an assault on the sovereignty and people of the Kingdom of Thailand.

    If this is not just absolute absurdity then I don't know what is!


    What disillusioned freak is writing this stuff?
    Not really. In absolute terms, he is correct. By alienating them through complex VISA procedure, you restrict their rights as citizens to move around. On relative terms, it doesn't really matter as we foreigners have the same probleme here in Thailand.

    Let's face it, all embassies suck. They just don't care. They are government employees and because we are far from home doesn't mean they will not keep doing what they do best as government employees, that is to be rude with the public.

    In their defense though, they have an intense work environment and being far from home with the same shitty conditions but a few compensations doesn't mean they will forget about it all and become nice and understandable with the expat community with all their benefits.

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    On relative terms, it doesn't really matter as we foreigners have the same probleme here in Thailand.

    good point



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    Quote Originally Posted by colourful-era
    I met a backpacker the other day who said you can get a Thai tourist visa extension at the BE - that might be worth a try..
    A Thai visa from another countrys embassy..
    He can dream on.

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    I've been to the embassy twice recently (freedom to marry cert and new passport) and found the staff polite, friendly and helpful, mind you the same girl dealt with me on both occasions. However the cockney kunt behind me with his bargirl was obnoxious (he didnt bring paperwork needed - his fault), hence they gave the kunt the runaround. Politeness is the key.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    ThaiVisa members trying to take 20 yo bar girl/boy home with them
    I'm going to wait till mine is 21

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    I had to deal with the New Zealand embassy last year when we went there for a holiday, good service, very polite people. I wouldn't go so far as to say they are efficient but generally the employees there treated us very well.

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    I have not had the experience of dealing with the embassy personally but my wife has suffered the third degree at their hands which included questions deliberately intended to trip up the applicant.

    When she did get her visa we suffered the same type of treatment at London Airport by immigration officials who made it very clear that THEY and they alone would decide who was genuine and who was not. This despite the fact the my wife was very obviously pregnant at the time.

    Those who complain about problems getting visas often site the case that they are treated with far less courtesy, consideration and help than those who turn up at Dover Social Services office having smuggled themselves into the country in the back of a truck.
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