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Post by boes » October 3, 2014, 3:53 pm

I think 300 B for this great service is a very reasonable price. Before I always had to fly to BKK or Chiang Mai to the Swedish consulate or embassy and stay 1 night ( THAT was actually quite nice ;) - but it cost me a lot more than 300 B :^o

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Post by stattointhailand » October 3, 2014, 4:22 pm

B300 for a service that costs absolutely nothing save the cost of a few inches of ink from a pen is an absolute "rip off"
As stated earlier on this thread the same service is available for B30 in Udon, and I can also confirm that mine was done last year (and for the last 10 yrs) FREE OF CHARGE in Udon ..... I made my own decision to make a donation into one of the available charity boxes on site.
Seems more than a bit fishy to me that the OP seemingly "FORGOT" to mention there was a small fee (must be less than B30 as that's all it costs at the Ampher and it's only "covering costs" OP's words not mine) AND a donation of at least B270 to charity for each signature.
Does ANYONE seriously think ..... oh, we need to charge B30 to cover our costs so lets just add say B270 for charity and charge B300 ?? .... If they do there is a Banana boat leaving from pier 2 at NK next stop central London

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Post by boes » October 3, 2014, 5:43 pm

For your info: It has to be the Swedish consulate / embassy or police institution to verify that a Swede is alive... Amphur cannot be used..

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Post by bumper » October 3, 2014, 6:23 pm

stattointhailand wrote:B300 for a service that costs absolutely nothing save the cost of a few inches of ink from a pen is an absolute "rip off"
As stated earlier on this thread the same service is available for B30 in Udon, and I can also confirm that mine was done last year (and for the last 10 yrs) FREE OF CHARGE in Udon ..... I made my own decision to make a donation into one of the available charity boxes on site.
Seems more than a bit fishy to me that the OP seemingly "FORGOT" to mention there was a small fee (must be less than B30 as that's all it costs at the Ampher and it's only "covering costs" OP's words not mine) AND a donation of at least B270 to charity for each signature.
Does ANYONE seriously think ..... oh, we need to charge B30 to cover our costs so lets just add say B270 for charity and charge B300 ?? .... If they do there is a Banana boat leaving from pier 2 at NK next stop central London
Stat you seem to be upset at immigration, was everything free from where you moved from?
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Post by stattointhailand » October 3, 2014, 6:55 pm

Not in the slightest upset with immigration Bumper, and happy to pay any correct and legal fees :lol:
Now if you had said upset with blatant corruption .... (overcharging for something that can be acquired free) and trying to hide that you are doing it [-X [-X [-X

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Post by boes » October 3, 2014, 7:41 pm

bumper wrote:
stattointhailand wrote:B300 for a service that costs absolutely nothing save the cost of a few inches of ink from a pen is an absolute "rip off"
As stated earlier on this thread the same service is available for B30 in Udon, and I can also confirm that mine was done last year (and for the last 10 yrs) FREE OF CHARGE in Udon ..... I made my own decision to make a donation into one of the available charity boxes on site.
Seems more than a bit fishy to me that the OP seemingly "FORGOT" to mention there was a small fee (must be less than B30 as that's all it costs at the Ampher and it's only "covering costs" OP's words not mine) AND a donation of at least B270 to charity for each signature.
Does ANYONE seriously think ..... oh, we need to charge B30 to cover our costs so lets just add say B270 for charity and charge B300 ?? .... If they do there is a Banana boat leaving from pier 2 at NK next stop central London
Stat you seem to be upset at immigration, was everything free from where you moved from?
Bumper we are talking about tourist police - NOT Immigration.....

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Post by stattointhailand » October 3, 2014, 8:34 pm

I think that bumper was referring to the fact that I made a comment that I didn't like it when people were going to the Immigration office, and being "led to believe" that it was compulsory to get your photo and form done by them at a charge of B150 when in fact it was optional.

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Post by LenArt » October 3, 2014, 10:13 pm

boes wrote:For your info: It has to be the Swedish consulate / embassy or police institution to verify that a Swede is alive... Amphur cannot be used..
Lot of **** from...., or is this bullshit?


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Post by LenArt » October 3, 2014, 10:44 pm

boes wrote:For your info: It has to be the Swedish consulate / embassy or police institution to verify that a Swede is alive... Amphur cannot be used..
Hope you can read English, or how do you translate this! YOU can not read half and then blurt something!
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Post by LenArt » October 3, 2014, 10:59 pm

This thread have has done its purpose, in my opinion, and now all the knowledge in the subject matter to decide which way you want to do when you want to "live" The funny thing about this thread is not to trust what is written here without finding out the facts and test different options, do not always trust the ones you think knows best!

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Post by bumper » October 4, 2014, 10:12 am

stattointhailand wrote:Not in the slightest upset with immigration Bumper, and happy to pay any correct and legal fees :lol:
Now if you had said upset with blatant corruption .... (overcharging for something that can be acquired free) and trying to hide that you are doing it [-X [-X [-X

Fair enough, me I', going riding today and get away from this machine :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by Khun Paul » December 25, 2014, 4:06 pm

Update, today December the 25th, having received a request from HMG that I complete a life certificate with an 8 week window, it took three weeks to get to me, so time was a tad pressing. I had to go to the local Tourist police office for a small thanks gift and while I was there I asked if they could sign the Life certificate, which according to the paperwork I had could be signed by a Police officer.

Imagine my somewhat concern as I was told the officer that signs things was late, obviously the Thai police designate officers to sign, not every police officer possibly is allowed, so after a wait if 15 minutes I got 'er indoors ' to ask what time could we expect this person to arrive, about 0900 we were told, if he was late at 0815, then by 0900 he would be very late. So we decided to come back.

I remembered someone said the Amphur did the signing, so we went to see, and lo and behold a nicer set of people I have ever met, took relevant copies and then signed by the District Chief and paid my dues, Thb 30:00 wished merry Christmas by them , and left all within 20 mins. No bother, no hassle, no waiting, really very easy and simple.

Popped around to the Main Post Office and sent it registered to that place in Wolverhampton.

Compared to the' jai yen yen' approach from the Tourist Police, who earn Thb 300:00 for every signing, I would have thought they would falling over themselves to make at least some semblance of effort.

So although they may give good service when the late person turns up, their attitude was a little disappointing to put it mildly.

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Post by BobHelm » February 14, 2015, 8:04 am

Thursday afternoon I received an email from a friend saying that he had to go to the Tourist Police Station in order to get a UK Government Proof of Life form signed.
As he had never been before & was not exactly certain where it was, would I like to engage with him on a mystery tour of Udon. Having nothing better planned to do on a Friday morning, I said Yes.
Then, in one of those bizarre co-incidences that seems to strike me now & again, not an hour later I received an email from one of my UK pension providers saying that they needed a Proof of Life from me... :shock:

Now they are a lot less stringent that HM Gov. about who can sign for it - just about anyone breathing who is capable of signing their name & supplying their telephone number will do. I once had my then next door neighbour, who was an officer in the Royal Thai Police, to sign it, providing all his details written in Thai.. :D
However, as I was now going to the Tourist Police anyway it seemed a sensible option to get them to do it for me..

So, yesterday morning, I dug out this thread to get the address before we set off.

I was rather dismayed to then read the list of requirements that the OP, mortsyn, said were necessary in order to get this task completed.
Neither my friend, nor I, could comply.
He had brought just the form & his passport, I had the same, but could supply a copy of my rental agreement as well.

Anyway we decided that even if we were light on documentation we were alive & had the bare essentials & so would call by & see what they said.

In the event the bare essentials (Form, Passport & 300 baht :D ) were all that we were ever asked for.

A swift turnaround & a fairly pleasant experience all the way round at the office.

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Post by 747man » February 14, 2015, 10:53 am

Bob,I Got mine signed about 4 Weeks ago ( The U.K Gov.) One by Whom I hear you ask.....Well believe it or not The Remittance Officer ( Teller ) in my Bank for " Free "..... The Manager :pirate: WOULD'NT Do it as he told Her " He Did'nt Know Me "
( Must be I don't have enough in My Account,Or because HE might have wanted some T Money :shock: .....However I Posted the same day back to Wolverhampton & Phoned the Newcastle Pension Office about 8 Days later & They had Recieved it back & Just asked me for my N.I Number & D.O.B To CONFIRM it was Me on the Phone & That I was still Breathing..... :D

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Post by malc123 » February 14, 2015, 3:26 pm

Wanted me to pay 1000 baht, said no thank you, bank only charge 100 baht for bank letter, friend did it for me.

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