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MFA certification of income letter from embassy

Post by tamada » December 8, 2017, 11:37 am

Has anyone who has recently filed either a retirement or marriage extension at Udon Immigration and using the proof of income letter/affidavit from their embassy or consulate had to take the letter/affidavit to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Chaeng Wattana, Bangkok to get the consular stamp and signature on the letter/affidavit verified?

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Re: MFA certification of income letter from embassy

Post by 86Tiger » December 8, 2017, 1:03 pm

I got retirement extesion on Nov 22. Used income letter from US Embassy with no additional review or stamps.

Actually, it was almost too easy. In and out in less than an hour.

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Re: MFA certification of income letter from embassy

Post by Rockfossil » December 8, 2017, 1:06 pm

Hi Tam, I got my letter in late August, as renewal due 6 September. Took to Udon Immigration, about 25 mins later walked out the door. No mention of taking anywhere else, and everybody happy.

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Re: MFA certification of income letter from embassy

Post by tamada » December 8, 2017, 1:39 pm

Rockfossil wrote:
December 8, 2017, 1:06 pm
Hi Tam, I got my letter in late August, as renewal due 6 September. Took to Udon Immigration, about 25 mins later walked out the door. No mention of taking anywhere else, and everybody happy.
Very reassuring there, thanks. The 90-day guy wanted to see my passport yesterday which I wasn't carrying and he visibly bristled at that. Then started to mention the needs for the 'first-time' extension filer like bank accounts and seasoning, etc.. It was their rather dated printout of requirements that states the MFA certification so maybe that was needed in 2008 when they made up the list.

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Re: MFA certification of income letter from embassy

Post by Zidane » December 8, 2017, 1:46 pm

The MFA certification isn't needed,tam,as the Immigration Office accepts the "official seal" shown on the UK Embassy letter as proof of your income.
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Re: MFA certification of income letter from embassy

Post by tamada » December 8, 2017, 1:55 pm

Zidane wrote:
December 8, 2017, 1:46 pm
The MFA certification isn't needed,tam,as the Immigration Office accepts the "official seal" shown on the UK Embassy letter as proof of your income.
OK, good to know. It was mentioned in their 2008-vintage advice sheet I picked up yesterday and since I had done marriage extensions in Udon back in 2010-12, I didn't recall them being needed back then either. I know that there are some jurisdictions that do insist on them but they must be a rum lot if they're dealing with if they're passing off forgeries.

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Re: MFA certification of income letter from embassy

Post by stattointhailand » December 8, 2017, 2:07 pm

Got mine done last month, official red embassy seal on doc is sufficient for Udon imm now

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Re: MFA certification of income letter from embassy

Post by rick » December 24, 2017, 9:36 pm

Not about certification, but just got my Income letter back on friday from the British embassy - 48 hours after i emailed my form and documents in. That was quite a surprise! I was expecting it sometime in January. For once, a job well done, embassy.

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Re: MFA certification of income letter from embassy

Post by Bandung_Dero » December 25, 2017, 8:16 am

Did mine on the 21st Dec. Breezed through without any BS - Chan Wattana
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Re: MFA certification of income letter from embassy

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rick wrote:
December 24, 2017, 9:36 pm
Not about certification, but just got my Income letter back on friday from the British embassy - 48 hours after i emailed my form and documents in. That was quite a surprise! I was expecting it sometime in January. For once, a job well done, embassy.
should hope so rick,they charge you enough for it

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Re: MFA certification of income letter from embassy

Post by TAXIfor7/11 » December 25, 2017, 9:38 am

rick wrote:
December 24, 2017, 9:36 pm
Not about certification, but just got my Income letter back on friday from the British embassy - 48 hours after i emailed my form and documents in. That was quite a surprise! I was expecting it sometime in January. For once, a job well done, embassy.
rick how did you pay?money order?

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Re: MFA certification of income letter from embassy

Post by tamada » December 25, 2017, 11:12 am

rick wrote:
December 24, 2017, 9:36 pm
Not about certification, but just got my Income letter back on friday from the British embassy - 48 hours after i emailed my form and documents in. That was quite a surprise! I was expecting it sometime in January. For once, a job well done, embassy.
Yes. I did mine online as well. Emailed Monday, acknowledged and charged on Tuesday, EMS'ed on Wednesday, delivered on Friday.

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Re: MFA certification of income letter from embassy

Post by rick » December 25, 2017, 4:49 pm

Pay by credit card (or debit card). They charge you in pounds so no nasty conversion fees.

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