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...
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..
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
) were all that we were ever asked for.
A swift turnaround & a fairly pleasant experience all the way round at the office.