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the guy said if things are getting difficult get in touch with us  :lol :lol :lol  like the comments

The UK Consul seems to have misunderstood the question from Dan about retirement extensions for people stuck in UK with them and unable to return to Thailand to extend, some are probably supporting Thai wives and their children in Thailand as well? Why didn't you ask him again Dan?

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Re: Interview with the British Embassy Consular Team in Thailand
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2020, 07:53:51 AM »
Yes, just confirmation that not to rely on the Embassy when it comes to sorting problems.  I found the Consul to be an annoying little man.  His continual hand movements are intended to cover up a complete lack of sincerity in what he is saying.
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Re: Interview with the British Embassy Consular Team in Thailand
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2020, 11:02:19 AM »
Stay tuned T.T. i hear there's more to come. i find the comments below the vid more interesting than anything
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Re: Interview with the British Embassy Consular Team in Thailand
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2020, 11:33:53 PM »
Firstly thanks to thaivisa for the video and of course our man dan. the blog might not seem to have answered any ones queries but it is a start and i honestly think the embassy staff were a bit nervous, not being their normal day to day duties.

The way us UK expats have been treated in the past imo, with very little help from them, which they are probably aware of, i think they are brave sticking their heads up, maybe not their fault entirely as probably under orders.

But the blog cannot do any harm and might bring us closer to the embassy staff, which in turn they might see our points of view.

Nokkie has the title, “Head of Prevention and Engagement” wonder what that is
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Re: Interview with the British Embassy Consular Team - Update
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2020, 10:45:46 AM »
Last week in the Consular team:
Here is a snapshot thanks to thaivisa of what the Consular team at @ukinthailand did last week:
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Re: Interview with the British Embassy Consular Team in Thailand - update
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2020, 05:17:06 PM »
Thanks to Thaivisa.com an update on the British Consular Team the 2 links in the article are below

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/notarial-and-documentary-services-guide-for-thailand

https://www.gov.uk/marriage-abroad/y/thailand/opposite_sex
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Re: the British Embassy Consular Team - new ambassador to Thailand
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2020, 11:12:16 AM »
Mr Mark Gooding OBE (pic below) has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Kingdom of Thailand. a married man i see ;) 

Mr Mark Gooding OBE has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Kingdom of Thailand   gov.uk
in succession to Mr Brian Davidson. Mr Gooding will take up his appointment during summer 2021.

CURRICULUM VITAE
Full name: Mark Gooding
Married to: Dr Christopher Patrick McCormick
2018 – 2019 FCO, Director, European Union (Future Partnership), Europe Directorate
2017 – 2018 FCO, Deputy Director (Europe North), Europe Directorate
2014 – 2017 Beijing, Minister Counsellor – Political
2011 – 2013 Phnom Penh, Her Majesty’s Ambassador
2008 – 2011 Colombo, Deputy High Commissioner and non-resident Deputy High Commissioner to Maldives
2006 – 2008 FCO, Private Secretary to the Secretary of State
2004 – 2006 FCO, Team Leader, EU Budget Team, Europe Directorate
2002 – 2004 Shanghai, Consul – Political, Economic and Press/Public Affairs
2000 – 2002 Full-time Language Training (Mandarin)
1999 – 2000 FCO, Desk Officer (Trade and Development), European Union Department (External)

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Re: Interview with the British Embassy Consular Team in Thailand
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2020, 02:17:03 PM »
Seems like a nice boy.
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Re: Interview with the British Embassy Consular Team in Thailand
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2020, 03:20:20 PM »
I heard there were two other appointments at the same time: Ben Dover and Phil McCavity, both experts in frictionless trade.

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Re: Interview with the British Embassy Consular Team in Thailand
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2020, 05:01:17 PM »
Now! now T.T.  :evilgrin

Wow! it's coolie, what's happening m8. 8)

Please Please guys spare me the jokes - This is a serious thread - BUT ...it's all done in the best possible taste  ;)

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Re: Interview with the British Embassy Consular Team in Thailand
« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2020, 05:50:00 PM »
Thaiga, your post made me snigger.
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Re: Interview with the British Embassy Consular Team in Thailand
« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2020, 04:35:34 PM »
The late great Kenny E. Used to love his shows, but 90% of his humour went past my young mind. Clever stuff: "best possible taste" is bob-on. He knew how to get close to the line, very much in the traditional panto tradition. Mix slapstick with innuendo.

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Re: Interview with the British Embassy Consular Team in Thailand
« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2020, 05:12:01 PM »
Hi T.T. snigger is that good or bad  ;) Synonyms for snigger - laugh, smile, sneer, snicker - the latter has far toooo many peanuts. lol.

Yes C.K. - it's all done in the best possible taste - Make a good thread that - we used to rush home to watch things on tv - that don't seem that important now. R.I.P. them that's gone that give us so many laughs years ago, the MINCING LANE crew might have been the funniest. We sure do need some laughs as things are today.

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Re: Interview with the British Embassy Consular Team in Thailand
« Reply #13 on: September 23, 2020, 02:35:41 PM »
Thanks to Thaivisa.com & the British Consular Team, for the update - Last week in the Consular 6
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Re: British Embassy Consular Team - it's all done in the best possible taste
« Reply #14 on: September 27, 2020, 03:06:54 PM »
Oh! dear
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Re: An update from the British Consular Team in Thailand
« Reply #15 on: October 07, 2020, 08:10:40 PM »
An update thanks to thaivisa.com  Last week in the Consular team 8
By British Consular Team,in Consular Team Activities
It's now our 8th week on Thai Visa forum. How do you find our weekly updates? If there is anything else that you think it would be interesting for us to share please let us know.

Last week the team provided 32 notarial services and had 16 emergency cases, including a challenging medical repatriation, further work on an old murder case, and on-going and complex issues involving yachts moored in Thai waters. Some good news: about a month ago, the Embassy introduced an online service for an affirmation of marriage in Thailand and now about 60% of our affirmation customers use the online service.

The team also hosted Thai immigration and lawyers this week to talk about better collaboration on child custody cases. We have some excellent partners in this area.

Wrapping up last week update's with some good news: our Honorary Consul in Pattaya has received a Special Recognition Award from the RBL for the work that he did to raise funds to help the community of during the COVID-19 pandemic period. On top of delivering his role providing vital information for the Embassy throughout.
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Re: Consular Team in Thailand update Last week in the Consular team 9
« Reply #16 on: October 24, 2020, 11:04:22 PM »
An update from the Consular Team in Thailand thanks to thaivisa.com  Last week in the Consular team 9

 Welcome back to an update from the Consular team. It's good to see that more and more of you are reading our weekly updates and feeding in your views on what else we should cover - thank you!

Let's get started.

Some of you may already know that the Embassy is now officially at AIA Sathorn Tower. We shared a map and address of our new office in this post: We've moved into our new office - AIA Sathorn Tower (pic below)

If you need to visit the British Embassy Bangkok, please come to our new location: https://goo.gl/maps/SZ7tbh3KJ7hWyAue7 British Embassy AIA Sathorn Tower, 11/1 South Sathorn Road, Sathorn Bangkok 10120 Thailand

In the past two weeks, the Consular team provided 51 notarial services and dealt with 43 emergency cases including a complex medical repatriation, helping a stranded Brit to return to the UK, and sorting out the deportation process for British detainees at Bangkok’s Immigration Detention Centre (IDC). All of these cases benefited from excellent support from the Thai authorities.

The Consular IDC team is now back in action and visiting detainees in person. For the past two months we’ve had to ‘visit’ virtually.
 
Our Vice Consul made a Vlog with Thai Visa to share his experience in Alternative State Quarantine and explain how the Consular team at the British Embassy can provide support to British nationals who have to go through the same process. The Vlog was published in this post:

If you would like us to cover any other areas that you're interested in, please let us know

The vlog can be found here: koratfart.com
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Re: Interview with the British Embassy Consular Team in Thailand update
« Reply #17 on: November 11, 2020, 12:08:54 AM »
Thanks to thaivisa.com an update on - Last week in the Consular team 10

In our last update, we were asked to share information about deportation and medical repatriation process. We just posted about the deportation process here https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1191250-deportation/?tab=comments#comment-15985600 More information about medical repatriation is on the way.

Now it's time for our usual updates. A lot has happened in the past two weeks. Our Prevention Team hosted a meeting with other embassies to discuss and agree on our next steps in our long-term work on motorcycle safety in Thailand. Staying with the motorcycle safety agenda, our Deputy Head of Mission paid a courtesy call on the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transport last week to help our lobbying on this area. Prosperity Team also joined this call to address the UK CO26 agenda on low carbon transportation policy as well as EV campaign, and explored potential collaboration between the UK and Thailand. During this meeting, we also handed over posters giving foreigners advice about Thai driving licences. These posters, co-produced by the Embassy and Department of Land Transport will be distributed to DLT offices nationwide.

Continuing with the theme of engagement with Thai authorities, our Immigration Detention Centre Team visited the new IDC facility in Bang Khen last week. The link above has more info on the work we do with the IDC and the benefits it has produced.
 
Our team in the office was also busy, with 42 notarial appointments and 31 emergency cases, including a lot of back and forth coordination with Thai Immigration and London for a deportation of a detainee who was not allowed to board a flight. The IDC team had a lovely compliment for this: 'you have what I would say bent over backwards to help me – many, many thanks for all your help’. Another good piece of feedback we received was in a different form: an invitation to a memorial service from the family of a customer who passed away. These gestures mean a lot to the people who make them, and of course to us.
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