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Offline thaiga

Change to our services in Chiang Mai

From 1 February 2015 there will be a change to notarial and documentary services at the British Consulate in Chiang Mai

With effect from 1 February 2015 the British Consulate in Chiang Mai will cease providing notarial and documentary services e.g. pension letters, affirmations, certification of documents. These services will be provided by the British Embassy in Bangkok.

The changes to how we provide our notarial and documentary services in Thailand are part of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s 2013-2016 Consular Strategy, launched by the British Foreign Secretary in April 2013. The strategy commits us to providing a more professional, modern and streamlined service for British Nationals who require access to notarial and documentary services.

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Oh that's ok then !
If we paid the bl**dy Jobsworths less then maybe that service in Chiang Mai could be continued.
But the Jobsworth's salaries and fat pensions and expat benefits etc will continue while we here, continuing to pay tax in the UK, but who live in Thailand and don't get the benefit of OAP pension increases, can just truck down to BKK for a bit of loyalty from our Nation  of origin, where we will be treated as morons anyway.
On my last visit to the British Embassy in BKK, I was really disenchanted with the service - or should I say, abuse ? A letter that could have been processed within 10 minutes was what I wanted.
No Sir - come back in 5 hours time ! Disgraceful.
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Online Taman Tun

Roger, you old grouch.  This is what they are trying to achieve:- 

The strategy commits us to providing a more professional, modern and streamlined service for British Nationals who require access to notarial and documentary services. 

This is the finest piece of Orwellian writing that I have seen for some time.  They clearly think we are all stupid enough to believe that the service will be improved.  I imagine that the Brits in Chiangmai Mai are now delighted that they will all now have to make a streamlined journey down to Bangkok to access consular services.
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Offline thaiga

The pattaya british consulate closed in 2012

Angry Obituary for CLOSED British Consulate Pattaya

the closure is justified by the financial cuts demanded by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London.

The decision to close is against the general trend for European nations to have a diplomatic presence in Pattaya.  Austria, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Italy and Russia all maintain offices and staff in the Eastern Seaboard city.  Barry Kenyon concluded, “My personal feeling is that the initiative was strangled by bureaucratic red-tape and a failure from day one to put in the necessary resources.  If you get a thing wrong at the beginning, recovery is well-nigh impossible.”

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