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Online KiwiCanadian

Transfer visa to new passport at Dan Kwian
« on: October 03, 2014, 01:33:55 PM »
Ok so on the 29th of September I received my NEW, New Zealand passport via courier from Wellington NZ.
The next day I go to Dan Kwian to transfer visa to new PP, Opps need letter from Embassy, I say all done by internet, I did not go to Embassy, guy looks at me if I am not telling him the good words.
So TIT, back home to phone NZ Embassy. I start to explain and the lady says Oh you need a letter for immigration, not a problem, all I need to do is scan the main pages of my old & new PP’s and within 2 hours I have via email the required letter.

Next morning I go back again, !!! Letter from Embassy, yes, ah good good. Have to sit while he transfers the visa and the multiple re-entry permits to the new PP.
Officer explains I need to show old PP for departure as this has the entry stamp that cannot be moved to the new PP and for 90 day reports as well.
And this was all free. I did notice that the 3 desks in the front where manned by new staff I only recognized two of the old employees the older woman and one of the guys.
Just my $0.02 worth.

KiwiCanadian

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Offline Johnnie F.

Re: Transfer visa to new passport at Dan Kwian
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2014, 01:49:42 PM »
Half a year ago I had to do that, too. My embassy had already given me that letter for the Immigration, stating the replacement of my current passport. Before I was never given and never had needed a letter like that!

It was not the first time, I needed to change my already 24 years old visa to a new passport, but every time before, when it was still done in Bangkok,  seemed a lot easier. When the officer at Korat Immigration did it this year, I was amazed how Thai bureaucracy has multiplied over the years; now there are lots of papers to fill out by the officer and stamps to put in the passport. Before it was just one stamp. People working there really need to concentrate hard to do all this correctly now.
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Offline thaiga

Re: Transfer visa to new passport at Dan Kwian
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2014, 02:05:34 PM »
Hi kc
I renewed my uk p/p a couple of years ago with the British Consulate hongkong office.
all done by dhl korat

immig asked for the receipt payment slip and the letter that come with the new p/p. plus the fee was 500 bht.
Yes they now require a letter from the embassy.

People working there really need to concentrate hard to do all this correctly now.
True jf how do they remember it all.
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Offline Johnnie F.

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« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2014, 02:14:02 PM »
I never had to pay for having the visa transferred to a new passport, neither in the last two decades nor this year.
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Re: Transfer visa to new passport at Dan Kwian
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2014, 02:43:02 PM »
Thanks KC etc. - it's good to be aware of that one ! (It's a 2016 problem for me but it may have changed again by then). I agree with you JF - how the Staff at Dan Kwian remember all these stamps and procedures I don't know - the renewal of the Multi-entry retirement visa is a work of detailed art.
 

Offline thaiga

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« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2014, 02:47:43 PM »
I never had to pay for having the visa transferred to a new passport, neither in the last two decades nor this year.
500 i was asked from a lady who was also at chok chai.
I had another problem with the same lady at choc chai when i changed my bank account from bangkok bank pattaya to bangkok bank where i now live.

For 1yr ext she said money not in bank book 3 months, i showed her both books where the money had been transfered from and to and with being in credit of well over the 800,000. She said this book cancelled this book no opened for 3 mths.  (I posted it on the forum before.)

you can guess the rest of what happened. Needless to say i got my 1yr ext.I think she has been moved not seen her there lately.
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« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2014, 02:57:44 PM »
Yes Thaiga that's frustrating. In Nigeria for 5 years I looked after all my Companies Expat Visas and so on. Nigeria is probably more difficult than here. My view is just be calm and friendly and when it goes wrong, Gulp and do what they ask.
Getting grumpy tends to make the Officials dig in. Sad but true.
Putting it in context, these procedures can be pretty painful in Western Countries too.
 

 



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