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Thai travelling to Thailand on UK passport

Post by daio » Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:10 pm

My wife and my self are moving to hua hin in February.The problem is my wife's Thai passport

Runs out be for we travel.My question is can she travel on her Uk passport with out a return
date.thanks for any help Dai.

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Re: Passport problem

Post by Big Boy » Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:29 pm

I'm fairly sure that if she is coming to Thailand, her expired Thai passport will be accepted.
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Re: Passport problem

Post by Big Boy » Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:06 pm

How long are you staying Dai? If it's less than 60 days, she should be fine with her English passport (with a visit to Immigration to extend once). Stay any longer, and she needs to avoid using her British passport without first obtaining a visa. Otherwise, she will have an entry, with no exit stamp, and will technically overstay.

I had a similar problem with my son when we moved here. To get around the problem, he travelled without a passport. We obtained a certificate of identity, which worked very well, although he had to hold his nerve when taken for interrogation on arrival in Bangkok.
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Re: Thai travelling to Thailand on UK passport

Post by buksida » Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:09 pm

Thais arriving in Thailand on non-Thai passports will get a visa stamp and be subject to the same rules as foreigners (pretty much what BB said above).

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Re: Thai travelling to Thailand on UK passport

Post by daio » Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:21 pm

Thanks for help .We intend staying full time but will have to come back in June to sort a few things out.Might end up going to embassy in London just didn't fance doing that..thanks for help dai.

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Re: Thai travelling to Thailand on UK passport

Post by hhinner » Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:25 pm

Just enter on the expired Thai passport. Do not tempt fate by showing the UK passport to the immigration officer. Then go get a new Thai passport, which is quick and easy. This assumes the Thai passport has a Thai departure stamp and arrival card.

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Re: Thai travelling to Thailand on UK passport

Post by Khundon1975 » Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:24 am

daio, your wife can travel on expired Thai passport and renew it in Thailand.
My wife and a friend have both done it, no problems. 🤗
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Re: Thai travelling to Thailand on UK passport

Post by Big Boy » Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:57 am

That's 3 of us who have said she can travel on her expired passport to Thailand. If you still have doubts, a quick e-mail to the airline should confirm it.
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Re: Thai travelling to Thailand on UK passport

Post by HHTel » Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:02 am

I'll make it four. My daughter, years ago entered without a passport at all and a friend's wife entered with an expired passport which she renewed before going back to the UK.

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Re: Thai travelling to Thailand on UK passport

Post by moater » Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:51 am

To avoid delays you may want to show the UK passport to the airline and the expired Thai passport to immigration. Airline staff can be daft.

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Re: Thai travelling to Thailand on UK passport

Post by oakdale160 » Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:49 am

good point. The airlines insist that not only is the PP still valid but that you have 6 months left before it expires. One time I was in Cambodia and no one would sell me a ticket to BKK, as my pp had only 4 months to go. I had to come by bus. I was ready to offer baht at the border but got thru with no problem.

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Re: Thai travelling to Thailand on UK passport

Post by hhinner » Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:52 am

^^ I wonder if that would be a good idea. It could end up in the APIS (or whatever Thailand uses) causing questions on arrival. The check-in agent can check requirements for Thais entering Thailand on the check-in terminal.

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Re: Thai travelling to Thailand on UK passport

Post by Big Boy » Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:53 am

oakdale160 wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:49 am
good point. The airlines insist that not only is the PP still valid but that you have 6 months left before it expires. One time I was in Cambodia and no one would sell me a ticket to BKK, as my pp had only 4 months to go. I had to come by bus. I was ready to offer baht at the border but got thru with no problem.
If you were trying to return to your own country, you shouldn't have had a problem. I mentioned my son came here without a passport and HHTel has confirmed his daughter did the same.

An e-mail to your carrier will put your mind at ease.
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Re: Thai travelling to Thailand on UK passport

Post by caller » Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:18 pm

Returning to Thailand on an expired Thai passport is valid. My other half did the same when she returned to live here, travelling from LHR with Jet.
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