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Has anyone applied in Bangkok for spouse visa?


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Old 02-04-2011, 05:37 PM
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Has anyone applied in Bangkok for spouse visa?

I am curious to chat with someone who has experience applying for a spouse visa in Bangkok.


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Old 05-18-2011, 02:36 PM
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I am curious to chat with someone who has experience applying for a spouse visa in Bangkok.
Hey Raymp- I applied for the 300 PMV visa on 9th March of this year..... happy to share experiences?


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Old 05-18-2011, 10:59 PM
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Yes like to share.
We applied on May 9, 2011


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Old 05-19-2011, 01:04 AM
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Well we applied in March as I mentioned. I never did get the 'your case officer is......' email- I actually rang them and asked them who our CO was. The lady said she was the 'decision maker'- I'm not really sure how that is different to the CO- perhaps some Embassies have done away with the CO terminology? Not one bit of correspondence I have says CO on it anywhere......

We got a request for more evidence on March 28th- which involved me having to send away for a 'marriage check' letter from the UK govnt- don't think this will apply to you. That whole process took 3 weeks. So as of this week- I've not heard anything from them- so emailed and asked if they require anything else. Our 'decision maker' emails back to say the processing time is 10 months, and they will let us know if they need anything else. The problem is, is that the processing time from low risk applicants is actually 5 months. I rang this lady up in March, asking about this and she told me the Embassy are currently processing them in 'around 4 months'. So I'm a bit concerned that she keeps quoting this to me! Perhaps its just the generic email response to everyone that asks her questions though...........

Waiting to hear back from her re a rough date that it will be done. Basically my Thai visa runs out July 10th and I would like to know if it will be done before then- as obviously I need to leave the country and come back in again to get the 90 days etc etc.That would be over 4 months but I'm not that confident it will be done by then. Some people on here applying from other places have been waiting much longer, and they are low risk applicants too. But I suppose its just a case of being patient and expecting to be kept waiting - then if it comes through earlier- its a pleasant surprise!

How about you?


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Old 05-19-2011, 01:13 AM
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It is only 2 weeks since we lodged so we know nothing about a case officer yet.
But because we lodged a tourist visa with the spouse visa 3 days later they asked for a police check and a medical check for the spouse visa before the tourist visa would be decided. They still have her passport in the embassey. We are waiting for the Thai police check which we have been told will be ready tomorrow. Then hopefullysometime next week they will give the tourist visa so she go go to australia while waiting the spouse visa.
I have learned that it is almost pointless to try and email them for an answer to anything. Best just to wait it out.


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Old 05-19-2011, 01:19 AM
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Well good luck with it all! I'm glad you're going down the tourist visa whilst spouse visa processing route- do let me know how you get on! I've heard it can be a bit dodgy if you have to prove you're not there for the long-term etc. But I'm sure you'll be fine- you sound pretty organised!

I suppose in my mind I think I deserve at least some answers as we've paid a lot of money for this visa. If you paid over 2 grand for any other service it would be first class etc, so I don't think it's too much to ask for someone there to take 5 minutes to reply to an email.... but that's just my two cents!

The tourist visa was an option for us (my fiance is living in Aus, I'm living here), however due to my job here it was just not possible as it turns out. So we've been apart basically since November of last year, which as you might imagine, is rubbish. I frontloaded my application with all three police checks (Aus, Thai, UK) and the medicals.

Keeping all my fingers crossed for a speedy decision.... for us both!


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We have had a tourist visa before with no problams.
The hardest thing we had to do was get a Cambodia criminal check.
You paid over 2000? we only paid 54050 baht about $1700 au.


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Yeah we paid about 54,000 baht - but once you factor in the price of the medicals, police checks, certifying documents etc etc it comes to well over 2000.


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Old 05-25-2011, 11:06 PM
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Finally after 2 weeks we got another tourist visa. 3 months no further stay, same as last time. When they phoned my wife they told her it would only be 3 months becasue they want her back in Bangkok for the partner visa interview in 4 months.
They could have give 6 or 12 months it is no big deal to get a plane back to Bangkok for the interview.
3 months is better than 0 months.
So it is off to ozon saturday for both of us.


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Old 05-26-2011, 01:20 AM
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Great! Congratulations!

We also got our visa granted last week, so just under 3 months waiting time all up. Very happy and off to Aus for good in late June.


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