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Postby Charlie » Wed Jun 17, 2015 7:08 am

As I now have a job in Adelaide I decided to bring my partner, Porn, here to stay with me for a while.

I had previously read that the process is all online and there is no
need to visit the embassy or get a stamp in the passport. This is
correct.

I applied online and used my email as the contact person. I attached the
numerous documents they wanted. It was processed by the embassy in
Bangkok. They called Porn and asked her some questions. She then called
me saying they wanted a picture of us together which I was easily able
to provide. The visa was approved the next day.

Overall an easy process. It is only for three months so I may have
clicked the wrong button to not get the twelve month multiple entry
option. Not to worry, I can do it again later in the year.

All I have to do now is to wait for her to arrive, which is in ten days time!


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Postby E-Z Rider » Wed Jun 17, 2015 3:27 pm

Good News Charlie,

I wish it was that easy with the UK. We have to attend personal interviews and jump through what seems like a 1000 hoops!!

Pleased to hear your news and I hope that Porn enjoys her visit.

E-Z



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Postby Charlie » Wed Jun 17, 2015 8:54 pm



Thanks EZ. It will be her first time out of Thailand so a real eye-opening experience. Only ten days now! Cheers.



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Postby SkyyWalker » Thu Jun 18, 2015 4:11 pm



Amazing how simple and easy the process was. Like the UK, the US requires a lot more. Congrats, Charlie!


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Postby SkyyWalker » Fri Jul 10, 2015 1:15 am



Hey, Charlie. How's everything going with Porn? Has she found any decent Papaya Salad in Aussie land?


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Postby Charlie » Fri Jul 10, 2015 8:29 am



Hi Scott, she's settling in fine. She came over with my friend's
wife and the two of them go off for lunch at the market most days. Its a
bit cold for them at the moment, its winter here - 8 to 16 degrees
forecast today.




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Postby Thailia » Sun Aug 23, 2015 7:02 am



Dear Charlie,
I hate to rain on your parade but the second visa will be harder to
obtain unless a significant period of time passes. Say six to twelve
months. Also, the very very rarely grant a 12 month single entry. The
law states less than 12 months in 18 months. It can get quite tricky.
The visa is a tourist visa and even though it states it can be used for
visiting friends and family it still remains a tourist based visa.
Better to apply for a sponsored stream next time and pay a bond of
applying with on a matter of months after she returns to Thailand.

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Re: Australian Visa

Postby SkyyWalker » Tue Nov 17, 2015 5:36 pm

Rumor has it, Charlie, you're still in Australia and will be attending an AC/DC concert soon. Good man! Any ETA for a return to Thailand?
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Re: Australian Visa

Postby Charlie » Tue Nov 17, 2015 11:15 pm

Firstly, I got a second visa for Porn without the slightest problem. She can stay for one year from entry date. She arrives just before Christmas.

Scott, I am still working in Adelaide but am planning to return with Porn maybe in July - maybe just for a holiday. Will wait and see.

And yes, I am going to my very first rock concert on Saturday night - AC/DC at Adelaide oval. Someone has suggested that at 56 I'll be younger than the band!


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