Outdated message gives impression Thai visa is still free by post?
Replies: 5 - Last Post: Nov 9, 2012 4:44 AM Last Post By: altmtl
Nov 8, 2012 7:35 AM
Outdated message gives impression Thai visa is still free by post?I recently contacted the Royal Thai Consulate in Montreal.
As they never respond to e-mails or phone messages it took me a while to get the right info... The information is pretty basic, $40 for a single entry visa - 60 days - when you apply in person. etc. But the recorded message also says that as of May 2010 you can apply by mail (recommended time 3 weeks before by express post - it is free. The recorded message also invites you to leave a message or send an e-mail.
Well, I finally managed to get a real person on the phone (she was french canadian) She assured me it it hasn't been free for years. So, when I mentioned the outdated message that gave the impression that it still was free - she started to get angry and raise her voice - saying that no, it hasn't been updated and if I wasn't happy I could go to Ottawa to get it - lol
I know many of these sites have outdated info on them, but you would think I consulate in Canada would surely be able to update a phone message, even if they are open open 2.5 hrs, 2 days a week?
Edited by: altmtl - corrected false information first posted
Nov 8, 2012 11:44 AM
Apparently, the rudeness double-whammy of being in the Thai foreign service and being French completely overcame Canadian politesse.
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