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Re :- Passport

Post by Popeye » Sun Jun 11, 2017 6:10 am

Now, 2 weeks ago I gave my passport to an agent for a visa renewal and I still have not received it. I get told, not to worry, it will be here on !!!!. Still nothing.
Now what happens if my passport is lost ? Who is going to pay for a new one, also get my $295 back ! Also as my visa will have expired at the end of the month, presume problems with immigration.
Yes I am worried.
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Post by taabarang » Sun Jun 11, 2017 6:40 am

That's a tough one Popeye. First I'd go to my embassy for help, but being an American, I wouldn't really expect much. my next option would be to go to the ministry by the airport where visas are issued. Two weeks is a long time; I hope you have your receipt. After you get your passport back please name and shame the agent.
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Re: Re :- Passport

Post by Popeye » Sun Jun 11, 2017 7:02 am

Receipt !!!! Never was issued with one. OK, another problem to get through.
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Re: Re :- Passporta bit late

Post by taabarang » Sun Jun 11, 2017 8:23 am

I don't know where you live and in any case it's a bit late to suggest an alternative. But next time consider Lucky Lucky on Monivong. I have been renewing my visas there for 20+ years and always am given a signed and dated receipt complete with passport number that indicates I am purchasing a new visa.

After you have your passport and new visa in your hands please name and shame the agency which cannot honor standard business practices.
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Re: Re :- Passport

Post by Popeye » Sun Jun 11, 2017 9:03 am

Live in Kep. Agent in Kampot.
Did have a receipt, Mrs had it.
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Re: Re :- Passport

Post by epidemiks » Sun Jun 11, 2017 9:11 am

Who's the agent? Get on the Kampot Noticeboard and post a complaint. I've never had a visa extension take more than 24 hours. From Kampot they would have to send them PP, perhaps they wait to gather a few passports.

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Re: Re :- Passport

Post by PSD-Kiwi » Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:00 am

Popeye wrote:
Sun Jun 11, 2017 7:02 am
Receipt !!!! Never was issued with one. OK, another problem to get through.
...and you never thought to ask for one! :facepalm: :BangHead:

Who did you use in Kampot, was it Meta Lai? Due to the recent elections, there is probably a backlog of work for most Ministries to catch up on, that could possibly explain the delay, but 2 weeks is an extremely long time for a visa EOS.
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Re: Re :- Passport

Post by Popeye » Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:35 am

Gather a few passports !!1 Was told that a week ago. Firstly it was 30 passport to arrive on Tuesday, then 40 passports to arrive on Friday !!! Must be a lot of expats in Kampot waiting.
Yes :- M.L.
Now my visa expires on the 26 th and to apply for a new OZ passport takes 3 weeks + a couple of days I presume. So if I stay here I will have over stayed my visa, giving me a black mark I suppose.
So, maybe a good excuse to go to Oz .
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Re: Re :- Passport

Post by epidemiks » Sun Jun 11, 2017 12:34 pm

How will you get to Oz without a passport?

Take it to the Kampot noticeboard. If the post gets promptly deleted, then something is wrong and you're up shit creek.
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Re: Re :- Passport

Post by Popeye » Sun Jun 11, 2017 1:01 pm

epidemiks wrote:
Sun Jun 11, 2017 12:34 pm
How will you get to Oz without a passport?

Take it to the Kampot noticeboard. If the post gets promptly deleted, then something is wrong and you're up shit creek.
How will I get to Oz ??? sorry was not thinking.
Kampot Noticeboard will be the go, but will give it another couple of days to see if I get it, as today is a Sunday. Will be going to PP tomorrow, so the Oz embassy and then Cambo Immigration.

And, yes definitely " up shit creek " in more ways than one.
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