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    planning my long haul

    I just found out my mom has been diagnosed with cancer. So, I am bringing my two year old son home with me over xmas to see his grandma. I have a couple concerns and need help with the planning.

    He has a US Passport, haven't gotten him a Thai one yet. I have the docs to show he is a Thai citizen, is that enough to exit and re-enter? He is with his mom upcountry for the next two weeks until me and the little guy head home without his Mom.

    Also, his US Passport is valid until 1/1/12 but the picture on it is when he was two months old. I have heard that England requires children to change the photos every two years. Anyone can confirm about the US?

    What about the liquid rule on the planes? Can i bring the milk he needs?

    Any other recommendations to make the long haul a bit easier on the two of us? We are flying on EVA Air "elite class" i have found this to be the best value for money.

    Surprisingly i think i got a rather good deal. For the two of us round trip including taxes and fees was only 94,000 baht.

    Thanks for any help!

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    Re: planning my long haul

    sorry to hear about yer mum
    no he'll need a thai passport, its easy to do go to the ministry of culture opposite central pinklao, well its a b it further down

    that bit about the pictures is rubbish as the initial UK passport is 5 years in duration, and 9 times out of 10 you will use in conjunction with the Thai passport

    as for the milk, yes you can take it on bagges up but you may have to taste it
    at 2 years old you shouldnt need that much as the air hostesses will sort you out for a meal
    well i know american airlines are cunts but they cant be that big a cunt can they?

    if you want tio take hum better get his arse back and buy a thai passport, not expensive from what i remember
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    easy to get the passport as well. On Changwattana near immigration. Nice job for the seats on EVA, but they are almost too big for a dad and his kid. Ya drop down to economy and save a nice wack.
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    Re: planning my long haul

    Why does he need a Thai passport if he is going to the states with his Dad?

    Milk is not a problem at all. take what you need for your son, they will not stop you.

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    Re: planning my long haul

    coming back why start the hassle of being a farung in Thailand no matter how old the little guy is.

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    Re: planning my long haul

    Quote Originally Posted by MeMock View Post
    Why does he need a Thai passport if he is going to the states with his Dad?
    Quote Originally Posted by MeMock View Post
    Why does he need a Thai passport if he is going to the states with his Dad?
    to go he wouldnt
    to arrive back with a minimum of fucking about he may

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    Re: planning my long haul

    My son does not have his Thai passport, yet and we've had no problems over the past two and a half years we've been coming in and out of the country. They're not concerned about nippers.
    As for the milk/formula issue, you can bring the powder with you and mix it on the plane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingdomcome View Post
    As for the milk/formula issue, you can bring the powder with you and mix it on the plane.
    great idea cause they do get used to one brand. Also good to hear about the passport issue. But if he has time to deal with it. Get it done. Its a one day process, hell couple hour process for a cute kid or two.

    Having both is good. We are going to Bali. Free for the kids if they go on Thai passports. 25 buck for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    . But if he has time to deal with it. Get it done. Its a one day process, hell couple hour process for a cute kid or
    If he's got the time, by all means. We've been dragging our feet with Jr. for the past 3 years. I've promised the wife we'll do it here in Kuwait before we come back for the summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingdomcome View Post
    If he's got the time, by all means. We've been dragging our feet with Jr. for the past 3 years. I've promised the wife we'll do it here in Kuwait before we come back for the summer.
    You dont live here. Hell my kids got their first passport at 7 weeks. Proof asap of American citizenship if the shit ever hit the fan. Got the Thai at about 9 months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingdomcome View Post
    he's got the time, by all means. We've been dragging our feet with Jr. for the past 3 years. I've promised the wife we'll do it here in Kuwait before we come back for the summer.
    you should do mate
    worse happens and some arab driver rear ends you (ooh err)
    the job may be a whole lot more difficult.

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    Re: planning my long haul

    Wow...thx for all the replies!

    I got two seats set for dec 17th...before he was two years old, i carried him in my lap the whole way...that hurt.

    we will find out a lot more information regarding my mom this week...just trying to stay positive.

    I think i will try to get them back to bkk around the first of the month and let his mom sort out the thai passport for him. Then i can cruise thru the thai side of immigration upon return.

    The milk he likes is premixed in a box...and its the one thing he is picky about. I think i will bring a few boxes as well as some powder just in case.

    The little guy is gonna freeze he arse off in SF this time of year.

    Again, many thx for all the replies!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sittin sideways View Post
    The little guy is gonna freeze he arse off in SF this time of year.
    Not that bad. Damn I would go with ya if I could. My kids really want to go back this year. Better than just about anywhere else. Hit a factory outlet the first few days and get him some gear. Layers are the key at that age though.

    I remember my kids first reaction to the states at 20 months. " It smells good"

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    Quote Originally Posted by reinvented View Post
    worse happens and some arab driver rear ends you (ooh err)
    I am constantly looking behind, me, and not just when I'm driving.

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    Re: planning my long haul

    Check with your embassy to make sure you have all documents needed. They want to make sure there is no international kid kidnapping going on nowadays if not traveling with the wife. A trip with her to the embassy, maybe a notarized statement giving you permission to travel alone if that is what you are doing.

    Sorry about your mom, hope see pulls through. Good luck.
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