Russian Embassies Abroad
Russian Embassies Abroad Bangkok Reviews
Feb 07, 2008
We had our bag stolen from a bar in Bangkok the other night and my girlfriend had her Russian passport in it. Incredibly the Russian embassy have refused to issue her with another passport and said she must fly back to Russia to obtain one! Doesnt matter we are travelling around the World and have tickets booked elsewhere!
Whilst in the embassy another woman who had been the victim of a snatched bag, as she was getting into a taxi, was screaming and balling. As it turns out she is Russian but works in Malaysia and was in Thailand for a 2 week holiday when this happened. The embassy will not give her a passport or a slip to go to Malaysia. If you work within a country (as she does Malaysia) then the embassy will get you a new passport in 6 months, which would have been fine for her.
So my g/f has to pay for a flight back to Russia, $80 for a piece of paper to get out of Thailand and then a new passport when home and then a flight to come back out to continue the trip. The other woman will probably have to try and do the same but with the added f##k up that she will probably lose her job.
Basically any Russian citizen travelling needs to have their passport super glued to their body or run the risk of this. Its a real disgrace.
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