|MAY 2013 (2)||MR. KJELL NYSTROM|
| TOURIST POLICE VOLUNTEERS|
Tom introduced the second guest speaker, Mr Kjell Nystrom of the “Tourist Police Volunteers”.
Mr Kjell, from Sweden, introduced himself and the Tourist Police in particular.
The office is in Udon at 55/55 Naresuan Road Tel 042 – 211 291 or 1155 with an annex (Without Staff) in Nong Khai. The office is always open 24 hours and 7 days a week.
However, the volunteers don’t do night shifts.
There are, apart from the Thai staff, 12 Volunteers of different Nationalities. The authority rests with the Thai staff alone.
The Volunteers are to assist the Thai staff and to render help for tourist or expats where needed.
This may be any communication, simple translations or paperwork in case of an accident or death, at an arrest, overstay of visa, divorce and so on.
In addition, it is possible to have certain papers, such as an “attest de vita” (Life certificate) you received from, for example your pension funds, stamped and signed.
In case you are interested, new volunteers are invited and welcome to join.
Next month on the afternoon of June 20, 2013 The Thai Passport Department together with the Tourist Police Volunteers and in cooperation with Udon Expats Club will arrange a seminar about:
– Visas, now and after 2015 (ASEAN);
– Owning land / property;
– Marriage / Divorce with Thai National;
– In case of divorce, shared custody of children, visitation rights, child support;
– How are things passed on in case of death: cremation / registration of will;
For each issue qualified speakers are invited.
Date, location, application and further details will be dispatched by e–mail and our Website. Volunteers of the Tourist Police and Members of Udon Expat Club among others are invited.