This is to bring to your kind notice that, I Balwant Singh Garia, am an Indian national living and working in Thailand for last 14-15 years, having a respectful job in Bangkok, Thailand.
On May 17, 2009, I had a misfortune of having my computer, air ticket, cash and passport stolen by taxi driver at the Suvarnabhumi airport in Bangkok. I was leaving for England on a business trip on that fateful day.
Having secured a valid police report and photocopies of my passport and other necessary documents, I approached the Indian Embassy for issuance of a new passport, in the last week of May 2009. My job requires frequent traveling to other countries like Europe & U.S.A to secure business for the company. Without a passport and unable to travel for business for the company, my well paying job is at stake.
Please also note that I am married and have a growing up daughter of 5 years. As the mother is not living in Thailand, I also have to take care of my daughter singly. My daughter is a Thai national. I
Will not be allowed to reside in Thailand without a proper passport & visa and not be able to take care of my young daughter. My present visa to stay in Thailand expires soon.
It’s been nearly more than 5 months since I made a request for issuance of a new passport but I am yet to receive a satisfactory reply from the officials. I even have been told that it could take months or years before a new passport could be made which I find very disturbing. I, being an Indian citizen feel quite disappointed and discouraged to find myself in this helpless situation in a foreign country.
I think the embassy officials are under a false impression that this is my third passport that has been lost where as the fact is that my two earlier passports were DAMAGED & NOT STOLEN OR LOST. The details of those passports are as under:
1. PP # Z1478868 was issued in Bangkok and was valid until 17/07/2012.
2. PP # F3936562 was issued at Bangkok and was valid till 16/5/2016.
Photocopies of both the cancelled passports are attached herewith.
I request you that this matter be regarded as urgent as my employment and my family is in grave situation. I’d appreciate your kind help in this regard and I hope to get my new passport at the earliest.
Balwant Singh Garia
PP # G 4664146
Phones: 02-319-7396, 02-718-2000 extn. 3955