If I enter Thailand one week with my Irish passport and a few weeks later with my British one, will immigration know I am the same person?
My issue is that on a recent scuba trip there I entered on my Irish passport. Whilst there I lost it and when I went to police to report it - it had already been handed in. Unfortunately they had already informed immigration to bar the passport for travel. As I had urgent need to travel back for work they gave me a court letter that explained to immigration the situation and that I was in fact allowed to travel. However it took almost an hour at the airport - as no officer had a clue what to do - before I could leave and missed my original flight.
So, as I need to return in a week's time for work, can I avoid all the hassle at the airport and enter with my UK passport - or will they know it's the same person? Regarding the Irish passport I've been advised to get a new one - but that will take 4 weeks as I'm resident abroad.