I returned to Bangkok today. I applied for the papers yesterday, just in case. It was pretty easy, but still quite a hassle to get to the Banglamung District Office and of course you have to queue up with lots of people. I went back via the motorway and, no real surprise, there was no sign of any checkpoints and nobody asked for my papers. But of course things may change over the next few days. The route I took was Central Pattaya Road, Sukhumvit Road and straight onto Route 7.