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New TM.6 arrival card

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What is the size of the new TM.6 arrival card?

 

Can somebody upload an image of it with a better resolution than what I have found so far?

 

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They were handing out the new ones on my flight on 7 Jan. I had already filled out an old one which I had from before. I used the old one without a problem and kept the new one for use in future.

 

Khaosod images above provide an incorrect impression since they don't show the departure card.

 

The arrival card is 16.5 cm long and the departure card is 9 cm long.

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My last entry in December was with this new TM.6, personally I prefer the old one, probably because the eyesight isn't what it used to be!

The space given to write in is considerably smaller than previously, making it IMO harder to fill out, especially if on a flight, where it is never easy.

The IO at BKK airport did staple the departure part in to my passport though.

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3 hours ago, Briggsy said:

They were handing out the new ones on my flight on 7 Jan. I had already filled out an old one which I had from before. I used the old one without a problem and kept the new one for use in future.

 

Khaosod images above provide an incorrect impression since they don't show the departure card.

 

The arrival card is 16.5 cm long and the departure card is 9 cm long.

The departure card is the LEFT part of the TM6. You still need to fill some things like names, d o b, passport number etc twice. And need a magnifying glass to see where to write. 

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3 hours ago, Briggsy said:

They were handing out the new ones on my flight on 7 Jan. I had already filled out an old one which I had from before. I used the old one without a problem and kept the new one for use in future.

 

Khaosod images above provide an incorrect impression since they don't show the departure card.

 

The arrival card is 16.5 cm long and the departure card is 9 cm long.

 

 

Likewise on my flight on 31st December..... but in the arrivals hall they were handing out old style.

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While the arrival and departure cards have been compressed into a single card, this compression appears to have been solely achieved by dispensing with character boxes in the case of most fields. As I see it, the amount of information being sought remains exactly the same - so so much for the Immigration Bureau's claim of simplication then!

 

But, on the plus side, at least I shall no longer need to take especial care in completing the address field in the Arrivals section - which used to be a PITA for me since my Thai address was 1 character too long for the available number of characters for that particular field in the previous version!:smile:

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1 hour ago, Mattd said:

The IO at BKK airport did staple the departure part in to my passport though.

That is a relief to hear, assuming that it is now standard practice. If they did not do this it would probably have eventually resulted in an escalation of the number of reports on here of departure cards being misplaced to an avalanche! 

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i never put down more than Flipper Lodge, Pattaya on all my trips.  I rarely ever had an advance booking with paid up front as I always wanted to see actual room first.  I was always in country on visa exempt, sometimes staying for 2 months by making a border run and once an extension.  I hope they don't need anything more than  that

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My flight on 27 December issued the old style and those were the ones available at DMK. There again the airlines tend to keep fairly large stocks on board so it may be some time before the new ones filter through the system.

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2 hours ago, Jip99 said:

 

 

Likewise on my flight on 31st December..... but in the arrivals hall they were handing out old style.

I got mine on the flt from HCMC on 10 Dec 17 - was told by Thai Airways lady that that was the first time they gave out the new cards - it is smaller, but even my old tired eyes had no problem filling it out.  next day @ immigration I reported my residence, the IO (pretty lady in JomTien) said it was the first real one she had seen.........shook her head and said - "Too easy to lose" she put a paperclip on it to my pspt page.

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1 hour ago, gk10002000 said:

i never put down more than Flipper Lodge, Pattaya on all my trips.  I rarely ever had an advance booking with paid up front as I always wanted to see actual room first.  I was always in country on visa exempt, sometimes staying for 2 months by making a border run and once an extension.  I hope they don't need anything more than  that

Flipper Lodge, man that place has been around about 40 years........brings back memories.

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1 hour ago, GordonP said:

There again the airlines tend to keep fairly large stocks on board so it may be some time before the new ones filter through the system.

All the more so since Thai nationals are no longer required to complete them, I gather.

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2 hours ago, wgdanson said:

And need a magnifying glass to see where to write. 

tragicomical; a new and improved form that is harder to use

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1 hour ago, GordonP said:

My flight on 27 December issued the old style and those were the ones available at DMK. There again the airlines tend to keep fairly large stocks on board so it may be some time before the new ones filter through the system.

I wonder if Thailand or other countries operate the same requirement that UK Immigration certainly used to, that the carriers should arrange their own supplies, obviously to the official design. I suspect this is the case. I recall that one of the Middle-Eastern airlines actually included their logo on the card.

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