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‘Better if you do’: Phuket Immigration chief urges foreigners to re-register addresses, even if staying off-island just one night


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9 hours ago, Maejo Man said:

When I go on one of my road trips I could be gone for several weeks. Surely it's the job of the hotel to notify immigration when you check in? When I return home it's my landlady's job to tell immigration I have returned.

Never had a problem traveling  the length and breadth of Thailand in the last 30 odd years, but times are changing!!

I have travelled inland before to the home of my wife and usually stay at Thai oriented motels/hotels, never ever had to provide my passport so they could register me, they take my wifes details and that is it, they don't bother with it and for me it makes it easier as I don't have to re-register ever again.

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9 hours ago, Somrak said:

1 day Phuket = 1 day immi police?
Ouer office told us to do nothing, the house owner has to do this.!!
3-4 years ago I did go one time to the police with my T 28. What you think they did? ?
This: ???????????

 

What do you think they would do now?

 

This:  $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$  :smile:

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Same here. I lived in Thai for 5 years, based on marriage. Now, I will come as a tourist, with tourist visa up to 6 months. No reporting. Ni 90-day stuff. No visa hassle.


Really ? There is a 6 month tourist visa ?
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Such regulations and this sort of petty overkill are usually the stuff of officials who are jealous of the attention that others are receiving. 

The only way to rectify this absurd situation is to immediately impose identical restrictions on all Thais travelling and residing overseas, leaving out no one. 

This turkey needs to be cut down to size.

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I am fascinated  (well I'm not really!) by the number of people who are not affected by this who have chosen to post on the subject. This is about PHUKET, not Nakon Nowhere or the Sewer.

 

I spoke with the owner of the place i am staying in in Pattaya and they don't inform immigration of who is here (not an issue for debate here as it's his choice.They took a photocopy of my Thai Driving Licence-  just as a record of me in case I do a runner or cause other trouble they know who I am, even though i have stayed here for years. I got checked in a place 2 doors up in Nov when they were having a crackdown- I'd done nothing wrong but they spotted an anomaly in my paperwork which was sorted.

 

I may check on return and re-register but on the other hand he will get a lot of repeat business from me if this is the case.

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14 hours ago, Megasin1 said:

I have a friend who works in Malaysia and returns to Phuket every weekend. He has given up with the whole mess and has decided to take one weekend out elsewhere and just enters on a 30 day visitor. This was due to the fact that arriving back on a Friday evening, or Saturday morning, he was subject to the fine as he couldn't register because the immigration office is closed for the weekend. Good common sense on behalf of the Thais, introduce a system, then have no resources to support it and take out your ineptitude on others.

Apply this over time and eventually you lose people. You gotta face it, the Thais don't want you there, be you good, or bad, they just want you all gone. They want lots and lots of Chinese and moving further East is not the long term solution, as eventually it will all be a Chinese peninsular...The Great Wall is expanding in the form of a new 'silk road'.

Complete BS- one has a 'reasonable amount of time' to report as confrimed by me the other week when I asked

 

 Of course one cannot make a report at the weekend. I love the 'I have a friend who ..........' posts!

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55 minutes ago, taxin said:

 


Really ? There is a 6 month tourist visa ?

 

Yes a 6 month multiple entry tourist visa METV. It has been around about 3 years. If used correctly with your dates it can last for 9 months ( that would require 2 border hops or visa trips.  There is a very long thread on it in the visa section. Costs $200USD Approx.  No reporting. Sixty days each entry than can be extended for 30 more days at immigration. Petty much you have to get it in your home country. 

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