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BANGKOK 26 March 2019 05:57
rooster59

It's a crime: Foreigners marrying Thais now subject to fingerprints taken for criminal background

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Why don't they fingerprint everybody who comes into Thailand at the airport, just in case you know,

who knows what else will necessitate fingerprint in futur so might as well....

 

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2 hours ago, trainman34014 said:

Next up...Eye Scanning, DNA Samples, Wallet Searches Et al !

Sperm test, we don't need mixed bBbies.

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2 hours ago, trainman34014 said:

Next up...Eye Scanning, DNA Samples, Wallet Searches Et al !

Yes an evidence you spend money here in Thailand. 55555

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1 hour ago, dotpoom said:

"get a criminal record check and a personality profile check"

  Not sure what the latter is.....but a lot of guys I have come accross since coming to Thailand may have bigger problems with that one more than the first one.555

 

... except you. 

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What's that thing called that detects whether a person is lying? Polygraph or something. All Thai girls should be given the test before any nuptuals take place.

 

Also an HIV/AIDS check would not go amiss to. After all once the knot is tied rubbers are history.

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3 hours ago, rooster59 said:

PHUKET: Officials in charge of registering marriages in Phuket have confirmed that they have begun scanning fingerprints of all foreign men who register to marry a Thai woman so that they can have criminal background checks conducted.

The big problem I have with this is that when a criminal background check is conducted, in the majority of cases, the information comes from data banks showing those that have already been convicted and paid for their crimes. Hence the reason they are registered.

 

In an extremely few cases only, will the check show people with active warrants against them or that are currently suspect for crimes committed. After all, what responsible government would allow these people to travel abroad? (IMO if any of this group want to bring themselves into the public eye, even by getting married, then they deserve to be caught).

 

What the check doesn't show is criminals that are currently active and haven't been caught. You know the ones, this is the group that could cause problems to not only the good name of Thailand but to the safety of the citizens as well.

 

Sooooooooo, what is the point in the overall reality of the things? Seen to be done? Persecuting people who have already paid for their crimes? I would never personally condone criminal actions, but through the years I have met (and known) a LOT of people who have made mistakes in the past, got caught and served their time and moved on with their lives never looking back.

 

Just an observation, and for clarity, I am not one of the ones mentioned in the above paragraph, I was never caught for my mistakes.........:tongue:

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People on Permanent Residence are routinely fingerprinted at every turn when renewing books, getting exit stamps etc. So what?

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30 minutes ago, ezzra said:

Why don't they fingerprint everybody who comes into Thailand at the airport, just in case you know,

who knows what else will necessitate fingerprint in futur so might as well....

 

The fingerprint on entry to Thailand was suppose to be implemented last year, but like all things like this... we don't know why they did not meet that timeframe... or when/if it will be implemented.... or the current status... We might not know until one day 3 years from now it is operational with no forewarning.

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It's relatively minor compared the the dicking around that the British government goes in for when a Thai wants to marry and move there.

  I also like the implied assumption that no farang woman would ever marry a Thai man.

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6 minutes ago, Jane Dough said:

People on Permanent Residence are routinely fingerprinted at every turn when renewing books, getting exit stamps etc. So what?

 

The issue is that if criminal background checks are done as part of the marriage registration - then ALL parties to that marriage should have a criminal background check as part of the process (NOTE: This is Thai criminal background check if they are only doing fingerprinting - since the the provincial department would not have access to foreign databases).

 

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Specifically they are making farang (foreigners) who are marrying Thai get a criminal record check and a personality profile check to make sure farang are not marrying just to get a marriage visa,

If this is to prevent marriage for marriage visa, then this is the responsibility of the immigration department to ensure that as part of the marriage visa application that the foreigner submits a criminal history (like permanent residency requirements etc.).   Getting married, and applying for a marriage visa are two completely different processes.  Marriage visa is the immigration department, and I have no problem with a criminal history requirement for marriage visas -- but then if that is the case they should likely be part of all visas of similar length.  Marriage by itself gives you no right to get a visa, it is one of several categories for applying for a visa -- but like all visa applications -- it could be denied if they consider you persona-non-grata.  

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