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Thousands of Myanmar people could be living in Thailand with fake visas

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Thousands of Myanmar people could be living in Thailand with fake visas

 

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Picture: Thai Rath

 

A major scandal is brewing that suggests that the issuing of fake visas for Thailand in neighboring Myanmar is widespread.

 

Two men were arrested in Ayuthaya on Tuesday while attempting to extend their visas.

 

They were found to have bogus stamps but this was news to them. They said they had got the visas at the Thai embassy in Yangon and paid 6,000 baht for the stamps.

 

Meanwhile a local immigration chief in Mae Sot in Thailand's north west has said that 69 Myanmar nationals have been found to have fake visas since June 27th in his area.

 

In another case a husband and wife who applied for visas at the same time were found to have one fake and one genuine visa.

 

The Thai authorities in Yangon are urgently in contact with the Thai foreign office to try and get to the bottom of what is going on.

 

The fake visas are not thought to just having been issued in Yangon - it looks as though they are being issued throughout the country.

 

Some estimates put the number of Myanmar nationals arriving on fake visas in Thailand as high as 20,000 people in the last three months, reported Thai Rath.

 

In our picture today a stamp shows a spelling mistake with the word utilized spelled "ulilized".

 

Source: Thai Rath

 
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13 minutes ago, webfact said:

The Thai authorities in Yangon are urgently in contact with the Thai foreign office to try and get to the bottom of what is going on.

Try corrupted officials maybe...

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...the horror of it!

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23 minutes ago, DM07 said:

...the horror of it!

Yes, house construction in Thailand will decline.

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Check out the yellow music licence venues need to play music.... the fine print is riddled with spelling mistakes...

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Spelling mistake to make it more authentic

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What an awful crime. This could totally undermine national security and result in an even bigger number of cheap labourers being available for dirty jobs at cheap pay. This corruption is taking money right out of the hands of the corrupt immigration officers who badly need new Fortuners.

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This will be a massive burden on the Thai welfare state claiming benefits. 

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26 minutes ago, Lungstib said:

What an awful crime. This could totally undermine national security and result in an even bigger number of cheap labourers being available for dirty jobs at cheap pay. This corruption is taking money right out of the hands of the corrupt immigration officers who badly need new Fortuners.

Actually, you're right, with respects to national security and undermining it. If the stamps have been made/fabricated, then theoretically anyone can be stamped in for the right price.

 

I think the problem becomes, or has potential to become a pretty serious issue.

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I think none really know how many thousands of fake visas were issued in Thailand to western foreigners, "retirement visas, marriage visas, E visas and much more", many of the visa runs are illegal so is the visas from those peoples illegal too. That will be a real Big job for Big Joke!

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2 hours ago, james.d said:

Try corrupted officials maybe...

..high time they issued new stamps and changed the colour every so often.

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1 hour ago, upena said:

Spelling mistake to make it more authentic

..like the MANCHEATER UNITED ciggy lighters..?

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3 minutes ago, tandor said:

..high time they issued new stamps and changed the colour every so often.

Please stop that sort of sensible suggestion. They deliberately don't what you suggest so that corrupt Immigration Officers can continue on their merry way doing what they do so well.

Why should Immigration people miss out when most other regulatory civil servants are busy using their respective systems to expand their income streams? It's just not fair to single out Immigration and prevent them doing the same.

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