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Big Joke: Watch out visa fraudsters and foreigners - I am after you!

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Big Joke: Watch out visa fraudsters and foreigners - I am after you!

 

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Picture: INN

 

The newly appointed head of Thai Immigration had a stark warning for visa agents and their customers extending visas yesterday.

 

I am coming to arrest you wherever you are. 

 

Maj-Gen Surachate Hakpan - known as Big Joke in the media - was speaking after the arrest of a Thai woman in Samrong in Bangkok.

 

Yupin Jantakhat, 55, was acting as a visa extension agent. She has been charged with falsifying tax documents for the purpose of seeking visa extensions for her clients. 

 

Two Nigerians, who were not named, presented the false papers at the government immigration offices in Chaeng Wattana. 

 

INN reported that Yupin was handling visas mostly for Indians, Pakistanis and Nigerians. (In their report they also added the Thai symbol for "etc" to that list without explaining what that meant). 

 

Yupin was arrested in Soi Dan Samrong, North Samrong after the paper trail led to her residence there. 

 

Maj-Gen Surachate, who only took up his new role on Monday after moving from the tourist police, said that immigration will be going after all agents and their customers nationwide involved in procuring visa extensions with fake documents. 

 

A large Thai media presence, used to following the Maj-Gen's crime busting forays at the TPB, were in attendance yesterday.

 

Source: INN

 
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Here's an idea.. just make this guy a PM and Thailand will be a better place for it.. or so we hope...

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Going after those "agents" that charge like 10,000 to 15,000 baht to do the illegal extensions, i.e. for all those farangs that don't have the required 400,000 or 800,000 baht requirement, yeh right good luck, money talks all languages, where does he think the bulk of that money goes, to immigration officers, der....

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37 minutes ago, webfact said:

Watch out visa fraudsters and foreigners

  No other countries in the region make such a big deal about immigration.  They have clear laws and no celebrity policemen looking for the limelight.  Thai immigration is special but not in a good way.  

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I guess that fake documents probably also mean the visa made easy companies that advertise that they will deal with the financial requirements when submitting for the retirement extension as that is technically fraudulent. I wonder how many people in Thailand have gained their OA extension based on a fake bank statement?

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52 minutes ago, webfact said:

Big Joke: Watch out visa fraudsters and foreigners - I am after you!

Tough words! Big Fake won't be going after anyone that's for sure. That will be the responsibility of those at the coal face who do his dirty work for him which is fair enough. 

All that BF will be going after is the publicity for himself later in front of his signature heavy duty vinyl banner plus as many media people with cameras he can invite along. 

Most other Ministers seem to get on and do their jobs without all this self glorification and media hoopla nonsense. What makes him so special?

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48 minutes ago, Cadbury said:

Most other Ministers seem to get on and do their jobs without all this self glorification and media hoopla nonsense. What makes him so special?

Hahahahahahahaha!

 

This is Thailand we are talking about? Ministers 'quietly getting on with their jobs? May be they are quiet but that is so nobody knows what they are really up to. These are Thai males you are describing, overinflated egos as large as their elicit bank balances.

 

I hate to say it but this looks like a very good move for Thailand. Myself, I expect harsher treatment even after living here 13 years, same address and same wife - but so long as you are legal you should have nothing to worry about.

 

Immigration officials have more to fear than any foreigner. Hopefully there is a certain 'birdman' running for the hills as I speak!  

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The mention of tax records seemed to point towards B visas renewals for a certain profession in Thailand for some from certain countries.

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Engaging in a national pastime when on duty may cause you're head to cave in ..

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Well if ole BJ is going after visa agents who are arranging false visas, what about his own immigration officers who are getting a cut?

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19 minutes ago, colinneil said:

Well if ole BJ is going after visa agents who are arranging false visas, what about his own immigration officers who are getting a cut?

The answer is simple -they won't be getting their cut anymore...

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So now no doubt we can expect more rule changes,why is Thailand so obssesed with reams of documents,from long term expats,it is all on computer.What next no beards allowed?

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