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Phuket Immigration to launch ‘Drive Thru’ service

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Phuket Immigration to launch ‘Drive Thru’ service

By Tanyaluk Sakoot

 

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The Drive Thru at Phuket Immigration is to open before the year’s end. photo: Tavee Adam

 

PHUKET:-- Phuket Immigration is adding a ‘Drive Thru’ lane at its main office in Phuket Town in the hopes of making it quicker and easier for foreigners to complete simple procedures, including completing the mandatory 90-day reporting required of all foreigners staying on long-term visas.

 

Phuket Immigration Chief Lt Col Kathatorn Kumthien revealed to The Phuket News today (Nov 14) that he hopes for the Drive Thru lane to be open before the New Year.

 

“My inspiration for the Drive Thru project is that lots of tourist come to the Phuket Immigration Office in the high season for simple procedures, such as visa extensions,” he said.

 

Full Story: https://www.thephuketnews.com/phuket-immigration-to-launch-drive-thru-service-69346.php#XGt7pGQJT1oARfGQ.97

 
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Sounds like a good idea, as long as you aren't stuck in the queue behind a minivan with a dozen Burmese in, all doing their 90 day report together.

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Well, it's different. I wonder if they'll route the light rail system through the office as well?

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I see Kurt the duty loon on Phuket News has given his 'opinion' yet again. The guy spouts non-stop drivel. I am convinced he is the sub-normal brother of the editor with some of the crap he comes out with.

 

I welcome any attempts to ease the process and with 90 days taking around a minute to process once you get to the guy this could work. Naysayers will hate it if it does!

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1 minute ago, madmitch said:

Well, it's different. I wonder if they'll route the light rail system through the office as well?

 

It for sure is very different thinking. I picked up my passport at 13.30 last Friday. I wondered why that glass box was obstructing the walkway. There were none of those road marking on that day. I really hope it speeds everything up ... hope ... hope

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seems like a good idea

 

additionally how about providing a method to update the online reporting system for people that have renewed their passport while in country, currently the only way to do this is to leave the country

 

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I think it's idiotic. Drive thru for what simple procedures exactly?

 

As far as 90 day reports are concerned, instead of a drive thru, how about create an app so people can do that from their living room and not have to drive?

 

Before the app though, compatibility with some other PC browsers rather than Internet Explorer would be a positive step.

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2 hours ago, smedly said:

seems like a good idea

 

additionally how about providing a method to update the online reporting system for people that have renewed their passport while in country, currently the only way to do this is to leave the country

 

What do you mean?

When you get a new passport while in Thailand, you just go to Immigration and transfer your old extension & re-entry permit to the new one.

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2 hours ago, lkv said:

I think it's idiotic. Drive thru for what simple procedures exactly?

 

As far as 90 day reports are concerned, instead of a drive thru, how about create an app so people can do that from their living room and not have to drive?

 

Before the app though, compatibility with some other PC browsers rather than Internet Explorer would be a positive step.

 

Why idiotic? For those who are going to Immigration anyway, better to wait in your vehicle without having to find a parking spot and get inside.

For those who want to do it online, nothing changes. Personally I would not want an app, for the same reasons (mostly privacy) that I try to avoid all apps unless strictly required. You have 15 days to do it, chances are that you will have access to a computer and that's enough.

As for browser, my wife did hers last August without using IE.

 

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28 minutes ago, arithai12 said:

What do you mean?

When you get a new passport while in Thailand, you just go to Immigration and transfer your old extension & re-entry permit to the new one.

online reporting which I used with my old passport no longer works with the new one unless I leave Thailand

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7 hours ago, RawaiFlyer said:

They might want to re-think the direction of flow, unless it's mandatory to have someone in the passenger seat.

Well spotted Sir...........:clap2:

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Good Idea! Same as vehicle registration at Land Transport Sukhumvit Soi 62? ....V quick !!

Maybe will extend to Chaing Wattana (plenty of land to do it!) & other offices.

Guess will depend on "Big Joke"!!  

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