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BANGKOK 23 July 2019 06:25
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Too slow, poor service, not enough staff and corrupt - Dusit Poll gives Thai immigration the thumbs down!

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35 minutes ago, mlmcleod said:

My only serious complaint about Thai Immigration is the lack of information that is required to complete the process.  //

 

As an example the recent elimination of the income letters from the American and English embassies are a real opportunity for mischief. //

 

So your "only serious complaint about Thai Immigration" is something that doesn't depend of it !?? :unsure:

Thai Immigration never asked embassies to stop provide such letters. So please go complain to your embassy. :glare:

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Thailand should look at the Philippines,you can go for an initial month then go to immigration and get another year,no financials as far as i know,then when that is up you ask for another,after 3 years yes you have to leave for a day at least come back and start all over again,no 90 days or other nonsense,it's like wow they actually want me here,unlike Thailand,and have the Thai immigration heard of the concept of staggered lunch hours? It would seem not as they close from 12-1,so they can all sit together for lunch

YOU DIDN'T MENTION THAT YOU HAVE TO EXTEND THE VISA EVERY 2 - 3 MONTHS AT A COST. YOU ALSO NEED TO APPLY FOR THE SO CALLED ACR CARD. THE COSTS ARE ABOUT SAME IN THAILAND WHEN AN AGENT TAKE CARE OF ALL YOUR PAPERS, BANK ACCOUNT AND VISA - ONLY FOR RETIREMENT) 

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2 minutes ago, Pattaya46 said:

Corruption is part of every society, even your country.

And I disagree on many comments about corruption in Thailand. Sure the corruption level is high, but things are changing. Thai people are fed up of too much corruption and don't hesitate now to denounce it, thanks in part to Facebook and social media. I don't doubt corruption will decrease in Thailand in coming years. :cool:

Although I do agree with some of what you said, there is such thing as the Corruption Perceptions Index. Thailand annually fairs poorly in the list, highlighting that the need for reform is greater now more than ever. What the Thai's have done in recent years to placate the UN and ASEAN is to make it appear to the international community that they are implementing frameworks and strategies to combat corruption, whilst at the same time doing absolutely nothing domestically to tackle the issue. This problem is wayyyyy to long in the tooth to be fixed now. The guys at the top would't want that anyway, who is going to put their spoiled brats through international school then? 

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19 hours ago, webfact said:

 

And a whopping 27% complained of corruption despite the Lt-Gen's "no tips" crusade.

So some of the 73% who didn't complain about corruption are maybe part of the "fee for service" use-an-agent crowd.

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1 minute ago, JLCrab said:

So some of the 73% who didn't complain about corruption are maybe part of the "fee for service" use-an-agent crowd.

Yes, of course, why should they? 

 

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3 hours ago, Somtamnication said:

What a joke! Sorry for the pun. Corruption is a lot higher than that!

This is Thailand corruption starts at the top and works its way down. Top = efficient seamless corrruption bottom your local chaps their share is minimal .  Bottom =  couldn't careless

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Let's be fair, the poll was taken for Bangkok and the surrounding areas. What about the rest of the country? 

 

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1 hour ago, Pattaya46 said:

Very possible. Look at Jomtien/Pattaya: if you stayed inside more than 5 minutes for a Retirement Extension Renewal, then you were very unlucky or on an exceptionally very busy day :wink::cool:

 

Problem in Jomtien is the increasing corruption, mainly last 2 years :sad:

Correct I took my number on my last 90 day report at Jomtien before I got to sit down number was up

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I've been going to Nan immigration for over 10 years, apart for one trip (demand for money) it's been a joy! Efficient staff, free coffee!

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22 minutes ago, KhunProletariat said:

// to make it appear to the international community that they are implementing frameworks and strategies to combat corruption, whilst at the same time doing absolutely nothing domestically to tackle the issue. //

I would disagree about this "nothing".

When I bought my condo 10 years ago in Pattaya, I remember that the seller had to give an "envelope" at the Pattaya Land Office to "ease" the process. When I sold back this same condo this year, no "envelope" (and no money on any form) has been asked or given. :cool:

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I'm still dreaming one day visa renewals and 90 days reporting can be done online. Maybe another 50 years time. Till then, I'll need to waste 2 days of my life every year at immigration office.

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6 minutes ago, Hoppyone said:
1 hour ago, Pattaya46 said:

Very possible. Look at Jomtien/Pattaya: if you stayed inside more than 5 minutes for a Retirement Extension Renewal, then you were very unlucky or on an exceptionally very busy day :wink::cool:

 

Problem in Jomtien is the increasing corruption, mainly last 2 years :sad:

Correct I took my number on my last 90 day report at Jomtien before I got to sit down number was up

Retirement extension renewals and 90 day reports are 2 very different things.

 

When someone claims retirement extensions take less than 5 minutes, then he's talking a lot of excrement.

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Not only immigration, the hole administration system sutch as Land office , the Banks , kommuns , and so on belong to the very past, +- 40 years behind I-country's !!!!

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