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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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2 minutes ago, Pattaya46 said:

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" has been asked or given. :cool:

Yeah I know. It's a lot easier these days, they use Prompt Pay instead

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3 hours ago, coxo said:

No complaints with Udon Thani immigration, been dealing with them for a few years, very prompt service. 

Same.same eith KK.

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3 hours ago, fruitman said:

I don't want to fly out and come back an hour later...why can't they let me stamp in BKK somewhere?? I'm married with a Thai and when i have to go to immigration my wife even has to take a day off to join me since they can't speak a word english there.

And you can't speak a word of Thai, even though you are MARRIED to a Thai women?!

 

 

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39 minutes ago, Pattaya46 said:

Probably because a 3 minutes work on your computer every 3 months

is not really a "pain in the ars*" :cool:

Not all offices accept 90day reports online.

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11 minutes ago, janclaes47 said:

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

It was in fact less than 3 minutes the last time I made it. :wink:

Did you already made it in Jomtien ?

Reception makes a quick check of your file then give you a number for the Retirement desk where there is usually no wait but a few "helpers" who will check better (with extensive use of highlighter) and ask you for payment. You don't even have to do with the Immigration Officer. A 2 minutes job.

 

Edit: Of course 2 other minutes the following day to collect your passport and have your picture updated.

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14 minutes ago, TPI said:

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!

Have had four or five interactions with Nan Immigration over the past six months...all good. Although they did charge 500 baht for the Certificate of Residency.

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3 hours ago, fruitman said:

I don't want to fly out and come back an hour later...why can't they let me stamp in BKK somewhere?? I'm married with a Thai and when i have to go to immigration my wife even has to take a day off to join me since they can't speak a word english there.

...you're not on holiday though, are you!?

 

Get a marriage visa.

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TO SLOW ??? NAAH, I have to wait 2 months for my resident papers in Chiang Mai ! ! ! !

The woman at the counter said that they don't have enough staff !?!?!?

Apparently they have a lot of time to play games on there mobile...!!! seen myself !!!

 

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3 hours ago, Lungstib said:

They should have conducted the poll at Chiang Mai 2 months ago. Those numbers would have doubled. A complete review of the unnecessary procedures and a real effort at getting things on a computer and hence removing the need for 2 copies of my wife's I.D card and house paper (which hasn't changed) for 25 years is in order. If only we could find out what passed between the visa agents and the immigration officers, then we would have a better idea of the scale of corruption. Substantial I'm sure. 

By far Chiang Mai immigration has to be the worse in the whole country. It`s hideously bad.

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If you have a one year visa, multi entry, marriage, retired or whatever the 90 day check should be abolished

it's a pointless exercise... immigration say it's an address check, so why if you miss it you are suddenly an "over-stayer" when you have a visa for one year??

and don't say it can be done online either, that only works if your luck is in!

I've been retired here 10 years and have only managed to do online 3 times since it started, every other time I've had yo go to the office.

The other thing that really bugs me is you go to the office, take a que-ticket and sit down...

only to find an agent from a company with multiple applications is ahead of you... a ticket should be for one application, not one person with 10 sets of applications!!

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1 minute ago, hotchilli said:

If you have a one year visa, multi entry, marriage, retired or whatever the 90 day check should be abolished

it's a pointless exercise... immigration say it's an address check, so why if you miss it you are suddenly an "over-stayer" when you have a visa for one year??

and don't say it can be done online either, that only works if your luck is in!

I've been retired here 10 years and have only managed to do online 3 times since it started, every other time I've had yo go to the office.

The other thing that really bugs me is you go to the office, take a que-ticket and sit down...

only to find an agent from a company with multiple applications is ahead of you... a ticket should be for one application, not one person with 10 sets of applications!!

Agreed, surely all they need to do is say if you change your address please let us know by mailing us this form.

 

I used to do my 90 report by mail, but as you say, a pointless activity. Keeps lot of immigration people in work, I suppose!

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59 minutes ago, Hoppyone said:

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

Lucky you. I spent a whole day at C. Wattana just waiting for my number to be called up. 

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