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westbounder

My Retirement Visa Extension in Chiang Rai

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20 hours ago, madmen said:

Why? Just a polo shirt and nice shorts is perfectly fine 

Shorts????

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20 hours ago, madmen said:

Why? Just a polo shirt and nice shorts is perfectly fine 

 

There used to be, maybe still are, signs up in some offices suggesting dress code.

 

Polo shirt, short sleeved shirt, long sleeved shirts fine but not t-shirts and certainly not wife-beater shirts!

 

Long trousers - not shorts and shoes not open toe sandals.

 

No need to wear a tie. 

 

I've found over the years that you get treated differently dependent on how you dress by officials, and not just Thailand.

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20 hours ago, westbounder said:

Is it true I must wear a button shirt and a tie to do my annual retirement extension?

I always wear a button shirt, but not because I once a year is extending my stay based on retirement. In general when going to a public office, one should follow some sensible dress code, and don't look like one arriving straight from the beach. It might be different from province to province what is expected, but with a bit of common sense, you'll never have a dress code problem in a government office...🙂

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2 hours ago, villagefarang said:

Regardless of what some of you consider utter nonsense, there are signs posted around the CR immigration office which clearly show (pictures for those who don’t read well) what they consider appropriate attire for photos.  Their house, their rules and they are not the ones asking for a visa and the privilege of staying in this country.

ive seen these signs at jomtien...its clear that very few take much notice of them....

immigration people, still seem to be doing their job....

if were white,  according to thai beliefs, we should actually be hiso people anyhow ?????

 

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IMO some nonesense posted here and there.  If I went to imm. at Maesai now at 9am on my motorbike I would wear jeans , when I go in the warmer months I wear shorts , I also always wear a decent shirt , after imm. I meet up with others for lunch , then Makro for shopping , while wearing a suit , I think not .  As for ' no sandals or open toe shoes '  .  Brogues and socks I don't have , what would the difference be , do those working at imm. check your footwear !

Oh and yes they look smart there as their job is to show their uniform as all BiB do.

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5 minutes ago, toofarnorth said:

 Brogues and socks I don't have , what would the difference be , do those working at imm. check your footwear !

Oh and yes they look smart there as their job is to show their uniform as all BiB do.

 

 

They are only Boy Scouts in long pants........

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Throughout my life I have believed in looking business-like if I am conducting "business" of any kind, and even wearing a tie if I deem it appropriate.  I view interactions with officials as "business", and dress accordingly.  Of course, someone wearing slops, shorts and a wife-beater is not going to be refused service, but, IMO, there is also the question of self-respect.  You have 89 days in a year to look and feel like a beach bum.  Why not do yourself proud on day 90?

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For my last 3 marriage extensions, I have dressed the same as I do when shopping at Big C or Tesco, jeans, sports t-shirt, Crocs or sandals. I consider myself overdressed compared to others I see visiting Surin Immigration.

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3 hours ago, possum1931 said:

Shorts????

Yep, good quality ones along with an open-neck shirt and good boat-shoes and have never had a problem here in Phuket with regards to the dress code.

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As this is a once -in-awhile event,  why not go the safe route and dress nicely.  

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6 hours ago, madmen said:

Never heard of anyone being rejected for wearing a polo shirt and nice pressed shorts and runners or sandals 

 

It's a myth. Plenty times seen backpackers in BKK immigration, long greasy hair, singlet, flip flops etc processing visas. 

 

 

Not a myth, have seen a Russian girl (pretty blond) barely get into Jomtien Immigration building before being told "go home and put some clothes on!"  She had on flip flops, bikini and a wrap around skirt on.  Saw a American/EU looking guy with long unkempt hair, singlet  and flip flops on being told by immigration in Bangkok to go look at dress requirement poster at front entrance and come back properly dressed.  Even if Jomtien Immigration is near the beach you are going into a Government Office asking for assistance. Would you dress like that at home going for a passport?    

I don't wear a tie but nice polo shirt, nice  running shoes or shoes and usually jeans or nice slacks. Only wore shorts once when I was doing a 90 day report and yes I think they appreciate you being presentable. Only charged me 1,000 baht for being late (2 months) on a 90 day report instead of 2,000 baht.

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6 hours ago, madmen said:

Never heard of anyone being rejected for wearing a polo shirt and nice pressed shorts and runners or sandals 

 

It's a myth. Plenty times seen backpackers in BKK immigration, long greasy hair, singlet, flip flops etc processing visas. 

 

 

They post all sorts of things and subsequently ignore them. EXAMPLE" "No tips"......yeah, right.

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I always wear long trousers. a shirt with a collar and leather shoes to Immigration. Never had anyone comment on my clothes. They call me "Papa".  LOL

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