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BANGKOK 18 March 2019 20:43
OneMoreFarang

How often were you asked to show your passport?

How often were you asked to show your passport?  

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Well I have only been here for about 7 months and leaving soon, so I dont "live" here, but I had to shew my Passport on the Phone once, to get into the Winter Fair at the Palce.

 

Thats the only time I have ever had to show my passport in 25 years.

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Show Passport :-

Immigration every year.

Sometimes at 90 day reports.

At bank to draw some money from UK.

At bank to draw from interest savings book.

Tourist Police once a year to my house.

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36 minutes ago, OneMoreFarang said:

I live in Bangkok for longer than 20 years and I don't remember that any official ever asked me to see my passport somewhere on the street or in a bar or shopping center or anywher

Same as me, 20 years in Bangkok. And I've only seen other foreigners being stopped at one spot, Sukhumvit road between soi 20 and 22 where i twice witnessed tourists/backpackers being stopped and had their bags searched.

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I never carry my passport with me, unless I know I'll need it for ID, and have never been asked for it other than when withdrawing money from a bank, in an immigration office, buying a car, or somewhere where an official ID is required (eq registering at a hospital).

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I get asked to show my passport when I am making a cash withdrawal at a bank. No objection to that whatsoever, it's good security.

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6 hours ago, Kwasaki said:

Show Passport :-

Immigration every year.

Sometimes at 90 day reports.

At bank to draw some money from UK.

At bank to draw from interest savings book.

Tourist Police once a year to my house.

And still they never caught You.!.:drunk:.

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Other than tasks, like visa, bank, hotel, airport.

 

NEVER ! in 12 years and only ever been stopped by a policeman once in 12 yrs.(traffic)

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I have been fingerprinted, photographed, breathalysed, piss tested, questioned by the village headman. But apart from the standard immigration/bank/government/cell phone stuff nobody has asked me for my passport.

 

I am asked for my driving licence at least once a week.

 

When I first started typing I was sure the the Thai authority's had never bothered me. But thinking about it maybe they think I am a  trying to form a peoples army and take control of the state.  

 

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in 20 years never been asked to show my passport except to IO, bank and my apartment owner. i've never met anyone who's had a different experience and i've never seen a foreigner being asked to show their passport.

 

i never understand why some people seem to think this is such a big issue...?

 

have never carried my passport around, but now have photos of relevant pages on my phone, just in case. but i'd put money on never being asked.

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10 minutes ago, mick220675 said:

I have been fingerprinted, photographed, breathalysed, piss tested, questioned by the village headman. But apart from the standard immigration/bank/government/cell phone stuff nobody has asked me for my passport.

 

I am asked for my driving licence at least once a week.

 

When I first started typing I was sure the the Thai authority's had never bothered me. But thinking about it maybe they think I am a  trying to form a peoples army and take control of the state.  

 

Fingerprinted: Never in Thailand, but have in Malaysia and Singapore.

Photographed: For driver's licence and pink ID card.

Breathalysed: Never in Thailand, but have a number of times at random checkpoints in Western countries.

Piss tested: Never, anywhere.

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10 hours ago, CharlieH said:

NEVER ! in 12 years and only ever been stopped by a policeman once in 12 yrs.(traffic)

I have to admit the police stopped me at lest 100 times over the years, mostly for not driving on the left lane with by bike.

But none of these police officers ever asked me for my passport. I would remember, because normally I don't take my passport with me.

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