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20 minutes ago, baansgr said:

I don't think people mind having to have a valid visa,  it's the constant checking in,  90 days,  TM whatever they are and all the other beaurocracy just to stay legal.... Seriously under Castro it wasn't half this bad. 

Well given the huge numbers caught on overstay, no visa, etc., etc., in the last few months is it not surprising there's a big drive to get on top of this item?

 

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9 minutes ago, scorecard said:

Well given the huge numbers caught on overstay, no visa, etc., etc., in the last few months is it not surprising there's a big drive to get on top of this item?

 

Considering 30 million visitors, 1000 or even 3000 or even 10000 makes it less than 1%

 

hardly a reason to go throw a hissy fit or start a hunting season. 

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1 hour ago, NCC1701A said:

I don't like the look of these two Farangs that are being stopped. Can I join the tourist police so I can beat them up?

 

 

 

Yes please come and join us,in Hua-hin the tpv do this all the time!!Great fun!!and all legal of course!!

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30 minutes ago, scorecard said:

Well given the huge numbers caught on overstay, no visa, etc., etc., in the last few months is it not surprising there's a big drive to get on top of this item?

 

So they should, however this stretch of road will be legal tourists on their way from Pattaya to Nong  Nooch, Silver Lake and the Navy beaches. This is where there was three road blocks in 38kms on Tuesday....thats a bit much in anyone's books. If they want the overstayers etc,  it's the restaurants, suit shops, schools in the boonies etc for illegals 

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3 hours ago, Kim J said:

Does this mean they are actually checking that you are carrying your passport around?

I am fully aware this has always been a requirement in Thailand, but have never heard of random check before.

never been asked in all the time i have been here and I suppose many others have never been asked for passport.....

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1 hour ago, Thaidream said:

Pure harassment= targeting foreigners while  locals  speed by; drive on the wrong side of the street etc.  Nine cops and 3 Immigration- to what end.  What a complete waste of manpower. It's no wonder  foreigners are contemplating leaving in hordes.

You certainly do not understand the police directives here.

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4 minutes ago, essox essox said:

never been asked in all the time i have been here and I suppose many others have never been asked for passport.....

I was caught up in a raid on walking street and detained for not having original passport with me. 

 

So just because you have not been caught in a raid or asked does not mean it does not happen and does not happen in mostly unexpected places 

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