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BANGKOK 19 March 2019 02:21
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Foreigners targeted at Najomtien immigration checkpoint

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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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No secret there , left hand is calling tourists to come over , right hand hunts them down.

 

before it was all easy , now they went to other extreme , make it all hard .

 

once they achieve their objective as they did with khaosan road they will start to brain storm on how to bring people back .

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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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6 minutes ago, CMNightRider said:

Since when are foreigners required to carry their passport?  

As far as I am aware it has always been a requirement but never enforced, and rather than the original a copy has generally sufficed. Personally I have never in 20 odd years been asked to show my passport in the Pattaya area. But have been asked a number of times at checkpoints around the country. We were stopped on Rd No 3 near Chantaburi at New Year. Firstly asked for driving licence, when everything was in order was then asked for my passport. Not immigration officials, just regular police.

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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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