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Otto2910

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On 6/12/2019 at 5:27 AM, lamyai3 said:

Based on threads I've seen on here, I'm wondering if denials on entry have reduced in number in the past few weeks? Back in March / April under the old boss, reports of these were coming in thick and fast, it seemed like there was a cry for help from the detention room almost every day.

I have been thinking exactly the same thing and I have been thinking wondering if some of the following is happening?

 

1) People are applying for correct longer term visas I.E retirement visas or Elite Visa?

The processing time for Elite visas used to be a few days now it is a month or 2, due to demand?

 

2) Since big joke "resigned" their policy has softened?

 

3) People at higher risk are avoiding Air entries and going to land borders for the time being? 

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unfortunately it is nearly impossible to know if you'll be denied or not, it is best to have a plan B.  i don't have any personal experience with denied entry, but from what i've read here on the TV forum, it is best to avoid signing any forms if you are denied entry (just say you won't sign forms written in thai as you can't read thai).  those forms may/will result in you paying a fee to stay in a room at the airport and means you'll almost certainly be sent back to germany - without a choice of buying a ticket to a nearby country.

 

if you don't sign the forms, it is most likely that you can buy a ticket to a nearby country and then use your METV to enter via a land border.

 

if possible, i'd print out some bank statements that show you have the equivalent of 800,000thb in your german bank account and plan to apply for a non imm O (or O-A) based on retirement once you turn 50 later this year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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4 hours ago, G950 said:

I have been thinking exactly the same thing and I have been thinking wondering if some of the following is happening?

 

1) People are applying for correct longer term visas I.E retirement visas or Elite Visa?

The processing time for Elite visas used to be a few days now it is a month or 2, due to demand?

 

2) Since big joke "resigned" their policy has softened?

 

3) People at higher risk are avoiding Air entries and going to land borders for the time being? 

Almost certainly number 3. It’s nothing to do with BJ (2.). A few will have moved to appropriate visas (1).

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13 hours ago, elviajero said:
17 hours ago, G950 said:

I have been thinking exactly the same thing and I have been thinking wondering if some of the following is happening?

 

1) People are applying for correct longer term visas I.E retirement visas or Elite Visa?

The processing time for Elite visas used to be a few days now it is a month or 2, due to demand?

 

2) Since big joke "resigned" their policy has softened?

 

3) People at higher risk are avoiding Air entries and going to land borders for the time being? 

Almost certainly number 3. It’s nothing to do with BJ (2.). A few will have moved to appropriate visas (1).

Agree somewhat, in that there's likely been a recent shift to land border entries recently. But there has been a switch in focus following BJ's replacement, at least according to reports on here. One is the denial of airport entries - reports of this happening on the forum have dropped off hugely since back in March and April. A second is no more weekly roundup of several hundred outhaw foreigners, something that Joke was so proud of.

 

For those believing immigration now has a more benificent ruler, don't be fooled - the new chief seems to have gone for enforcing a hard line approach on long standing (and mostly dormant) laws. Aside from attempting to kneecap the Non O/A as a friendly visa option, the other recent headlines now involve raking in fines from foreigners on the processing of 90 day reports, extensions et al, due to the absence of a properly filed TM30 report.

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On 6/11/2019 at 8:32 PM, elviajero said:

The chances are high that you’ll be let in.

On what basis do you say this? He's been living in Thailand for two years on tourist visas. Isn't that exactly the kind of person being denied entry?

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4 hours ago, edwardandtubs said:

On what basis do you say this? He's been living in Thailand for two years on tourist visas. Isn't that exactly the kind of person being denied entry?

Looks like from the post immediately preceding yours that he got in OK!

 

@Otto2910 - but maybe best for you to obtain a non-OA visa in Germany after you have turned 50 in October.

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11 hours ago, OJAS said:

Looks like from the post immediately preceding yours that he got in OK!

 

I saw that but it's all about managing risk isn't it? I wondered whether elviajero was just having a guess or whether there was some basis to his prediction.

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On 6/13/2019 at 3:56 PM, riclag said:

Don't go in the line where a women IO is in the booth

I would agree with that, I got stopped for having spent too much time in Thailand (I was working 28 x 28) that was 14 years ago, yes it was a female IO.

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