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This is all getting crazy.

 

One friend had to go through an agent to get his i year extension for various reasons here in Bangkok a few weeks back. But the Agent told him it had to be done in Pattaya as their connections in Bangkok had been closed. So he had to go with them and much to surprise it went ok though he had to wait nearly a week to get his passport back. But his 90 days came up and he went to Bumrungrad to do it. They told him that he needed a TM30 which he doesn't have but they would send it in and see if it was approved. It wasn't of course because since he got his extension in Pattaya he would have to do that in Pattaya. He still didn't have a TM30 but he went down the night before, stayed in a hotel, got a copy of his TM30 from them and it went fine.

 

The other friend also went to Bumrungrad yesterday with a TM30 for his 90-day and they told him that they could not submit it because it had to be signed by an officer at CW! So he goes out and it takes him 8 hours to get his 90 day report done. He says that was it. He will be leaving. Sillier and sillier. 

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42 minutes ago, BrianBkyn said:

One friend had to go through an agent to get his i year extension for various reasons here in Bangkok a few weeks back. But the Agent told him it had to be done in Pattaya as their connections in Bangkok had been closed. So he had to go with them and much to surprise it went ok though he had to wait nearly a week to get his passport back. But his 90 days came up and he went to Bumrungrad to do it. They told him that he needed a TM30 which he doesn't have but they would send it in and see if it was approved. It wasn't of course because since he got his extension in Pattaya he would have to do that in Pattaya. He still didn't have a TM30 but he went down the night before, stayed in a hotel, got a copy of his TM30 from them and it went fine.

Not cheating the system might have helped

 

43 minutes ago, BrianBkyn said:

The other friend also went to Bumrungrad yesterday with a TM30 for his 90-day and they told him that they could not submit it because it had to be signed by an officer at CW! So he goes out and it takes him 8 hours to get his 90 day report done. He says that was it. He will be leaving. Sillier and sillier. 

What had to be signed by an officer at CW? The TM30 was from BKK or where?

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37 minutes ago, NCC1701A said:

mistake.

but not really though.

 

where is the "agent" in all of this?

 

:shock1:

Where is the agent?

Enjoying his money. He has no further interest.

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2 hours ago, Pilotman said:

Not much of that makers sense.  

I know. Exactly. But that is what happened. His address was the hotel he stayed in for one night. He has to go to Pattaya now every 90 days because that is where he got his extension done - though he had a Bangkok address. It is crazy. He will get the TM30 from the hotel every time. My guess based on nothing is that Pattaya knows exactly what is going on but also knows how he got his extension and so passed him through. Don't rock the boat. This may catch up with him at some point if these discrepancies are noticed by someone.

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1 hour ago, jackdd said:

What had to be signed by an officer at CW? The TM30 was from BKK or where?

Yes - this friend had a legitimate TM30 from his condo in Bangkok and was told by Bumrungrad that it had to be signed by an immigration officer at CW before they could accept it. Which makes no sense because then he figured he might as well do the 90 day out there. His number was 347 in the queue.

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1 hour ago, overherebc said:

Where is the agent?

Enjoying his money. He has no further interest.

Yes at this point the Agent is out of it. He was a sleaze from all I have heard. At Nana Sq. 

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53 minutes ago, BrianBkyn said:

I know. Exactly. But that is what happened. His address was the hotel he stayed in for one night. He has to go to Pattaya now every 90 days because that is where he got his extension done - though he had a Bangkok address. It is crazy. He will get the TM30 from the hotel every time. My guess based on nothing is that Pattaya knows exactly what is going on but also knows how he got his extension and so passed him through. Don't rock the boat. This may catch up with him at some point if these discrepancies are noticed by someone.

If your friend met all the requirements, he could have gotten the extension in BK. Either, he didn't meet the requirements or the agent just didn't want to deal with CW. In either case, he now has an extension, so he can keep going to Jomtien for his 90-day reports or he can (should) change his address to BK (like I did last year). I moved to Bangkok in Jan 2017, but did my extension in Jomtien in Sep 2017 even though I was living in BK. I put my BK address on the forms, but they either didn't care or didn't look at it. I changed my address at CW in Bangkok in Sep 2018 when I did my last extension, so now I file in BK. So, if your friend meets all the requirements next year, he can change his address and do his extension in BK. If he doesn't meet the requirements, then he's at the mercy of the agents I guess... That's the best I can figure...

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I am confused....

 

"The other friend also went to Bumrungrad yesterday with a TM30 for his 90-day and they told him that they could not submit it because it had to be signed by an officer at CW! So he goes out and it takes him 8 hours to get his 90 day report done. He says that was it. He will be leaving. Sillier and sillier."

 

Does one now need a TM30 receipt to do a 90 day report at CW? (I must have missed this)

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This situation sort of explains the problems I had at CW yesterday.  On July 2 I gave my passport to a BKK agent to do my 90 day report due on July 8th.  I asked her to check on the TM30 and let me know if there was a problem with that. I contacted her on the 9th to check the status and it was promised on Friday 12th. On Friday no call and office locked. I finally got my passport back late on Monday the 15th but with no receipt.  Thinking she did not file it and I was late I went to CW and explained to the IO that I didn't think the agent filed the 90 day.  She checked and said she did file but at another office and that was not good and I was going to have a problem at the next 90 day.  I asked what kind of problem and she just stared through me and did not reply.  I asked how to fix it and got the same blank look and no reply.  My landlord who was there to address any TM30 issues asked her to print out a new copy of the 90 day receipt from her computer and she said "No, go see your agent."  I asked to file a new 90 day and again got no reply and a this "conversation" is over stare so I just walked out wondering <deleted> that was all about.  Today I went to the agent and she said my passport got mixed up with a batch going to another office.  I don't know what to believe and not sure where to go from here.  Any suggestions? 

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10 hours ago, BrianBkyn said:

He has to go to Pattaya now every 90 days because that is where he got his extension done -

Did he get a re-entry permit? Just thinking a border hop or short international trip every 90 days to get rid of the 90 day reporting requirement would be a solution.

(Although would he need to do a TM30...? 😁)

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3 hours ago, lamyai3 said:

This is because of the unprecedented post seasoning requirements, meaning that no extension is really in the bag until 12 months after the event when applying for the next one.

I like the way you put that. Although I still do not fully accept that the reason the post seasoning requirement came about, was to take agents out of the picture. More likely to push customers their way. 

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