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I understand the first time you enter Thailand they take prints of all 10 fingers/thumbs. Do they continue to do all 10 on additional arrival and departures?

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On my 3rd arrival after initial registration they did only one hand

I was surprised I had to register at both airports, seems not to be linked...

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No.

 

First time I was scanned coming into to Hat Yai back in February, 4 fingers left, 4 fingers right, thumbs together. Since then arriving at Hat Yai and Suvarnabhumi they've just needed the one scan of 4 fingers. The system, at least with the airports, seems to be joined up.

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Reports vary.  I had to do 4 fingers times 2 but no thumbs on entry at Friendship Bridge, Nong Khai this week following a full set at BKK 3 weeks before.

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4 hours ago, timendres said:

They will need to upgrade the scanner screen sizes...

Need high resolution lens to find the mini members for scanning,

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What would it be good for, if not scanning every time?

Thailand is not the only country with scanners!

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2 minutes ago, Aachen said:

What would it be good for, if not scanning every time?

They don't need to do all 10 digits every time to identify you, hence the question in the OP.

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Rumor has it they are going to add a special lane for amputees..... Captain Hook, can you hear me?

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it is a nice way to get germs from thousands of other people...

good for hospital business

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Just now, justin case said:

it is a nice way to get germs from thousands of other people...

good for hospital business

Come now, there are not many nose pickers on the airplanes.

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21 hours ago, timendres said:

They will need to upgrade the scanner screen sizes...

For egos?

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My personal experience is as follows:-

When I recently flew from Khon Kaen to Siem Reap with Air Asia's "fly-thru" service, I gave a full biometric set of prints (4 fingers and 2 thumbs) with a photo at the Immigration Desk in Khon Kaen International Departure lounge. On my return all I had to show were the 4 finger prints of my right hand and a photo taken. Since then, I have flown to Yangon from DMK. On the outward journey there were only 3 Immigration desks open and the queue of passengers for early morning flights grew longer and longer, even back into the Check-in Hall! The biometric system was suspended and all we had to show were our passports, TM6 (Departure) and boarding cards. A photo was taken. No fingerprinting at all. On return from Yangon, prints of 4 fingers of right hand were checked and a photo taken. It appears to be a "hit or miss" situation depending on the number of IO's on duty and the number of passengers for processing.

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Posted (edited)

I Have not been fingerprinted yet because I haven't gone anywhere since fingerprinting started. When I leave and/or come back, what is the procedure I should follow so I don't double Queue coming or going. 

Edited by Danthai
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