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Have there been any reports of denying TV at Chiang Mai airport?

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Just curious. Feel like I haven't read about many (any?), but maybe i've missed it. Seems like BKK, Phuket, Krabi are the most common to deny. Perhaps just bc of less international flights to CM?

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Not as far I know, I suspect that would only happen when you are legit wrong. Should (still) be safe haven here.
Same counts for borders in northern region, most friendly.

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Just a thought:

If CM is still safe, the pressure will be high soon and ends up with treating visa runners in the same way as the others......

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I can remember people being denied entry (legitimately) when applying for visa exempt entry. As far as I know, they have never abrogated a tourist visa, only denying entry (if at all) according to the law. That is no guarantee for the future but, if entering at an airport with a tourist visa after a long sojourn in Thailand, Chiang Mai is the airport I would choose.

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One case - see above. As for "less international flights to Chiang Mai" the airport is ranked as the fourth busiest in Thailand behind BKK, DMK and HKT with over two million direct international travelers last year. Krabi is less than half the size.

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Thus far CM does appear less problematic than Don Muang (the worst by far) and Suvannabhumi.

 

But if really a lot of people with the sort of histories that tend to trigger refusal start to fly in there this could change.

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9 minutes ago, Sheryl said:

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Thank you.

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I was taken aside and interviewed for over 2 hours after returning on flight after 10 days in Burma to CM earlier this year.p and then let in.

 

I Have no overstays I’ve not done Visa runs just a genuine retired tourist.

They  just simply didn’t like the amount time I have spent in Thailand and number of stamps despite it being only the English winter.

hope this example helps.

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20 hours ago, Los Luver said:

Just a thought:

If CM is still safe, the pressure will be high soon and ends up with treating visa runners in the same way as the others......

Nonsense, we are still a red area. Besides, there is nobody left to kick out anyway. Almost everyone left already.

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If you've ever been in the immigration entry hall at CNX, you'll understand why they don't hassle western tourists much, especially ones over age 50.  There are swarms of airplanes from China, some of them charter flights, that seem to arrive at the same time as the usual flights that westerners take.  The few immigration officers they have staffing the podiums (usually at about half strength), just want to clear out the hall.

 

 

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1 hour ago, PaulJ said:

I was taken aside and interviewed for over 2 hours after returning on flight after 10 days in Burma to CM earlier this year.p and then let in.

 

I Have no overstays I’ve not done Visa runs just a genuine retired tourist.

They  just simply didn’t like the amount time I have spent in Thailand and number of stamps despite it being only the English winter.

hope this example helps.

Were you trying yo enter visa exempt, or did you have a visa? Most people do not seem to understand that the difference, officially, at least, is important. With visa exempt entry, immigration is making the same kinds of judgements made by consular officials when applying for visas at consulates. It is appropriate for them to have discretion and, indeed, they were instructed (back in 2014) to deny visa exempt entry to those using visa exempts to stay longer in Thailand than necessary for tourism purposes (though the prime minister stated that this rule should be applied flexibly).

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Though there's a more relaxed ambience (in my experience) compared to Bangkok airports, I would NOT rely on it with a passport full of TVs and exempt entries.

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