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Refused Entry in BKK - Second METV - Deported back to London

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17 hours ago, Tuvoc said:

I'm retiring to Thailand late next year, joining my wife who went ahead of me at the end of last year. So for about two years in the interim I'll be making 4 x trips a year for 2 weeks each, on visa exempt. The address on the TM6 won't be a hotel but will be a residential address. I'm getting worried now that the residential address will create problems and they will think I'm living in Thailand. Any advice ? In this calendar year I've been once, 4 weeks in July/August. Or am I concerned about nothing...

I've put "guesthouse, Bangkok" on mine several times because I hadn't booked anywhere, never had any issues. Doubt they look at it tbh.

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It seems that I am seeing daily refusals posted in this forum almost everyday.

 

Yeah, it's silly that you're issued a tourist visa but not allowed into the country.

 

Immigration should refund back the cost of the visa and cost of airplane ticket back if that's the case.

 

It's a different case if you came in without applying for a visa.

 

My advice for future 'visitors' is to fly to Philippines or Vietnam first , buy another ticket from there and then only fly to Thailand. If they reject you, then at least you can go 'back' to those two countries instead of wasting your ticket money.

 

Does the airline give free flights back for those who are rejected entry??? Just curious.

 

 

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2 hours ago, nailbrains8 said:

Let's not forget that in order to even be granted an METV you must show 6 months worth of bank statements to prove you can cover you stay... 

You'll Have NO Problem entering with a Non-Imm " O " Multi.....

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On 10/10/2019 at 12:10 PM, adammike said:

If you're wearing a suit you have come to do business you are not a tourist especially traveling economy class.

yes and unless you can show some business contacts

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Thank you very much Nailsbrains8 for the suggestion of flying from a not far away country.  I will do that because I have a O-A visa, multiple entry. I got a reentry permit that extended my permission to stay until 11 Dec 2019 when I left in March 2019.  My O-A expiration date was June 5, 2019.  I returned to Thailand in August of 2019, but did not get a reentry permit when I left in September 2019.  Upon arrival in August, my passport was stamped with permission to stay until 11 December. Since I did not get a reentry permit before in August, will I have a problem if I return by 11 December 2019?  Thanks for any advice.

 

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show that my original visa was a multiple entry

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On 10/11/2019 at 2:15 AM, nailbrains8 said:

Yes, he wanted to fly to Vietnam but they wouldn't allow it.

thats bs and downright scary coming in from the usa on a metv. no way im losing $1k usd on a refusal and buying another $1k usd ticket to try a second time. thats the end of flying into thailand direct from home country if it ever happens.

 

whats your friend going to do now, risk another rt ticket? tell them to fly into other base airports nearby, for example singapore and use those as a base hub in and out instead of bangkok.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Nong Khai Man said:

You'll Have NO Problem entering with a Non-Imm " O " Multi.....

I have never been refused but have been seriously worried of late. It might be better than a tourist visa, but I have encountered questioning leading to downright hostility on occasion. 

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4 hours ago, lkv said:

It's not for someone to spend 6-9 months in Thailand "continuously" (minus one day every 90 days, with all entries extended), that's why it allows a permission of up to 60 days per entry, and not 6 months per entry.

Go back a couple of pages and read the guys history who got rejected. He was travelling a lot on his last METV.

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On 10/11/2019 at 12:18 AM, DaRoadrunner said:
On 10/10/2019 at 5:08 PM, thecyclist said:

absurd and unpredictable.

Just two words that describe Thailand perfectly. And they wonder why less tourists are coming.

The small handful of visitors turned away by suspicious IOs makes no impression whatsoever on visitor numbers which are in the millions every year!

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On 10/11/2019 at 12:18 AM, DaRoadrunner said:

So why give people a visa if you are going to turn them away?

The people who approve the visas are not the people who turn them away! 

 

The people who approve the visas do not do the same checks, or ask the same questions, that IOs whose suspicions are aroused do because they are not IOs.

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On 10/11/2019 at 12:35 AM, DaRoadrunner said:

And just how do they expect to encourage people to invest here when company executives have to report their every move by TM30? Stupid!

Visitors to Thailand do not have to "report their every move".  What have "company executives" got to do with this specifically, do you think that there are different rules for them?

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9 minutes ago, SteveK said:

Then when the visa is issued, some information should be provided to the person explaining that they can still be refused if the IO has reason to think that they "come Thailand too mutt".

What percentage of people do you seriously think that applies to, i.e. what %age have been refused entry?

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