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On 10/13/2019 at 6:51 PM, SteveK said:

These reports are becoming almost daily now, something needs to be done about getting it out into the public domain.

What do you want to see in the public domain, that some foreigners, ostensibly living here (got a long-term girlfriend, money in Thai banks, condo leases, for example) but goosing the system by doing it on Tourist visas, are being refused entry and that if they want to live here they should get the correct visa? 

 

Great idea, sounds like something most people would agree with. It should, at least, stop some of the unjustified whinging that is heard here from people who get caught out with the wrong visas and refuse to admit that they're in the wrong.

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9 hours ago, cerox said:

Immigration does not want us to spend 4-6 months in a row here on a tourist visa regularly. They do not need our money. We have to accept that.

Yeah, the immigration doesn't but I bet the condo owners of the places I stay at, owners of the coffee shops and restaurants etc. that I frequent, usually at times when they aren't exactly busy with other customers, would probably accept my money.

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On 10/13/2019 at 7:27 PM, William Osborne said:

Its absolutely insane that a consulate/embassy can issue a visa and then be refused entry on IOs opinion.....

 

Theyre really gonna <deleted> themselves here regarding euro tourists.....especially guys doing rotational work etc

Why is it "absolutely insane?   A visa is not a guarantee that the holder will be allowed into any country, and that includes yours!

 

"...and then be refused entry on IOs opinion".

Just as in the rest of the world that is what an IO's job is, to decide if the visa holder is legitimate!

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On 10/13/2019 at 7:58 PM, ukrules said:

No, it's not worth it - we need to get the word out on this kind of arbitrary treatment

You mean this kind of "arbitrary treatment" that affects a tiny fraction of 1% of the millions who come here?  Yes, we really need to get the word out about something and nothing!

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1 minute ago, jacko45k said:

Can't see the airline knowing any better than the consulate that issues the visa though!

It’s not about the ones who turned away with valid visa but those without a visa and without return flight . I remember some 7-8 years ago checking in with Thai air in Sydney , I was asked by airline to see my return ticket  which I did not have. At first they could not check me in.but after seeing I had bon b I was allowed to board. This is when i read somewhere, maybe even airline gave me some info that if they carry passenger without visa and/or return they can be made liable to fly them back free of charge . 

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On 10/13/2019 at 8:56 PM, GeorgeCross said:

 

i dont know about germany but i know what the uk would say "welcome to the UK" because we issue 1, 5 and 10 year MULTIPLE ENTRY TOURIST VISAS

 

i cant imagine why a european might then think getting a MULTIPLE ENTRY TOURIST VISA would then get him rejected in Thailand

 

 

"i cant imagine why a european might then think getting a MULTIPLE ENTRY TOURIST VISA would then get him rejected in Thailand"

There's no reason for that tourist to think that because it doesn't happen to 99.9% of tourists.  The ones with the problems are the tiny minority who come here with issues clearly evident to IOs.

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30 minutes ago, rabang said:

Yeah, the immigration doesn't but I bet the condo owners of the places I stay at, owners of the coffee shops and restaurants etc. that I frequent, usually at times when they aren't exactly busy with other customers, would probably accept my money.

Everybody will accept my money in any country but that does not give me the rights to live in abother country on tourist visas. 

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On 10/13/2019 at 9:00 PM, baboon said:

To suggest visas are being issued which will quite possibly not be honoured is a conscious decision, is with foundation.  There are two sides to that coin.

I don't care which department is in the wrong. It is shocking either way and shame on anyone defending them.

"...shame on anyone defending them".

What?  Shame on anyone using a Tourist visa and trying to use it to live here illegally!

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On 10/13/2019 at 9:11 PM, SteveK said:

BUT - in those cases, the (Oz/UK) immigration officials conduct a careful and considered investigation to determine the facts.

...and genuine tourists never have a problem, just like Thailand.  Most of the posters here need to remember that!

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On 10/13/2019 at 9:17 PM, baboon said:

Two things folks can do are spreading the word as widely as possible and spending their money elsewhere. 

Spread the word about what!?  That genuine tourists will never have problems with Thai IOs?  That word doesn't need spreading, experience tells them all that already.

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On 10/13/2019 at 9:48 PM, sweatalot said:
On 10/13/2019 at 9:24 PM, SteveK said:

Someone needs to do this. A few cautionary stories about Thai immigration in some Western papers would help to raise the issue.

Thailand could easily counter this by telling that those people had not the correct visa and were trying to cheat and make clear what a tourist visa is for and wha not.

And Thailand would be spot-on right with that response to that hypothetical situation.

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On 10/13/2019 at 9:54 PM, mngmn said:

Australian authorities seem to think that visiting your partner in their country is an acceptable reason to get an Australian visitors visa.

What's Australia got to do with this?

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