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21 minutes ago, soalbundy said:

5 officers, all very jovial and friendly, asked to see my passport

Thai efficiency.  :thumbsup:

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30 minutes ago, glegolo said:

Oh I envy you, why you have 2 of these calls and I have none (11 years now)... Not fair I do also want a visit...

 

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Usually you get people writing about TM30 and so on saying something like " Why all the fuss? I have been here 30 years and never asked for TM30, passport or whatever?" 

 

Nice to see someone actually asking to be visited.

 

I was once stopped near Central Rama 9 by Immigration Police . They were very friendly, spoke Thai and asked if I would pose for a photo to prove .... couldn't quite understand what at that time.... Anyway I smiled and posed and then we all went our different ways.

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12 minutes ago, petedk said:

They were very friendly, spoke Thai and asked if I would pose for a photo to prove .... couldn't quite understand what at that time....

Prove that they are doing their job, by looking for the bad foreigners.

 

It's the same concept as BiB stopping their cars or motorbikes at places of interest, taking selfies or pics, and then leaving. "Been there done that" proof.

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I have to go to immigration with my neighbours....and they need me to draw a map of where the house is...plus much more nonsense.

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"We don't like doing this," he said, "but we have to and the photos were only used as proof to show the head of the IO that they had followed orders."

It happens in other departments too. I know other departments who post the pics on their closed group work facebook page as proof to the Bangkok inspectors/auditors they preformed the task. It ties in with budgets etc too.

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22 hours ago, soalbundy said:

the boss shrugged his shoulders and said they have to do this now and again to ask how I was, was I being treated well, did I feel I was being cheated by my family etc.

From my understanding is that it is a kind of random audit from head office as your local immigration has to confirm/know your whereabouts every now and again, and that you are at that address, pictures, date stamped, are filed and put away for the next visit in 14 or so years time....lol

 

One would think that because you do your yearly extension annually, that would be enough, but you could be living elsewhere for all they know, so a spot check keeping farangs in check is part of their job, and a good way for them to lose weight, e.g. getting off of their back sides and out of the office 🙏

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Hmmm, I will take a visit like the poster’s over a visit from the American ICE anytime.

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Immigration have never visited my house in all the time I've been here. Even after getting marriage extensions and an extension recently for being the parent of Thai kids.

 

 

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23 hours ago, glegolo said:

Oh I envy you, why you have 2 of these calls and I have none (11 years now)... Not fair I do also want a visit...

 

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Me too mate 12 years here and not even a phone call! Only time i see them or vice versa its either at airport or 90days notification.

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