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You're lucky, Chaeng Wattana in Bangkok charges B200 but we don't have to get a request letter from the LTD, we just turn up and ask for it using their own form.

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On 11/21/2019 at 12:32 PM, Just Weird said:

You're lucky, Chaeng Wattana in Bangkok charges B200 but we don't have to get a request letter from the LTD, we just turn up and ask for it using their own form.

B500 in Nong Bua Lamphu and NO receipt!

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500baht in Rayong, won't allow yellow book or pink ID card anymore. isn't the cert of residence supposed to be free?. 500baht immediately or free in one week .....

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In 2011 I did my first visit to Khon Kaen DLT (city).

I had a res.cert. from immigration with me (paid some 300 or 500 for it).

Whether payment is official? At that time I didn't think about it.

Other DLT visits were at the district town (KK office 2) and they accepted my yellow book. Annoying that some or all offices might refuse it now?

My immigration office is 100 km oneway.

 

Your story has been reported from other places (first get DLT request to immigration and then get a res.cert. for free).

Since cashing in under the table has become more difficult for them they are not keen to issue one for free.

Absurd Thai bureaucrazy.

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In Samui it's just go to Immigration with a photo and passport with valid visa and request address confirmation letter. No mention of DLT.

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It might have changed by now but 2 years ago in Phetchabun DLT wanted a residence certificate for a bike transfer. Went to immigration (new office just opened) and they did not know what a Residency Certificate was, but were helpful by giving me a letter. Back to DLT and they did not even look at the letter, just did the transfer.

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This was the same procedure for me. Went to DLT in Chum Phae which produced a letter of residency request for me to take to Khon Kaen Immigration. Proof of residency certificate then issued free. Returned to DLT the next day which processed a new 5 year Thai driving licence extension to my 80th birthday. I had to take the tests for color blindness, perception and reaction. 

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The immigration office in Suphanburi charged me 800 baht for the last address confirmation letter. No receipt, take it or leave it. FYI...the young imm. Officer woman running the scam has now been sacked for taking money from foreigners while facilitating the production of false income documents in nearby imm. offices in other provinces. (But not in her own office in Suphanburi). She used to be at the Ayuttaya Office and was transferred to the new Suphanburi office when it opened a few years ago. Heavy set gal with darkish curly hair. Fairly young too. She was always somewhat rude to most foreigners entering the office. I would always watch as the money she demanded would be placed into a brown envelope and taken behind the cubicle walls to the big boss. Thankfully, both her big boss and that greedy gal are gone and the new big boss seems very nice, well educated and goes by the book. I've met and spoken with him personally. Seems like a straight shooter. Lets hope he stays that way for other's sake. I'm leaving and taking the road less traveled soon enough. Goodbye Thailand. It's been mediocre.

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On 11/21/2019 at 10:53 AM, KeeTua said:

This new step is apparently the idea of Immigration.

idiots....yet again more bs paper pushing

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5 hours ago, KhunBENQ said:

In 2011 I did my first visit to Khon Kaen DLT (city).

I had a res.cert. from immigration with me (paid some 300 or 500 for it).

Whether payment is official? At that time I didn't think about it.

Other DLT visits were at the district town (KK office 2) and they accepted my yellow book. Annoying that some or all offices might refuse it now?

My immigration office is 100 km oneway.

 

Your story has been reported from other places (first get DLT request to immigration and then get a res.cert. for free).

Since cashing in under the table has become more difficult for them they are not keen to issue one for free.

Absurd Thai bureaucrazy.

I paid 500 in the past at the old office.

I can't come up with any possible practical reason for the additional step. I often joke with my wife that the Thai way is to take what should be a simple task and find ways to complicate it.

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3 hours ago, Burma Bill said:

This was the same procedure for me. Went to DLT in Chum Phae which produced a letter of residency request for me to take to Khon Kaen Immigration. Proof of residency certificate then issued free. Returned to DLT the next day which processed a new 5 year Thai driving licence extension to my 80th birthday. I had to take the tests for color blindness, perception and reaction. 

Wow you're lucky you didn't travel all the way to Khon Kaen Immigration first, you must have been informed in advance.  I was extremely annoyed when I found out about it. It's over an hour drive from home to Khon Kaen in the first place and I didn't relish the idea of having to drive halfway across Khon Kaen city 3 times. I kept the annoyance to myself until I got back to our truck then ranted for 5 minutes, poor wife, got it mostly out of my system then proceeded to DLT.

 

One nice thing about the new Khon Kaen Immigration is out the backdoor and to the right are shops and small Thai restaurants selling beer. After our return from DLT I left the wife to wait for the paperwork to get completed and snuck out for a quick beer. After we got the residence certificate we ate at one of the restaurants and it was decent food.

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On ‎11‎/‎21‎/‎2019 at 12:32 PM, Just Weird said:

You're lucky, Chaeng Wattana in Bangkok charges B200 but we don't have to get a request letter from the LTD, we just turn up and ask for it using their own form.

When I went to CW for the letter they said it was free but that I would get it by post within 4 weeks.

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