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Today two foreigners were targeted from a particular flight, arriving at Don Muang from Vietnam, and denied/almost denied entry:

 

1. SE Asian national  (Filipino?) was denied, being told: "You're going home today...", then taken away.

 

2. A Westerner was given a warning, not to arrive on TVs or VEE again, but told: "This is the last time. Next time you may get denied entry..."

 

In both cases was the old rule of 180 days/year named by the supervising officer as justification, in addition to the mantra: "In-out cannot..."

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How did you find out about these 2 foreigners? Were they both in the queue at immigration directly in front of you? Was the IO a man or woman and roughly how old were they?

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What do you mean by rule of 180 days?

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33 minutes ago, bbi1 said:

How did you find out about these 2 foreigners? Were they both in the queue at immigration directly in front of you? Was the IO a man or woman and roughly how old were they?

#1: late 20s/early 30s

 

#2: early 50s

 

IO who stopped #2 was a middle-aged male IO. So was the supervisor. 

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32 minutes ago, racket said:

What do you mean by rule of 180 days?

There used to be a '180 day/year immigration law' years ago. To my information, there's currently no such law. Still, the supervising IO gave this "rule" as a reason for the denial (#1), and warning of denial (#2).

 

On a related note, I'd be interested to know, whether a IO can refuse entry at Don Muang or Suvarnabhumi, if one arrives from abroad, but has a connecting flight within Thailand.

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11 minutes ago, StayinThailand2much said:

There used to be a '180 day/year immigration law' years ago. To my information, there's currently no such law. Still, the supervising IO gave this "rule" as a reason for the denial (#1), and warning of denial (#2).

 

On a related note, I'd be interested to know, whether a IO can refuse entry at Don Muang or Suvarnabhumi, if one arrives from abroad, but has a connecting flight within Thailand.

Of course they can. In that scenario the traveller is entering the country at the first airport they arrive at. The onward flight, being domestic, would not be subject to immmigration controls.

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If someone got denied entry at DMK or BKK and and were given the choice of which country they could fly to in order to exit Thailand.  Which would be the best country to in order to hit a land border crossing back into Thailand.? Cambodia? Laos?

 

 

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31 minutes ago, KhaoYai said:

Of course they can. In that scenario the traveller is entering the country at the first airport they arrive at. The onward flight, being domestic, would not be subject to immmigration controls.

 

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47 minutes ago, StayinThailand2much said:

#1: late 20s/early 30s

 

#2: early 50s

 

IO who stopped #2 was a middle-aged male IO. So was the supervisor. 

I am just wondering why the double standard regarding the same rule?

 

Both should be denied.

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1 minute ago, EricTh said:

I am just wondering why the double standard regarding the same rule?

 

Both should be denied.

The OP has zero knowledge of circumstances. Most likely down to history of stays.

Just to add. I take op on his word. I fly EVERY 2 weeks. When there is issue pp control, the io doesn't "discuss too much" he signals another fella to go to the "cone of silence"

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10 minutes ago, G950 said:

If someone got denied entry at DMK or BKK and and were given the choice of which country they could fly to in order to exit Thailand.  Which would be the best country to in order to hit a land border crossing back into Thailand.? Cambodia? Laos?

 

 

I you were able to do that Laos would be the best of the 2. Vientiane is close to the bridge to do the crossing. 

Phnom Penh to a border crossing is a long trip,

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