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On 1/14/2020 at 11:40 PM, Gweiloman said:

I’ve done it online before but changed passports recently so online is no go for first 90day report with new pp. Never explored the mail option. Does that require me to send my pp to immigration? If so, then it’s a no no for me. 

No only a copy. The info is pinned https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/883112-chiang-mai-immigration-topics-information/

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12 hours ago, dcnx said:

Because so many of them are coming for illegal work, prostitution, and other illegal activities. They earned this, such difficult restrictions didn’t get pulled out of thin air. 

And westerners don’t do any if the above?

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21 hours ago, Gweiloman said:

And westerners don’t do any if the above?

We must travel in different circles.  None of the westerners I have ever met is involved in "illegal work, prostitution, or other illegal activities."  I can't imagine any western moving to Thailand, so they can work for peanuts.  As far as western women coming here to work as prostitutes, Thailand is the AIDS capital of the world.  

 

  

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1 hour ago, CMNightRider said:

 As far as western women coming here to work as prostitutes, Thailand is the AIDS capital of the world.  

 

  

  Not even in the top 40 countries for HIV/AIDS prevalence.  The USA has a greater rate of HIV/AIDS than does Thailand.

 

https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/countries-with-the-highest-rates-of-hiv-aids.html

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On 1/16/2020 at 2:54 PM, CMNightRider said:

you appear to be living in la la land, if you can't see how Thai Immigration has increased their less than friendly treatment directed towards westerners.

Well, they certainly are tightening up on farang key noks. And more power to them (although the implementations procedures could stand a little tweaking....). Historically, It was embarrassing to go to the US Consulate for my annual income statement, and to witness the human trash who were certainly scamming the system when claiming to meet the income threshold (well, a few looked like their drug business may have qualified them....). Anyway, you can't blame the Thais for tightening up on just who they allow to remain in their country.

 

Never heard of a visit to someone here on a retirement extension.....Does he have ear piercings, and/or a forehead tattoo? Maybe his agent ratted out on him over an illegitimate financial reporting? Anyway, all's well that ends well. Clearing out farang trash is, for most of us reading this, completely acceptable -- and long overdue.

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14 minutes ago, JimGant said:

Well, they certainly are tightening up on farang key noks. And more power to them (although the implementations procedures could stand a little tweaking....). Historically, It was embarrassing to go to the US Consulate for my annual income statement, and to witness the human trash who were certainly scamming the system when claiming to meet the income threshold (well, a few looked like their drug business may have qualified them....). Anyway, you can't blame the Thais for tightening up on just who they allow to remain in their country.

 

Never heard of a visit to someone here on a retirement extension.....Does he have ear piercings, and/or a forehead tattoo? Maybe his agent ratted out on him over an illegitimate financial reporting? Anyway, all's well that ends well. Clearing out farang trash is, for most of us reading this, completely acceptable -- and long overdue.

I hope you are here, when the Thai government expels the remaining foreigners living in Thailand, and confiscates their 800,000 baht bank deposits.  Have you ever wondered why the required deposit has to be only in your name and not have your wife's or children's name on it too?  "Farang key noks and human trash?"  Where did that come from?    

 

The retired Australian police officer deposited 800,000 baht in one of Thailands third world banks to qualify for his yearly visa extension.  He doesn't have earrings or facial tattoos or any other tattoos.  After this most unwelcome visit from immigration he is in the process of leaving Thailand.  We both have property here so it slows our exit down a little.

 

There are basically three types of people in this world.  People who make things happen, people who watch things happen, and people who aren't aware of anything happening.  Many of the people who labor to write coherent thoughts and opinions on Thai Visa, appear to be in the latter above mentioned group.  Even though you seem to harbor a hatred or at least a dislike for your fellow expats by referring to them as "key noks and human trash," I hope you are able to wake up and see what is coming your way before it is too late.  Please don't bother replying with any of your naive thoughts.  Maybe share them with other like minded posters in La La Land.     

 

   

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1 hour ago, JimGant said:

Well, they certainly are tightening up on farang key noks. And more power to them (although the implementations procedures could stand a little tweaking....). Historically, It was embarrassing to go to the US Consulate for my annual income statement, and to witness the human trash who were certainly scamming the system when claiming to meet the income threshold (well, a few looked like their drug business may have qualified them....). Anyway, you can't blame the Thais for tightening up on just who they allow to remain in their country.

 

Never heard of a visit to someone here on a retirement extension.....Does he have ear piercings, and/or a forehead tattoo? Maybe his agent ratted out on him over an illegitimate financial reporting? Anyway, all's well that ends well. Clearing out farang trash is, for most of us reading this, completely acceptable -- and long overdue.

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2 hours ago, CMNightRider said:

I hope you are here, when the Thai government expels the remaining foreigners living in Thailand, and confiscates their 800,000 baht bank deposits.  Have you ever wondered why the required deposit has to be only in your name and not have your wife's or children's name on it too?  "Farang key noks and human trash?"  Where did that come from?    

 

The retired Australian police officer deposited 800,000 baht in one of Thailands third world banks to qualify for his yearly visa extension.  He doesn't have earrings or facial tattoos or any other tattoos.  After this most unwelcome visit from immigration he is in the process of leaving Thailand.  We both have property here so it slows our exit down a little.

 

There are basically three types of people in this world.  People who make things happen, people who watch things happen, and people who aren't aware of anything happening.  Many of the people who labor to write coherent thoughts and opinions on Thai Visa, appear to be in the latter above mentioned group.  Even though you seem to harbor a hatred or at least a dislike for your fellow expats by referring to them as "key noks and human trash," I hope you are able to wake up and see what is coming your way before it is too late.  Please don't bother replying with any of your naive thoughts.  Maybe share them with other like minded posters in La La Land.     

 

   

It seems that your friend is the only one of thousands of retirees here in CM that received a visit from immigration. 
So either immigration made a mistake or there was something that raised a red flag as I previously mentioned. 

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18 hours ago, JimGant said:

.....Never heard of a visit to someone here on a retirement extension..... 

It does happen but not all that often.  Occasionally, a group of CM Immigration cops will check out a given/random neighborhood.  I encountered that about a year ago when, upon heading out from lunch from my townhouse, a group of 8-10 CM Immigration cops were at my gate.  They asked to see my passport and, after examining my retirement extension, handed it back with a "thank you."  They also asked about my neighbors (on one side is a Thai family and on the other is a townhouse that the owner has attempted to turn it into a hotel (Air B & B) and that's occasionally presented noise problems for our immediate area.  After a bit of chat with them, they indicated they were just doing a general check of my area that day (they weren't aiming for anybody in particular).

In any event, they were generally polite and just doing their job.  I have no problem with that. 

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16 hours ago, Gweiloman said:

It seems that your friend is the only one of thousands of retirees here in CM that received a visit from immigration. 
So either immigration made a mistake or there was something that raised a red flag as I previously mentioned. 

Look at the above post by CMBob.  

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This is just a heads up for all you Chiang Mai, westerners on reporting to the new CM immigration headquarters for your one year visa extension or the many other reasons you are required to show up at this building.  After a couple of attempts to report during normal working hours, I discovered if you don't show up there at least by 6:00 am, you may not be able to do anything more than waste your time.

 

The building is woefully inadequate to accommodate the number of people who are required by law to report to this building.  I'm sure it was designed with this in mind.  After all, the people who designed this building already knew the numbers of foreigners required to show up at immigration daily.  If you are elderly or handicapped, it will be even more difficult for you.    

 

I was surprised to discover you are given two numbers.  The first is a temporary que and will have a number on it.  When your number is called, you will have to show the inspecting officer your paper work.  If anything is missing or incomplete, you will not be able to get a regular que number, and will have to try again the next day.  They run out of temporary numbers quickly.  I observed many foreigners who were confused about this new procedure.  Many had to return two or three times before they were issued a regular cue.

 

I actually thought when this building was being built, CM Immigration would be more professional on how they process visas for foreigners.  Actually, they have managed to make it more difficult for foreigners to abide by their ever changing requirements to qualify to live in this country.  I suspect by next year, new rules and regulations will be again implemented to encourage more foreigners to move to another country.

 

 

 

 

 

  

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34 minutes ago, nichopaulcnx said:

I think too many people on TV have nothing better to do than complain !

And since they have nothing else to do but complain why don't they camp out at CM IP full time and give us an accurate running commentary of what is actually happening, rather than the "Glass is always empty" in their usual curmudgeonly way!

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26 minutes ago, scottiejohn said:

And since they have nothing else to do but complain why don't they camp out at CM IP full time and give us an accurate running commentary of what is actually happening, rather than the "Glass is always empty" in their usual curmudgeonly way!

Their choice no problem, but those who have the correct documentation never have a problem renewing extensions and never need to " camp out "   , 14 x and never camped out or used an Agent !

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