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3 hours ago, stament said:

No Germans & beach towels on the chairs? 😮

No, only the visa agents and the unseen ghosts were there waiting.

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And the Sick Lot. who quote #Need a Holding Hand #

 

Gents I don't mind admitting 

I do need a holding hand.

 

john

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20 hours ago, LawrenceN said:

Similar story, I was there last week for a re-entry permit. I sat for over two hours. Used to take ten minutes. 

I was there last week for a re-entry permit. It took no more than 1 hour. I arrived at 1:30PM, received my question no. within 5 minutes, with 7 persons in the que in front of me.

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Went to extend a visa exempt today 

Got there at 2 PM, straight in and out and no waiting and was out within 30 minutes , got my PP back with extension fave minutes after handing it in 

 

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On 2/25/2020 at 6:42 PM, JimGant said:

Ditto for me. Did all my paperwork (I arrived at their office with completed paperwork, but they redid most to comply with what they knew Immigration wanted (margins and such)). Also, my photo didn't have enough blue background, so they took another photo with their dark blue background. Thus, package ready for inspection at Immigration.

 

I and my agent were driven to Immigration by an agency car, dropped off at the entrance, and commenced the extension drill (thus avoiding any parking problem, which often occurs). Lines weren't long (this Aug 2019), so don't know if "queue jumping" might have been part of the package, since no jumping required with this short line. Extension obtained in a short time, then re-entry permit (which requires photocopies of latest extension, but which agent readily accomplishes) also accomplished with little waiting. Next, agent calls driver, we're picked up in front of Immigration, and returned to the agency headquarters (and my car, which had plenty of parking available at my earlier arrival).

 

The agent is "Best Friends."  https://www.bestfriendvisa.com/17018405/contact-us

Really nice, competent folks. This was the original agency at Promenada, then called G4T. Then, superseded in the 3rd floor location by Tiana -- a ruder, more expensive agency.

 

I used Best Friends in Aug of 2018 and Aug 2019 -- their service prices were the same: 3000 baht for the extension and I believe another 500 baht for the multiple re-entry permit (but no more than 500 baht). This may have covered 90 day reports, but why would I drive to their office 4 times per year for something I can do online or by post.....?

 

I almost hate to post this, as they may now get overrun with new customers. But probably not, based on the grousing seen on this forum about agents by the cheap charlies, you know, the folks with screwed up paperwork that slow down the line...

That's who I used.  My experience in Jan 2019 and before was the same as yours.  In Jan 2020 the only difference was I went into a small room, as opposed to the front counter, where I had my picture taken. Best Friend Visa fee was 3000 Baht for the service.  Best Friend Visa also gave me a heads up on the 12 month bank statement required for this year. 

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On 2/27/2020 at 6:28 AM, Kelsall said:

That's who I used.  My experience in Jan 2019 and before was the same as yours.  In Jan 2020 the only difference was I went into a small room, as opposed to the front counter, where I had my picture taken. Best Friend Visa fee was 3000 Baht for the service.  Best Friend Visa also gave me a heads up on the 12 month bank statement required for this year. 

 

Don't support visa agents, you're only feeding the corruption.

 

I noticed that some of these officers deliberately work slower so that people are forced to use agents in which they get a cut out of the fees paid.

 

After Big Joke came into immigration to stamp out corruption, then suddenly the processes became much more efficient and we don't have to queue up at 6 am in the morning.

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On 2/23/2020 at 10:28 AM, sharktooth said:

Did the Cert of Residence place ever move from Promenada? Where is it now...

It is now at main CM immigration.

 

By right, it should move to Promenada because it is considered non-essential. It is also tied to TM30, without TM30 you can't get cert of residence.

 

 

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On 2/25/2020 at 7:31 PM, roo860 said:

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People on long stay visas/extensions usually live a outside the city center, for many of them it is easier to go to Promenada than to the immigration office in the city. They also usually have their own transport and don't have to rely on public transport. The car parking spaces at the Immigration office are always rare, would be no problem at Promenada.

Tourists usually stay in the city center, close to the immigration office, going to Promenada is way more difficult for them because they usually have to rely on public transport.

It would have been logical to do the tourist stuff in the city and the long term stuff at Promenada. Who had the great idea to do it the other way around?

 

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