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9 hours ago, terminatorchiangmai said:

Anyone have an update about waiting times?

Apparently it's all your own fault for not dressing smartly (polo shirt, cargo pants, white socks and sandals) and not showing the immigration officials enough respect.

 

You just need to wait a bit more.

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Keep it civil please.

 

7) You will respect fellow members and post in a civil manner. No personal attacks, hateful or insulting towards other members, (flaming) Stalking of members on either the forum or via PM will not be allowed.

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8 hours ago, dvg said:

I was there yesterday for 90 days report(I forgot mail in for the first time in 15 years) and it took 1,5 hours.It looked like chaos insite and outside.

90 day report st Jomtien a few weeks ago took 3 minutes...couldn't do with that lot you got up there

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5 hours ago, elektrified said:

Can't say for sure, but probably something related to the coronavirus. Yesterday we drove past the Chinese Consulate and there was what appeared to be at least 100 or more Chinese in some kind of a panic; pushing and shoving and screaming and some appeared to be trying to push the huge metal gate. Several security personnel were trying to diffuse the situation. We could see the police approaching as we passed.

 

Something is going on

 

maybe they don't want to go back to china just yet

 

can't say i blame them

 

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Is there any way of feeding back to the government the extent of the disaster that is Chiang Mai Immigration.

Serious question.

i don’t know enough about how the Thai system of government works.

In my country I’d write a letter of complaint to the Minister....and I’d get a reply from their office.

Its obvious that the current building and staff levels can’t cope.

I was there 2 weeks ago and it was entirely full with people spilling out (Many not wearing masks).
It was chaos.

The carpark was entirely full and backed up.

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12 hours ago, scottiejohn said:

Yes. Ten minutes per year with a legal agent`

Then go to a bar or whatever and spend your time (and money) as you wish!!!

 

PS;  The interest from your fixed deposit account (800,000Bht) more than pays the legal agent's fees!!!!!

We are not all on retirement visa's here.

For my Non B a visa agent wanted 40.000 for extension.

My assistant does it for 3.000 with all papers provided by my accountant.

Extensions should be a walk in the park without long waiting lines because of these "legal"agencies with their ridiculous fees.

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It's an opium laden pipe-dream to think that any farang can exert any influence or pressure on Thai govt operations. 

Farangs are not paying customers, as in a hotel, but rather tolerated guests who must conform to Thai rules or find another, more welcoming, land to live in.

 

We may moan in public  over some aspects of life here which are not to the farang's liking, but there is no evidence of change.

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34 minutes ago, Kelsall said:

Business as usual.

Not really. In fact it's an unusual situation. After the coronavirus passes, things should be back to normal. Everything was running quite smoothly from my experience for a good while now. In and out in a very short time, never a problem finding parking, etc. (since the opening of the new building).

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20 minutes ago, elektrified said:

Everything was running quite smoothly from my experience for a good while now. In and out in a very short time

That was until the new boss arrived.

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22 hours ago, dvg said:

I was there yesterday for 90 days report(I forgot mail in for the first time in 15 years) and it took 1,5 hours.It looked like chaos insite and 

 

22 hours ago, sammieuk1 said:

Its been like that for the last 4 weeks at least 2 hours to do a 90 report a couple of weeks ago and grow a beard for a retirement visa by the look of it🤔

Went last Wednesday to do one year extension and re entry permit, arrived at 6.30am, was given number 36 for docs check, checked at around 9am, given ticket number 35 for 1yr extension, passport stamped at 11.55am, after extensive scrutiny  on finances, 800,000bt deposit. 12pm-1pm lunch break, at 1pm handed in passport for re entry permit, took about 5 minutes to issue. At this time only about 6 people waiting in queue for docs check.

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3 hours ago, elektrified said:

Not really. In fact it's an unusual situation. After the coronavirus passes, things should be back to normal. Everything was running quite smoothly from my experience for a good while now. In and out in a very short time, never a problem finding parking, etc. (since the opening of the new building).

Its got nothing to do with the virus. I was there twice before Christmas and again mid January and all thtee visits were a nightmare.

The virus wasnt even news then

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