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Phuket Immigration jammed with foreigners, expats on non-immigrant visas forced to leave the country

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3 hours ago, pagallim said:

My Non O Marriage extension is due to be renewed next month so obviously concerned at the possibility of having to leave the country on expiry.   My wife has just phoned Hat Yai Immigration (they are the approval authority for Phuket marriage extensions) and was told I will get my extension as normal.   The British Embassy letter that is now available is for tourists unable to travel home, not Thai domiciled UK expats.

 

are there any british tourists unable to travel home? if so why?! there are plenty of flights available... a friend booked one today on Thai to  LHR for this saturday

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Oh dear- only three (make that 4 now) comments from people actually IN Phuket.

 

Any chance you other chaps could toddle off to your own forums and leave this clear for stuff actually relevant to PHUKET? 

 

The clutter and drivel really is quite annoying- I may require counselling.

 

On that note any Brits in Phuket or elsewhere needing extensions this may be helpful- its details of how to obtain a visa extension letter. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/notarial-and-documentary-services-guide-for-thailand?fbclid=IwAR1akI7vjLNCeYl82oy9-tuF7NmqUB3T-W6JjBx3omCNQFfxzwpaWGUnwz8#covid-19-visa-extension-letter

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4 hours ago, chowny77 said:

So BKK Immigration head office said it would be fine to extend visas immaterial of the visas nature until the situation is under control. Just fill in the form and pay the fee. But Phuket Immigration are using their own set of rules and making it up as they go along. I would of been straight on the hotline to Immigration asking who actually sets the rules, Phuket or Bangkok? Useless bunch of time wasters all of them anyway

The problem is the phrase 'at the immigration officer's discretion'. Which means they can indeed make up their own rules. It was always so.

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just what we need, more confusion ... 

 

hope some Immigration dude have some heart (lol) and decide :  All visa's extended till END OF CRISIS instead of this money mongering 30 days for 1900 baht and in some cases 1900 baht for 7 days, the new MONEY MAKER ....

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5 hours ago, pagallim said:

My Non O Marriage extension is due to be renewed next month so obviously concerned at the possibility of having to leave the country on expiry.   My wife has just phoned Hat Yai Immigration (they are the approval authority for Phuket marriage extensions) and was told I will get my extension as normal.   The British Embassy letter that is now available is for tourists unable to travel home, not Thai domiciled UK expats.

I am not questioning but querying your "thai domiciled' quote, i thought that domiciled referred to your country of residence, not country you are allowed to stay in with a visa ?

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3 minutes ago, Almer said:

I am not questioning but querying your "thai domiciled' quote, i thought that domiciled referred to your country of residence, not country you are allowed to stay in with a visa ?

Domiciled as in habitually living in, as is the case with most using retirement or marriage extensions for whom if meeting the Immigration requirements, residence could be another term.   

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Note the distinct lack of "social distancing" and possibly face-masks - Mr Anutin take note!! You may be harboring many "dirty" westerners on extended visas to STAY IN Thailand!  

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15 hours ago, mickymouse1 said:

Instead of being compassionate and chop  exceptional circumstances Visa to those on 30 days visit ,NO ,you must pay 1900tb for the chop.what a F RIP OFF!!! I WONDER FOR HOW LONG? MAYBE WEEKLY 1900TB .NICE LITTLE SIDE EARNER to make up for those not coming in.555

Make a stand and refuse to pay.

Let us know how you get on.

Get Issaan lawyers on the case.

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14 hours ago, unamazedloso said:

I live isolated with no threat of getting infected nor my family. We are already in lockdown on a big property and have to do a border run in april but i will be forced to have a chance of catching the disease? I have a weakened immune system from an underlying condition so its sort of a death sentence. Ive lived here for decades and my family cant survive but i cant take them to Australia because w ehaveno one to look after our property and livestock. Its not going to happen. 

This is because of the stupid 90day rubbish. Cancel it. I have a 12month visa basically non o marriage. This is a good example as to why this stupid 90day border running should be stopped. 

Keep those happy thoughts of no threat of getting the virus.

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17 hours ago, ThaiBunny said:

de Sade?

Of course. As you can see NO social distance practice in place.

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Why does anyone working legally for decades with a WP need to leave the country...yearly extensions is how its done...

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that ex US falang, that recently got his LOS Citizenship;

 - must have been on to something!

 

 

who is laughing at him now? 

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