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Immigration opens new location in Bangkok for tourist visa extensions/90 day reports

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47 minutes ago, toolpush said:

How about that huge empty train station at Makassan? Perfect location.

Not a bad location indeed to relocate immigration to

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2 minutes ago, audaciousnomad said:

Minivans from Mo Chit BTS start their morning runs to Impact Muang Thong Thani at 6AM.  Cost: 35THB
http://www.impact.co.th/userfiles/files/cosmo_public_van_station.jpg

 

ya, really good social distancing... 18 people crammed into a van designed for 11 or 12 when fully packed.

 

A Thai van certainly would be my first choice for public transit these days.... NOT!!!!

 

 

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37 minutes ago, MaiDong said:

Nerve Centre? 

No, seriously though, you're right, we need something that can be remembered, something that'll go viral... 

how about ...

 

The Circus?

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poorly organised - was at chaengwattana first and when door was opened after brief check of passport was given a map showing indication of which entrance or building to proceed to at impact muangthong thani and was told to take a taxi to there as extensions for 30 days are process at the new location - was a good of money on the first journey to the main office. at the new location we was kept shuffling around ......... all in all very poorly organised and as bangkokpost has an article on 90 days reporting go read that article and go figure and scratch your head as to how this could still possibly happened in the age of super fast internet and apps making everything easier 

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2 minutes ago, renz said:

poorly organised - was at chaengwattana first and when door was opened after brief check of passport was given a map showing indication of which entrance or building to proceed to at impact muangthong thani and was told to take a taxi to there as extensions for 30 days are process at the new location - was a good of money on the first journey to the main office. at the new location we was kept shuffling around ......... all in all very poorly organised and as bangkokpost has an article on 90 days reporting go read that article and go figure and scratch your head as to how this could still possibly happened in the age of super fast internet and apps making everything easier 


So which building at IMPACT did it end up being?  The Exhibition Center?  Or ???

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Was at Chang Wattana this morning to extend a 30 day entry stamp. I got there at 05.10 and already around 100+ people, well organised into rows. As already reported, we were directed to a new building (details in previous posts) for tourist visa extensions and 90 day reporting. We had to sit outside (at least we had a chair)  and were then given a number and proceeded inside in numerical order to sit inside (social distancing of sorts) It then proceeded as normal, just some difficulties with calling out the numbers, no electronic number queuing. I was in and out in a couple of hours.

Pain in the *** having to take another taxi (100THB) from Chang Wattana, but you could go direct. The experience was not perfect at the new location but was also new for the immigration personnel. Overall i was satisfied. Considering the chaos/safety aspect of what i was hearing about in Chang Wattana yesterday! 

I got 30 day extension on my permission to stay without a letter from the embassy and was back at Ratchathewi at 11am. but i got there very early. 😉

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34 minutes ago, NightSky said:

how about ...

 

The Circus?

Nope, that name's taken by CW.

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1 hour ago, TallGuyJohninBKK said:

 

What ought to matter is... what's the most convenient location and most accessible via public transit for the largest number of intended customers -- not where you happen to live or what's convenient for YOU!

 

Precisely.  Nowhere is especially convenient for me, because I live in Nonthaburi but I am not complaining.  Others are, or are too downtown-Bangkok-centric.

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4 minutes ago, Mister Fixit said:

Precisely.  Nowhere is especially convenient for me, because I live in Nonthaburi but I am not complaining.  Others are, or are too downtown-Bangkok-centric.

 Unfortunately, MTT fits NONE of those criteria....

 

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Thinking back to the old days, last time Bangkok was shut down, Immigration took over Imperial Mall's top floor and did their thing.
 

Since "downtown" malls have been shut down, why not set up in one of the top floor convention centers? Use them to experiment with emergency visa extensions and leave Chang Wattana to do what it has been doing for years. My guess is that most of the "stranded tourists" are hunkered down closer to downtown anyway.

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9 hours ago, webfact said:

Naew Na reported that immigration chief Lt-Gen Sompong Chingduang was behind the move because he cares for foreigners and his staff. 

do as civil countries and forget the reporting CIRCUS till end of criss

 

but TIT

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1 hour ago, TallGuyJohninBKK said:

 Unfortunately, MTT fits NONE of those criteria....

 

??  MTT  ??

And they aren't criteria anyway, are they ?

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11 minutes ago, Mister Fixit said:

??  MTT  ??

And they aren't criteria anyway, are they ?

 Criteria being those I mentioned previously above that Immigration should have used -- good access to public transportation like BTS or MRT, and central for the largest number of clients they expect to serve.

 

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