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Pattaya Immigration satellite office reduces crowding, risk of coronavirus infection

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PATTAYA:--Tourists stranded in Pattaya by coronavirus-related border closures and flight cancellations can apply for visa extensions at a new temporary immigration office set up at Pattaya School No. 7 as of April 8,2020.

 

Set up to relieve the long lines and unsafe crowded conditions at the Chonburi Immigration Office in Jomtien Beach, the makeshift facility will only process extensions of tourist visas and visa-exemption stamps of people unable to fly home. Those on long-term visas or doing other visa-related must still go to the main office on Jomtien Soi 5.

 

Applicants must bring with them a letter from their home country’s embassy certifying they are unable to fly home, original and copy of their passport, a completed TM30 form, a recent photo and a map showing the location of the applicant’s current residence.

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While not mentioned on the flyer distributed April 8, Immigration officials in Bangkok also have required applicants to supply photos of their hotel or residence, both inside and outside, including one showing the applicant standing in front of the building number.

 

For more than a week, lines outside the Jomtien immigration office have stretched hundreds of meters up Soi 5 with large crowds milling about the offices. The bureau has been lambasted on social media and in the press for creating an environment where social distancing is impossible, possibly leading to a large spread of Covid-19.

 

Chonburi Immigration chief Pol. Col. Narain Kheungsanook said Wednesday Pattaya School No. 7 is large and spacious and will be organized to provide the proper distancing.

 

Read more: https://www.pattayamail.com/featured/pattaya-immigration-satellite-office-reduces-crowding-risk-of-coronavirus-infection-294665

-- PATTAYA MAIL 2020-04-09—

 

 

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Jomtien...always good, ..however with the amnesty till April 30th is it really needed now

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8 hours ago, seeyoujimmy said:

What was wrong with the school at South pattaya road and 2nd road.

It would make it too easy for farangs.....the authorities here are under no obligation to help/assist or understand the difficulties us farangs are experiencing at this time....you do as they say :whistling:

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All it would take is a simple order 'All Immigration offices closed for a month'.  Terrorists do your worst.

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1 hour ago, khunjeff said:

So they set up a special location for tourist extensions on the same day that tourist extensions stopped being necessary?

I was wondering the same, these "visa" extensions people lined up for during the last few weeks should now be obsolete.

 

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58 minutes ago, Wullie Mercer said:

Iam a little confused, are they doing 90 day reporting for a retirement visa at this temp. Office?

No you have to go to Jomtien Soi 5 as per normal.

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4 hours ago, khunjeff said:

So they set up a special location for tourist extensions on the same day that tourist extensions stopped being necessary?

Yep "Amazing Thailand" strikes again :crazy:

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Off topic post removed, this is the Pattaya News Forum and the topic is:

 

Pattaya Immigration satellite office reduces crowding, risk of coronavirus infection

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