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I was lucky enough to get my extension done just before things got so Kafkaesque and got my 90 days done yesterday, very efficiently, only a few Cambodians present. (Buriram).

I agree that things will be 'disorganised' on and after 31 July. 

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8 minutes ago, ubonjoe said:

I think an announcement coming soon since they extended the emergency decree, inbound flights are not allowed without advance clearance that limits the outbound flights available and no indication of border crossings opening anytime soon.

I am certain the amnesty will be extended for at least a month.

I also think it will be extended, but the reality is that the problem in the original post is only going to be inflated.

 

Basically it is kicking the can down the road, but the problem is going to get bigger and bigger the more they kick it.

 

It is going to be interesting how they plan to deal with the numbers. pre-covid the system was evenly spread out and now the numbers are going to lumped together.

 

Imagine all the 60 day visas that get applied for will also start expiring at the same time pushing the same problem onto immigration offices.

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32 minutes ago, Brewster67 said:

If Viantiene can barely deal with a few hundred in a day, then how much further can they be stretched?

Bear in mind, prior to this amnesty an appointment was mandatory in Vientiane; I think two weeks prior to your required date . So anyone who's looking to just front up to suit themselves is in la la land imo. If a riot occurs, it won't be a problem in Thailand or neighboring countries.......all have armed forces they use to quell dissent.......

 

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Chaos...unavoidable!  

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They will surely allow a period of grace after the amnesty stops, as in the 90 day report and visa extension, you have a period before and after when you can apply. 

 

So something like a 30 day period after amnesty would make sense.

 

Immigration could convert their working hours as per 7-11, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Spread the load kinda.

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I don't see a riot coming. But it would be interesting to know some numbers: How many foreigners were on amnesty when it kicked in? How many of these left the country or were able to get a proper extension in-country in the meantime? How many remain on amnesty?

 

My feeling is that many have left or are about to leave already.

 

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1 hour ago, Brewster67 said:

A few delays?

 

I was being generous when I said 4 month;s of applicants, in reality you can add all those who got their last visas issued up to 60 days before the amnesty was announced... So that will be 6 months of applicants all going on the same day, and that to you will equate to 'a few delays'?.... no way man.

 

It is simple mathematics.

 

If Viantiene can barely deal with a few hundred in a day, then how much further can they be stretched?

Concerning your remark flights out :

"Those flying will find it very difficult to even get booked on a flight. The flight prices will be pushed right up and the airlines won't even be able to put enough flights on because they like us will be given very little notice by Thai immigration for the great exodus. "

 

 

 

There are flights out available , but not with the  remaining return ticket ,must buy single flights ticket , flights out regular at 3 a week by example KLM  (others I have no example from , but are available  ) Those who are expected to leave and don't do it , expect problems the moment amnesty ends whenever.....don't think immigration is not aware flights are available now and further  .

Amnesty is not planned to make life more comfortable … but just solving a crisis moment !

 

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11 minutes ago, Caldera said:

I don't see a riot coming. But it would be interesting to know some numbers: How many foreigners were on amnesty when it kicked in? How many of these left the country or were able to get a proper extension in-country in the meantime? How many remain on amnesty?

 

My feeling is that many have left or are about to leave already.

 

 

 

Imagine these numbers are known, but probably not available to us.

 

As one sample, following the Australian Ambassador to Thailand on Twitter, @AusAmbBKK, 860 Australians have left (as of June 18 tweet), while previously he mentioned (months ago) they had a record of ~ 4,000. Those 4,000 may have been the total, or some total, or just those who 'registered'?

 

 

Maybe I'd add another consideration to my list...

 

incentivize people to leave ASAP, with a free, future 90-day visa and a 5,000 baht voucher.

 

 

 

 

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