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Thai immigration reminds foreigners: Time is running out to renew your visas


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13 hours ago, Jack Hna said:

One day someone with a brain will work at Thai immigration. Maybe not soon but you cannot have morons on it forever. Tides change.

nobody told you there are more morons than people with an analytical brain, specially over here ?

 

thinking for yourself, asking questions, questioning things, not a thai thing

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Utterly ridiculous how they have posed for this photograph.  Although it says everything about how they view foreigners who are almost never violent even if they have overstayed.  They really are dete

The message is clear.   You overstay one day, we come, find you, shoot you.   See the first pic.

Why are some complaining that the IO is telling people to make sure they have the correct visa. The free visa period will cease .....    it's not rocket science  !!

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6 hours ago, stephen tracy said:

I think some people dont meet the requirements to get one, flights are still being cancelled often enough to cause some worry, and people are apprehensive about jumping on long-haul, multi-stop flights to Covid-wracked destinations. There was also some hope that the government may extend amnesty. For me, although born in the UK, left when I was 6 years old so going back there is not really viable option for me. I've been trying to find flats to rent in southern Spain (where I was before Thailand) but the responses I'm getting back from landlords and agents is that, although happy to rent to me, they wont let me move in until I've stayed in a hotel for 10 days to 2 weeks and have a test. I'm just hoping the visa I've applied for gets approved. The first one I applied for turned out to be a visa agent scam. 

 

jumping on long-haul, multi-stop flights to Covid-wracked destinations

 

you need a more positive, can do attitude. i guess you're not a natural problem solver, but here goes; get a direct flight, when you arrive in your destination take all reasonable precautions, quarantine in a hotel it's not difficult. i have friends in many european countries as well as aus and the us and i don't know anyone who has contracted the virus. if you take precautions the chance of being infected is very small.

 

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13 hours ago, Adelphi said:

Utterly ridiculous how they have posed for this photograph.  Although it says everything about how they view foreigners who are almost never violent even if they have overstayed.  They really are determined to make it clear that foreigners are the enemy.  Welcome to Amazing Thailand.  Over 30 years ago we used to refer to it as the land of smiles - what a joke that is now.

I've put the photo on Facebook. Just helping immigration with their ready to go riot police pass on their message....

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Interesting that Thailand has decided that the pandemic no longer exists and so it's business as usual with visa rules and regulations. I've read a million times about Thailand being in it's own cosy bubble, and this just further proof.

 

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13 hours ago, Adelphi said:

Over 30 years ago we used to refer to it as the land of smiles - what a joke that is now.

And you only have to look at the post that followed yours to see why.

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3 minutes ago, keithcresswell said:

I dont get it. Foreigners need a good reason to stay here. So will foreign tourists need to provide a good reason for coming here.

If they want to stay for years , they would have to provide a good reason for doing so 

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Well, I did what I have been told to do and applied for and received a 60-day extension on my marriage visa. I applied at Kalasin and it was pretty quiet. Bangkok has its thousands of Japanese, but Kalasin is mostly Lao. Only three or four of us farangs there. A very pleasant and quite attractive girl acted as the receptionist, and I was in and out within an hour or so.

 

I asked about my visa expiring in November, and she told me that, effectively, the visa is no longer valid anyway with the amnesty that has been in place and now the extension given. That makes sense, but I don't think that has been mentioned in any forum I've read. She also worked out the date I need to deposit 400,000 by for what is bound to be an inevitable year extension come the tail end of November (it's the 25th, two days from now).

 

She told me, with a straight face, that I had the option of going to Laos, spending 15 days in quarantine there, and then returning for 14 days quarantine in Thailand. I think I love her. At least she covered all the options for me.

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7 hours ago, stephen tracy said:

I think some people dont meet the requirements to get one, flights are still being cancelled often enough to cause some worry, and people are apprehensive about jumping on long-haul, multi-stop flights to Covid-wracked destinations. There was also some hope that the government may extend amnesty. For me, although born in the UK, left when I was 6 years old so going back there is not really viable option for me. I've been trying to find flats to rent in southern Spain (where I was before Thailand) but the responses I'm getting back from landlords and agents is that, although happy to rent to me, they wont let me move in until I've stayed in a hotel for 10 days to 2 weeks and have a test. I'm just hoping the visa I've applied for gets approved. The first one I applied for turned out to be a visa agent scam. 

Spain's infection rates are the highest in Europe at the moment. That translates in wearing a mask on the street in certain cities.

 

It also translates in difficulty of travel to most of Europe from Spain without avoiding quarantine.

 

If I was you, I would start with Portugal. Lisbon maybe, then go down south to the beach area Faro...Lagos and wait until the situation in Spain becomes a bit better.

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3 hours ago, Ganesh108 said:

 

But how about creating a good image to 'lure' (as they always say) prospective tourists to Thailand? They could make a huge, positive PR campaign for Thailand out of letting people stay - but they'd need an active, living brain to understand that.

And not pose with riot police warning harmless foreigners to leave.

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1 hour ago, Kaopad999 said:

I've yet to hear a logical argument that proves otherwise...

I've yet to hear of a logical argument for forcing people who were lured to Thailand by the lies of TAT, who are no harm to anyone, who are spending money and supporting Thai businesses daily in shops, hotels/boarding houses, eating in restaurants and cafes being told to get out of the country. Getting the right visa would be good - how about offering one for an unlimited stay and thank you for wanting to spend your money in our country.

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