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5 hours ago, UdonRoy said:

"permission to stay" stamp until Nov 30.

But, I also got a yellow ticket with a number 45 on it stapled on the same passport page saying "Next time 30th October."

A very brief set of instructions followed that involved the words "come back Oct 30th, bring paper and November very busy".

 

So I am assuming they want me to apply for another extension on that date as they are trying to avoid another inundation at the end of November. Not sure though and no mention of what it actually is they want me to apply for.

That's a new one. So you'd be applying for an extension that starts after Nov 30th, but they're telling you to apply for it on Oct 30th because they'll be busy in Nov? This is sounding kind of like Jomtien, who is telling everyone to come back on Oct 30th, which will create a massive overflow, (even if they're just just collecting passports to stamp them later for Nov 30th and not doing new applications.) But at least if you have a permission to stay until Nov 30th, you could go later than Oct 30th. I don't understand why these offices are trying to overwhelm themselves on Oct 30th. Instead of encouraging people to get extensions now, they're forcing everyone to go on the last business day of amnesty, which would probably have been busy anyway, but they're adding all the people who got extensions before Sep 26th to the last-minute rush. I wonder if they're expecting another anouncement or clarification for the last one, and just delaying any real action now by telling everyone to come back on Oct 30th...

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I went today to MTT (counter K), I didnt make an appointment either. The lady at the marquee outside would not let me through and told me to book online and to come back tomorrow.   I walked

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My Laos girlfriend who is living in Jomtien has just informed me that she went to their immigration building today and was told that she had to go back to Bangkok where she got her previous stamp from. Something to do with their computers couldn't process it. I admit the info is a little vague but that's what she just told me. She said she's sending it via an agency to guarantee the new passport stamp.

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What they are doing in Jomtien:
  They required us to go in on OCt 16th.  Took her passport and said come back monday.


On monday, they stamped her for OCT 31, and said we will have to come back OCT 29 for our November stamp.  Despite what SHOULD have been given (the November 30 stamp).

So, instead of one visit for one stamp, I'm having to go to immigration office once a week.

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For those wondering which agency my girlfriend is using in Pattaya to send her passport via, it's called Cha Passport & Visa. I hope this info is helpful to those that are struggling to come up with a solution to their stamp extension dilemma. This isn't a recommendation, nor is it a promotion. I simply asked my girlfriend which agency she was using to sort out her extension stamp problem by and this was her response.

 

 

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On 10/21/2020 at 3:47 PM, Adam219 said:

I went today to MTT (counter K), I didnt make an appointment either. The lady at the marquee outside would not let me through and told me to book online and to come back tomorrow.

 

I walked away, waited 5 mins then walked through down the side no problem then straight up to left hand side and to one of the desks, they pointed me to the actual entrance (I entered via the exit) and the lady just gave me a queue number there and then and took my passport.

 

10 mins later I got it back with nov 30 stamp. So in and out in less than 30 mins, result!

 

I'm glad I didnt leave, book online and then return tomorrow, what a waste of time.

Good for you @Adam219 and thanks for the report! Smart, street-wise move! I wish I read your post before I went on Thursday, the next day - I was too busy travelling to Bangkok on Wednesday and didn't check in here.

I had an online appointment and saw others being turned away for not having an online appointment. Took BTS from central Bangkok to end of line Wat Phra Si Marathat, then taxi to MTT, whole trip took 1.5 hrs. Should have taken a taxi all the way, would have been quicker when time is of the essence. Got there at 11:45, just before the lunch break - big mistake on my part to show up so late. They did take a one hour lunch break this time (they didn't just before the Sep 26 rush). I ended up having to wait in the tent by the entrance for an hour 15 minutes before being ushered upstairs for more queuing at 1PM. I was very tempted to sneak in the main hall on arrival but did not know that they were giving out queue cards at the entrance of the main hall. 

 

Long story short, they simply give you a queue card and take your passport, then you wait to get your passport back. No other interaction necessary. This whole process from picking up queue card to picking up passport with stamp took one hour and 15 minutes, just to get the passport stamped, plus the one hour 45 minutes waiting before that.

 

All in all, time spent in MTT waiting and queuing, from 11:45 to 2:45PM, 3 hours! Getting there 1.5 hrs, getting back was a nightmare, taxi from Impact to Wat Phra Si Marathat BTS took an hour and a half and cost 150B! Then train, another 45 minutes. Horrendous traffic jam on the main road (my bad for spending time at the Cosmo Mall). Took the whole day just to get a stamp. I had to come all the way from Phuket to MTT for this. But we also had a nice short break while in Bangkok.

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2 minutes ago, Fibonaqi said:

Long story short, they simply give you a queue card and take your passport, then you wait to get your passport back. No other interaction necessary. This whole process from picking up queue card to picking up passport with stamp took one hour and 15 minutes, just to get the passport stamped, plus the one hour 45 minutes waiting before that.

 

All in all, time spent in MTT waiting and queuing, from 11:45 to 2:45PM, 3 hours! Getting there 1.5 hrs, getting back was a nightmare, taxi from Impact to Wat Phra Si Marathat BTS took an hour and a half and cost 150B! Then train, another 45 minutes. Horrendous traffic jam on the main road (my bad for spending time at the Cosmo Mall). Took the whole day just to get a stamp.

Forgot to mention that I got the Nov 30 stamp. There were still many people standing in line to get into the tent as I was leaving at 2:45PM. I seriously doubt if they all got attended to in the remaining office hours that day. Thursday Oct 22 was also the day before a public holiday, that's probably why MTT was especially busy.

 

Note to self for future trips to MTT, get there early, take taxi all the way - I always used to do that.

 

I will be in Phuket for the next extension so will use Phuket Immigration next time.

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I went to MTT on Wednesday Oct. 21 and got my under consideration stamp that I received on Wednesday Sept. 23rd with an embassy letter turned into a valid to stay until November 30 stamp.

 

I would also say that the person returning passports was not friendly and I was scolded for talking when my passport was being handed back and not hearing her. Seems like there are no more temp helpers doing that as there used to be when it was all done at CW. I have come to hate going to immigration here anymore. I can't wait until the borders open up and I can go somewhere that I want to live again.

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