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Hi everyone,

I've just read on another forum that there's now a picture taken of yourself at the immigration counters entering Bangkok via Don Muang airport.

Is this a joke or not ?

If true, does this seriously increase the waiting time in the queue ?

Thanks for infos

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ITS TRUE

We left on tues

not all the lines were operational

They guy on the desk said it was so they can match your pic at the boarding gate,but that didnt happen.

Yes it was slow but then they were still learning.

Hi everyone,

I've just read on another forum that there's now a picture taken of yourself at the immigration counters entering Bangkok via Don Muang airport.

Is this a joke or not ?

If true, does this seriously increase the waiting time in the queue ?

Thanks for infos

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Thanks for that quick response.

But do they take picture when entering the ingdom or when leaving the kingdom ?

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It would make sense to install both, in and out.

The idea is to photoscan your face and compare it with the pictue in your p/port.

Obviously, a computer can do this more effcient than an immigration officer trying to visually find out if you are the same guy as the one in the years-old p/port.

Seems they started first in terminal 2 at BKK aiorport.

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If you look anything like your passport photo then you are way too unwell to travel.

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Hi everyone,

I've just read on another forum that there's now a picture taken of yourself at the immigration counters entering Bangkok via Don Muang airport.

Is this a joke or not ?

If true, does this seriously increase the waiting time in the queue ?

Thanks for infos

Arrived this afternoon. No pictures taken of arriving passangers.

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Oh dear... I'm gonna have to make sure I have a shave etc before entering Thailand from now on... want to look my best and all that... :o

totster :D

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Hi everyone,

I've just read on another forum that there's now a picture taken of yourself at the immigration counters entering Bangkok via Don Muang airport.

Is this a joke or not ?

If true, does this seriously increase the waiting time in the queue ?

Thanks for infos

Arrived this afternoon. No pictures taken of arriving passangers.

That would be Air Asia and Terminal 1 right? Axel posted they starting this process in Terminal 2.

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Hi everyone,

I've just read on another forum that there's now a picture taken of yourself at the immigration counters entering Bangkok via Don Muang airport.

Is this a joke or not ?

If true, does this seriously increase the waiting time in the queue ?

Thanks for infos

Arrived this afternoon. No pictures taken of arriving passangers.

That would be Air Asia and Terminal 1 right? Axel posted they starting this process in Terminal 2.

Yes to all the above

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I don't think you have seen the end of identifiction coming and going. With the announced U.S. funded computer identification system and information sharing program, expect eventual identification proceedures as when entering the U.S., perhaps picture ID and recognition software may be the route Thailand has elected to take but rest assured your picture will be scanned and compared with the U.S. managed and Thai shared "wanted" database before their done.

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Yes,

already laminated on a plate, at a price of course.

Lung Bing

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I work in Pakistan and they take your photo on entry and exit. Perfectly normal and I am used to it.

However at Lahore airport you have to nget your baggage throught the scanner again on arrival and Pakistanis have no idea of the term Queueing up.

The first time it happened I was polite for 10 minutes and then jpoined the general crush. This time I will use the 130 kg of my body weight and snarl a lot. That should work.

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