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Canadian expat, 64, faces deportation from Phuket for visa overstay

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According to another news source he has been broke for some time. His only income is an B11,000 a month pension.

Rather than ditching him or dobbing him, his ex "Honey" has been feeding him.

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Maybe more people will stay legally if the Thai Govt keeps this up ... instead of staying illegally and making it harder on the rest of us.

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In my opinion, deportation is enough punishment. Jail time for overstaying is OVER the top.

Well he will be 'held' until he can be deported which I think is perfectly fair.

I think a bit of time in custody is appropriate, he not only broke Thai law with a very long overstay, he lied to the authorities too.

It appears he may have had some association with 'Thailand Direct Real Estate' so do we add working without a permit to the list?

Bingo! You nailed that one...Pure genius! On a three year overstay??? hmmmm.. Here is a great idea! .Post your Business on social media, and hand out business cards all day. Pure genius! Wow.

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I did hear a story about someone who got fined and deported after many years.

Back in UK changed his name by deed poll, new DL, Credit Cards, Med Records, Passport......been living quite happily for some time in..........

And is now posting on Thaivisa using the avatar "uptheos" whistling.gif

Btw. Congrats on 10.000 posts! Well done Sir.WPFflags.gif

Yes, 10,000 and not banned. Not bad. thumbsup.gif

THAI IMMIGRATION INTRODUCES JAIL TIME FOR OVERSTAYERS

VISA OVERSTAY: The Untold Story

Jail time for foreigners

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Immigration Detention Center, Suan Phlu, Bangkok

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BANGKOK (thaivisa.com): -- Allegedly tired of overstaying foreigners arriving at Suvarnabhumi airport with a valid air ticket and the maximum fine of 20,000 baht in their hands, the Immigration Department is now arresting and jailing people before permitting them to leave Thailand.

Anybody who has overstayed a valid visa in Thailand beyond a period of six weeks (42 days) is no longer permitted to simply turn up with the cash and an air ticket and leave the country after filling in a few forms and handing over the wedge.

For many years now it has been possible for people on long overstay to simply gather together the maximum fine under law of 20,000 baht, purchase an air ticket, travel to Suvarnabhumi and leave Thailand after completing a few formalities. With a change in the command at the top of the Immigration Department ladder this has now altered and anyone whose overstay is 42 days or longer is likely to be arrested.

People on overstay of less than three weeks (21 days) are still able to arrive at the airport with the correct amount of folding stuff, pay the fine due and leave Thailand.

The grey area is for those whose overstay falls in the period between three and six weeks; that is, between 22 and 41 days. They can potentially have a problem. It is being suggested anyone whose overstay falls into this time frame should be aware that it will be up to the Immigration officer and his superiors at an airport or land border crossing to decide whether to detain the recalcitrant foreigner or permit him, or her, to leave unhindered, after payment of the overstay fine has been levied.

As with many legal situations in Thailand involving foreigners and money, the rules tend to bend with the circumstances, and the mood of the relevant official or officials.

Nonetheless, it is being stated quite unequivocally that anyone on overstay exceeding 42 days (six weeks) will be arrested. They will then spend at the very least one or two days behind bars while waiting for the necessary paperwork to be processed. Most will eventually spend some time inspecting the stripy sunlight at the Immigration Detention Centre (IDC) in Bangkok.

http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/400387-thai-immigration-introduces-jail-time-for-overstayers/

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According to another news source he has been broke for some time. His only income is an B11,000 a month pension.

Rather than ditching him or dobbing him, his ex "Honey" has been feeding him.

Pension of THB 11,000 only? Is it really possible to live on such small monthly budget in Phuket?

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old, sortof broke overstaying farang.

not a child molestor or drug dealer.

file under: another loser in a world full losers.

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And this is a news item because ??? what is so special about a person

over staying their visas ? go stand at the immigration channels and

you will see many of them every day...

What is an immigration channel? I make a report every 90 days at an immigration office and see lots of people doing it legally.

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BTW, none of us know the future, but should it be decided to cull the Foreign herd a bit someday, "Your papers please" may end up in a one way ticket home, a meaningful fine, and if you can not pony up, a rather uncomfortable stay in a tine cell with 30 other guys.

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What absolute nonsense.

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Pension of THB 11,000 only? Is it really possible to live on such small monthly budget in Phuket?

of course it is. ask the 100.000's of thai who do so.

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At least he screwed 3 years out of immigration. Now time to face the punishment. Thought there was a Max 20,000 baht fine for this.

A very stupid response. Applauding someone "screwing" the system!

Coming from a moderator makes it even worse.

As for the punishment for overstaying, maybe you should do a little homework on the visa subforum here.

I'm also Happy he screwed them over.. You see it's a game they screw us we screw them.. Unlucky for him that someone tipped them off

Just how is immigration screwing us. I have been here 7 years and not been screwed by them once. Of course I have not tried to cheat them once either. I knew the rules coming in and came any how as I did not find them that hard to follow.

If I had found them that hard to follow I would have gone elsewhere.

i agree...how does immigration screw us? Unless you thing that Thailand is a theme park you get to just wander in and out of. Every person on this site came from somewhere, and i am willing to bet it is a whole lot more red tape, hassle and cash to get to stay for years. Try that in the USA, the UK, or pretty much anywhere else...and good luck on that. Thai law and immigration is a piece of cake, if you simply do it by their book..and at a pretty reasonable cost, considering what one gets for it. Happy to hear you are still here and enjoying the Kingdom after 7 years...wishing you many more!

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Just One of Hundreds I think that live here as an Overstayer~~

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<snip>

BTW, none of us know the future, but should it be decided to cull the Foreign herd a bit someday, "Your papers please" may end up in a one way ticket home, a meaningful fine, and if you can not pony up, a rather uncomfortable stay in a tine cell with 30 other guys.

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What absolute nonsense.

I do appreciate your rather pointed reply, since with it comes the suggestion of a parcel of knowledge I do not possess. May I ask why it is absolute nonsense, when it is required by law to be able to furnish a valid Passport and Visa upon request? Were an officer of the law seeking to rid his district of a certain unwanted element, or a nation to have enough of a certain type of BS...how hard would it be to simply ask a whole lot of people to furnish the required documents?

That might be a really good day to have all your paperwork in order...yes?

But, clearly you do know something I do not...like...the future...for example...but go on...you were saying?

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It's like all personal secrets, they are only secrets whilst you keep them to yourself.

Once they are out, no matter to whom, you've lost total control and are at the mercy of others.

Can't put the genie back in the bottle.

(Not that I've got anything to hide) .whistling.gif

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