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Mae Sai not allowing Visa Runs as of today

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Immigration seems to be having a large stoppage or crackdown, not even first timers are being allowed Visas. Yesterday no problem.

OK, I am an American. Visa exempt or visa on arrival I guess. Went yesterday for a new entry with a company no-problem. the company calls me today and gives me the info and has me verify my entry. Americans get 30days at the border and have been for at least 2 months. I am a tourist currently only staying for 3 months, last month I was in Phuket did a run to Ranong 30days no-problem. The Visa-run company said everyone on the shuttle was turned away. She, the Thai agent, said she called immigration (Thai) and they confirmed that as of today the Visa on arrival runs are not happening at border crossings (Mae Sai) if anyone else has more info please detail it with the name or the border you are referring to.

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Do you have anything to substantiate your post. Some more info would help,

Nobody gets a visa at a border (other than those that can get a 15 day VOA) you must be writing about visa exempt entries.

Are they letting those with visas to cross and return for new entries.

Perhaps there is a problem on the other side of the border so they are not allowing people to depart.

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Hey all I have a big issue! I'm at the border in Mae Sai and they aren't letting anyone through! They are saying new regulations we can only fly out of the country and won't let me cross into Myanmar. Anyone know what's up?? This is for everyone here mostly Canadian and American on different types of visas

people stuck at the border now as we speak

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So every westerner that had approached the Thai exit border to Myanmar they have refused to let leave no matter how many stamps you have and what country. All they said is that you now have to fly out only. No more exit by land via a new regulation passed. When we asked for more information they got aggressive and angry even though we are being nice and just confused. I have evidence of money and address if need be but no matter who you are they aren't allowing it. They keep saying "talk to my boss in Bangkok" and shoo us off and when we ask for the phone number they say "no, no number!" And when we asked where the immigration office is they refused to tell us where.

This is happening at the Mae Sai border now outragous

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So every westerner that had approached the Thai exit border to Myanmar they have refused to let leave no matter how many stamps you have and what country. All they said is that you now have to fly out only. No more exit by land via a new regulation passed. When we asked for more information they got aggressive and angry even though we are being nice and just confused. I have evidence of money and address if need be but no matter who you are they aren't allowing it. They keep saying "talk to my boss in Bangkok" and shoo us off and when we ask for the phone number they say "no, no number!" And when we asked where the immigration office is they refused to tell us where.

This is happening at the Mae Sai border now outragous

The Visa Run company I went with yesterday has verified this with the Thai Immigration office.

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Is this only at Mae Sai?

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Are they turning everybody away or only those without valid visas or re-entry permits is what we need it know.

It only seems to be happening at Mae Sai. No reports for anywhere else.

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Bad news for a lot of people .

Hope its not every border.

Sent from my SM-N9005 using Thaivisa Connect Thailand mobile app

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So is what you are saying that the Thai authorities won't let you exit Thailand or is it the Myanmar authorities that won't let you enter?

As I understand it you are saying it's the Thai authorities that won't let you leave or enter.

In other words they have closed the border crossing starting today?

Please advise.

I realize it is a stressful situation, but please be as specific as you can.

We want to pass on the clearest news we can to others using this forum.

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So is what you are saying that the Thai authorities won't let you exit Thailand or is it the Myanmar authorities that won't let you enter?

As I understand it you are saying it's the Thai authorities that won't let you leave or enter.

In other words they have closed the border crossing starting today?

Please advise.

I realize it is a stressful situation, but please be as specific as you can.

We want to pass on the clearest news we can to others using this forum.

Senior Members post said they are not being allowed to leave Thailand to enter Myanmar. The owner of the Visa run company stated that their passengers were told the same.

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very worried now, visa run due 21st this month, some official story would be nice from you boys at TV

Mae Sai is my border bounce.

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very worried now, visa run due 21st this month, some official story would be nice from you boys at TV

Mae Sai is my border bounce.

you can call Chiang Mai Visa Run at 0857177383 to verify what I have stated.

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Chiang Khong, Laos border should be ok? That is a legitimate exit border. The Mae Sai border is slightly different as it's not a true entry point into Burma for most of us.

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It might be nation wide.

There is a new immigraiton directive, but we first have to get a proper translation before we can say what it means.

Thanks because this appears to be an issue that will affect many.

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