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Since it has transitioned from rumor to a certainty based on reports I believe a new topic dedicated to the new office is in order. During this transition there are going to be questions and I will start off a small list of them and hope we can fill in the blanks. A member PMed me with some important questions and will put them here. Current opening date is July 20 at Promenada Resort Mall (Google Map)

1. Transportation - for those without cars/mc how does one get there? There is a free shuttle bus, but there schedule is sparse, limited pickup points, starts late and based on reports unreliable. Next are tuk-tuks, red songthaews, taxis, private hire, etc. So hope members can fill in the blanks as to viability and costs of using these or other options.

2. Mail-in 90 day reports. Same address or is there a new one for the new location?

3. Services. Based on below it would appear some services will still be at the old building. They do not mention extensions based on marriage, extensions based on work/business or extensions for teachers/academics so assume these will continue in the old facility.

Services provided (G Floor Building A)
-Retirement
-90 days report
-Tourist Visa
-Medical Case
-Re-entry Permit

The below are images supplied by members showing the opening. First one by HillyWilly and the second one by maanoi.

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If possible, probably a good idea to get extensions done now, rather than waiting until the new office opens. I predict a few days / weeks of madness while everything settles down at promenada.

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A couple other questions:

Will they continue to offer some of the same services at the current office? For example, it's my understanding that in some provinces you can submit 90-day reports in several locations.

What about Cert. of Residency? Will that remain across the highway with the Burmese?

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"3. Services. Based on below it would appear some services will still be at the old building. They do not mention extensions based on marriage, extensions based on work/business or extensions for teachers/academics so assume these will continue in the old facility."

Or they simply omitted them from the poster in error/lack of space as it makes little sense to have a separate office?

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"3. Services. Based on below it would appear some services will still be at the old building. They do not mention extensions based on marriage, extensions based on work/business or extensions for teachers/academics so assume these will continue in the old facility."

Or they simply omitted them from the poster in error/lack of space as it makes little sense to have a separate office?

In a way it does as it will significantly reduce the crowding at one office. Or they may want to do it in steps due to resources & space. Will like to find out as my reserved queue for annual extension is Sept. 7 for purpose of work (academia). smile.png

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"3. Services. Based on below it would appear some services will still be at the old building. They do not mention extensions based on marriage, extensions based on work/business or extensions for teachers/academics so assume these will continue in the old facility."

Or they simply omitted them from the poster in error/lack of space as it makes little sense to have a separate office?

In a way it does as it will significantly reduce the crowding at one office. Or they may want to do it in steps due to resources & space. Will like to find out as my reserved queue for annual extension is Sept. 7 for purpose of work (academia). smile.png

Waiting for passports to be signed off by the boss is nearly always the longest part of any extensions, it would mean someone would have to be designated to do that if there were 2 offices, not something those in power like to do general(ly)? (-:

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"3. Services. Based on below it would appear some services will still be at the old building. They do not mention extensions based on marriage, extensions based on work/business or extensions for teachers/academics so assume these will continue in the old facility."

Or they simply omitted them from the poster in error/lack of space as it makes little sense to have a separate office?

In a way it does as it will significantly reduce the crowding at one office. Or they may want to do it in steps due to resources & space. Will like to find out as my reserved queue for annual extension is Sept. 7 for purpose of work (academia). smile.png

Speculation, of course, but if the reason for the move is so that they can renovate/remodel/expand the existing facility, then it's unlikely that any services would remain there.

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I'll believe it's a good thing when we get to see the size and physical accommodation at the new facility.

Will it be a spacious area with enough chairs for all individuals waiting for service, have places to fill out forms, and a modern common-sense queuing system -- or will it be a shoe-box sized store front where everyone will need to stand outside in the mall, queues are handed out to a frenzied group of customers once a day in a "he who is the most aggressive gets a ticket" manner, and you can fill out your forms using the floor as a table and a place to sit.

And, where is the Promanade Resort. Is it a mall or a real resort? I have no idea where this place is. And Floor G? That's 7 stories. Do they have an elevator for disabled / handicapped foreigners?

One plus, maybe it will actually have A/C.

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I do not think the question of mailing address for 90 day report was answered,or did I miss it? Mine is due on the 21st of july and would hate to mail it to the old office and be late.Any knowlege about new street address.

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I'll believe it's a good thing when we get to see the size and physical accommodation at the new facility.

Will it be a spacious area with enough chairs for all individuals waiting for service, have places to fill out forms, and a modern common-sense queuing system -- or will it be a shoe-box sized store front where everyone will need to stand outside in the mall, queues are handed out to a frenzied group of customers once a day in a "he who is the most aggressive gets a ticket" manner, and you can fill out your forms using the floor as a table and a place to sit.

And, where is the Promanade Resort. Is it a mall or a real resort? I have no idea where this place is. And Floor G? That's 7 stories. Do they have an elevator for disabled / handicapped foreigners?

One plus, maybe it will actually have A/C.

When's it open for service, that is, on which days and at what time. This 'mall' is not officially open until 11am M-F. So, at what time will immigration services be available?

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