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Reports: Thai-Cambo border check points closed to visa runners with immediate effect

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Quite. Get a proper visa. 'Visa runs' should be totally outlawed. They are circumventing the laws of Thailand and have probably only 'crept in' over the years as a neat way for immigration police and agents to earn extra tea money.

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Laos nationals have also been told the border is closed for in-out runs unless they have a visa.

Where did you get this information, source please.

My girlfriend is Lao and is having to make the trip to Vientiene for a visa rather than her usual monthly border run. She's been told the border at Cambodia is closed for all non-visa entries for the time being. Most of the Laos I know will go underground until it gets sorted but I want her to stay legal as we have a child.

Which Thai/Cambodian crossing are you referring to?

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Quite. Get a proper visa. 'Visa runs' should be totally outlawed. They are circumventing the laws of Thailand and have probably only 'crept in' over the years as a neat way for immigration police and agents to earn extra tea money.

Complete and utter nonsense!

Immigration regulation allows any qualifying nationals multiple visa exempt entries in to Thailand and everyone can stay a maximum of 15/30 days. So which law are they circumventing?

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Time and again all I see is farangs complaining about Thailand. Things like my country is better in this and that, Thailand should do this and not that, etc etc... Really? Keyboard warriors, keep complaining all you want. No country is perfect in administration and free of shit, not your home country too. You can't change things here nor can fighting on your keyboard change anything, if you wanna stay in this country, provide positive feedback and not crap. Oh you gonna argue on freedom of speech and all this, sure go ahead. Since this forum is where you feel big for at least once in your fking life.

And the award for the most clichéd post on this thread goes to......

He's probably been in the country for a month or two. First stage culture shock where everything about the new place is good, even better than back home and he thinks he's in paradise. Takes about six to eight months for stage two and anger to kick in. After a year or so, normalcy and acceptance occurs.

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Would be nice of the authorities to let visa runners know before possibly finding themselves in trouble.

What a mess of a country.

Put your self on there mailing list.

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What about the extension of 2000 baht at immigration so you get 30 days extra? I would do that if it's still possible.

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What about the extension of 2000 baht at immigration so you get 30 days extra? I would do that if it's still possible.

They open at 0830 am tomorrow morning. Give it a shot.

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What about the extension of 2000 baht at immigration so you get 30 days extra? I would do that if it's still possible.

No reason why not.

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Don't worry if you get denied just go to Genting Casino in poipet and go to the VIP counter and ask for the guy who gets visas. Pay money and give your passport and they will go to phnom penh and get a 30 day Vista. Give your mobile number and get his. In poipet you can use Thai sim. Takes 4-5 days. For accommodation stay at Poipet City Hotel have room 8 dollar fan and 15-18 air. Poipet border has preferred you have visa since March.

That's clever.....meanwhile, most on TV complain constantly about corruption amongst the RTP and Immigration, but you seem to think it clever to keep the system bad!

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it's just that until now I always wanted to play by the book.

Now I have learned my lesson, I will do like everyone else, pay an agent to get me a visa and criticize everyone on a tourist visa.smile.png

I must be different to everybody else then.

I am 71, retired, and one a year I drive 125 km to Nakhon Sawan and do my own retirement visa extension. No need for an agent to do something that is fairly simple.

I generally start 3 months in advance and contact my pension providers for an update, when they arrive I send them to the UK embassy with the stuff that the embassy requires. When that comes back I collate the whole lot and about 3 weeks before the extension is due I take the whole lot plus me to Immigration at Nakhon Sawan.

The front office staff are all ladies, most speak fair to good English and depending if there are more than 3 people in front of me it is all over painlessly in a about 1 1/2 hours.

I have been doing that for 5 years and prior to that I used to have a marriage visa extension done in Suan Phlu or a visa to visit my Thai family from another country and I have managed to do that for the last 15 to 20 years.

was under the impression you had to do your ext of stay,in place you live,is that right or can you do it anywere in thailand.

I used do the extensions at Suan Phlu when I lived in BKK and my first retirement extension was at Mae Sot in Tak province.

Unfortunately Khampaeng Phet province does not have an Immigration office so I now have to go to the nearest, which in my case is Nakhon Sawan.

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Yes

Thai style they are using the bombing as another reason to rock the happy cart to ruin there economy some more I suppose.

The police chief demanded action about security and visitors without a proper VISA and this is there answer... But what should have occured is well I not racist but the countries that do matter are USA, Australia and UK............ These visors should have priority thats it simple

Theres a old saying you can lead the horse to water but can not force it to drink

Always back tracking and they never stick to it

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There laws there country.......

Their laws, their country.

Your right.

LOst given up have you son..... You speak Thai LOL

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