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Thanks for the info. Last time it took around four hours and I'm actually not very well at the moment, that's why I was thinking of using an agent. I guess it's nearly the same amount of work for them but I was thinking it might be a little cheaper because they don't have to use one of their tickets, however they procure them.

Thanks again

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Thanks for the info. Last time it took around four hours and I'm actually not very well at the moment, that's why I was thinking of using an agent. I guess it's nearly the same amount of work for them but I was thinking it might be a little cheaper because they don't have to use one of their tickets, however they procure them.

Thanks again

The last 3 people I know of getting tourist visa extensions were in and out in under 30 mins. They all went mid week after 2pm.

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Question -- any sign of the TV in the new waiting area displaying the queue numbers yet? Or is it still blank?

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This topic is for details and members' experiences at Promenada immigration office.

I just came from Promenada immigration and noticed that at 11:15am, the woman at the retirement extension desk was busy playing with her mobile phone. There did not appear to be any papers or anything else on her desk that was work-related.

A few minutes later at the 90-day desk, a group of three South Koreans turned to me and were showing their numbers and saying, "Why is she helping her?" pointing to the staff member behind the desk serving a woman (looked to be Thai or from the region) with a number higher than the ones the S. Koreans had. I could not see how the staff member could have mistaken the numbers, and in fact appeared quite chatty with the queue-jumper (who looked back at the back-chat and had a, "Yeah, I just did what you think I did" look on her face). The S. Koreans were too polite/timid to do anything other than look bewildered and keep showing each other and the people around their lower numbers.

I went shopping for 20 minutes or so and came back to find the retirement desk empty. In a few minutes the woman came back and sat down, nothing doing regarding work for the next several minutes I was there.

The TV screen in the new waiting area was blank but the P.A. system was working; however, in the spirit of Thais and things sonic, the volume was turned up like an Issan lao khao late night dance party, the man speaking with his lips touching the microphone, imbuing his call with a tinge of distortion.

A foreigner came up to me and said, "What number did they just call?" but I hadn't been paying attention. He went up to the announcer and asked.

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Could it reach a situation when the whole system collapses and there are no ways to obtain our visas? Do they even care?

Are we eventually going to be informed what plans immigration has for us?

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Could it reach a situation when the whole system collapses and there are no ways to obtain our visas? Do they even care?

Are we eventually going to be informed what plans immigration has for us?

Yes, No, No.

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Thank you Trujillo for the report that the TV in the new waiting area still is a blank screen. I think there is a lack of "systems know-how" and they don't know how to set up a system to communicate the queue numbers being served on the TV screen. Instead, they're relying on the low-tech option of a high-powered speaker system and microphones -- something every one learns how to use at a early age here. It's not a good way to track how fast they're handling numbers in the queue, esp. when the people doing the announcing AND listening aren't native English-speakers.

As for the Imm. officer seemingly not doing anything at her desk, that may point to the fact that they still don't have a supervisor on site to approve retirement visa applications. Perhaps she'd worked thru the morning's quota of extension applications and was waiting for the supervisor to come and approve them.

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Could it reach a situation when the whole system collapses and there are no ways to obtain our visas? Do they even care?

Are we eventually going to be informed what plans immigration has for us?

Yes, No, No.

Agree wholeheartedly. It`s what thought but was too afraid to say.

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Thank you Trujillo for the report that the TV in the new waiting area still is a blank screen. I think there is a lack of "systems know-how" and they don't know how to set up a system to communicate the queue numbers being served on the TV screen. Instead, they're relying on the low-tech option of a high-powered speaker system and microphones -- something every one learns how to use at a early age here. It's not a good way to track how fast they're handling numbers in the queue, esp. when the people doing the announcing AND listening aren't native English-speakers.

As for the Imm. officer seemingly not doing anything at her desk, that may point to the fact that they still don't have a supervisor on site to approve retirement visa applications. Perhaps she'd worked thru the morning's quota of extension applications and was waiting for the supervisor to come and approve them.

That was my thought also. Was there any one there for an extension. If you follow the thread and the previous thread you will notice there have been days when there was not that many for the extensions. Could just have been another one of those days.

I agree on the speaker system being not that great. I take my wife as she has better ears than I do. That was at the old airport office. The time I was in the Promenada for single reentry there was people with a lower number getting served first. They need the Monitor to control the line jumpers. Also the officer insist on people being in the right order.

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Thanks for the info. Last time it took around four hours and I'm actually not very well at the moment, that's why I was thinking of using an agent. I guess it's nearly the same amount of work for them but I was thinking it might be a little cheaper because they don't have to use one of their tickets, however they procure them.

Thanks again

The last 3 people I know of getting tourist visa extensions were in and out in under 30 mins. They all went mid week after 2pm.

I didn't take the chance of getting stuck there for 3-4 hours again. For the record, it is possible to use the services of that agency for tourist visa extensions and it was a fraction of the cost of a yearly extension. I can see why some people might think it is a waste of money but if you're taking strong antibiotics that make being away from a comfortable bathroom for more than 15 minutes something of a challenge, your opinion might change!

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Thanks for the info. Last time it took around four hours and I'm actually not very well at the moment, that's why I was thinking of using an agent. I guess it's nearly the same amount of work for them but I was thinking it might be a little cheaper because they don't have to use one of their tickets, however they procure them.

Thanks again

The last 3 people I know of getting tourist visa extensions were in and out in under 30 mins. They all went mid week after 2pm.

I didn't take the chance of getting stuck there for 3-4 hours again. For the record, it is possible to use the services of that agency for tourist visa extensions and it was a fraction of the cost of a yearly extension. I can see why some people might think it is a waste of money but if you're taking strong antibiotics that make being away from a comfortable bathroom for more than 15 minutes something of a challenge, your opinion might change!

So, for the record, how much?

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what time to go at the old immigration for 60 day thai chil extension should be good for finish the bisness in the morning

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I just wish to ask a few things about the extension based on marriage from those who have recently done the procedure

1. from the replies above the marriage extensions are still dealt with at the old Airport location?

2. I have to wait until the final 30 days of my 3 month visa before applying.?

3. As my first one, is this the one I need to set up cuddly photos sitting in the garden; or a building site in my case (with the missus) and take proof of a 2/3 month 400k bank deposit on the day.

4. is it a case of just turn up with the missus fill forms in there and be prepared to wait.

5. finally, multiple entry or single entry (+re-entries)is there any merit/advantage to either?

thank you

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Thanks for the info. Last time it took around four hours and I'm actually not very well at the moment, that's why I was thinking of using an agent. I guess it's nearly the same amount of work for them but I was thinking it might be a little cheaper because they don't have to use one of their tickets, however they procure them.

Thanks again

The last 3 people I know of getting tourist visa extensions were in and out in under 30 mins. They all went mid week after 2pm.

I didn't take the chance of getting stuck there for 3-4 hours again. For the record, it is possible to use the services of that agency for tourist visa extensions and it was a fraction of the cost of a yearly extension. I can see why some people might think it is a waste of money but if you're taking strong antibiotics that make being away from a comfortable bathroom for more than 15 minutes something of a challenge, your opinion might change!

So, for the record, how much?

500 baht.

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As for the Imm. officer seemingly not doing anything at her desk, that may point to the fact that they still don't have a supervisor on site to approve retirement visa applications.

Is that indeed a fact?

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