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Immigration Promenada One Stop Service 2016-2017

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3 hours ago, EricTh said:

My guess is that most other provinces have much lesser foreigners who want to stay there with the exception of Bangkok, Phuket and Pataya.

 

These other provinces don't have much customers so there's no need for agents.

 

The number of customers will continue to grow in Chiang Mai as more and more Chinese realise that Thailand is a good place to stay and just a hop away.

The solution is simply more staff to deal with the increased numbers. Less IO's dealing with "retirement" visas than when I first did an extension many years ago.

But more staff to deal with the current numbers would reduce the necessity for some people to use agents and that won't happen. Don't expect to see any improvements when the new/old location comes on stream this month.

I hope I'm wrong though.

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2 minutes ago, Thailand said:

The solution is simply more staff to deal with the increased numbers.

Yes, quite simple.  The new building will probably give them space for more staff which their previous facilities lacked.  Wait and see. 

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3 minutes ago, Dante99 said:

Yes, quite simple.  The new building will probably give them space for more staff which their previous facilities lacked.  Wait and see.  

Space for more staff - Good. Any space for the elderly to park?

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13 minutes ago, Saraphee said:

Any space for the elderly to park?

Of course not.  They want to make you happy so they leave you something to complain about.

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4 hours ago, Dante99 said:

Yes, quite simple.  The new building will probably give them space for more staff which their previous facilities lacked.  Wait and see.  

How do you work that out?

They could have rented more space at PROM and improved the service when they first moved there then but they did not.

If they are going to have more staff they should be in evidence at PROM now, being trained on the job prior to their return to the "Zoo".

I  do NOT expect ANY improvement in service when the "Zoo" reopens, in fact it will be worse with reduced parking and NO or very limited facilities for those in the still inevitable long queues.

 

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From another thread:

 

"Briefly, we were informed Immigration will relocate to their new facilities near the airport on 24 September. At this stage all services will be moved. Queuing has been an issue of late due to resourcing problems. In the new facility they are planning to reinstate on line queue reservation system, improvements to 90 day on line reporting (a Bangkok system problem) are anticipated and for the new facility parking arrangements are to be available across the road at the spa facility.
In terms of work permits for volunteers there is a conflict of policy application of a new law by two departments that requires the Government Cabinet to resolve and provide direction. We were told that volunteer work permits are being extended for 3 months at a time to permit visa extensions to allow for this matter to be addressed by Bangkok. It is not clear when this will be resolved."

 

Here is the thread: 

 

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Dante 99 Promenada could have rented them a whole floor.Nothing to do with lack of space, all about lack of staff which is inexcusable.

 

Working at Imm is mostly a clerical function it doesnt require any particular skill apart from the abilty to read and speak English.

"Paper shuffler" might be an apt task description.

 

Many Thais would "kill" for  a job there,5 day week , all public holidays off plus annual leave and a reasonable Gov retirement package.

 

Compare the "experience " of a vist to Imm with other Gov departments be it the tax office ,passport office or many others,chalk and cheese.

 

There's simply no will to improve that's why there are more Agents than all the other major areas combined.

 

 

 

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35 minutes ago, scottiejohn said:

How do you work that out?

They could have rented more space at PROM and improved the service when they first moved there then but they did not.

If they are going to have more staff they should be in evidence at PROM now, being trained on the job prior to their return to the "Zoo".

I  do NOT expect ANY improvement in service when the "Zoo" reopens, in fact it will be worse with reduced parking and NO or very limited facilities for those in the still inevitable long queues.

 

The Prominada was nicknamed "The Zoo" , because there were some goats outside , the airport IO has never been reffered to as "the zoo"

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37 minutes ago, scottiejohn said:

How do you work that out?

They could have rented more space at PROM and improved the service when they first moved there then but they did not.

If they are going to have more staff they should be in evidence at PROM now, being trained on the job prior to their return to the "Zoo".

I  do NOT expect ANY improvement in service when the "Zoo" reopens, in fact it will be worse with reduced parking and NO or very limited facilities for those in the still inevitable long queues.

 

I quite often go and get a visa extension and theres no one else there and its all done withing 30 minutes , no need for anymore staff

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5 hours ago, Dante99 said:

Yes, quite simple.  The new building will probably give them space for more staff which their previous facilities lacked.  Wait and see. 

That exactly what everyone was hoping when they moved from the cramped airport location to spacious Promenada. It didn't get any better.

 

I expect nothing much to change from the current duel service racket they run now. Which is to restrict the number of people they will process who are only willing to pay the 1900 baht government set charge and the slick operation they run with the embedded "agents" where you pay 5-10k baht extra. I am not sure they are short staffed at all. 

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52 minutes ago, sanemax said:

I quite often go and get a visa extension and theres no one else there and its all done withing 30 minutes , no need for anymore staff

I think you might have somehow visited the Chiang Mai Immigration office...in a parallel universe, where all things bad are good.

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1 hour ago, sanemax said:

the airport IO has never been reffered to as "the zoo"

It has been called the "Zoo" for at least 18 years to my, and others, personal knowledge and as has been stated on this Forum on many occasions in the past!

A little search on this/and or other forums will show that to be so.

It make no difference what I and others called it in the past!  It will still be a "Zoo" when IO returns there unless they make a VAST improvement in their staffing and (lack of logical CM/ Thailand!!!) Immigration procedures.

 

 

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