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Pattaya Immigration to focus on 'overstayer's' and hotel registration offenses

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Pattaya Immigration to focus on 'overstayer's' and hotel registration offenses

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PATTAYA: -- On Saturday afternoon the Immigration Office in Jomtien received a visit from a Senior Immigration Police General who conducted a general inspection of the office.

Police Major General Chachuwan, Deputy Commissioner of the Immigration Bureau was welcomed by a formal parade of officers who work at the office in Jomtien. He was given a tour of the facility and made suggestions along the way of how to improve procedures, in-line with other Immigration offices around Thailand.

During a meeting held after the inspection, the General urged senior officers to focus their efforts on catching foreigners who overstay their visas and improve tracking procedures of foreign nationals by working closely with local Hotels and Guest Houses

Full story: http://pattayaone.net/pattaya-news/221041/pattaya-immigration-to-focus-on-overstayers-and-hotel-registration-offenses/

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-- Pattaya One 2016-01-25

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Maybe while their at it they might check the balcony railings of the condos to ensure there safe !wink.png

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Even though I think that Pattaya police need to get tough on other crimes, I do understand the OS thing. Why should I like many other people here keep up to date with immigration/visas etc and these ppl don't care pay money and break the law. Find them and put them on the bad guys out list. There are many ways to stay long term in Thailand without breaking the law.

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Maybe while their at it they might check the balcony railings of the condos to ensure there safe !wink.png

Thats a good use of immigration police, as if they don't have enough immigration jobs to do.

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Police Major General Chachuwan, Deputy Commissioner of the Immigration Bureau was welcomed by a formal parade of officers who work at the office in Jomtien. He was given a tour of the facility and made suggestions along the way of how to improve procedures, in-line with other Immigration offices around Thailand.

I wonder if he includes Chiang Mai immigration in that statement.

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Its actually a difficult task for the Pattaya police handed to them by immigration.

They need to concentrate on the smaller guest houses/bars with rooms for rent if they are going to achieve anything. Of course, there is the 'staying with friends' scenario (which is where i would be if hiding).

Otherwise, standby for a lot of random stops to check passport/stay status which will lead to a lot of the usual complaints (and no doubt raise again the issue of should i carry a passport or not).

Another rock and hard place for the Pattaya BiB..................................wink.png

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Maybe while their at it they might check the balcony railings of the condos to ensure there safe !wink.png

Don't you think that might be more appropriate for the Health and Safety Executive, or the Thai equivalent, if there is such a thing?

Would the immigration department in your home country check safety issues in condos?

I wonder if some people feel a little foolish after pressing the Enter button.

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I think this is a very good thing. Before I liked going to Pattaya from time to time, but of late I am turned off by the amount of crime there. Before you could avoid it but lately it seems to comes find you. Ceaning up all the riffraff will be a very welcome change.

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Making the laws tougher and then using all its force, great idea. Let's forget about Al Queda, maffia businesses, money laundering, let's focus on over stay. It'll make things way safer.

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Thailand: desperately afraid that someone will spend MONEY here. blink.png

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I think this is a very good thing. Before I liked going to Pattaya from time to time, but of late I am turned off by the amount of crime there. Before you could avoid it but lately it seems to comes find you. Ceaning up all the riffraff will be a very welcome change.

Focus on registration offenses / overstaying will not improve the crime situation in Pattaya at all. What would is getting access to visa-waiver outstanding warrants, fingerprint database, passport verification so that once someone books a ticket the information is available for immigration on entry etc. I am not sure how much is available, but I know the US has agreements with Canada for access to fingerprint databases.... and I would think wants & warrants type access would be a non-issue with privacy concerns. You want to filter out who comes in so that there is less of a problem.

Institute immigration procedures so that gang/ motorcycle gang affiliation (with or without conviction) will make you persona-non-grata.

Blanketing the problem areas with regular foot patrols and having zero tolerance towards anything that may harm the tourism industry - i.e. jet ski scammers have their property confiscated and banned, etc.

The vast majority of overstayers or registration offenses are just that administration offenses. It is akin to attacking a problem of finding a pin by looking through a haystack.... you will never find anything important that way. Intelligence and non-corrupt enforcement are the only sane approach to the situation.

Finding overstayers and deporting them should be more of a result of regular police work where if you find one you deport them -- but not the focus of the cleanup.

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Maybe while their at it they might check the balcony railings of the condos to ensure there safe !wink.png

Don't you think that might be more appropriate for the Health and Safety Executive, or the Thai equivalent, if there is such a thing?

Would the immigration department in your home country check safety issues in condos?

I wonder if some people feel a little foolish after pressing the Enter button.

We don't have immigration police, we have immigration that handles the immigration / entry process.... and we have police which are focused on crime.

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Its actually a difficult task for the Pattaya police handed to them by immigration.

They need to concentrate on the smaller guest houses/bars with rooms for rent if they are going to achieve anything. Of course, there is the 'staying with friends' scenario (which is where i would be if hiding).

Otherwise, standby for a lot of random stops to check passport/stay status which will lead to a lot of the usual complaints (and no doubt raise again the issue of should i carry a passport or not).

Another rock and hard place for the Pattaya BiB..................................wink.png

Hate to break it to you, but Immigration Officers *are* police. The BiB have nothing to do with Immigration. They keep busy not catching criminals, unless there is some kind of reward in it.

The Boys in Green (Immigration) will now have to appear to check hotels frequently, etc. They are doubly burdened, as stashing envelopes from the agent in line in front of you with 50 Myanmar passports is time consuming enough...

I see the first trembling set of sausage-like fingers managed to be the first poster with, " why do I have to do my visa if there are scoff-laws who do not?"

Remember, every overstayer means no pudding for you!

Thailand, hub of teacher's pets,..

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