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Immigration system down - thousands of tourist arrivals/departures not recorded

 

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BANGKOK: -- Thousands of people who arrived and left Thailand on Sunday did not have their details recorded in the immigration system.

 

Immigration officials have admitted that the PIBICS system that records information from TM 6 cards was out of operation, reports Daily News.

 

Officials are now scurrying to enter the information backlog as a spokesman has admitted the "serious" security breach.

 

The system was down nationwide on Sunday for an unspecified amount of time, the spokesman said yesterday. 

 

At Suvarnabhumi alone there were nearly 10,000 tourist details unrecorded. Some 3,200 of these were during the day and 6,400 were on an evening shift.

 

Spokesman Kritsana Patanacharoen admitted that it was a serious problem meaning that potential criminals entering the country or leaving could not be monitored. 

 

He said that the backlog details from the TM 6 cards are being entered as a matter of priority.

 

The system is now working properly again.

 

Source: Daily News

 
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System must be overloaded with all the TM28,TM30,90 Day reports,

immigration information forms,extensions,visa applications,etc,too

much information that they cannot cope ?

regards worgeordie

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This has a lot of potential in a movie.  Want to get somebody or something in or out of a country?  Take the whole freaking system down for a few hours.  And target countries that are perhaps a bit less equipped to handle such outages quickly.  But it brings up the question, what actually happened?  At the airport, or check centers, were the officials unable to enter or access information?  Did they just wave people through anyway with no checks being done and no waiting lines building up?  Should they wave people through with no electronic verification or recording?  Would you expect a country to halt all immigration in and out activities for a day?  Make arrivals at the airport just stay there for a day?  That would be a lot of people in the terminal!

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Presumably, as stated in the OP, they have the paper-copies of peoples' departure-cards, so no biggie really ?

 

They just have to do some data-entry, to catch up.

 

 

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So that's why, in this electronic age, they still make us fill in an arrival/departure card.

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What happened......someone posted a pic of their lunch and all terminals clicked "like" at the same time?

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2 minutes ago, Ricardo said:

Presumably, as stated in the OP, they have the paper-copies of peoples' departure-cards, so no biggie really ?

 

They just have to do some data-entry, to catch up.

 

 

Maybe.  But I assume they normally use that information in real time to check on things.

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Quite an admission to make but I'm sure that's as far as it will go. I can't seem them ever admitting that anyone on a Stop List was permitted to enter or leave.

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Maybe the Real Mr Robot needed a holiday.

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For the IT experts. For a government activity like this and where there is the possibility of compromise of national security, do other countries have live back up / alternative systems etc? Is that possible?

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I once did a visa run to Laos with a new passport, cause the old one got in the laundry! They didn't even look me up in their data-bank, just handed me 5 days overstay! It doesn't matter, if that system is running!


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Which leads to the question, who needed to sneak out of or into the country and for what reason. 

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16 minutes ago, alocacoc said:

That's common in Europe. Migrants doesn't get recorded. Even when they obviously enter with a fake passport. This is particularly valid if the migrants are Mulims.

 

And then you woke up? What a load of rubbish

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Immigration computers were down Tuesday in Phuket town. Had to come back today for a proof of address doc. For sure it's related.

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