Weird occurence getting visa at PP airport

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Weird occurence getting visa at PP airport

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Arrived 2 weeks ago. There was a set of desks with a sign saying visa assistance in fron of the visa counters.
I went to them and asked about a retirement visa. they took the yellow small immigration from you fillin on the pklane and wrote a big E in the bottom left corner.
Went to the counter. They gave me back the white immigration form, took the yellow one and releived m of $35. they di no want any photos, and that was it, ten minutes later I had an E visa. SO don't they need photos anymore? and what is the point of the big white vuisa on arrival form if you dont need it? I suspect maybe its because i showed them i had a previous ER visa which expired 4 monhts ago and maybe if i was a first time visitor it would have been different?
Weirdness 2 and 3 both happened last week. i went to get my E changed to and ER at lucky. they told me it would likely be october now because of Pchum benh. I screamed and ranted and they told me there was a 1 day service availbale for $75 or a 4 day service for $40. I went a bit ballistic and showed them pictures of the kids i needd to take to the dentist and why was i forced to pay corrupt immigration officilas so much and hey presto the manage did a 1 day servce for $220 ( othere wanted $240 and no, i am not going toqueue up for 3 days at the airport getting nowhere like last time)
And finally today is the first night of Pchum bneh and i just went out for a shopping trip. Almost everyone was stopping at the red light at midnight? WTF are they putting in the water these days?
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pczz wrote: Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:33 am Arrived 2 weeks ago. There was a set of desks with a sign saying visa assistance in fron of the visa counters.
I went to them and asked about a retirement visa. they took the yellow small immigration from you fillin on the pklane and wrote a big E in the bottom left corner.
Went to the counter. They gave me back the white immigration form, took the yellow one and releived m of $35. they di no want any photos, and that was it, ten minutes later I had an E visa. SO don't they need photos anymore? and what is the point of the big white vuisa on arrival form if you dont need it? I suspect maybe its because i showed them i had a previous ER visa which expired 4 monhts ago and maybe if i was a first time visitor it would have been different?
Weirdness 2 and 3 both happened last week. i went to get my E changed to and ER at lucky. they told me it would likely be october now because of Pchum benh. I screamed and ranted and they told me there was a 1 day service availbale for $75 or a 4 day service for $40. I went a bit ballistic and showed them pictures of the kids i needd to take to the dentist and why was i forced to pay corrupt immigration officilas so much and hey presto the manage did a 1 day servce for $220 ( othere wanted $240 and no, i am not going toqueue up for 3 days at the airport getting nowhere like last time)
And finally today is the first night of Pchum bneh and i just went out for a shopping trip. Almost everyone was stopping at the red light at midnight? WTF are they putting in the water these days?
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pczz wrote: Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:33 am Arrived 2 weeks ago. There was a set of desks with a sign saying visa assistance in fron of the visa counters.
I went to them and asked about a retirement visa. they took the yellow small immigration from you fillin on the pklane and wrote a big E in the bottom left corner.
Went to the counter. They gave me back the white immigration form, took the yellow one and releived m of $35. they di no want any photos, and that was it, ten minutes later I had an E visa. SO don't they need photos anymore? and what is the point of the big white vuisa on arrival form if you dont need it? I suspect maybe its because i showed them i had a previous ER visa which expired 4 monhts ago and maybe if i was a first time visitor it would have been different?
Weirdness 2 and 3 both happened last week. i went to get my E changed to and ER at lucky. they told me it would likely be october now because of Pchum benh. I screamed and ranted and they told me there was a 1 day service availbale for $75 or a 4 day service for $40. I went a bit ballistic and showed them pictures of the kids i needd to take to the dentist and why was i forced to pay corrupt immigration officilas so much and hey presto the manage did a 1 day servce for $220 ( othere wanted $240 and no, i am not going toqueue up for 3 days at the airport getting nowhere like last time)
And finally today is the first night of Pchum bneh and i just went out for a shopping trip. Almost everyone was stopping at the red light at midnight? WTF are they putting in the water these days?
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....
pczz wrote: ↑
...... hey presto the manage did a 1 day servce for $220 ( othere wanted $240
is that an extra 0 or has the price for 1 year extension come down ??
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:facepalm:

Nothing weird happened to you...on 1st June they introduced the new all in one Arrivals-departures Card/VOA form (yellow) which replaced the old separate VOA Forms and Arrival-Departure Card.
They also.scrapped the requirement to provide a passport picture at the same time.

The rest of your rant is a bit confusing though. Did you only apply for a 6 month ER EOS, cant have been a 12 month EOS for $220 including express fee.
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phuketrichard wrote: Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:02 am
....
pczz wrote: ↑
...... hey presto the manage did a 1 day servce for $220 ( othere wanted $240
is that an extra 0 or has the price for 1 year extension come down ??
Sorry, i should have mentioned it was 6 months retirement visa.
I was quoted $161 at 2 other agents plus a $6 "changing to retirement" visa fee, witha wait time of 10 to 15 working days due to Pchuim Benh
for an additional $75 i was offered a 1 week service, total $242.
Luckly quoted $160 + $75 for next day service total $235 but I got that discounted to $220 when i explained how that would impact on some charitable work i was doing in a village. i was very pleasantly suprised at the positive reaction of the manager.
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pczz wrote: Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:48 pm "changing to retirement" visa . . .

work i was doing in a village.
hmmm

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Phnom Poon wrote: Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:18 pm
pczz wrote: Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:48 pm "changing to retirement" visa . . .

work i was doing in a village.
hmmm
Why the hmmm? I went off at the manager about how corruption in immigration was going to cost me money I needed for a project i am working on with a cambodian. She was interested and asked what we were doing and i explained to her and showed her pictures and she agreed to do it for cost price to support the project. Unusual to find a Cambodian that
wants to help maybe, but she is not the only one. i know a middle calss Cambodian who pays the university fees for 6 bright rural students every year out of his own pocket, and doesnt make a fuss about it. things are changing
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you are working
on a retirement visa

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