Difficulty extending visas for staff from certain countries

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Difficulty extending visas for staff from certain countries

Post by Citizen 1010 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:36 pm

Wondering if anyone else is having difficulties getting visas extended for properly documented (tax payer, work permit, NSSF registered) employees from certain countries?
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Re: Difficulty extending visas for staff from certain countries

Post by Cam Nivag » Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:54 pm

what countries?
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Re: Difficulty extending visas for staff from certain countries

Post by that genius » Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:05 pm

Citizen 1010, you're not a lawyer based near Russian Market, are you?
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Re: Difficulty extending visas for staff from certain countries

Post by prahocalypse now » Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:16 pm

Is 'certain countries' a euphemism for 'shithole countries'?
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Re: Difficulty extending visas for staff from certain countries

Post by frank lee bent » Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:18 pm

he means Africans- duh
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Re: Difficulty extending visas for staff from certain countries

Post by vm varga » Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:35 pm

:lol:
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Re: Difficulty extending visas for staff from certain countries

Post by frank lee bent » Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:07 pm

Nigerians and Ghanaians seem to be particularly singled out. maybe Kenyans as well. SR airport often denies EB visas on arrival
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Re: Difficulty extending visas for staff from certain countries

Post by pczz » Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:22 pm

frank lee bent wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:07 pm
Nigerians and Ghanaians seem to be particularly singled out. maybe Kenyans as well. SR airport often denies EB visas on arrival
SR denied me Eb in Februuary 2014 because I did not have a job contract. Even offering a facility payment failed to get me anywhere. . Local agent told me it was something to do with the local governor and advised me to fly out and come in again at PP. I think that was beginning of the work permit confusions. Went to bkk, flew back into pp got Eb no problem
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Re: Difficulty extending visas for staff from certain countries

Post by frank lee bent » Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:24 pm

SR is notorious for being difficult.
there are many discussions of the hassles Africans have on FB.
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Re: Difficulty extending visas for staff from certain countries

Post by pczz » Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:31 pm

Might be some practical reason for this. A year or 2 ago Africans were being charged $000's for the offer of a job and work permit here. They arrived and just got tourist visa an no job and eft to fend for themselves. Was reported in PP post I think, maybe the daily. Many did not have enough cash to get home and fell victim to further scams. End result a lot have been living off the proceeds of crime, perhaps unwillingly but what do you do in that situation? A network of criminals who keep getting caught becuas they are visible and add in the sudden arrival of a lot of African drug mules gives the authorities some justification for checking them more thoroughly
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