Thai visa crackdown

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Re: Thai visa crackdown

Post by phuketrichard » Tue Jul 08, 2014 4:34 pm

who told u my age!!!
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Re: Thai visa crackdown

Post by StroppyChops » Tue Jul 08, 2014 7:03 pm

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Re: Thai visa crackdown

Post by Cowshed Cowboy » Tue Jul 08, 2014 10:01 pm

I'm definately spending less time and less money in the Thai economy as a previous long term resident with a property there as a result of the visa chagesfor under 50's a few years ago. Maybe not a huge number of us affected but a sizeable minority I would guess. Having said that if I have to alter my plans slightly for a couple of years I see it as a small price to pay if they seriously address the slack enforcement of existing visa regulations and the resulting abuse.
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Re: Thai visa crackdown

Post by LaudJohn » Wed Jul 16, 2014 9:30 pm

This visa crackdown also happened in 2006/7. The Govt decided that you were only allowed 180 days in Thailand every year on the 15/30 day visas. I remember crossing at Poipet in Jan 2007 and they nearly went spare trying to calculate the days I had spent in Thailand as I commuted through there a lot. Also in Rayon at the same time.

Looks like that was only enforced for a short period and it will probably be the same short period of enforcement again.
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Re: Thai visa crackdown

Post by phuketrichard » Wed Jul 16, 2014 11:21 pm

dont count on that LJ
2007 to now, BIG diferance
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Re: Thai visa crackdown

Post by OrangeDragon » Wed Jul 16, 2014 11:37 pm

Yeah in 2007 it was following a coup...

oh...

wait...
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Post by Cowshed Cowboy » Thu Jul 17, 2014 12:27 am

I'm sort of looking forward to d-day to see what the actual impact is. How many long stayers are prepared to risk a border run knowing the likelihood is they will be refused.
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Re: Thai visa crackdown

Post by phuketrichard » Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:42 am

no visa, cant get the right visa and think you can overstay for xxx days cause its only 20,000 baht MAX fine?

Think again!!!

bottom line, Thailand has been EXTREMELY too lenient for way to long, Name me one other country ( except Cambodia) where you have such lax immigration laws in Place.


http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/744 ... paign=news

BANGKOK: The website of the Immigration Bureau in Bangkok has today (22nd July 2014) posted a new announcement regarding its rules for overstay.
Today’s announcement is further confirmation on the proposed crackdown on foreigners overstaying in Thailand, which Thaivisa.com published earlier this month.

The announcement which is written in both English and Thai details the penalties for overstay as follows:
Warning !

The aliens who violate The Immigration Act, B.E.2522 by overstaying more than 90 days in the Kingdom of Thailand will be forbidden from re-entering the kingdom for a certain period of time as follow ;

Overstay more than 90 days forbidden 1 year

Overstay more than 1 year forbidden 3 years

Overstay more than 3 years forbidden 5 years

Overstay more than 5 years forbidden 10 years

In the case that alien is being apprehended

Overstay less than 1 year forbidden 5 years

Overstay more than 1 years forbidden 10 years
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Re: Thai visa crackdown

Post by OrangeDragon » Wed Jul 23, 2014 1:43 pm

but how often do they actually catch people if they don't leave or they "lose their passport" before leaving?
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Re: Thai visa crackdown

Post by phuketrichard » Thu Jul 24, 2014 4:09 pm

more changes;



Phuket News Phuket Gazette
Tourists on 'walk-in' visa entries to get 30-day extensions

Phuket Gazette - July 24, 2014 | 09:37 AM
Phuket Immigration Chief Sunchai Chokkajaykij. Photo: Chutharat Plerin Phuket Immigration Chief Sunchai Chokkajaykij. Photo: Chutharat Plerin
PHUKET: The chief of the Phuket Immigration Office, Col Sunchai Chokkajaykij, has confirmed that his office has received an official order to begin issuing extensions of up to 30 days to foreigners who enter the country on visa-exemption status.

The order, signed by Immigration Bureau Acting Commissioner Sakda Chuenpakdee, is to come into effect from August 29, said Col Sunchai.

“Most foreigners entering Thailand on visa-exemption status are from countries whose nationals are allowed to stay for up to 30 days. Those entering via border crossings from neighboring countries are granted 15 days’ stay in the country,” Col Sunchai explained.

“Currently, both these groups of foreigners can apply to extend their stay at any immigration office, but only for a further seven days.

“But from August 29, these foreigners can apply to extend their stay at any immigration office for up to another 30 days – giving a maximum possible stay in Thailand of 60 days.”

Considering the recent changes to penalties for foreigners who overstay their permits in Thailand (story here), Col Sunchai was apprehensive about assuring the new 30-day extensions will be rolled out.

“There are some considerations that still need to be sorted out, such as whether or not the Immigration Bureau will issue 30-day extensions to foreigners who have been granted visa-exemption stays of only 15 days,” he said.

“But if we receive no further orders, this what we will do.”

Under the current order, from August 29, all foreigners need to provide in order to apply for a 30-day extension is:
1. The foreigner’s current passport plus one copy;
2. Completed application form for a 30-day extension to stay;
3. One photo, passport sized, to attach to the application form;
4. The application fee of 1,900 baht.
http://www.phuketgazette.net/phuket-new ... ions/31290

Its all still good, :beer1:
if your a tourist you will have zero troubles/problems.
if your trying to stay and live/work in thailand same as i said,.... get the right visa or fuck off
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