Thai visa crackdown

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Re: Thai visa crackdown

Post by obelisks » Thu Jul 31, 2014 3:41 pm

Things are going to get even tighter and now seems like they are going to clamp down on foreigners not carrying their passport on them at all times

August 29 - heavy new penalties await visa overstays: Thai Immigration

http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/747 ... migration/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

what is it like in Cambodia? Do you have to carry your passport with you at all times?
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Re: Thai visa crackdown

Post by OrangeDragon » Thu Jul 31, 2014 3:43 pm

We have an active thread on the subject... lol:

https://cambodiaexpatsonline.com/viewtop ... f=3&t=1373" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Thai visa crackdown

Post by phuketrichard » Thu Jul 31, 2014 5:07 pm

changed;

Deputy Commander Voravat confirmed that foreign tourists and expats do not need to carry their passports with them at all times.

He said that tourists can of course leave their passports locked in their hotel safe and enjoy their holiday in Thailand without worrying about the need to carry their original passport.

Deputy Commander Voravat also said that for expats living here, a Thai driving license or photocopy of your passport can be used as a form of identification.


said i was gone but;

http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/747 ... commander/
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Re: Thai visa crackdown

Post by obelisks » Thu Jul 31, 2014 5:12 pm

OrangeDragon wrote:We have an active thread on the subject... lol:

https://cambodiaexpatsonline.com/viewtop ... f=3&t=1373" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
thanks :D
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Re: Thai visa crackdown

Post by obelisks » Thu Jul 31, 2014 5:13 pm

phuketrichard wrote:changed;

Deputy Commander Voravat confirmed that foreign tourists and expats do not need to carry their passports with them at all times.

He said that tourists can of course leave their passports locked in their hotel safe and enjoy their holiday in Thailand without worrying about the need to carry their original passport.

Deputy Commander Voravat also said that for expats living here, a Thai driving license or photocopy of your passport can be used as a form of identification.


said i was gone but;

http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/747 ... commander/

that makes more sense :Yahoo!:
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Re: Thai visa crackdown

Post by OrangeDragon » Thu Jul 31, 2014 5:50 pm

Good call, would be hard as hell to carry your passport on say a beach trip/etc.
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Re: Thai visa crackdown

Post by walkjivefly » Fri Aug 01, 2014 3:28 pm

Soi Dog wrote:Maybe after the junta is done changing their tourist visa regulations for the umteenth time, they will decide it's time to put limits on consecutive work permits or retirement visas or whatever morally righteous visa phuketrichard has been using to stay in thailand for 30 years, leaving him and those just like him in the same exact predicament those awful long stay tourist visa undesirables are now in.
Now that would be funny
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Re: Thai visa crackdown

Post by OrangeDragon » Fri Aug 01, 2014 4:54 pm

walkjivefly wrote:
Soi Dog wrote:Maybe after the junta is done changing their tourist visa regulations for the umteenth time, they will decide it's time to put limits on consecutive work permits or retirement visas or whatever morally righteous visa phuketrichard has been using to stay in thailand for 30 years, leaving him and those just like him in the same exact predicament those awful long stay tourist visa undesirables are now in.
Now that would be funny
First they came for the backpackers, and I did not speak out --
Because I wasn't a backpacker.
Then they came for the sexpats, and I did not speak out --
Because wasn't a sexpat.
Then they came for the English teachers, and I did not speak out --
Because wasn't an English teacher.
Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak for me.
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Re: Thai visa crackdown

Post by walkjivefly » Fri Aug 01, 2014 7:09 pm

OrangeDragon wrote: First they came for the backpackers, and I did not speak out --
Because I wasn't a backpacker.
Then they came for the sexpats, and I did not speak out --
Because wasn't a sexpat.
Then they came for the English teachers, and I did not speak out --
Because wasn't an English teacher.
Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak for me.
That too
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Re: Thai visa crackdown

Post by Soi Dog » Wed Aug 13, 2014 3:00 am

Well...August 12 has come and gone. Has the world of Thailand-dwelling expat visa runners come to an end? Are wife-beater wearing mutant zombie undead now walking the streets of Pattaya after the tourist visa apocalypse? Could anyone tell if any difference if there were? :o
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