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Immigration police stepping up checks on foreigners in Hua Hin and Cha Am

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12 minutes ago, captnhoy said:

I had stamped out and returned to my home country in May of last year after renewing my extension of stay. Then in July 2 IOs came to my house and wanted to know why I did not report for my 90 day interrogation, er, check-in. So much for using that electronic device. As for medical tourism, how many stories do we expats have about being fleeced by the big name hospitals here? I scheduled a  surgical procedure. The terms were that they would not admit me unless I paid in advance. This was followed by not revealing the price to me. And then I pushed them to do so - the doctor was in charge of this transaction and said to me "How much would you pay?" As if we are haggling over a t-shirt on the street. I did not pay up front but upon check out. They then had increased the price. I now spend only 6 months a year here and that is becoming more than I can bear. Adios amigos.

I have never been able to pin down a price in the US hospitals/doctors either and it is very annoying. About five times more than here in the end. Try the government hospitals here they will give you a much better price and use the same surgeons as I believe they are forced to work in the government facilities too.  They like cash paying customers there also, as I'm sure much of the charges go direct to the pocket. Most doctors/surgeons have a private practice too, if you go see them there they will give you a price and some options, like minor surgery in their office saving a lot from the hospital surgery room. Can be risky though.

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8 minutes ago, billd766 said:

 

I have been getting visas and extensions for many years now and I have never had a problem. Not in Suan Phlu when I had to go there, Mae Sot after I moved up to rural Khampaeng Phet or Nakhon Sawan where I report now.

 

However, georgemandm doesnt even live in Thailand and most of the posters on this forum do.

So you can't post on this forum if you don't live here what a load of bs .

i come and go and I can stay from 2 to 4 months so you are saying I can't post here because I not live full time here bs .

have you heard of a  multi-entry retirement Visa I think not that is how  blinded you are 

like I Say some people like you talk  rubbish the vias side of staying here is just a f joke .

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3 hours ago, Tiffer said:

I'm torn between tracker chips and ankle monitors...

Think of the money they could make buying them at 5 times market price. Is the British bomb detector guy still in business I'm sure the military and police still have special bank accounts with him.

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3 hours ago, dieseldave1951 said:

nope

Same unusual In Bkk but could easy change like In SamutPrakan already did

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20 hours ago, webfact said:

While no date of when the new visa will be implemented has been announced, officials hope it will help to promote Thailand as a hub for medical tourism.

Really clutching at straws. The results will be so minuscule it will be hardly worth mentioning. Another pipe dream like all the new forms that we must fill out with no form numbers on them. The dreamer upper of this idea more than likely got a promotion. 

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My girls will be waiting! 

45 kilos each and they dont "do" Thai visitors very well:partytime2:

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31 minutes ago, NanLaew said:

The Pattaya Immigration bar-code tattoo isn't too bad if you get it done at a decent shop and not one of those shonky, hole-in-the-wall places on WS.

Can you choose between colours at least ?:cheesy:

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From Chiang Mai. When looking at the immigration office in the picture all I can do is eat my heart out. I guess we are not in the tourist belt here. Its funny the money for a new building seems to peter out the further you get from Bangkok. 

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8 minutes ago, poohy said:

My girls will be waiting! 

45 kilos each and they dont "do" Thai visitors very well:partytime2:

I love reading posts but yours has me baffled. If indeed your girls are 45 kilo's each put em on a diet. I was thinking dogs but if they are girls that would be an insult. 

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4 hours ago, dieseldave1951 said:

nope

 

4 hours ago, dieseldave1951 said:

nope

Yes it is. It's normal for them to make visits, especially on the first application. They are required to take 2 sets of 'family' pictures, outside the house showing the house number, inside the living area, and a few other areas, usually they want  5 photo's per set, so

10 in all. They need one set for internal use/records and one set tonsend to Bangkok together with all documents, for their (Bangkok's) approval.

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ID: 63   Posted (edited)

They must have boxes on top of boxes of paper on each of us non-o living here.  90 day address check, TM30 address check, yellow book address, pink id card address, driver license address, TM47 address and extension paperwork, TM28 address - and to top it off a home visit to make sure you're not gaming the system.  If any government agency did this in say, the US or UK, the leftwing human rights activists would be screaming foul and demanding legislation to stop the xenophobia.  Here?  Imho it looks like a short-sighted push that may well see the end to the 1 year retirement extension.  If that happens, and those who no longer are able to stay start empting their bank accounts, I wonder how loud the Thai banks will howl let alone the Thais who directly benefit from expats living here with girl-friends and contributing to family and the local community.  I'm thinking this may not end well.  "Hey Honey, we should probably start to learn Spanish!" 

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I wonder if they want a cup of coffee when they come visit? Just mean, it would be better to announce they are coming so we know when it´s :partytime2:!

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7 minutes ago, connda said:

They must have boxes on top of boxes of paper on each of us non-o living here.  90 day address check, TM30 address check, yellow book address, pink id card address, driver license address, TM47 address and extension paperwork, TM28 address - and to top it off a home visit to make sure you're not gaming the system.  If any government agency did this in say, the US or UK, the leftwing human rights activists would be screaming foul and demanding legislation to stop the xenophobia.  Here?  Imho it looks like a short-sighted push that may well see the end to the 1 year retirement extension.  If that happens, and those who no longer are able to stay start empting their bank accounts, I wonder how loud the Thai banks will howl let alone the Thais who directly benefit from expats living here with girl-friends and contributing to family and the local community.  I'm thinking this may not end well.  "Hey Honey, we should probably start to learn Spanish!" 

 

They burn all those papers after 3 months, otherwise they have no place to store it. That's why we've to fill them again and again......

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15 minutes ago, elgordo38 said:

I love reading posts but yours has me baffled. If indeed your girls are 45 kilo's each put em on a diet. I was thinking dogs but if they are girls that would be an insult. 

My girls will be waiting! 

45 kilos each and they dont "do" Thai visitors very well:partytime2:

They are indeed "BIG"  dogs  undefinable breed certainly some labrador plus something else that was  big  and no they are not fat !

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1 hour ago, NanLaew said:

The Pattaya Immigration bar-code tattoo isn't too bad if you get it done at a decent shop and not one of those shonky, hole-in-the-wall places on WS.

is  it  across the forehead  though? or  foreskin?

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54 minutes ago, jethro69 said:

Can you choose between colours at least ?:cheesy:

You woul hop so 5555555

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Cambodia is catching up quickly. Snooky is like Patts in the 60's(not girl wise:sad:) but the beaches are great, visas are easy, no tour buses clogging the sois, so I figure LoS is over playing her hand.

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Gee! Get OFF colors [colors[! That has damn little to do with anything in the real world!

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Home checks of foreigners is nothing new here in Phuket. About a year ago I got a phone call asking about a number of our registered guests, including myself.  I made a time for 'officials' to call by our place. 4 non uniformed rough looking guys turned up, I demanded identification, they produced police ID's for our area. All they wanted to do was look at my passport and take a photo of me, they were polite and quite casual about it all. They showed me a long computer list of foreigners they wanted to 'interview' and a number of our guests were on that list, so I contacted these guests and arranged meetings. 

 

I enquired why they were looking for folks, answer - request by Interpol, something to do with terrorism, officers did not want to go into specifics.

 

Just this last month police phoned me again about another registered resident - so they are still 'inerviewing'. 

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21 hours ago, ukrules said:

So they go to the computer and generate a list of where the foreigners live.

 

They should be able to see that their visas are up to date and a valid TM30 is on file with immigration so they then decide to visit the address, to check what ?

 

They already know the foreigner has complied with all the regulations based on their computer records.

 

Or perhaps they're only visiting foreigners who they know have not complied with all the rules, like those who don't have a TM30 against their record in the immigration databases - that would make more sense.

 

 

 

That's exactly what I was thinking. If they know where they live they should also know if they are up do date on their visa. But any farang knows that the computers at immigration are nothing more than expensive paperweights. 

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So they want us to deposit 3,000,000 Baht for 1 year and we get what in return? Oh yes, 90 day reports, can not own a house. Can have a business but only own 49%. Have very little rights in everything else. If you have a Thai family they should give you residence based on supporting your family. No one is going to put that kind of money into Thailand and tn be told they cant take it out either of the bank or transfer it to a bank outside the country.

Whoever thought of this is living in cloud cuckoo land.

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ID: 75   Posted (edited)

7 hours ago, AhFarangJa said:

We fill out a TM28 for ourselves.

Also, Wife and I went to H.H. Immigration yesterday to do my first one year extension. I was told they would visit in the next three or four days to take pictures of my Wife and I. Guess that is normal for first time though.

HH Immigration seems to have went off the deep end.

Posted in another thread...last extension brought all the paperwork they already had on file plus the photos around the house of me and the wife together. Got told they'd be visiting.

2 ladies show up and take more photos with us.

I said this seemed kind of pointless..shrug from them.

They weren't happy about it either.

That office also made me go to Chaeng Wattana to get my certified letter of income from the Canadian Embassy stamped.

Something about people faking letters, but then you'd think it would be a national policy.

Apparently the house visits apply to everybody. I was hoping the Tha Yang office for Petchaburi would revert to some sort of sanity but it sounds like they're doing the same.

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