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BANGKOK 11 December 2018 03:52
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New? Police check address and picture of farang NE

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I live in village in Northeast. Today police came by I wasn’t home. I’m advised tomorrow I need to go the Police station. 

They police will take pictures of me and I need to provide wher I live. 

 

Is this New? Isn’t and overkill as Immigration has all the information also 90 day check ins as required . 

 

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Probably a new Top policeman wanting to make his mark!


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I live in a village in the NE and the police have been coming to my house, and other long stay farang, every year. Always the same policeman and all he asks for is a photocopy of my passport picture page. If I recall correctly it all started about 10 years ago when some farang lady was found dead on one of the islands. They couldn't ID her and the local police didn't keep a record of farangs living in their area. I think it became mandatory there after. Well it is where I live.

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2 weeks ago the local police came and checked me,1st time in 14 years.

Thought it was because i have always been on a married visa(leave every 3 months)

but after my check they were off to see a mate down the road on retirement visa,so it was a check on all farangs in the area.

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I had all that stuff on a visa extension..Never on a visa...

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Four local cops came to the small estate I live on a couple of weeks ago. The senior officer (the only one who spoke English) looked at my PP for a very long time and then asked me to point out where the latest 'permission to stay until...' stamp was. He didn't appear to be familiar with foreign PP's at all. They took a photo of it but not of me or anything else.

 

They were extremely polite and proper and spoke to the other two farangs who also live here. They apparently told one of them that they were looking for a German national but wouldn't say why.

 

The Thai owner of the estate had warned us two months ago that they would be coming as there was a tax issue concerning the status of the estate.

 

Whatever the 'real' reason was for the visit it was no problem.

 

Simon

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If you are here on a visa based on marriage they should come out each year to make sure you are still married and living together in your registered address.

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Yeah I live in the NE and got a visit last week as well.

They took a couple of photos, checked my passport stamps and told me they would update my address (we had moved to the next village over).

One policeman, one local immigration official and someone I'm not sure about. 

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The local RTP, not Immigration, have been carrying out a census of all foreigners every couple of years in my neck of the woods. When I enquired why, I was told they had been given instructions to know the location of every foreigner  in our district.

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On 6/14/2018 at 11:49 AM, cooked said:

The local police "are supposed" to check up on your whereabouts. Sometimes they do, sometimes they don't.

Nothing to do with Immigration police

are supposed to why?? Where is that written??

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In my little village 5 of the local constabulary come by every couple years to a photo, plus a copy of my passport. We know them all (small town, everybody knows of knows of every, or is related) so it’s more of a social call. They’re evidently required to know the residence of the foreigners living in their jurisdiction in the event of death or accident. One of the few things they actually prepare for in advance! No problems...

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