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BANGKOK 14 November 2018 07:09
dennis123

Do they ask for your passport on the boat to Koh Samui from Surat

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Living on Samui ~30 years, I never had to show a passport or driving licence to anyone. I drive on the island daily, car and motorbikes. Countless times to the mainland by Raja and Seatrans. Never even have heard about that, but now.

It could be that they were looking for someone (?)

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5 hours ago, HappyAndRich said:

That was the important thing, right? If everybody start to follow the rules, maybe they no need to be so tough on foreigners in the future.

 

Everything else was just what you and other people do, and that doesn´t make it right.

It is a bit more than common practice.

 

Both the British Government advisory and the head of police in Bangkok have stated publicly that photo id or passport copy with both the details and the latest entry stamp are acceptable but you must be able to provide the actual passport with 24 hours if requested by authorised people.

 

That 'makes it right'. Not my say so.

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22 hours ago, Birdman said:

Living on Samui ~30 years, I never had to show a passport or driving licence to anyone. I drive on the island daily, car and motorbikes. Countless times to the mainland by Raja and Seatrans. Never even have heard about that, but now.

It could be that they were looking for someone (?)

Oh and the army are on standby at the ferries normally donsak side

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Further to other replies; As soon as I renew my retirement extn each year I make 3x A4 copies of Bio page, Extn page and Thai DL which stay above my sun shield until the following year. I also photograph and hold copies in my phone.

The only time I needed one was to enter central car park when I couldn't be bothered to get my wallet out cos I was sitting on it! 😁

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1 hour ago, evadgib said:

Further to other replies; As soon as I renew my retirement extn each year I make 3x A4 copies of Bio page, Extn page and Thai DL which stay above my sun shield until the following year. I also photograph and hold copies in my phone.

The only time I needed one was to enter central car park when I couldn't be bothered to get my wallet out cos I was sitting on it! 😁

Oh yeah after the bombing I was also asked to identify myself when parking there.

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Has anyone of you Samui-residents ever applied for a pink Thai ID-card for aliens..?

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6 hours ago, khunPer said:

Has anyone of you Samui-residents ever applied for a pink Thai ID-card for aliens..?

I have never heard of this one KhunPer. Maybe start a new topic?

Mind you, I would be nervous showing a pink id card.  😳

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