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

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3 millions in the bank for 1 year... I know many farangs who struggles to keep 3,000 baht

in the bank for one month... but as usual, there's always a caveat to what the Indian giver

is willing to part from... nothing is easy....

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17 minutes ago, Docno said:

Maybe it's time to set up some 'sanctuary cities' in Thailand... :-)

 Yeah, or a "District 9" for weirdo "aliens" (see the movie, 2009). 

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3 hours ago, bubba1 said:

A foreigner doesn't file a TM30 against themselves do they? 

Looks like an unsuccessful attempt to make sense out of nonsense.

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57 minutes ago, scotchonrocks said:

Thailand: full of brainless thugs and xenophobes. When the foreigners finally get fed up with the bs, up sticks and leave, then what? 

I have heard this refraim so many times over the years it is entertainment now. More and more people come every year and the inspections and added paper work doesn't seem to stop them.

 

Always liked the nail in the coffin bit a very popular saying for years, but they keep coming

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Regarding the comments about checking the computer, one therefore assumes that the IO`s are capable of not only operating the computor but also finding the right information.

They asked me where I live and for verification, the production of a yellow book dated some 13 years ago was not sufficient, the Police do not believe any other agency in Thailand , which really shows the lack of trust in Thailand . The matter was sorted out to their satisfaction eventually , using a lawyer .

I do not get asked anything NOW !!

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why only for 50+ again

 

and where are they going to earn that kind of money, IF THEY ARE NOT ALLOWED TO WORK !!!!!

 

health insurance of 10.000 us$ a year ???  my wife works & we all are covered by the insurance the company provides ...

 

 

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1 hour ago, AlQaholic said:

Come on, it's the end of the month, immigration officers need money too......

I wonder if they aren't reinventing the old fashioned quota system for those who served and protected the people of Toronto, or in York Regions with the deeds that spoke volumes for the motto , but had to justify themselves with how mickey mouse Provincial offences each officer could nail someone for, regardless of any good police work they did that month.  

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1 hour ago, JustNo said:

If you have changed location of residence, what is the process to declare that you have at immigration? 

TM 28.

The officer at the immigration office I went to didn't know what it was though, and wouldn't accept it. 

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18 minutes ago, Khun Paul said:

Regarding the comments about checking the computer, one therefore assumes that the IO`s are capable of not only operating the computor but also finding the right information.

They asked me where I live and for verification, the production of a yellow book dated some 13 years ago was not sufficient, the Police do not believe any other agency in Thailand , which really shows the lack of trust in Thailand . The matter was sorted out to their satisfaction eventually , using a lawyer .

I do not get asked anything NOW !!

If I were a suspicious person, I'd be wondering if they have been given instructions to make it as difficult as possible, as with the non published extra requirements every time I did an extension.

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We had a visit last week ( Cha Am ), lady with Gov ID came with paperwork already made out in my name, asked a couple questions while filling out the fom herself then left, 10mins didn't ask to see passport or ask me to sign anything.

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Soon theyll be cecking underwear for appropriate colors.

You know if i saw laws enforced here i wouldnt care what crap they try but its double standards and we are paying their wages. Doesnt fly in my mind. Just breeding hate as far as im concerned.

 

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1 hour ago, Beats56 said:

Re 10 year visa...I am just under the 100000a month but if I start collecting the Canada pension plan it will work. sure dont want to keep 3 million in.the bank for a year.

 

some bank managers will give you a letter saying you have the money in the bank so that will not be a problem. no way i would keep 3 mill in the bank here. is not easy moving money out of thailand. i have done it in the past. was not so bad when i had my work permit but more tricky now i am on a family visa.

if they know where to visit you then you must have complied with reporting your address. doubt they can find the ones that havent. sounds like a shakedown to me.

wonder how much the visa fee will be for 10 years. not that is matters anyway as they have made the conditions so strict most will not be able to get it. same as the multi entry tourist visas. they are a joke.

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Must be a lot of bad farangies in Cha-Am & Hua-Hin. :laugh:

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17 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.

 

 

 

Maybe they are looking for the ones who only use an address but don't stay there. Maybe a good excuse to look at possible terrorist connections without singling them out. As you said they have your Visa/ Extension info.

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2 hours ago, Briggsy said:

This has been discussed ad nauseum.

The answer is it depends on the immigration office.

For example, I live in Chonburi. Sri Racha insists the condo owner does the TM30, whilst Pattaya also in Chonburi had me as the possessor fill out my own TM30.

No idea what Hua Hin do.

 

Little "strange".

 

When we move to Bang Saen back in 2015 i give Sri Racha TM.28 and TM.30, I was giving back TM.30, Not need.

 

When we did my Married-Extension this year, I again have TM.30 with me, Again it was giving back to me, And was told no need to bring every time, This office don´t want TM.30..

 

Well next year when time come, I bring a TM.30 again, I want to be sure i have one, If they change there minds.

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55 minutes ago, thaibeachlovers said:

TM 28.

The officer at the immigration office I went to didn't know what it was though, and wouldn't accept it. 

He didn't want to do the work to process it.

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1 hour ago, Beats56 said:

Re 10 year visa...I am just under the 100000a month but if I start collecting the Canada pension plan it will work. sure dont want to keep 3 million in.the bank for a year.

 

we don't need to know that

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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.

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They do this at Kap Choeng as well, once in a blue moon, once you have been visited they leave you alone in future apparently, two years ago, after having lived at the same address for 9 years i got a visit,quite a procedure,they brought a lap top and printer and invited my neighbours to verify my statements, they were also asked personal questions about work and income and had to sign forms,took around 2 hours.

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1 hour ago, jesimps said:

Unfortunately there are a lot of farang ,Thai-bashing policemen on here who, if you so much as utter a word of complaint, will respond like greased lightning by telling you to go home if you don't like it here. They're always hovering and never sleep. It's their whole purpose in life. You can slag off farang to your heart's content mind.

I don't slag off farang's but I do realize that it is a lot harder for a Thai to meet the immigration requirements in my home country than it is for me to meet theirs. That said I do wish it was a bit more out front and consistent. I think part of the problem is that Thais really like to show their authority if they have any. Part of Thai culture I guess.

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All highly  amusing....I live 30km from Hua  Hin immigration and they told  me Im too far away for them to pay me a  visit, instead they carted me and the Wif e off down the road, took a photo close to some swanky  house and that was it.

That was over 2  years ago  now, last year not  required.

Ive never  filled in a TM28 but have always stayed at the same address as my  yearly extension...........maybe theyll drag it  up this year? although Im not  due till end of March next year

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