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

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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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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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