Essecola

Vientiane consulate rejections

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What is going on with people being rejected for a SETV in Vientiane despite having just 1 or 2 previous ones from somewhere else in their passport and no warning or remark stamp? And are they being rejected when they request the SETV or at the time they come to pick up their passport?

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lots of reports for some time now, well since they became 'free'

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All Thai consulates and embassies have a number of visas that set of alarm bells when someone  applies for a visa  and exceeds that limit.

That number is set locally by that consulate or embassy.

Now, with free visas being offered those Thai honorary  consulates are losing the fees that helped raise funds for their operation.

Therefore they are now getting stricter at issuing new 'free' visas.

 

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23 minutes ago, IMA_FARANG said:

All Thai consulates and embassies have a number of visas that set of alarm bells when someone  applies for a visa  and exceeds that limit.

That number is set locally by that consulate or embassy.

Now, with free visas being offered those Thai honorary  consulates are losing the fees that helped raise funds for their operation.

Therefore they are now getting stricter at issuing new 'free' visas.

 

For example if you have one SETV in the passport. A person with one SETV in their passport said they were rejected recently. So 1 could be the new limit? Seems weird.

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3 minutes ago, Essecola said:

For example if you have one SETV in the passport. A person with one SETV in their passport said they were rejected recently. So 1 could be the new limit? Seems weird.

That was in Savannakhet and was rejected for not having tickets out of the country and financial proof.

The only odd rejection I am aware of in Vientiane had a to many visas stamp from Penang after getting 3 tourist visas there.

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31 minutes ago, IMA_FARANG said:

Now, with free visas being offered those Thai honorary  consulates are losing the fees that helped raise funds for their operation.

Which nearby location do you think is a honorary consulate. Penang and Savannakhet are official Thai consulates.

The nearest honorary consulate is in Bali.

 

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ID: 8   Posted (edited)

A person in another thread said he was rejected for a tourist visa in Vientiane and had only 1 previous SETV in his passport from a Thai embassy not in Asia.

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34 minutes ago, Essecola said:

A person in another thread said he was rejected for a tourist visa in Vientiane and had only 1 previous SETV in his passport from a Thai embassy not in Asia.

Do you mean the one quoted in this post. Lots of confusion in that topic because it got mixed up with Savannakhet's changes.

 

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8 minutes ago, ubonjoe said:

Do you mean the one quoted in this post. Lots of confusion in that topic because it got mixed up with Savannakhet's changes.

 

It was not in this post. In the post titled 'what happened to vientiane'. Post #26 of that thread.

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With these new supposed issues at Vientiene and the new requirement at Penang and Savannakhet..it looks like Yangon is currently the best place to get a SETV.

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42 minutes ago, Essecola said:

It was not in this post. In the post titled 'what happened to vientiane'. Post #26 of that thread.

That was by the OP of that topic. I am aware from a PM that he sent me that he a had 3 visas from Penang and had stamp on his last one from them.

 

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ID: 15   Posted (edited)

2 hours ago, IMA_FARANG said:

Now, with free visas being offered those Thai honorary  consulates are losing the fees that helped raise funds for their operation.

None of the consulates in Laos are "honorary." And in Vientiane it would be the Thai embassy, not a consulate.

 

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Personally i do not fully understand why Thailand would discourage long term tourists to enter Thailand.

There are ways to get (relatively) long term tourist stays in Thailand without doing a succession of SETVs by making visa runs.  Anything truly long stay and you cease to be a tourist.

 

 

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6 minutes ago, possum1931 said:

Why don't the authorities start clamping down on the people who illegally do the employing and severe punishments for anyone caught working illegally, instead of harassing innocent tourists all the time? Or is it the brown envelope thing again.

Because it's the authorities that pay the schools to pay crap salaries to fully qualified teachers.

 

Define an 'innocent' Tourist.

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2 minutes ago, possum1931 said:

People who want to come and explore and travel around this beautiful country for much more than 30 days, there are plenty of them

and they deserve better treatment than what they are getting from the Thai authorities.

You mean backpackers who have the time to explore because they don't hold down any employment and travel on the benefits their paid from the taxes I paid. Yeah right!

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