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Good news for expats in Hua Hin - new high tech immigration office to open at BluPort

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17 hours ago, kiwikeith said:

The parking is a shocker there.

 

I agree.  I actually spoke with the second-in-command in mall management last week.  I explained that motorbike parking used to be fine, but then all of the shop workers started parking in there too.  I suggested he expand the parking area somewhat into the largely unused reserved car parking area for the hotel.  We'll see if anything happens.

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25 minutes ago, mwbrown said:

 

I agree.  I actually spoke with the second-in-command in mall management last week.  I explained that motorbike parking used to be fine, but then all of the shop workers started parking in there too.  I suggested he expand the parking area somewhat into the largely unused reserved car parking area for the hotel.  We'll see if anything happens.

 

what used to be good is now <deleted>. The solution was simple just tell the workers to stop parking there.

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20 hours ago, gamini said:

this is very good news.  I love blue Port. but I don't know whether they will do retirement Visa's. Any ideas?

Not to sound overly harsh but if you read the article, it states quite clearly and succinctly that the service will be only "for visa renewal [...] for tourists staying less than 90 days and for expats to do 90 day reports."

 

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5 hours ago, zebedee9 said:

What happened to renewing 90 days on line ????????????????????????

It was suspended indefinitely as of January, apparently due to concerns over hacking threats directed at government websites. 

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39 minutes ago, GroveHillWanderer said:

It was suspended indefinitely as of January, apparently due to concerns over hacking threats directed at government websites. 

Oops, sorry - my mistake. According to reports I've just noticed on here and other websites, online 90-day reporting is back up and running as of a few days ago. 

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On 29/04/2017 at 3:54 PM, gamini said:

this is very good news.  I love blue Port. but I don't know whether they will do retirement Visa's. Any ideas?

No, no office does Retirement Visas; they might, however, do Retirement Extensions.....

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So thi office is permanent or just until the big building outside of Hua Hin is finished and

opened?  I see that a big building is getting built that is several Kms from the city core.

Not a great location, but I guess the thought is that it will serve the Hua Hin and surrounding

areas.

Geezer

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On 4/30/2017 at 7:41 AM, pcliff069 said:


I must admit Bluport confuses me. On the one hand I'm told no-one goes there on the other parking is a shocker. Do people just go and sit in their cars all day?

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It's basically badly designed as are the entrances to each floor -Market village is far easier to park.

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On 2017-5-1 at 11:05 AM, Lone Ranger said:

It's basically badly designed as are the entrances to each floor -Market village is far easier to park.

I'd have to disagree. There is more available parking at Bluport and I find the spaces are easier to get in and out of - especially the ones where you can drive straight in without any complicated manoeuvring. As for the entrance to the floors, I can't see what you mean. If you park on a level where there is direct entrance to a floor you just walk straight in, if you park on an intermediate level you walk up or down a flight of stairs or take the lift - just like Market Village. 

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ID: 30   Posted

On 2017-5-1 at 3:51 AM, Stargrazer9889 said:

So thi office is permanent or just until the big building outside of Hua Hin is finished and

opened?  I see that a big building is getting built that is several Kms from the city core.

Not a great location, but I guess the thought is that it will serve the Hua Hin and surrounding

areas.

Geezer

Not sure about it being permanent (is anything?) but the plan seems to be that it should be there for the foreseeable future. The office in Bluport is due to open May 9 and the new office building you refer to is due to open at the end of May (based on latest reports). The two are designed to serve quite different purposes. 

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ID: 31   Posted

I love Bluport. A little bit of civilization comes to Hua Hin. :smile:

 

I poked my nose into this immigration office a few weeks ago. I was wondering where everyone was going to sit as there are only a few chairs. So I guess the idea is you wonder around the mall until your number is called. The thing is I have been getting my 90 day reporting done at the main office in under 5 minutes. But this is a much more convenient for me than the current location or the new office under construction which is really far away. 

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ID: 32   Posted

I guess it's going to be like all things - sometimes busy sometimes not. Being just up the soi from me it will most likely be less frustrating and easier to do it at Bluport than online.

Plus there is the added bonus of being able to grab a cup of coffee if I have to wait. But I will miss my trips to Baguette.

 

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On 5/3/2017 at 9:12 AM, GroveHillWanderer said:

I'd have to disagree. There is more available parking at Bluport and I find the spaces are easier to get in and out of - especially the ones where you can drive straight in without any complicated manoeuvring. As for the entrance to the floors, I can't see what you mean. If you park on a level where there is direct entrance to a floor you just walk straight in, if you park on an intermediate level you walk up or down a flight of stairs or take the lift - just like Market Village. 

 

Have to agree with you there - both centers follow a pretty standard multi level parking model. Bluport being much larger I guess some spots will be further away than at Market Village.

Bluport is just up the soi from me so I tend to use it more often. But it is great that Hua Hin now has 2 great shopping centers within easy reach (of me).

 

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ID: 34   Posted

our new immigration office in sukhothai opened 90 days late; the opening date was quoted by the mother office it was splitting off from

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ID: 35   Posted

Opened at Bluport today. Just went past their usual speeches etc opening. I'm sure the OP will have more to add.

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ID: 36   Posted

given general thai (in)competence, i would see it work to even take note

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So I was in Bluport today and saw this sign at one of the car park entrances :

 

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Tourist visa extensions, 90 day reports and re-entry permits !

 

Open 10:00 - 18:00, closed weekends.

 

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