Jump to content
Thailand Visa Forum by Thai Visa | The Nation
webfact

New immigration centre and app for foreigners

Recommended Posts

webfact    23,944

New immigration centre and app for foreigners

 

b8108817bf55fe43e871d7f0d11f9f47-sld.jpe

 

HUA HIN: --  The Immigration Police Bureau on Tuesday introduced a one-stop-service centre in Hua Hin in which foreigners check the status of applications via a new app.

 

Pol commander Lt General Nutthorn Prawsunthorn said the app could be downloaded to smartphones, providing convenience and time saving and delivering transparency.

 

“When a foreigner applies for a service, he scans the app’s QR code, through which he can check whether it is his queue time. The applicant then can run errands while waiting for his application to be processed,” Nutthorn said.

 

b89f2d10c4c8d004232243014f715db8-sld.jpe

 

“When the app said the queue was near, he then goes back to the centre to continue the process.”

 

The centre provides four kinds of services - visa extensions, re-entry permits, 90-day notifications and resident notifications. 

 

The app has an evaluation function so foreigners can send reviews on it to the bureau.

 

The centre is located at a centrally located shopping mall in Hua Hin.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/news/breakingnews/30314703

 
thenation_logo.jpg
-- © Copyright The Nation 2017-05-09

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
SneekyPete    298

Wishful thinking I suppose, but I shall put it out there nonetheless:

If proper registration, verification and security measures were put in place, most (maybe all) of these services could be provided and conducted using today's technology, completely negating the need to physically go to the centres. Many of us are familiar and confident with online banking along with a slew of other financial transactions.

 

Maybe this is a first step toward that reality?

 

Ya... I know. TIT. What have I been smoking...?

**sigh**

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
gk10002000    2,742
11 hours ago, SneekyPete said:

Wishful thinking I suppose, but I shall put it out there nonetheless:

If proper registration, verification and security measures were put in place, most (maybe all) of these services could be provided and conducted using today's technology, completely negating the need to physically go to the centres. Many of us are familiar and confident with online banking along with a slew of other financial transactions.

 

Maybe this is a first step toward that reality?

 

Ya... I know. TIT. What have I been smoking...?

**sigh**

I wonder how many people apply for the services but are not really there in person?  Just wondering.  And wondering if the Thais will or do care if you are or are not there in person at some point for visual identification?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Rhys    1,077

....well good on them, but give them some time to corrupt it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
maoro2013    1,401

Well 90 day online reporting was meant to be in place a couple of years ago, but still does not work, at least for Buriram office, so I guess others as well. I don't think there is any real effort made to get this working. It is a pain to drive 65 kilometres every 90 days, in fact worse for me because I need to do my daughter's reporting as well which does not coincide with my dates. I was told I could do the report for my daughter without her being present.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
TerryLH    541

I was told I could do the report for my daughter without her being present."

 

Many people report by mail.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Krataiboy    2,608

Looks like utter chaos in the photo, with lots of people standing around with nowhere to sit. Still, most of them seem to be taking it with cheerful good grace.

 

I  thank my lucky stars I live in Petchaburi province, which boasts what must be the least busy and most civilised immigration office in the Kingdom.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
clifric    175

It is not mentioned in the topic or comments but I assume this 'bureau' is an off-shoot of the official offices by the Palace.

In the Bangkok Post it mentions it is in BluePort and that doesn't open until mid-morning, so I will just drive over there from Pranburi to arrive at 0830 as usual

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
mwbrown    31
On 5/10/2017 at 2:48 PM, Krataiboy said:

Looks like utter chaos in the photo, with lots of people standing around with nowhere to sit. Still, most of them seem to be taking it with cheerful good grace.

 

I  thank my lucky stars I live in Petchaburi province, which boasts what must be the least busy and most civilised immigration office in the Kingdom.

 

This was right after all of the speeches finished, everybody who came for the grand opening event piled into the room to check things out.  There is no way that this will be business as usual.  In fact it should be less crowded than ever due to the smartphone queueing system.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
the guest    753
On 2017-05-10 at 3:57 AM, maoro2013 said:

Well 90 day online reporting was meant to be in place a couple of years ago, but still does not work, at least for Buriram office, so I guess others as well. I don't think there is any real effort made to get this working. It is a pain to drive 65 kilometres every 90 days, in fact worse for me because I need to do my daughter's reporting as well which does not coincide with my dates. I was told I could do the report for my daughter without her being present.

 

Quote "It is a pain to drive 65 kilometres", you must be joking. If you can't drive 65 kilometers every 3 months, then there is something wrong with you.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
maoro2013    1,401
14 hours ago, the guest said:

 

Quote "It is a pain to drive 65 kilometres", you must be joking. If you can't drive 65 kilometers every 3 months, then there is something wrong with you.

65 kilometres each way and as mentioned I need to do it twice within each three month period. Furthermore it is a very short visit to the immigration office. This is to report our address. Having a Yellow Book you really wonder at the need for this reporting at all, as the address is already officially registered.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 2017-5-11 at 5:34 PM, mwbrown said:

 

This was right after all of the speeches finished, everybody who came for the grand opening event piled into the room to check things out.  There is no way that this will be business as usual.  In fact it should be less crowded than ever due to the smartphone queueing system.

True, that was right after the opening ceremony. I've been past it twice on subsequent days and not seen more than ten people inside. When I did my 90-day report last week there were only two people ahead of me in the 90-day queue and it took less than 10 minutes from walking in to walking out. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
YetAnother    1,617

we do the 90 day by mail and have done so for years; works just fine

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
RocketDog    73
On 05/10/2017 at 0:48 AM, Krataiboy said:

Looks like utter chaos in the photo, with lots of people standing around with nowhere to sit. Still, most of them seem to be taking it with cheerful good grace.

 

I  thank my lucky stars I live in Petchaburi province, which boasts what must be the least busy and most civilised immigration office in the Kingdom.

Yes. I too use the Phetchaburi office. They are pleasant, efficient, and fast. I am impressed. We'll see how my retirement extension application goes.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

BANGKOK 18 August 2017 19:35
Sponsors
×