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Re: Udon immigration, not busy!

Post by sometimewoodworker » September 24, 2020, 3:17 pm

ndreamer wrote:
September 24, 2020, 2:39 pm
People over 100 come back at 3pm.
Age discrimination? :lol:


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Re: Udon immigration, not busy!

Post by steadyjohn » September 25, 2020, 10:24 am

I was there this morning at 5.15am
Already a big crowd, I got ticket number 100

At least 150 people already there by 6am
Anyone with number 121 and above was told to come back in the afternoon

They started processing at 7am

They puts up signs on the gate they are open tomorrow from 8.30am

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Re: Udon immigration, VERY busy!

Post by tamada » September 25, 2020, 11:11 am

They were calling for ticket #96 around 10:30.

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Re: Udon immigration, not busy!

Post by Hoopoe » September 25, 2020, 11:26 am

Just been .for final stamp after under consideration. Was turned away and told to come back in a week or so.. Open Saturday

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Re: Udon immigration, not busy!

Post by dunroaming » September 25, 2020, 1:11 pm

I was there this morning too for my first retirement visa in and out in 15 minutes flat.

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Re: Udon immigration, not busy!

Post by tamada » September 25, 2020, 2:52 pm

Dropped by at 6 a.m. and got ticket #165. I was told that would probably be called around 2 p.m.. Went home had coffee before the morning school runs. While out shopping, dropped by at 10:30 as #96 was called and reconfirmed "after lunch" by the staff at the door. Went back a 13:20 where one of the gate keepers questioned the maiden name, married name disparity but was corrected by her peers and my passport and docs were sent inside and we sat outside among about 70 others (only 2 farangs sighted). Forty five minutes later, I was called in, signed the usual forms and disclaimers, was asked to pay 2000 (not 1900) which I did (no receipt). Got the passport back with the 60-day extension. Now having a late lunch with the long suffering Mrs tam at a nearby restaurant about an hour after we first arrived. Off to pick up the youngest from school and head home. Bullet dodged.

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Re: Udon immigration, not busy!

Post by Doodoo » September 25, 2020, 5:33 pm

Great work by the Udonthani Immagration Officals bending over backwards to accomodate all these, well I wont start. They the immigration did not have to open up early or open up on Saturday to accomodate Expats. They could have easily said "Sorry, you are late and have had ample notice. To Bad, so sad" in theh next breath "That will be 2 or 4,000 baht as a fine and once paid please follow the officer to the local jail."

Great work !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Udon immigration, not busy!

Post by dunroaming » September 25, 2020, 5:43 pm

I had a valid o visa until October but as heading back to work and must send passport to London tomorrow had no option but convert it to a retirement visa. Gives me half a chance of getting back sometime soon

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Re: Udon immigration, not busy!

Post by tamada » September 25, 2020, 8:11 pm

Doodoo wrote:
September 25, 2020, 5:33 pm
Great work by the Udonthani Immagration Officals bending over backwards to accomodate all these, well I wont start. They the immigration did not have to open up early or open up on Saturday to accomodate Expats. They could have easily said "Sorry, you are late and have had ample notice. To Bad, so sad" in theh next breath "That will be 2 or 4,000 baht as a fine and once paid please follow the officer to the local jail."

Great work !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
There does seem to be a certain anger among some of the farang community towards their fellow farang that appear to have left things to the last minute. A lot of laggards have been accused of hoping for an amnesty extension or being pilloried for being "stranded" here for over six months and STILL not being able to get their 'stuff' together. Not on this forum (but maybe Doodoo comes closest here) but there are those wishing them all sorts of trouble staying here legally and some going as far as hoping they can't find a flight home and get sent to a local jail, fined a k i n g's ransom and banned forever.

The thing is, everyone is an individual with their own reasons for the way they addressed this issue. That being said, some are nothing more than sublime procrastinators.

For clarity, the reason I chose to 'milk it' with technically only a couple of Immigration working hours remaining on the amnesty was driven by my intense training and rich experience in the Special Forces. Why do things the boring, easy way when one's life has been honed to ride the ragged edge of one's destiny, snatching victory from the jaws of defeat and things of that ilk. Who Dares Wins! I will admit that my pre-dawn adrenaline rush was somewhat dissipated when I saw the sign on the office gates this morning saying they would be open on Saturday but the alternative was too mind numbing to contemplate. If I had complied with advice and done it weeks ago when things were less busy, my Friday would have been just another round of posting mindless drivel on internet forums.

Oh, wait...

PS: During my 45 minutes seated under the tent, I did a head count and there was roughly 70 in the active queue.Once inside, there was maybe a dozen others on the cusp of immigration fulfillment. Apart from a black fella (can we say that?) there was only myself and one other farang when I got there and Mrs tam said he buggered of while I was inside, tipping like like a Lord. But maybe he's former SAS as well and will be back there tomorrow.

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Re: Udon immigration, not busy!

Post by mac1966 » September 25, 2020, 9:40 pm

Agreed Tam. The majority I saw yesterday were Laos who were with families or quite possibly workers supporting family back home.

Also I did over pay yesterday however the front line workers are on very low pay. Just hope that some of the fat drips down to the people who deserve it.

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