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    Big changes at the consulate in penang

    If anyone is fixing to go to the thai consulate in Penang to get a tourist visa be aware of these changes taking place on Monday the 14th

    Other than the 100 applications a day the requirements are only for getting a tourist visa from them

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    Tight asses

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    Looks like somebody got tired of actually having to do their job.

    So Mr. 101 gets all his ducks in line...troops over there and...twats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    So Mr. 101 gets all his ducks in line...troops over there and...twats
    Its your agent yoiu wanna get in the line...early

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    Nearby coffee stall will be doing well with the early arrivers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Its your agent yoiu wanna get in the line...early
    As I understand it, they haven't been dealing with agents for years.

    But yeah, obviously if possible get up with the birds.

    And yes, it's possible to get booze from some places in Thailand when officially it's not being served...etc...etc...etc

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    A friend went to day and said the requirement is for plane ticket in and out of Thailand and confirmed hotel booking for the first week.

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    Think these satellite. honorary or state consults are going to be a thing of the passed soon.

    Australia had them in Melb, Brisbane and Perth for visa issuing, now, Canberra only, centralization is the name of the game, IE money.

    How many satellite consults does the UK, US, Germany etc, have in Thailand, just the way of the world.

    All visas etc will soon be done on line with electronic visas, it's about time passports when over to credit type cards as well, cost effective.

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    If they cannot cope with the demand then why not simply operate a two tier service and offer a next day issuance for a fee of, say, 5,000 baht failing which visas will only be issued after, say, two days for a straightforward visit visa, and three days for everything else. By limiting folk to 100 applications per day simply means everyone will either get there earlier or pay for a queuer to get there before sparrow's fart. Stupid, but that's Thai for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamescollister View Post
    All visas etc will soon be done on line with electronic visas,
    tit....doubt it

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    Quote Originally Posted by uncle junior View Post
    tit....doubt it
    Why, lots of countries have E visa systems, Vietnam for one, or do you think the Thais are incapable of hiring a computer soft ware company to put the system on.

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    Maybe eventually but thailand's very slow to change or moving forward compared to their neighbors......more practically the visa run business and everything associated with it is a big money maker
    Last edited by uncle junior; 10-05-2018 at 07:03 PM.

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    I read today any company renting motorcycles to any foreigner needs to have copies of the international drivers permit, the drivers national license and insurance papers. The drivers must carry these documents on them at all times including their passport.
    Plus papers for the vehicle including local insurance and registration documents on hand.

    Starts today and no waiver!

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    Quote Originally Posted by veston View Post
    A friend went to day and said the requirement is for plane ticket in and out of Thailand and confirmed hotel booking for the first week.
    Arrived in Koh Samui yesterday from Hong Kong. No hotel booked and no onward or return flight booking. Stamped in for 30 days on arrival.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamescollister View Post
    Think these satellite. honorary or state consults are going to be a thing of the passed soon.

    Australia had them in Melb, Brisbane and Perth for visa issuing, now, Canberra only, centralization is the name of the game, IE money.

    How many satellite consults does the UK, US, Germany etc, have in Thailand, just the way of the world.

    All visas etc will soon be done on line with electronic visas, it's about time passports when over to credit type cards as well, cost effective.
    Foreign consulates in Thailand do not issue visas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Switch View Post
    Arrived in Koh Samui yesterday from Hong Kong. No hotel booked and no onward or return flight booking. Stamped in for 30 days on arrival.
    You received a visa exemption. This is about tourist visas which need to be applied for in advance at an embassy or consulate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamescollister View Post
    Why, lots of countries have E visa systems, Vietnam for one, or do you think the Thais are incapable of hiring a computer soft ware company to put the system on.
    Vietnam has an E visa for people arriving by air but you can still go to an embassy or consulate to get a three month tourist visa. Some countries have visa free entry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamescollister View Post
    Why, lots of countries have E visa systems, Vietnam for one, or do you think the Thais are incapable of hiring a computer soft ware company to put the system on.
    With scarcely more than an AK47, three mags of ammo a piece, a cup of rice a day and the discipline to take a long term position, Victor Charlie fucked up the greatest military force on the planet, whereas the Thai still haven't implemented a fucking safe, meaningful pedestrian road crossing system in any urban environment or a decent municipal bus service outside of the capital.
    kind of answers your question.

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    Yes, jc framing that as a rhetorical question was a bit odd.

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