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Offline KoratKid

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« on: July 14, 2014, 10:50:09 AM »
As I have just in the process of moving here, I will have a few questions over time.

Immigration in Korat, How are they? I have found a mixed lot in Thailand over the years from being very rude and arrogant to being very pleasant & helpful.

Please let me know your experience so I can prepare myself ..

Thanks in advance. 
 

Offline Baby Farts

Re: Immigration
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2014, 08:16:57 PM »
I've never ever witnessed any rudeness from Immigration Korat and I've lived in Korat for thirteen years.  99.9% of the time, it is the foreigner who is acting rude and being arrogant, raising their voices and making demands as if immigration owes them something special.  Follow the rules and submit the proper documents, smile and be friendly.  If you don't understand something, ask.  They have interns working their who will help you...even get the forms you need etc. 

The ninety day check-ins are a breeze now.  Visas are little longer but it's no big deal.  People seem to get pissed off when they go there unprepared and without the proper forms or missing a form etc.  Then they get all bent and raise their voice to the immigration officer behind the counter because they are informed they haven't brought the proper forms, they're missing a form, overstay, etc.  The list goes on.  I've seen it so many times.  I've never once witnessed any of the immigration officers shout back or exhibit rudeness.  Ever!  They are pleasant and helpful.

One last thing.  So many of the foreigners I have seen there are dressed like complete slobs, wearing their old beat up baggie shorts, a tank-top with their hairy armpits sticking out, flip flops, and smelling like alcohol, cigarettes, BO etc.  You get the point.  It's amazing what dressing decently will do for you in Thailand and how much better service you will get. 
 

Offline KoratKid

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Re: Immigration
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2014, 09:06:08 PM »
I agree with what you say re the attitude of some foreigners and the way they dress. I have seen foreigners at Immigration & I think I would not like this person in my home country.

I have been in Rayong for the past two years and when I first arrived the staff at Immigration well they all seemed to be very snarly but then they were transferred and the new crew were much better.

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Offline Al

Re: Immigration
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2014, 01:41:04 AM »
I have had nothing but great experiences since they moved the angry, very unhelpful lady from the front "Customer Service" desk.  Myself and my family are basically neat, clean, polite people but still found her almost impossible to deal with.

We have nothing but positive experiences from the rest of the staff there.
 

Offline Baby Farts

Re: Immigration
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2014, 07:13:30 AM »
There was one edgy lady that used to work there and I remember her quite well.  I'm sure it's the same one Al is talking about.  I believe she was constantly going through some personal issues if you know what I mean.  I had to deal with her once and I just smiled the entire time.  She never smiled like most Thais do so she can come off as being arrogant.  Still no problems with immigration as Al has stated.
 

Offline KoratKid

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Re: Immigration
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2014, 08:27:14 AM »
Some years ago about 14 I think, I did a crossing at Poi Pet, there was this German guy doing a visa run he was so drunk they had to put him into one of those wooden carts and push him across to get his passport stamped.

Its no wonder that some Immigration staff get jaded.

P.S. How long does this verification code go on for?
 

Offline Johnnie F.

Re: Immigration
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2014, 10:52:18 AM »
P.S. How long does this verification code go on for?

You'll be relieved after the 5th post. One more! ;D

As to Immigration, I have only good experiences with Korat Immigration: patient and courteous. You just have to be courteous yourself, well-prepared and have all documents at hand.  I have different memories only from Bangkok Immigration at the time there were no offices all around the country; the different forms of interaction arose from the applicants being tired  and cranky from long journeys there in addition to the officers there very often being overworked and under too much pressure from long queues of people.
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