Author Topic: Not being able to get a Certificate of Residence document  (Read 1678 times)

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Offline Baby Farts

Not being able to get a Certificate of Residence document
« on: December 21, 2009, 08:31:48 AM »
I don't know if any of you have been following this thread on KF.  Apparently, a fair percentage of the Korat expat community is in upheaval over the Chok Chai AND TOT immigration offices not issuing this document anymore because some Belgian was rude to an immigration officer in Chok Chai.  Supposedly, you will be told to go to Bangkok to get it.

Amazing, considering I just took one of my colleagues to get this very document in Chok Chai last Friday and we were in and out in less than 30 minutes without any hassle at all.  Furthermore, I contacted my friend over at the immigration office at TOT, and he told me there would be "No Problem" in getting this document WITHOUT having to pay anything at their office.

Have any of you been met with resistance by immigration in obtaining this document within the last 2 weeks?

 

Offline Baby Farts

Re: Not being able to get a Certificate of Residence document
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2009, 12:10:35 PM »
Update.  I spoke to one of my friends at the TOT immigration.  It is true, you will be sent to BBk unless you know someone or are tight with someone in immigration.  That's the only reason I was able to help my colleague get his.  As for the story of ONE single person ruining it for all of the expats in Korat...That's a load of horse sheist.  Yeah, the story is true about someone losing their temper, but that's not the reason why they are denying the COR document to all the expats.  Things can change in a heart beat here.  That's how Thailand is. I'm even inclined to think that the people who give out tea money like it's water are also to blame for this.  The Thais have gotten used to it.  Then when one person puts his foot down, all hell breaks loose.  As ************ stated, you can possibly get the COR from the police.  That is where I got my first one.


Update 2

There was a meeting today with immigration from BOTH offices.  Supposedly, you'll be able to get a COR document from CC by next week.  Yes, there will be a fee so don't complain, whine, or bitch about it.  Think about the hoops one would have to go through to obtain the equivalent in your own country.

To the person who lost his cool a few weeks ago.  I would take Ajax's advice and take that fruit basket and flowers to the staff and people that you insulted.  I would also offer a deepest apology.
 

Fred

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Re: Not being able to get a Certificate of Residence document
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2009, 06:41:29 PM »
Will a receipt be given?
 

Offline Baby Farts

Re: Not being able to get a Certificate of Residence document
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2009, 07:56:08 AM »
Hi Fred. I'm not sure at this point.  I think an official statement will be made sometime next week.
 

 



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