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Re-entry ban slashes visa overstayers
« on: March 26, 2016, 01:49:18 PM »
Re-entry ban slashes visa overstayers

A ban on foreigners overstaying their visas from re-entering Thailand for between one and 10 years is producing good results as their number fell this month.

The more than 39% decline, from 810,522 in October last year to 486,947 in March, shows “our new measure is effective”, Immigration Bureau chief Nathathorn Prousoontorn said on Friday.

He was speaking at a seminar held in Phuket to publicise the stricter measure against visa overstayers.

The positive outcome of the measure, which had been pushed for earlier this year and only took effect on Sunday, was quickly evident.

The effort is part of a national security policy to prevent transnational crimes. Authorities have found a correlation between crime and people overstaying their visas.

Most arrested by police for overstaying their visas so far were found to have connections with transnational criminal gangs, Pol Lt Gen Nathathorn said earlier.

full article: Bangkokpost
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