fountainhall wrote:pong wrote:I have lost track of the number of times passengers reach immigration without checking and then waste time because the card has not been competed correctly. Often it is just the signature that is missing because that is an incredibly tiny line at the foot of the page that is clearly not designed for Korean and Chinese characters.
On all my arrivals in recent years, there was an officer checking if arrival cards are filled out before admitting people to queue for immigration. In particular address in Thailand has to be filled in. I don't know how closely they look, probably only check if something is filled in the arrival card.
In 2009 (?) my neighbor on the plane asked me to help him fill in the arrival card, and only because I knew what he wrote there (because I told him what to write), I could decipher it (he was dyslexic and made several spelling errors, and handwriting was poor). No immigration officer would be able to decipher it!
It's a mystery not just on arrival cards, on application forms for visa as well: the size of the fields clearly does not correspond to the amount of date that has to be filled in.