Bangkok immigration opens temporary office to relieve congestion

Anything and everything about Thailand
Post Reply
User avatar
Gaybutton
Posts: 17769
Joined: Sat Jul 31, 2010 11:21 am
Location: Thailand
Has thanked: 1 time
Been thanked: 917 times

Bangkok immigration opens temporary office to relieve congestion

Post by Gaybutton »

Temporary immigration hub opens doors

by Wassayos Ngamkham

July 14, 2020

A temporary immigration service centre is now up and running at Muang Thong Thani in Nonthaburi province to alleviate congestion at the Immigration Bureau as foreigners flock to seek short-stay extensions during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Pol Col Pakkapong Sai-ubon, deputy commander of Immigration Division 1, said the new office at the Central Investigation Bureau in Muang Thong Thani housing estate in Pak Kret district is open for three services only including short-stay extensions. It is on Popular Road, Ban Mai Subdistrict, Pak Kred District, Nonthaburi province.

The other two types of services are 90-day place of residence reports and 24-hour reports on accommodation, he said.

Pol Maj Gen Piti Nithinonthaset, commander of Immigration Division 1, said the opening of the Muang Thong Thani centre is in line with the disease control policy of Immigration Bureau commissioner Pol Lt Gen Sompong Chingduang.

It will ease crowding as many foreigners are still unable to return to their countries due to airport closures forced by the pandemic, he said.

He also suggested that foreign nationals check the bureau's website, http://bangkok.immigration.go.th or its Facebook if they have inquiries about the services. The bureau's hotline number is 1178.

In March, an office was opened at Muang Thong Thani for foreign visitors seeking visa extensions and other services, but it was closed when the Interior Ministry auto-extended stays for some categories of foreigners to July 31.

https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/ge ... pens-doors

User avatar
ceejay
Posts: 323
Joined: Sat Jul 31, 2010 7:01 pm
Has thanked: 10 times
Been thanked: 38 times

Re: Bangkok immigration opens temporary office to relieve congestion

Post by ceejay »

Chiang Mai immigration have also opened a temporary office, at Promenada Mall

http://www.chiangmaiimm.com/th-th/2016- ... -2563.html

(Scroll down to the announcement headed "Visa Section" and click on it)

User avatar
Gaybutton
Posts: 17769
Joined: Sat Jul 31, 2010 11:21 am
Location: Thailand
Has thanked: 1 time
Been thanked: 917 times

Re: Bangkok immigration opens temporary office to relieve congestion

Post by Gaybutton »

ceejay wrote:
Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:09 am
Chiang Mai immigration have also opened a temporary office
Thank you very much ceejay. Apparently the various immigration offices are expecting a huge number of people, especially between now and the first few days in August, especially since they apparently are going to allow people still stuck and stranded in Thailand to buy extensions after all.

Those of you who need to go to immigration for any reason, especially during this mess, might want to try making an appointment using that QueQ app. If it works, that can save having to wait in long lines.

Post Reply