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Re: New Hua Hin Immigration office at Bluport

Post by Ralfredo » Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:16 pm

smiles wrote:
Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:55 pm
Not quite sure if you need a photo for this, (I think you do) but you should have one just in case.
A few years ago they could take your photo at (outside) Immigrations. Guess they still do but not sure. There's of course a small fee for the photo.

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Re: New Hua Hin Immigration office at Bluport

Post by smiles » Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:04 pm

Yes, they still have a photo business going on. It's probably not a bad idea I suppose given that huge numbers of farang always forget photos, as they also do with getting the forms straight.
My opinion (not scientific :roll: ) is that about 70% of the long queues are because of farang screwing up in their paper work (thus making everyone else wait while they attempt to get it right), rather than the Thai immigration having lousy processes.
While waiting for my call-up, I often do people-watching. Man, some of these farang look absolutely clueless about why they're even there in the first place. Think: deers-in-headlights.

Regarding the photos: much cheaper to go to a Kodak store beforehand. Lots of them in Hua Hin.

PS ... I've lived in Hua Hin for 10 years now and never had a problem with motocy taxi drivers.
Guess you got a lemon. Shit happens.
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Re: New Hua Hin Immigration office at Bluport

Post by Homer » Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:13 pm

kangaroo1 wrote:
Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:59 pm
Thanks smiles! could you reconfirm that I cannot extend my Tourist visa there for 30 days? Based on the online news regarding opening of the Imm, I potentially can.
StevePIraq wrote:
Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:36 pm
You cannot not at this time you have to go to the main immigration office on Hua Hin 35
I was there on Tuesday. FWIW, sign on the outside says 90-day, re-entry and tourist visa extensions. Queue ticket dispenser inside has 2 buttons. Pretty sure one said 90 day & re-entry

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Re: New Hua Hin Immigration office at Bluport

Post by huahin4ever » Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:13 am

smiles wrote:
Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:55 pm
My version of Google maps shows up as Soi 35 being the Thai Immigration Office. As it should.

https://www.google.co.th/maps/place/Imm ... 0025?hl=en

For petes sake ... grab a motorcycle taxi (the dudes in the orange vests. On many corners ... they're everywhere). He'll take you to the Immigration office and if you ask he'll wait for you to finish your business then take you to where you are staying. Cheap!
What's not cheap is the extension fee at 1900 baht. Don't forget that.
Not quite sure if you need a photo for this, (I think you do) but you should have one just in case.
Current Hua Hin Immigration Office:
https://goo.gl/maps/MwKk8HSE3tP2

Bluport Immigration Office:
https://goo.gl/maps/4EoRm1Xj3Yx

The up and coming (when it opens?!), New Hua Hin Immigration Office (NOT YET OPEN):
https://goo.gl/maps/FggZcRVBLUR2
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Re: New Hua Hin Immigration office at Bluport

Post by RCer » Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:57 am

Just did my 90 day. In and out in 5 minutes.

Services they provide are:

Tourist visa extension
Reentry permit
90 day

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Re: New Hua Hin Immigration office at Bluport

Post by smiles » Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:25 pm

RCer wrote:
Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:57 am
Just did my 90 day. In and out in 5 minutes. Services they provide are:
Tourist visa extension
Reentry permit
90 day
Well well there's the answer to Kangaroo's question. Looks like tourist visa extensions are provided at BluPort.
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Re: New Hua Hin Immigration office at Bluport

Post by kangaroo1 » Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:26 pm

Thanks for confirming! I'll go there then this week on Tuesday

It's quite surprising to me that people were skeptical about it, since I said that Blueport itself was supposed to be doing extensions and provided even a link.

Nevertheless, thanks for the info!!! awesome

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Re: New Hua Hin Immigration office at Bluport

Post by smiles » Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:43 pm

kangaroo1 wrote:
Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:26 pm
It's quite surprising to me that people were skeptical about it, since I said that Blueport itself was supposed to be doing extensions and provided even a link.
Glad you don't have to go too far. However, please lets not get too precious about it.
Originally the BluPort office on first opening did not issue extensions. I asked specifically whether they did, and the answer was 'no'.
Now that was two and a half months ago. In the meantime it looks like they have added some processes since then. Good.
Frankly, after all this time I'm surprised you haven't gone to BluPort yourself to find out.
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Re: New Hua Hin Immigration office at Bluport

Post by Homer » Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:46 pm

smiles wrote:
Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:43 pm
Now that was two and a half months ago.
Imagine how useful that would have been if included in your post saying tourist visas could not be extended at Bluport.

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Re: New Hua Hin Immigration office at Bluport

Post by GroveHillWanderer » Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:45 am

smiles wrote:
Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:43 pm
Glad you don't have to go too far. However, please lets not get too precious about it.
Originally the BluPort office on first opening did not issue extensions. I asked specifically whether they did, and the answer was 'no'.
Now that was two and a half months ago. In the meantime it looks like they have added some processes since then. Good.
Frankly, after all this time I'm surprised you haven't gone to BluPort yourself to find out.
I think it depends on what exactly you ask. If you asked them if they could do one-year extensions they would say 'no' because they don't and never did but from the very outset that were always supposed to do tourist visa extensions and always did, as far as I am aware. They had the TM7 extension of stay forms from day one, which is why I asked them if they could do one-year extensions. They told me 'no' but I didn't ask them about tourist visa extensions as I don't have a tourist visa.

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Re: New Hua Hin Immigration office at Bluport

Post by GroveHillWanderer » Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:00 am

All the early announcements and reports that I saw, said they would do tourist visa extensions. The sign that they put up - right at the beginning as far as I know, also said that.
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Re: Immigration to introduce 90 day reporting online

Post by Thistle » Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:34 pm

Arrived Blue Port, maybe 10,20,ticket number 001,3 free desks,,,,,,buzzed to the third desk,one female/2 males,was greeted with,"Good morning how are you",handed over passport,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,young lady entered details into screen in front of her,stamped the pile of forms on her desk for next entry,,,,,, my name/nationality/and advised me i had to return on such a date.handed me my passport,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,followed by "Have a nice day",,,,,,,,,can it get any better???
I think many people have criticized the system ,including me,but this the first time i have done a 90 day report for a long time,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,only comment,,,,,,,,,,very impressed.

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