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Govt wants foreigner database to be ready in six months

Post by buksida » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:43 pm

The Immigration Bureau and the Interior Ministry were instructed on Wednesday to speed up the implementation of a single-platform online database of foreigners entering and leaving the kingdom.

The order was given by Deputy Prime Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan when he chaired the meeting of the fifth government committee in charge of bureaucratic reforms at Government House, said deputy government spokesman Kongcheep Tantrawanich.

The single platform database would help prevent crimes by foreigners, such as call-centre scams and those related to underworld activities, Kongcheep said. The two agencies were told to have the new system fully functioning in six months.

As part of the new system, the Immigration Bureau will cancel the use of the Immigration 6 form and instead use e-passport data, Kongcheep said. He said each immigration checkpoint would be equipped with identity-checking equipment, such as fingerprint readers and passport scanners, to enter information into the database.

At the same time, the Interior Ministry’s Provincial Administration Department must ensure that all hotels, apartments, guesthouses and other accommodation services keep and report records of foreigners using their services by informing the nearest immigration office or police station, which will in turn feed the data to the database.

“This measure must be implemented in six months so that the arrivals, departures and accommodation of foreigners can be comprehensively monitored to reduce security threats, especially from transnational criminals, foreign mafias and international terrorists,” Kongcheep said.

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Re: Govt wants foreigner database to be ready in six months

Post by RCer » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:52 pm

I like it. That form 6 needs to go away.

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Re: Govt wants foreigner database to be ready in six months

Post by 404cameljockey » Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:24 pm

I'm sure some forum members may have issues with this, but I think it sounds a fine idea (if/when it comes and if it works, what happened to online 90 day reporting, yes yes, blah blah).

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Re: Govt wants foreigner database to be ready in six months

Post by buksida » Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:26 pm

If this goes ahead they're likely to enforce the 24 hour inter-province travel reporting also to keep the database current.

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Re: Govt wants foreigner database to be ready in six months

Post by HHTel » Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:24 pm

What is a Form 6?

The majority of crime in Thailand are committed by who??

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Re: Govt wants foreigner database to be ready in six months

Post by 404cameljockey » Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:34 pm

buksida wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:26 pm
If this goes ahead they're likely to enforce the 24 hour inter-province travel reporting also to keep the database current.

Be careful what you wish for!
This from the thread you just mentioned:

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Re: Immigration 24 hour address registration clampdown starts in Phuket

Post by RCer » Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:23 pm
I just stopped and chatted with Immigration at Bluport about this checkin.

As I suspected, something got lost in translation.

It only applies when traveling outside Thailand and returning. Not within Thailand.
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HH is likely to apply sensible interpretations of rules. I believe Phuket is not?

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Re: Govt wants foreigner database to be ready in six months

Post by buksida » Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:47 pm

Nothing is 'sensible' or 'logical' or 'follows rules' when it comes to Thai immigration, those that live here should know that by now.
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Post by hhinner » Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:51 pm

HHTel wrote:What is a Form 6?

The majority of crime in Thailand are committed by who??
TM 6 arrival/departure card.

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Re: Govt wants foreigner database to be ready in six months

Post by thebears » Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:48 pm

This TM6 form is that which has recently been redesigned, with added information such as the ancitipated number of days' stay, the visitor's telephone number and e-mail address. It seems strange that there was this move to collect additional information and now the form is to be withdrawn from use.

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Post by hhinner » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:11 pm

Commissions received. New forms no longer needed.

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Re: Govt wants foreigner database to be ready in six months

Post by thebears » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:28 pm

hhinner wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:11 pm
Commissions received. New forms no longer needed.
Yes, you're most probably right. It's rather like the water treatment system and piping network that was installed in our locality near Cha-am two years ago, and has not been put use. No doubt it too has served its purpose well.

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Re: Govt wants foreigner database to be ready in six months

Post by caller » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:50 pm

404cameljockey wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:34 pm
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Re: Immigration 24 hour address registration clampdown starts in Phuket

Post by RCer » Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:23 pm
I just stopped and chatted with Immigration at Bluport about this checkin.

As I suspected, something got lost in translation.

It only applies when traveling outside Thailand and returning. Not within Thailand.
UNQTE

HH is likely to apply sensible interpretations of rules. I believe Phuket is not?
Add Korat to that list, I got a lot of grief when not notifying my absence having completed my previous 90 day report in Khon Khan when I next did it in Korat + visa extension.
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