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Penang: Tourist Visa Rejected if you've already had 3 TVisas

Postby andrewuk » Fri Jul 24, 2009 11:24 am

Well, I'm not sure if this is the right forum to post this but in case anyone is thinking to travel or wander in Thailand like me...

Here we go..

http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/Penang-To ... 82580.html

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Re: Penang: Tourist Visa Rejected if you've already had 3 TVisas

Postby Ben » Fri Jul 24, 2009 12:13 pm

Hi Andew
Wouldn't it be a good idea to have this confirmed by the Thai Government?
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Re: Penang: Tourist Visa Rejected if you've already had 3 TVisas

Postby appicchato » Fri Jul 24, 2009 1:50 pm

Ben wrote:Wouldn't it be a good idea to have this confirmed by the Thai Government?

Thailand (and it's bureaucracy) is (to use the vernacular) a wacky place...anything, and everything goes, continually...the consulates are (more or less) an entity unto themselves...but this information is basically true...the government recently said that visas would be given at no charge and the people (mostly Malaysian) at the Thai Consulate in Penang said 'hey, we're not making anything here...why issue visas'...completely eliminating the service would be going too far so this is someone's bright idea to lighten the workload until they can start charging again...

I say this as a veteran of making visa trips to Penang several times a year for (almost) thirty years...you can do the math, that's a lot of visas (and a lot of trips to Penang)...fortunately being in the robes doesn't require me going there now, for what has turned into (for longtime residents) a bureaucratic nightmare...NEVER a dull moment in Thailand...
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Re: Penang: Tourist Visa Rejected if you've already had 3 TVisas

Postby andrewuk » Fri Jul 24, 2009 3:24 pm

Ben wrote:Hi Andew
Wouldn't it be a good idea to have this confirmed by the Thai Government?


Hello Ben,

It would be good if the Thai Government can confirm this. Maybe the Thai Government will issue a statement on this in the future.

I am hoping this does not affect our members in Thailand who needs visa trips regularly.

Best wishes,

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