Leaving Thailand with no exit stamp?
Posted 20 February 2011 - 08:44 PM
A second question is what would happen if you were to arrive in Thailand and their computer system has no record of you exiting on your prior visit? Is this a problem, as I know they want their 500 baht a day overstay but one could just get a new passport with no entry stamp if your exits aren't recorded?
Posted 20 February 2011 - 09:10 PM
If you fly into Thailand after not getting properly stamped out, you could face hours of 'clearing up' at best, or a spell in immigration detention followed by a big fine and deportation at worst. It's just not worth the hassle for the simple act of keeping yourself legal in accordance with Thai immigration rules.
You are correct, Thailand cannot stop people from leaving... but they certainly can penalise you for not following their rules, or trying to game the system.
You have to be processed by immigration to keep your status in order. If you are leaving via a remote unmanned crossing, you need to visit the nearest immigration checkpoint to get stamped out, or to ask their advice. If you really have made some kind of mistake and left without your stamp, you should visit any Thai embassy to clear up the problem BEFORE attempting to return to Thailand.
To summarise, it's a really bad idea.
Posted 21 February 2011 - 01:02 AM
Note Thailand, like many countries, has a computer system that links immigration posts checking you in and out of the country. If you returned without 'leaving' the system would flag this on your immigration file.
Like Mandi I would advise against it, you risk dropping yourself in the category of drug/gun runners, people smugglers et al.
Posted 21 February 2011 - 02:01 AM
Posted 21 February 2011 - 05:40 AM
try it and you're in a world of hurt.
I lost my passport 5yrs ago, have a new passport and travel to couple of dozen of country after that, and they still ask me if i lost my passport when? i answered 5yrs ago, they smile and let me pass.
Posted 21 February 2011 - 09:30 AM
Posted 21 February 2011 - 12:36 PM
In contrast the United Kiongdom makes a huge hoo-hah in screening visa applications (which the applicant pays for) but totally fails to check non-nationals out as they leave. As such it's an immigration system that is fundamentally and obviously flawed.
Posted 21 February 2011 - 12:44 PM
Goes for every Government department here. Where the Hell are they stockpiling it all?
It's my theory that this is the reason why there is never any paper in public toilets. The Government's used it all!
Not very "Green" of them. Isn't this the "Information Technology Age"
The "Paper Age" has been on it's last legs since last century.
Posted 21 February 2011 - 02:12 PM
Posted 21 February 2011 - 05:24 PM
If they really made an analysis, they would find that all these people on other visas that are required to leave the country every 90 days actually end up spending money in neighbouring countries. These same people would rather pay a fee in Thailand to avoid the necessity of jumping over a border for 20 minutes.
Posted 21 February 2011 - 08:41 PM
Posted 21 February 2011 - 11:35 PM
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