PHUKET CITY: All Immigration offices in Thailand are open and offering a full range of services today and tomorrow, despite Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva having declared the two days as an extended government holiday following anti-government protests in the capital and other parts of the country.
The decision to open Immigration offices nationwide is meant to ease the burden on foreign tourists who have been unable to process visa extensions and other Immigration services since last Thursday, Phuket Immigration Superintendent Chanatpol Yongbunjerd told the Gazette.
Phuket Immigration Police volunteer Kevin Moss told the Gazette that the situation at the office this morning was “not as bad as expected”, with an estimated 20 people waiting for services.
Once the morning backlog is taken care of, those arriving at the office later this afternoon would probably not have to wait long, he said.
Phuket Immigration is open from 8:30am to 4:30pm, with a one-hour break for lunch starting at 12 noon.
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