• Visa

    Overstay crackdown uses facial recognition tech

    Immigration offices around the country have been cracking down on foreigners overstaying their stamps or visas. A ten-day campaign from December 1 to December 10 is aggressively seeking out tourists who have remained in the kingdom long past the date stamped in their passports. And some provinces are using some creepy Big Brother technology to do it. In Surat Thani,…

  • Bangkok

    Bangkok visa agent arrested for fake extensions

    If you’re looking into getting a visa, be careful what agency you choose. A Bangkok visa agent was arrested for allegedly forging visa extensions. Reports say the woman was charging thousands of baht for the fake extensions. The 33 year old woman Thai media reports as Sukanya has a shop in northern Bangkok advertised as a visa agency. A Burmese…

  • Bangkok

    Fake visa stamp gang arrested in Nonthaburi

    PHOTO: Immigration Bureau Two Thais have been arrested over fake visa stamps being used at a foreign employment agency in Nonthaburi, northern Bangkok, yesterday. The Immigration Bureau reports that the Nonthaburi Immigration Office was notified of the allegedly fake visa stamps. Lt Gen Surachate Hakparn led a team of officials to search CBS World Company, a foreign worker employment agency.…