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Cambodian visa confusion

Cambodian immigration authorities announced that, effective last month, the regulations for long-stay visas for foreigners would be overhauled.  The general idea is to separate the various categories – working expats or retirees or students – …

Pattaya expat worries

The key matters concerning long-term farang in Pattaya are visa prospects and their own health care.  That is according to a local survey carried out by Pattaya Today with 100 expats, mostly retired British but …

U-Tapao Airport delayed

The full-scale launch of Bangkok’s third airport designate has been put on hold again. U-Tapao Rayong-Pattaya International Airport is still suffering teething problems with its 1.7-billion baht expansion originally slated to open last month. The …

Immigration roundup

Here is our current and updated summary of Thai immigration rules as they apply to foreigners.  The trend for increased discretion by immigration officers at borders, airports and offices appears to have increased.  For example, …

Are scams diminishing?

It looks like tourists and expats in Pattaya are wising up to some traditional scams. A recent survey by this newspaper, involving visitors and law enforcement agencies, has revealed that some traditional money traps have …

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