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    Thailand wants foreigners social media, bank account details
    Apr 20

    BANGKOK (AP) -- Want to live in Thailand? No problem, say Thai authorities. Just be prepared to reveal your social media habits, bank account information and the restaurants and night clubs where you hang out.

    Thai authorities are now asking - but not requiring - expatriates to fill out an elaborate form that asks a variety of personal information in the name of national security and crime prevention.

    Police Maj. Gen. Chatchawan Wachirapaneekhun, an official at the Immigration Bureau, said Wednesday that an increase in the country's foreign population has led to more crimes by foreigners and the questionnaire helps maintain a database.

    He says the effort was a police initiative and not by the military-ruled government, which has been criticized for cracking down on civil liberties in Thailand.

    ap.org
    http://thailandchatter.com/showthrea...ll=1#post45112

  • #2
    It seems to be only in Bkk, at the place where foreign journo's renew their visa's. So far.

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    • #3
      As the noose tightens. First journalists then anyone who may be a problem. Had to give passport number to get free wifi in bkk on my last visit.

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      • #4

        22nd April 2016

        Pic: AP.The Bangkok Post
        #Thailand now requires disclosure of additional personal information for #visa extensions, 90-day reports or re-entry #permits. #immigrationApril 21, 2016
        http://thailandchatter.com/showthrea...ll=1#post45112

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        • #5

          23rd June 2016


          Thailand's controversial Foreign National Information Form.

          Pic: Hanis Maketab / Asian CorrespondentThaiVisa NewsThe Phuket News
          • Full name, date of birth, and passport number
          • Full names of father and mother
          • Full address and telephone numbers in home country
          • Full address and telephone numbers of residence and workplace in Thailand
          • Social media accounts and email address (optional)
          • Make of car/motorcycle, as well as its model, color, and license plate number
          • Frequently visited places such as clubs, restaurants, shops, hospital
          • Emergency contact details (one of Thai nationality and one of foreign nationality)
          • Bank account details such as bank, branch, account name and account number (only required for certain visas)
          online data leaks revealed
          http://thailandchatter.com/showthrea...ll=1#post45112

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          • #6
            This is an utterly no-big-deal thing as Immigration already has our address, our bank details (Retirement Extension) phone number etc.
            The only thing they don't yet possess is the vehicle's license plate and who cares if they have that?
            The rest is optional as this poster understands it.
            God, the panic within the Dems, MSM, and left must be horrifying...realizing that Joe is really the best they've got.

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            • #7
              ^

              Interesting attitude for a Republican
              http://thailandchatter.com/showthrea...ll=1#post45112

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              • #8
                ^^True. Where I live the embassy proof of pension hasn't been accepted for three years. It's proof of money in the bank or no retirement visa.

                "The government" has your vehicle details too. When you register it every year and pay the road tax, they confirm it is still yours. It wouldn't be hard for immigration to get the information if they wanted. Of course, it's easier to make you do it -- and there's another contact, an opportunity to squeeze some more baht out of your ass.
                Last edited by Texpat; 06-24-2016, 02:51 PM.

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                • #9
                  Does chaterbate count as social media ? Should be ok since hard to imagine any site more sociable.

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                  • #10
                    New personal details form

                    Are all immigration offices asking farangs doing their 90 day report to fill in this new personal details form that I keep hearing about?

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                    • #11
                      Anyone?

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                      • #12
                        No. I did a report last week. Took all of 3 minutes. I think the new wench in charge gets hot and bothered when she sees my striking form sauntering through the door.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Texpat View Post
                          ^^True. Where I live the embassy proof of pension hasn't been accepted for three years. It's proof of money in the bank or no retirement visa.

                          "The government" has your vehicle details too. When you register it every year and pay the road tax, they confirm it is still yours. It wouldn't be hard for immigration to get the information if they wanted. Of course, it's easier to make you do it -- and there's another contact, an opportunity to squeeze some more baht out of your ass.
                          one up on you there Tex, I gave them financial proof income by embassy letter, (NZ embassy just in case you hadn't heard of the place, considering it hasn't yet been invaded by the US, worse still it was Brits) but when they saw the limo driven Tuk tuk that i arrived in and my old gaunt frame, they had no hesitation in granting my retirement visa.

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                          • #14
                            While this cvntrie's self immolation continues, the only emotion I can raise is a sneer.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by sabang View Post
                              While this cvntrie's self immolation continues, the only emotion I can raise is a sneer.
                              Looks like your spellchecker ain't workin' too good there sabang.
                              A sneer eh? Well, we guess you don't like peace & quiet that's come about since the coup, eh?
                              Just another Nattering Nabob of Negativism...
                              God, the panic within the Dems, MSM, and left must be horrifying...realizing that Joe is really the best they've got.

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