Immigration Chief Warns Hotels, Guesthouses to Report Foreign Guests

Thailand's Immigration Chief has also warned foreigners staying longer than three months in Thailand to make their 90 day reports or face fines.

Immigration Chief Warns Hotels, Guesthouses to Report Foreign Guests

BANGKOK – Thailand’s Immigration Police have held a policy briefing for hotel operators, urging them to report foreign visitors and abide by law or face fines. Acting commander of Thailand’s Immigration, Pol Lt Gen Sompong Chingduang invited representatives of hoteliers, educational institutes and private enterprises to the meeting. The objective of the meeting was to […]

Thailand’s Immigration Arrests Japanese Yakuza Gangster in Bangkok

62 year-old Kazuhiko Yamazaki, an alleged member of the Yakuza gang in Okinawa, Japan, was arrested following a request by the Japanese Embassy.

Thailand’s Immigration Arrests Japanese Yakuza Gangster in Bangkok

BANGKOK – Thailand Immigration authorities have arrested an alleged Japanese Yakuza gangster and an alleged Chinese fugitive wanted in China for real estate fraud. Acting Immigration Chief Pol Lt Gen Sompong Chingduang said 62 year-old Kazuhiko Yamazaki, an alleged member of the Yakuza gang in Okinawa, Japan, was arrested following a request by the Japanese […]

48 Pakistani Nationals Detained by Thailand Immigration Police

Thailand's Immigration police 24 found to be visa overstay, 3 had illegally entered the country and the remaining 21 were "accompanying persons"

48 Pakistani Nationals Detained by Thailand Immigration Police

BANGKOK – Thailand’s Immigration Police Bureau chief Pol Lt-General Sompong Chingdoung told a press briefing yesterday that Immigration Police have arrested 48 Pakistani Nationals at an apartment in Bangkok’s Bang Na district. Pol Lt-General Sompong said Children were among a total of 48 Pakistani nationals rounded up by Thailand Immigration police this week most had […]

German Wanted on Interpol Red Notice Arrested in Central Thailand

The German was detained on an Interpol Red Notice and charged with overstaying his tourist visa, he will be extradited back to Germany

German Wanted on Interpol Red Notice Arrested in Central Thailand

BANGKOK – Thailand’s Immigration police have arrested a 43 year-old German man on an Interpol Red Notice warrant and also charged him with overstaying his tourist visa. Sascha Arnold Durst, 43, was detained this week in Thailand’s north-central province of  Phetchabun. Pol.Lt. Gen. Pong Pong Anan (Translated from Thai) told Thai Media that Phetchabun Immigration […]

Thailand’s Immigration Introduces Facial, Fingerprint Biometrics Recognition Systems at Points of Entry

The biometrics device can scan any face-lifted suspects and fingerprints which cannot be changed, thus raising the confidence of travelers in the airport’s safety measures.

Thailand’s Immigration Introduces Facial, Fingerprint Biometrics Recognition Systems at Points of Entry

BANGKOK – Thailand’s Immigration police are field testing a facial and fingerprint identification Biometrics system to enhance immigration checkpoints nationwide. Biometrics is a device used worldwide to scan persons coming into or going out of the country on land, sea and air, especially regarding suspected face-lifted transnational criminals and passport forgery. Pol. Lt. Gen. Tinaphat […]