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Advice and suggestions / Re: Information regarding visarun to Ranong
« Last post by SloppyJoe on April 27, 2017, 09:27:09 PM »
Oy, sounds like more common thai practice to me! I don't really know if this is the case everywhere but I bet there are similar situations at all border checkpoints.
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General Discussion / Re: Lets talk and share some wisdom and experiences!
« Last post by Admin on April 27, 2017, 09:18:28 PM »
Sup Kris, I'm actually just going over a report now before submitting. Yeah well, it won't be much help until ppl can find it but I think that stuff takes a while.
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General Discussion / Re: Lets talk and share some wisdom and experiences!
« Last post by Kris on April 09, 2017, 11:22:56 PM »
Hey bud, how is it looking with this stuff? Still don't see this site related to bad legal services or the like when googling so I wonder if they are twitching their noses or something over there at google when going through this stuff.
Either way, it will help people to know this stuff before getting into a bad situation with a stuffty service or lawyer.
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General Discussion / Re: Lets talk and share some wisdom and experiences!
« Last post by Admin on April 01, 2017, 09:40:01 PM »
Hi there, sorry for the slow reply, there is not much activity on this forum yet. But that sounds good, did you check if he wanted to share his story?
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General Discussion / Re: Lets talk and share some wisdom and experiences!
« Last post by Fredrik on March 20, 2017, 06:00:52 PM »
Hi, I know a guy with an experience he may like to share. I just found this when searching for the consultant he had so I will tell him about this site and see if he wants to share.
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Advice and suggestions / Information regarding visarun to Ranong
« Last post by Admin on February 11, 2017, 10:12:13 PM »
I tried to bring this topic up with a post on Thaivisa but they just took it down. Maybe it was not considered valuable information.
Whatever the reason, I DO think it is important and that is why I am sharing this here so that people doing Ranong visaruns can have the opportunity to avoid a barely ever talked about scheme going on with the boatsmen.
It may be recognized as corruption.. or a scam, but in reality; BOTH, as you will see shortly. I cannot say for sure how many people but there are definitely atleast 3 people in on this scam. And here is what happens:

Whether you arrive on your own or with a visarun company, there will be boatsfolk waiting to get their claws into you as soon as you set foot in the Ranong Immigration docks. They will try to tell people they have to pay a fee to immigration, even told me it was straight up corruption money. But this was apparently to avoid any problems with immigration. They need a reason, you know.
 
I was sad to see a few people pay but these guys seem like the type of people who would get pissed and even physical if you call them out and inform others infront of their faces. I hope he was just lying but one time this guy in a blue shirt(with white text) told me another girl paid 1k baht and that I only had to pay 300. I just tell him no until the sorry sodd buggers off.
People who haven't gone before or particularly people with language barriers, those are the ones they succeed with mostly.
Now, once you get back to the Ranong port you may very well witness one of these boatsmen heading over to a military officer and hand them a bag. That certainly has a stench of corruption oozing out of it. But that can't easily be proven now can it. Maybe it is just an errand. Who knows.

All you can do is be in the know. Now you know, you're ready for your visa run to Ranong.


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Various prices one can expect to pay / Company setup(2 mil registered capital)
« Last post by Admin on November 15, 2016, 10:35:15 PM »
This one seems to vary from 17-20k THB.
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Advice and suggestions / Re: Most things seem to be settled privately
« Last post by Splendid on November 05, 2016, 10:49:58 PM »
Right, and I would like to thank you for the initiative to start tackling this on a collective level. It is definitely something we all need sooner or later, especially being foreigners with less priveleges than most countries.
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Advice and suggestions / Re: Most things seem to be settled privately
« Last post by Admin on November 05, 2016, 10:13:59 PM »
Hi and welcome,
I would say you are right in that assumption. But doesn't that really apply to any job being done? But still, that is how people mostly determine who is a good choice for a lawyer; word of mouth. I hope we will see that type of community develop on here where it will become clear which ones are serious about what they do because now there is little or no pressure on them to perform professionally, as one would expect when paying for legal help.
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Advice and suggestions / Re: Most things seem to be settled privately
« Last post by obummah on November 05, 2016, 10:04:45 PM »
That sounds like a very outdated view IMO. There are several public cases which show that there are serious lawyers out there. But I do suspect that not all of them have degrees and perhaps those are the ones who tend to operate in a poor manner. But for instance when things go to court, the loser will probably often think their representative didn't do a good enough job(even though their case was a long shot) and vice verca with the winner, who will thing their lawyer did a great job.
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