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1. Posted by chref (Budding Member 2 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Does anyone know if in the Bangkok airport when you came from another country for ex. from country of Europe they will take a photo from you ? or you must give your fingerprints ? to their system like when you go to USA,
and if is it true , that they make it to all passengers ?
also are you wait a lot of time there in the lines ?
sorry for my English !
thanks to all !

2. Posted by Twinkle (Respected Member 1112 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

nah, it was pretty straightforward when I arrived in Bangkok, queues were kind of long and a bit disorganised but it wasnt bad!It wasnt like in the US where you get a zillion questions thrown at you, theres no fingerprints or photos or anything!Just make sure if you need a visa that you have one or you will be waiting a very long time!

3. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1768 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Quoting chref

Does anyone know if in the Bangkok airport when you came from another country for ex. from country of Europe they will take a photo from you ? or you must give your fingerprints ? to their system like when you go to USA,
and if is it true , that they make it to all passengers ?
also are you wait a lot of time there in the lines ?
sorry for my English !
thanks to all !

They do record your photograph while the Immigration Officer scans your passport and puts your info in the computer.

Shouldn't be any problem there - right?

4. Posted by Twinkle (Respected Member 1112 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

yeah this all sounds a bit dubious!!!whats the big stress about?!?!?Why so many questions?!?!?

5. Posted by citybell (Full Member 419 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

For travellers of most countries, the visa is on arrival at Bangkok airport. If you you are one of them, after arrival, pick a form near the "VISA ON ARRIVAL" counter, fill it up and attach a passport size photo (if you don't have no worry..there itself you can take one for a payment) and subit all with you airticket and a fee of 1000bhat(hope not changed).Wait for about 15mnts and your Visa is ready!!

I like Thailand so much that no questions are asked , no hasels and so easy to get visa.Wish if every country could follow such a system.

6. Posted by Reece Sanford (Travel Guru 1368 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

It cant be as bad as getting into the US from Canada in a car.The 3 of us were there for about 2 hours and were asked questions like why do want to come to America and how are you paying for the trip.When we said we had quit our jobs and sold our houses the woman turned round and said 'why would you do something like that'

7. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1768 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

For REECE.

Part of the reason for the delay at the Canadian border is because there are at least 50 terrorist groups operating in Canada.

For a long time Canada was not very "selective" on whom they allowed into their country (which is okay, it's their country.)

Even U.S. citizens going to Canada are recommended to have passports with them now. Before NINE-ELEVEN all we needed was a driver's license.

8. Posted by Reece Sanford (Travel Guru 1368 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Quoting karazyal

For REECE.

Part of the reason for the delay at the Canadian border is because there are at least 50 terrorist groups operating in Canada.

For a long time Canada was not very "selective" on whom they allowed into their country (which is okay, it's their country.)

Even U.S. citizens going to Canada are recommended to have passports with them now. Before NINE-ELEVEN all we needed was a driver's license.

Im sure theres plenty of terrorist groups all over the world but some of the questions the american border control ask are just sheer stupidity.

9. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1768 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Yeah, some questions appear really dumb. But while they are asking the "dumb questions" the border guards are also guaging your response to their questions, looking for nervousness or transparent deceit and looking at the other passengers and contents in the car.

This delay also gives the authorities time to zero in on the car and number plates and sometimes get a good photo of the occupants. Sometimes they are running your name and registration through their computers for wants and warrants and any holds. A lot more than just "dumb questions" goes on at checkpoints.

If this slight delay saves thousands of lives - it's worth it!

10. Posted by Reece Sanford (Travel Guru 1368 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Quoting karazyal

A lot more than just "dumb questions" goes on at checkpoints.

Erm i am well aware of that actually