USE CARE WHEN CHOOSING AN AGENT TO HANDLE YOUR VISA EXTENSION!
With the recent tightening of immigration loopholes, visa agents have been among the hardest hit. Turnaround trips to the border have been minimized and this has affecting the bottom line of the agencies, in some cases, even causing their closure. A few agencies have resorted to outright scamming their customers.
"The head of immigration, Lt. Colonel Sakda Chuenpakdee, would like to warn all foreigners to use caution when using visa agencies," said Police Colonel Voravat Amornvivat. "Some agencies are making their own rubber stamps and creating fake visa extension stamps instead of going in to immigration."
Those using the agencies should either take care of the extensions themselves and be certain to use reputable firms. In addition, if there are any concerns about the validity of a stamp, go into immigration immediately and have them verify the stamp.
"We know that the people getting their visa extensions from these agencies are not at fault," continued Amornvivat. "So we would like to warn foreigners about what they are doing." According to Amornvivat, the last few months have seen an increase in bogus stamps and several agencies are being investigated.
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