Immigration warns of fake ‘fast-track service’

Immigration warns of fake ‘fast-track service’

Give of special solutions for B2, 900 per trip at airports is false, state officials

Immigration warns of fake ‘fast-track service’
( Photo: Screen grab from Richcarsbangkok. online )

Tourists are advised never to fall for online advertisements that offer quick-track immigration services for 2, 900 ringgit per aircraft at Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang airports, according to the Immigration Bureau.

A car-rental company called Richcarsbangkok just posted for advertising in English on its website, according to Pol Maj Gen Choengron Rimphadee, commander of the Immigration Division 2.

To attract international tourists to use its services without having to stand in line at emigration counters at Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang airports, the English-language advertisement offered” Quick record arrival- departure 2, 900 baht/flight.”

According to Pol Maj Gen Choengron, Immigration Division 2 launched an investigation and determined that the advertisements were fake.

In response to current issues, he claimed that card checking procedures have been improved and shortened to facilitate the flow of tourist arrivals and departures. However, immigration counters do certainly offer fast- record services at any airports.

He claimed that during peak trip arrival and departure days, waiting periods at immigration counters were no longer than 15 minutes and that using quick-track services was not needed.

There is a unique arrivals lane that gives priority to the impaired with caretakers, children and their parents, the old and holders of diplomatic and official passports, holders of Thailand Elite Card, Thai lengthy- stay and Apec cards simply, he said.

At the departure level, Airports of Thailand ( AoT ) has a fast- track lane at Suvarnabhumi airport for business card passengers, smart visa holders, the disabled, the elderly and crew members only, said Pol Maj Gen Choengron.

He warned people not to fall victim to false advertisements. Immigration officers are now checking whether there were any other social media or website claims to offer quick-track immigration services. Legal action would be taken against those involved, he said.