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Utilizing facial recognition technology, an anti-overstay campaign is implemented

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Immigration authorities all around the country have been stepping up their enforcement efforts against foreign nationals who overstay the validity of their stamps or visas. A program that runs for ten days beginning on December 1 and ending on December 10 is conducting an aggressive search for visitors who have overstayed the date indicated on their passports and are still present in the country. And some of the provinces are employing some quite unsettling Big Brother-style surveillance equipment to accomplish this.

The immigration office in the province of Surat Thani, which is home to the popular tourist destinations of Koh Samui, Koh Phangan, and Koh Tao, has implemented some cutting-edge technological solutions. Officers now use smart patrol cars that are equipped with advanced facial recognition technology to expeditiously verify visitors from other countries. In order to crack down on international visitors who have overstayed their visas, immigration authorities are now driving around in cars equipped with WiFi. Typically, these cars are BMWs.

Yesterday, a Chinese woman was taken into custody by the Surat Thani Immigration Office for overstaying her visa, as reported by The Phuket Express. The woman, who was 31 years old, had been living in a residence located in the Makham Tia sub-district of the Mueang Surat Thani district. At the time of her arrest, the woman had only overstayed her visa for a total of 19 days. This is in contrast to other recent cases of visa overstays, in which non-citizens were found to have overstayed their stamp dates by many years. She was arrested and taken to the local police station, where she will be charged and will wait to be deported back to China. She was taken into custody and brought to the local police station.

Chiang Mai, located on the other side of Thailand, is a province in the north that is home to five arrested foreigners who had violated the terms of their visas by remaining in the country for longer than permitted. The province is a major tourist destination, and the arrests were conducted there between December 2 and December 4. There were a total of six people who were brought into prison; they were of Chinese and Burmese nationalities.

Even though she had only overstayed her visa by five days, a Burmese woman in her forties who was working without a permit during her time in Thailand was taken into custody. The other Burmese person, a man in his 50s, had a stamp that had expired 122 days earlier, which is equivalent to around four months ago.

Two of the Chinese nationals, a lady in her 35s and a guy in his 40s, had violated the terms of their visas by overstaying their stay by 87 days, which is nearly three months. The most recent individual to be taken into custody in Chiang Mai was a Chinese man who was beyond the limit on his passport stamp by 49 days. He was 71 years old.

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