Annual trip to immigration, time to renew the one-year visa. Immigration is always bizarre, it’s a massive operation in a simply massive building located well out of town.
You see loads of people in various forms of trouble- from overstay to working on a tourist visa- while you rarely see a person dressed in a collared shirt that is tucked-in to long pants and wearing closed-toe shoes. Really people, it’s not a trip to the beach (not that I would wear many an outfit I have seen today to the beach, or anywhere), it’s a visit with the government.
To the point of this post- how long will a trip to immigration take? 4-5 hours, maybe longer.
How does one pass the time? In Thailand, where there are foreigners, there is the opportunity to sell and so up springs stalls and a market on the ground floor.