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Two Russians nabbed in Phuket for overstaying visas

Two Russian nationals face being blacklisted from Thailand for five years after being found to have overstayed their visas after being stopped by Immigration police in Nai Harn Wednesday afternoon (February 11).

Russians Banned from ThailandImmigration police were on duty in Nai Harn and first noticed Denis Riabtcev, 32, acting suspiciously. They stopped him and asked for his passport, which he did not have in his possesion. After checking, immigration police found that he had entered Thailand on a 30-day visa on December 8, 2014.

The immigartion police then stopped Mikhail Mokratcov, 45, and found that he had entered Thailand on August 9 2014. Both men admitted overstaying and were taken to Chalong police station.

Phuket Immigration Chief, Lt Col Tienchai Chompoo told The Phuket News, “After being questioned they will be [kicked] out of Thailand.

“If we find other cases they will be treated the same. According to the law, if offenders are caught in Thailand without valid permits to stay and have overstayed less than one year they are forbidden from re-entering the kingdom for five years.”

Phuket News

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