Capt Angkarn Yasanop of the Phuket Immigration office recently announced that as from 13th June 2013 Phuket Immigration will open a new “Tourist Service Point” in Patong. Up until now, Phuket Immigration has had only one office which is located at Saphan Hin in Phuket City. However, due to the increasing number of tourist travelling to the island, many of whom stay some distance from Phuket City and at some point wish to extend their tourist visas; it was decided to open a further office.
He said “It was decided to open a further immigration office in Patong to provide those tourists staying in the beach areas with an easier option than having to travel to Phuket City. These visitors will now be able to use a much more convenient service from our immigration officials. The officials will also be able to offer mitigation and assistance for any problems that tourists may experience.”
Phuket Immigration Tourist Service Point will be located in Patong on Thaweewong Road and will be open on Monday – Friday from 10.00 – 15.00 hrs.