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Thai Certificates Of Entry Are Not Successfully Faked

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As the title of this video suggests, we are discussing Certificates of Entry in Thailand and we are specifically discussing this topic in the context of a recent article from the Thai Examiner. That is, the article is titled: Brazen Norwegian Arrested by Immigration Police Trying to Enter Thailand with Forged Documents. Quoting directly: "Norwegian man underestimated the Certificate of Entry system and entry security protocols when he presented forged paperwork at Suvarnabhumi Airport to alert Immigration Bureau Officers thus committed a serious criminal offense." Quoting further: "A young Norwegian who arrived at Suvarnabhumi Airport and attempted to enter Thailand at the Immigration Bureau checkpoint with a fake Certificate of Entry document has been caught red-handed and is facing criminal prosecution." Yeah, I can imagine, as we have discussed in our video, specifically one of the first videos we did on Certificates of Entry, these documents are specifically issued between an Embassy or Consulate in tandem with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This document has so many agency fingerprints on it within Thailand that you can't fake it because if you get to Thailand with one of these Certificates and you present it to an Immigration Officer at entry, it is going to go through a system and that system is going to say we have never heard of this person. And understand, Certificates of Entry have a one-day validity. In a given day, Immigration Officers at a border checkpoint, they pretty much know exactly who is coming through. The passenger manifests of the planes along with the cross referencing with Ministry of Foreign Affairs and their own internal protocols, they know who is coming. So, if you show up and you have got a fake Certificate of Entry, that is going to raise some red flags to say the least. If you want to know what the context of this is check out the Thai Examiner, Brazen Norwegian Arrested by Immigration Police Trying to Enter Thailand with Forged Documents is the title. 

Long story short and the thing to take away from this video is don't try to fake a Certificate of Entry. That is just number one with a bullet. Just don't do it. Number two, understand these documents even though they are a paper document, it looks like something rather simple, there is a ton of work that goes into the back end of these and there are a ton of different agencies that had to be liaised together and coordinated in order for that document even to be issued.