Has anyone got deported doing the whole "digital nomad" thing while on a tourist visa?

Has anyone got deported doing the whole "digital nomad" thing while on a tourist visa? If so, how do you avoid this from happening to you?

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >If so, how do you avoid this from happening to you?
    Never been deported because the rule is fucking simple. Don't brag or tell people you are a DN unless it's online or once you know you're somewhere that your ass is covered. I mean in reality why you would mouth off about being a DN while traveling is beyond me, the same questions asked nearly in identical order by people gets annoying FAST.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I got deported and blacklisted from thailand for 5 years because the immigration agent on duty decided that I must be 'working here illegally' due to my business casual dress I wore doing a visa run via the $50 round trip flight between BKK and Siam Reap.

    This person got her supervisor and a bunch of immigration police(?) and interrogated me as to why I had multiple entries and exits in my passport, and I tried to be as polite and nonchalant about it as I could.

    Surely they knew just how many thousands of people were doing visa runs in thailand every week, and I got upset that I had been singled out for no reason. I admitted that used my laptop to manage my business affairs, and they all treated it like it was some sort of amazing "GOTCHA!" moment.
    >SO ARE WORKING HERE!!!
    >YOU WORKING HERE!!!
    >YOU NO HAVE WORK VISAA!!!!
    >YOU WORKING HERE!!!
    it was surreal, being surrounded by several screeching thai rats who were treating this moment as if it was somehow a revelation.

    No I'm not working here! I check emails from my business online! I don't work for a thai company and don't do business in thailand!
    >WHY YOU DRESS LIKE THAT?
    >WHY YOU BRING LAPTOP ON VISA RUN THEN?
    >YOU WORKING HERE WE KNOW
    >WE KNOW YOU WORKING HERE

    At that point I lost my cool and told them to fuck off or arrest me. I seriously couldn't believe I was being ganged up on in some weird little back room in the airport by these weasels. They got extremely butthurt when I told them to fuck off and devolved into some bizarre roach huddle where they decided my fate.

    >YOU NO MORE VISA. YOU NOT ALLOWED ENTRY. YOU VISA CANCELLED YOU LEAVE NOW.
    I have an apartment in bangkok with my possessions, I have 3 days left on my visa. Let me get my things and I'll go.
    >NO VISA. YOU VISA CANCELLED. YOU CANNOT ENTER. WE KNOW YOU WORKING ILLEGALLY. YOU LUCKY WE DON'T ARREST YOU!
    I'm telling you I have a bunch of things in my apartment, personal belongings. I need to get them. Personal documents, expensive -

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      lmao

      Never lose your temper in situations like that, they only need an excuse, especially when they're on a power trip. Assuming you're not larping to begin with.

      What happened to your stuff?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >No I'm not working here! I check emails from my business online! I don't work for a thai company and don't do business in thailand!
      >explain you have an apartment with personal items on a tourist visa
      If you actually did anything but say no and deny deny deny lol. The whole tactic of this is so you do exactly what you did and hand them the evidence they need, even a single shred.

      What is it with this place and being full retard mode

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >What is it with this place and being full retard mode
        Anything is obvious in hindsight you dumb little gay. Nobody, not you, knows how they are going to react once the shit actually hits the fan irl.

        [...]

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        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >Nobody, not you, knows how they are going to react once the shit actually hits the fan irl.
          bro before I went DN I always fucking knew when it comes to police officials deny deny deny keep your fucking mouth shut because they are trained to listen for anything that doesn't check out, then work that angle against you. Holy fuck you're either insanely sheltered or don't understand how the world works. Like everyone I've known new in high school never give the cops any info unless it's specifically required, how did you make it through life this far?

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >nOT mE IM hArDCORE
            The expected response of a dumb little gay.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              Basic street smarts isn't being hardcore, it's literally shit you learn either personally, socially via friends, or by osmosis of being in society.

              You never tell police officers, especially those who are in positions specifically to interview and weed out people breaking the law, that you are doing more than you say you are in regards to the limitations of a tourist visa. Like this isn't 'le being hardcore' it's just being socially aware of your surroundings and environment. Like unless you're actually socially oblivious or autistic, this isn't something hard to put together by the time you are an adult.

              Never tell people more than they need to know, I get on sighsee this is weird to say but every shutin incel or sexpat wants to blabber on and on about how based they are while giving away their life story to someone who may use it against their best interests.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              TIL not self snitching is "hardcore". Get fucked dweeb.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >showing a police officer your business while you're working abroad
          >allowing them access to your phone
          >stating you have a long term apartment in the country
          >stating you have 'personal documents and expensive items within the country' on a tourist visa
          >SEA
          Yeah anon obviously this was an officer just being a dick, you totally didn't give him any reason he was looking in order to bar someone from overstepping the rules of a visa free entry.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >thread is about mistakes people have made and what to avoid while DN
            >somebody posts example of mistake he made and how it went down, since that's what the thread is about
            >UHHHHLOLL OMG YOU MADE A MISTAKE??? U SO DUMB LMAO
            You people are unbelievable sometimes. I mean that literally. I don't believe I am actually communicating with real human beings at the moment. I'm convinced you are some weird and aggressive chat bot designed to offer the contrarian and inflammatory response by default, against all odds and no matter what the situation is. You sound like an automaton.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              gb2LULZ then
              You did something very stupid, it's a good lesson for others but what did you expect. You quite literally handed the officer all your information he needed to ban you from entry. The funny thing is people have been giving constructive criticism on what not to do in order to avoid your dumbassery. The fact you just kept tarding out about it is why people are laughing at you.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >read human user input
                >human user admits an error and explains showing the error is the purpose of posting
                >beep boop
                >calculating most contrarian opinion possible
                >rub-it-in subroutine status: active
                >stand by....
                >processing....
                >posting....
                >Post Successful!
                >gb2LULZ then
                >You did something very stupid, it's a good lesson for others but what did you expect. You quite literally handed the officer all your information he needed to ban you from entry. The funny thing is people have been giving constructive criticism on what not to do in order to avoid your dumbassery. The fact you just kept tarding out about it is why people are laughing at you.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Imagine being this much of a pussy you can't take people laughing at what should be something you laugh at yourself about.

                uh, guys? I'm currently in Vietnam on a tourist visa doing my online classes. Am I gonna get raped? I figured the authorities don't care what you're doing so long as you're not being an absolute degenerate or skirting taxes

                Don't tell officials it because they may misconstrue what you mean and look for a student visa.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >constructive criticism on something that already happened
                are all sighseelers this retarded?

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Yes it's constructive criticism
                Firstly, People are criticizing anon for how laughably bad he handled the situation, both in front of the officer and here.
                Secondly, people are providing constructive information of "hey don't fucking do this, they do this because, just do this instead".

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >people are
                you sure its not a single raging autist?

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                I'm not him, but pretty sure this is how sighsee works.

                You (?) fucked up, and we made fun of you while pointing out what the fuck up entailed. It's alright mate. You're anonymous, why do you care so much what people think ?

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                why do you care so much if people fuck up, sperg?

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          knowing how to talk to the cops is a skill, a skill that you don't have. you are weak and cracked under pressure

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Knowing how to bribe the cops is maybe a more important one in 3rd world shitholes, I guarantee that's what they were after.

            Here's a start: "Is there a fine I can pay to resolve this? Can I pay it here and be on my way? I don't need a receipt."

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >has an apartment
      >doing visa runs
      talk about being fucking retarded
      you're just as dumb as the third world monkeys that banned you from entering

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        it's so cheap here, hard to blame him. I can pay 6mo of rent in a studio here in Vietnam for the price of 1mo in a crappy but spacious US 1bd in middle America

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          LARP

          6 month good apartment is going to be over 1000 USD

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Why is that at all a contradiction to what he said?
            1000 USD does not get me a good apartment for a single month here, and I don't even live in the US.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              You can't get a good apartment for 1000 USD for 6/mo in Vietnam that is anywhere comparable to the US.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          you are entitled to being in other country without a visa no matter how cheap or expensive it is
          what are you, a fucking rapefugee? get papers you disgusting border hopping moron invasor

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            did you forget the premise or something? I'm saying it could make sense to move somewhere permanently even if it's not 100% that you'll be allowed to stay because it'll probably end up cheaper in the long run then moving every month.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      > business casual dress
      Was it a suit ? If so, you're a retard.
      >Surely they knew just how many thousands of people were doing visa runs in thailand every week
      Yes and it pisses the shit out of them to know that one of these runners may not be paying the taxes they should be paying.

      >and I got upset that I had been singled out for no reason.
      No, you got singled out like a shit ton of people that get single out weekly. You're not an exception, you're just the guy they decided they'd fuck with.

      >I admitted that used my laptop to manage my business affairs
      So you admitted to a bunch of ESL people that you "worked" in "the country". It's not their job to be understanding. And you know they're bad faith.

      >No I'm not working here! I check emails from my business online! I don't work for a thai company and don't do business in thailand!
      Saying the words "business" and "online" is where you fucked up massively

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Don't feel too bad, anon. You didn't handle it perfectly and you might have been able to avoid the blacklist, but you were going to be denied re-entry that day anyways. They saw you spending too much time on visa runs and you were chosen be denied. If you had kept your mouth shut, they would have denied you entry (maybe given you 7 days, but not a sure thing) and told you to stay away for a while before coming back. So you'd still have to get your landlady to ship your stuff. I'm going to guess that you're probably happier where you are now (unless you really like passable ladyboys), so maybe it all worked out for the best.

      LARP

      6 month good apartment is going to be over 1000 USD

      This

      it's so cheap here, hard to blame him. I can pay 6mo of rent in a studio here in Vietnam for the price of 1mo in a crappy but spacious US 1bd in middle America

      guy said nothing about spending $1000 for 6 months rent. He used "1mo" and "1bd". You might be dyslexic.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        1000 USD is about what a good 1 br apartment would be in the USA, meaning anon would be paying 1000 USD for 6 months rent of a studio in vietnam.

        That's bullshit

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >. I admitted that used my laptop to manage my business affairs
      YOOOOOOOOOP THIS DUMBASS bro SNITCHED ON HIMSELFF AHAHAHAHHAAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAA

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    - electronics. I've been here in thailand for almost a year as you know, I have things, clothes, possessions. Please let me get those things.
    >WE KNOW YOU WORK ILLEGALLY
    >HOW WE KNOW YOU LEAVE WHEN PROMISE?
    >NO YOU VISA DENIED ENTRY YOU HAVE PASSPORT, SO GO.
    I already have a visa, look it has 3 days left, so-
    >NO! YOUR VISA CANCELLED NOW. WE ARE IMMIGRATION WE DECIDE.

    At that point they started to get really antsy looking, perhaps in response to my aggressive body language. I knew I was fucked at point, so I just agreed to leave. I bought a plane ticket to the Philippines and departed about 7 hours later, never left the airport.

    I told my landlady what happened and she was kind enough to ship me a box with my stuff to where I wound up staying, and miraculously nothing was stolen or missing.

    I had to go through a process to find out exactly what my status in thailand was, and the agency I used finally got me some paperwork that said I had officially been given a deportation order and blacklisted 5 years.

    So, the lesson here is just stick to the van visa runs if you are going to do it that way, or look like a grimy piece of tourist trash if you are going to do the flights. If you look like you have your shit together you'll just get picked on (apparently).

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      If this isn't larp, a visa can be invalidated at any point and time by an officer. Just because "I HAVE 3 DAYS LEFT" doesn't mean shit if they invalidate it.

      >So, the lesson here is just stick to the van visa runs if you are going to do it that way
      The lesson here is deny accusations always don't give them anything to indicate yourself of what they say. Also doing 2 countries, especially SEA for some retarded reason, cycle through some various ones like 2 or 3, don't visa hop because they aren't dumb they know you're skirting something and want to know what.

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    uh, guys? I'm currently in Vietnam on a tourist visa doing my online classes. Am I gonna get raped? I figured the authorities don't care what you're doing so long as you're not being an absolute degenerate or skirting taxes

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    You're not clever for noticing the errors a person made, when they specifically framed the story in such a way to highlight those errors.

    It's like watching an airline disaster documentary and then trying to tell somebody else that what they should have done was not crash the plane and acting like you are very clever for noticing that crashing the plane was bad.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      "I don't talk to the cops, I don't speak pig Latin" -Lil Wayne

      Anybody with an iota of life knowledge when you get in that room you shut. the. fuck. up.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    $300 apartment in HCMC is about the same as a $2000 apartment in San Francisco.

    So yeah it's about right. If you need a furnished apartment you'll pay a bit more obviously, but vietnam is still insanely cheap overall.

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    croatia

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