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Design Challenge (4): Immigration Form

posted Mar 16, 2017, 5:17 PM by Ratinan Lee   [ updated Mar 21, 2017, 9:34 AM ]
Yes, it's terrible. You have to check this out:

Firstly, Thai nationals should be able to use their passports as the only document to exit and enter the country. Then this form only needs English text. Well, think about the steps that you need to take when exiting or entering the country. I'm currently in Singapore with a valid Pass, so I can use the automated gate and do the following steps:
  1. Queue at the automated gate,
  2. Scan the passport, the first turnstile will open, walk through it,
  3. Scan the registered finger, the second turnstile will open,
  4. Exit...
In Thailand, although my nationality is Thai, I need more steps:
  1. Received the Immigration Form and fill in,
  2. Queue at the automated gate,
  3. Pass the Form to the officer at the gate,
  4. Scan the passport,
  5. Key in the flight number, the first turnstile will open, walk through it,
  6. Scan the registered finger,
  7. Smile at the camera while the officer takes your photo, the second turnstile will open after the photo has been taken successfully,
  8. Exit...
Huh... so difficult and terrible.

Secondly, why should they collect this information? How "frequent" could the information they collect from us be used?

If there is no reason. If it is not frequently used. Then, I have a new design for you below:

Can you see it?

Of course, NOT!
Why should we fill in the form? Follow Malaysia and eliminate the form to promote the nation to be the hub for travelers!

But if the form is really needed, here's the simple design that's good for foreigners to fill in on the plane.

And well, we do need the visitors to keep the card with their passports, we only need to take this form and put the sticker on the passport with barcode or QR code. Don't forget to print out the information of the validity of the visa given by printing the expiry date of the visa, so the visitors don't need to count what date they have to leave the country. That's all. Easy.