I applied recently for a Certificate of Residence at Chiang Mai Immigration so that I can Register my car. Last time it was simply a matter of filling out the application form, 2 photos, supplying the necessary paperwork and 500 baht fee. It took about 2 hours to complete and you would go away happily with your Cert. Now it takes 5 working days and still cost you 500 baht. Involving two visits instead of one and a wait of 5 days to boot. In fact I made an extra visit because I was told that I could collect it the same day (in the afternoon). I really feel at typing out two paragraphs using a computer template taking 5 working days is unacceptable. Why do we continue accepting this belligerent attitude of Thai Immigration to those who live in Chiang Mai?