An Uzbek woman was facing deportation after Chonburi immigration police discovered she had overstayed her visa by seven years.
Officers performing checks of Pattaya inns and apartment blocks found Anna Sebisveradze, 39, at the Wiyada Guesthouse on Soi Wat Boonyaram Dec. 19.
The Eastern European woman was unable to provide her passport to immigration officers, claiming she left it at a hospital. Under questioning at the Chonburi Immigration Office in Jomtien Beach, she explained she owed the medical center 20,000 baht and they were holding her documents until the balance was paid.
Anna Sebisveradze has been arrested for a 7-year overstay.
Police brought her to the unnamed hospital and did find the passport. But they also found a visa stamp from that expired in 2008.
She was charged and prepared for deportation.