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    Re: pronounciation

    The is NOT there! It's used in thai dictionaries which show phonemic thai spelling of multi-syllable words for tone purposes only..

    in a thai dictionary shows - <- there's no way...
  2. Re: Foreign National Information Form in Thailand

    UPDATE: Just a heads up.

    I was out at the thai immigration office in the government complex Chaengwattana last week and they had the interns (the thai uni students wearing the red vests) handing...
  3. Re: How to tell what consonant to use at the end

    You're correct, "real thai words" will almost all end in the "base ending consonant" for a group..

    Unfortunately the thai language as it exists today is a hodge-podge of original thai, chinese,...
  4. Re: How to tell what consonant to use at the end

    I am sorry this is long, perhaps it will be of value to you.. Believe me it reads more complicated than it is to use in real life.

    The short answer to your question IS: you can't know 100% what...
  5. Re: Foreign National Information Form in Thailand

    I was at the main Thai Immigration office here in Bangkok out at Chaengwattana on Monday and again yesterday. I saw no evidence that the form was being used.

    I checked for it at the following...
  6. News: Re: U.N. Human Rights Council Slams Thai Junta at Universal Periodic Review

    We interrupt your regularly scheduled programming for this breaking news bulletin:

    UN praises Thailand for efforts in promoting human rights
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  7. News Update: Re: Dhammakaya abbot fails to appear at DSI office again to hear formal charges

    I noticed that in all the pics you can't see his face. His followers made some excuse about how he only wants pics of him in his meditative position.

    Also I see they invited the DSI to come to...
  8. News: Re: U.N. Human Rights Council Slams Thai Junta at Universal Periodic Review

    Anyone (other than me) notice how it wasn't even a blip on the local news here?
  9. Breaking News: Re: Briton flees after 2 killed in pick-up crash

    You routinely see thai drivers flee the scene of an accident only to later turn themselves in after negotiating the terms of surrender.
    It's so common that it's usually the last line in ANY...
  10. Breaking News: Re: Briton flees after 2 killed in pick-up crash

    Do you mean Anna Reese? Nothing happened to her..
  11. Re: Crackdown on overstayers in Thailand starts in March 2016

    This might be of interest (or not).:oops:

    It appears the overstay laws are being interpreted as they're written, at least at the airports in regards to overstays of UNDER 90 days.

    A foreigner...
  12. Re: Thai Immigration are becoming stricter on keeping tabs on where you are.

    That is an OLD flyer. The thai immigration office at Chaengwattana started handing it out back in early 2015.

    They were making EVERYONE who was purchasing a re-entry permit fill out a TM.30. I...
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    Re: Confused by younger Thai man

    Due to the ways thais interact within their cultural parameters which are VERY hierarchical (status) oriented, it is TOTALLY common and indeed normal for two thais who've never met, to ask questions...
  14. Re: Crackdown on overstayers in Thailand starts in March 2016

    h90 - I think you're confusing apples with durian..

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs controls the thai embassies and consulates which issue visas for thailand outside of thailand.

    The Thai...
  15. Re: Thai Immigration Rank Insignia / 'Civilian' Rank Insignia

    Thai Immigrations is a separate division of Royal Thai Police (NOT subordinate to them), BUT their insignia's are totally different and quite tough to understand.

    That's because there are -...
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    News: Re: Tough new overstay rules go before PM

    It would appear the operative term in the article is these penalties are being "considered".. This certainly means they are NOT laws (yet)!!

    These proposed penalties have been posted at most...
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    Re: 90 day reporting per internet

    A lot of times it's because you're running a pop-up-blocker, and when you press send it tries to open another page but is blocked from doing so.

    Also a tip is, IF there isn't a red star beside a...
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    Re: Thais all look Chinese now??

    Hanumanstar I've seen this same post on a couple forums with the same user name. :oops:

    While I'm all for "polling the masses" concerning all things Thai, I too find your post (especially for a...
  19. News: Re: Six-Month Visas for Tourists Start November

    Sorry guys, I couldn't edit the above post.. It was published in the Royal Gazette on the 14th of Sept, but it was signed off on by Prayuth on the 28th of July..
  20. News: Re: Six-Month Visas for Tourists Start November

    Okay, after googling around a TON tryin' to find the listing in the Royal Gazette I did find this which was published in there way back in July.....
  21. News: Re: Immigration chief warned he might face the chop

    Well, admitting there is a problem is alledgedly the first step in the cure..

    We'll see if it turns from publicity grabbing platitudes into something which really starts to address the problem.
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    Re: "Tell it like it is."

    Easy there, that's hitting a little too close to home for me!:laughlong
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    Re: Dress-code at Immigration!

    Those are really new signs.. This one is over by the ED visa section plastered to the wall.
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    Most people I see out there applying for yearly extensions of stay based on marriage, being over...
  24. Re: Thailand Visa Crackdown Likely to Impact English Education

    Looks like they magically "solved" the problem:oops::butbut::shocked:;
  25. Re: Soon you will face a ban if you overstay in Thailand

    This is more a response to the now closed thread titled "Security Clampdown: Visa expired? Get to Airport and pay fine or risk prison!, but still may contain good information..:rock:

    IF you are...
  26. Re: Security Clampdown: Visa expired? Get to Airport and pay fine or risk prison!

    Good point Richard,

    Never the less, it's NOT so much being on overstay (which isn't all that good) which causes foreigners problems here, NOR is it clearing an overstay at Thai Immigrations, the...
  27. Re: Security Clampdown: Visa expired? Get to Airport and pay fine or risk prison!

    Just a quick Google showed how futile an undertaking like that would be;
    Agoda alone offers 1753 hotels in Bangkok! I'm sure there are a gazillion small guesthouses, little hotels, home-stays who...
  28. Re: Changes to the queue system at Chaengwattana Immigrations

    Oh, I did find it on the Bangkok Immigrations website too.

    It's just so few people go there I doubted it'd get any publicity.

    Here's the piece from their website;
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    And the pic it links...
  29. Re: Changes to the queue system at Chaengwattana Immigrations

    Go ahead and post it where ever you can. :)

    I put it on a few forums, but some popular ones I'm banned from <-go figure:shocked:.. I did send emails to their Mods asking it be posted. We'll...
  30. Changes to the queue system at Chaengwattana Immigrations

    This is only for people who live in Bangkok but it is quite a significant change..

    Starting Sept 1st, Chaengwattana Immigrations will stop giving queue tickets out at 3:30 although they will still...
  31. Re: Tourists to get a 6-month multiple entry visa to Thailand

    As Curt pointed out, it's a TOURIST visa, not a means for foreigners to live here gaming the system. :butbut:

    I totally concur with Richard. Let's not all jump on the bandwagon just yet. Plus no...
  32. Re: Soon you will face a ban if you overstay in Thailand

    Well, I hafta weigh in on Richard's side of this and I think he was just tossing out, "Do you think....?"

    As I said earlier, Thai Immigrations went thru a phase here in Bangkok last year where...
  33. Re: Thailand Visa Crackdown Likely to Impact English Education

    Interesting this article was dredged up from July 28 2014 which was BEFORE the new Police Order concerning extensions of stay came out revising the policies.

    I'm going to side with bigt116 on a...
  34. Re: Soon you will face a ban if you overstay in Thailand

    There have already been reports on the inter-web where a foreigner's thai wife went to their local immigrations office to turn in a TM30 (Notification from for house-master, owner or possessor of the...
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    Re: Visa Questions

    I'm saying you go to your embassy and sign a form stating you have income from your country and whatever currency your country uses has to equal 65K baht a month for an extension for being over 50...
  36. Re: Soon you will face a ban if you overstay in Thailand

    Just an FYI;
    On the Immigrations main page http://www.immigration.go.th/ there is a link for the online program that hotels use to report foreigners staying there. :)

    It is the third tab up from...
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    Re: When to "Wai"

    I try to follow the old adage my grandfather told me "Courtesy doesn't take a college degree, but respect has to be earned not just given." :rock:

    Of course he also related "...
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    Re: Visa Questions

    You know what's crazy is they've handed that form (and three more) to everyone I've ever 'shepherded' thru at Chaengwattana.

    As I mentioned NONE of those forms can be downloaded, so it...
  39. Re: Internet marketing: start a Company to live in Thailand

    Well RickThai;
    Since we're talking about visas and extensions of stays which foreigners garner here, and last time I checked thais don't need visas or get extensions to stay here; I don't see how we...
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    Re: Visa Questions

    I take it by "offshore income" you mean you got a letter from your embassy stating the income, right?

    I too have very little faith in the thai banking system and have ALWAYS used the embassy...
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    Re: Visa Questions

    Different country's embassies in Bangkok have different criteria for notarizing verification of funds from abroad type letters..

    The US, Oz, and a few others require NO proof at all.. You fill...
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    Re: When to "Wai"

    Hey, HEY, Susana, easy there.. I resemble those remarks:butbut:(as well as take exception to being called a type of fruit!):oops: I won't let thais call me that word without calling them on it, so...
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    Re: Visa Questions

    Sorry this might be off topic, hopefully it is of marginal value..

    The "seasoning" is something which catches up a LOT of foreigners..
    Here's the rules off the current Police Order for getting...
  44. Re: Internet marketing: start a Company to live in Thailand

    Richard is correct the actual wording for ANY extension of stay garnered in this country is "permission shall be granted not more than xxx (days, months, year). They are under NO obligation to give...
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    Re: Visa Questions

    Actually bigt116, some immigrations offices (which appear to operate like little fiefdoms of their own) are now saying IF a foreigner is using the combination method whatever money is in a thai bank...
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