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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...
  2. 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...
  5. 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...
  10. 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...
  12. Re: 90 Day Reporting to become stricter in Thailand

    Please note that this is just Samut Prakan and a few other places.

    All three locations in Bangkok; Chaengwattana, Major Suksawat and Imperial World Lad Prao require NOT a single copy. They only...
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    Re: When to "Wai"

    Well, in 16 days time I will hit my 11 year anniversary here in the glorious "Land 'O Thais".

    It's been an up-hill battle all the way, learning to speak/understand, read/write/type thai but I...
  14. URGENT: Re: Double Check your Visa Extension Stamps

    Richard, you hit on a very valuable piece of information; the time line. You need to have every t dotted, i crossed BEFORE you leave a job and start a new one document wise and I mean every single...
  15. Re: Soon you will face a ban if you overstay in Thailand

    There is also an online feature on the Immigrations website where hotels (and home owners too, I guess) can file that TM.30 and print it. I stumbled across it a while back..

    That law about a thai...
  16. URGENT: Re: Double Check your Visa Extension Stamps

    biggt116; With the terminology visa, extend visa, extension of stay, re-entry visa all being bandied about on the inter-web by foreigners posting in thai related forums, I find you comment more than...
  17. Re: Soon you will face a ban if you overstay in Thailand

    Here's a copy of the The Acknowledgement of Penalties for a Visa Overstay form we sign at Chaengwattana.. Sorry, that's the BEST copy I could find of it.. :blush:
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    What drives me crazy is...
  18. URGENT: Re: Double Check your Visa Extension Stamps

    Well Richard, the term "extend visa" has been used by thai officialdom and foreigners as long as I've been getting "yearly extensions of stay" here and that's been a fair while now:rock:. I wouldn't...
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    Re: Visa Questions

    I certainly don't have a problem explaining the process to you but something isn't quite right with your story.. :rock:

    How could you have been flying in on a 30 day visa exempt stamps for the...
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    Re: First 90 days,

    Just an FYI;
    The Thai consulate in Savannakhet Lao PDR is the "softest touch" place right now in all of S/E Asia for foreigners married to thai nationals who either don't meet the financials (40K...
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    Re: Thai translation help please!!

    Here these links might help;

    This one is from the Lady Inter forum;
    http://www.ladyinter.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=50332

    I Love You....as big as the sky and whole of the world...
  22. URGENT: Re: Double Check your Visa Extension Stamps

    bigt116; Thank the goddess you were only "pretty sure" because you're more than a little off about your speculation visa regs/rules not having changed..:shocked:

    True back in August was when they...
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    Re: First 90 days,

    There is no minimum time you hafta be outta the country.

    ANYONE holding a year long multi-entry Non-Immigrant Type-O visa gets a 90 day permission to stay stamp every time they enter thailand for...
  24. URGENT: Re: Double Check your Visa Extension Stamps

    Nice try Marie; BUT there is no constant change of the visa rules. The last time they were changed was August 29th of 2014 and that's when BOTH Police Order 138 & 327 came into effect.

    If what...
  25. URGENT: Re: Double Check your Visa Extension Stamps

    What I find most amazing at this entire story is Richard Barrow is NO stranger to how to do things here, visa-wise, extension-wise, work-permit wise, yet he believed he somehow got a two year...
  26. Re: Soon you will face a ban if you overstay in Thailand

    Almost every Immigrations office has a form we now sign stating we acknowledge the yet to be enacted penalties for overstay. In fact Phuket Immigration's website even had the WRONG version displayed...
  27. Re: King relieves plight of two sisters doing farming in landlocked farmland

    What I find amazing about this story is that they had to go that high up to get this resolved.

    The land owners spent 10 YEARS all the while paying 3-500 baht for EACH time they crossed land to...
  28. Re: Cost of Attending a Technical School in Thailand

    Well, there are no shortage of "very sweet & hard working but poor" people in this country, so that fact doesn't cut a lotta ice with me.

    You don't say where you are located, is it is Bangkok or...
  29. Re: Should you take off your shoes before entering shops?

    Believe it or not Rick Thai; a very famous place in Bangkok (yet one I won't name outright) is pretty high on this list of places to get expensive shoes stolen off the 'shoe tree' where you're...
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    Re: Divorce Settlement in Thailand

    FWIW: that post is scattered all over the inter-web on thai related forums verbatim.:banghead:

    While I'm all for the "shot-gun approach" in gleaning information, I think they went a little TOO far...
  31. Re: You Can Now Do 90-Day Reporting Online in Thailand

    Okay, reports are now trickling in from all over the kingdom on thai related forums out there on the inter-web that foreigners have gotten thru the process and received confirmation of their 90 day...
  32. News: Re: Thailand Building Ties Closer to Home to Counter Western Criticism

    Man the thaiz hate it when they get "diplomatically spurned", don't they???:P

    This reads more like an unruly child who gets scolded by one parent so runs to cozy up to the other one.:laughlong
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  33. News Update: Re: Missing tigers remain a mystery at Tiger Temple

    Most if not ALL those tigers at the infamous tiger temple in Sai Yok have zero value for any captive breeding program.

    The temple doesn't know the sub-species, breeds their tigers willy nilly and...
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    Re: Mia vs Palijawan(sp)

    As has been pointed out on almost every inter-web site about learning another language; different people learn things differently once they are adults. It's not that old people don't have the...
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    Re: Mia vs Palijawan(sp)

    I dunno how fascinating the book will, because the bookstores are littered with books on languages titled; "Become fluent in xxx hours, days, weeks, months". Still if RickThai feels he'll get value...
  36. News: Re: Thais told to give warm welcome to Chinese tourists

    It would appear that thaiz aren't the best "tourists" either!:blush::laughlong

    Here's some thai graffiti on the great wall of china!:shocked:
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    Here's the thread on the Pantip webforum. It...
  37. Re: Thai Government Launches Multi-Lingual Complaints Hotline For Foreigners

    FWIW: that 1111 government hotline has been in operation for at least the last 3-4 years and they've ALWAYS got english speakers on hand!

    I have used that 1111 government hotline a TON; tracking...
  38. Re: Many Thai Children Missing out on Basic Education

    I know of several thai families where the kids have only a single uniform and wash them as soon as they get home to have a clean set for the next day.

    Rural villages almost to a village have a...
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    Re: Understanding textspeak in Thai

    Fileeep;
    Are you sure "my friend you"- means a thai is asking if that's your friend? I always took it to me the statement "your friend"... Now I personally have never heard "your friend me"..
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    Re: Mia vs Palijawan(sp)

    Well, I hate to be a naysayer, but learning to read/write thai ain't gonna help your spoken thai a bit there RickThai. Reading and speaking are actually done using different parts of your brain..
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    Re: Mia vs Palijawan(sp)

    I think this topic highlighted the incredible degree that thaiz will go to to tell foreigners how we should be speaking thai, even if they themselves don't speak it that way.

    This is why most...
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    Hot: Re: 1000 most common thai words used

    It is a good list! In fact it's the best one I've seen and I've got all those previous lists too.

    Taking into consideration he was working OFF Chula's 2013 list and given the breakdown of...
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    Hot: Re: 1000 most common thai words used

    Now here's someone who spent a LOT of time going thru the Chula's Top Thai Word list and making it into a much more "useful" list.

    His name is Jorgen Nilsen..

    He did a great job weeding out...
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    Re: Mia vs Palijawan(sp)

    Thanx for the thanx RickThai..:D

    :offtopic:

    Nope almost NO real "formal" training at all. I taught myself to read thai before I could even speak more than "2-word-tourist-thai" or "taxi-thai"....
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    Re: Mia vs Palijawan(sp)

    Well KhaoNiaw (which I take is ข้าวเหนียว glutinous rice commonly called "sticky rice"), mostly agreeing with me is better than nothing!! :clap:

    I'll take what I can get seeing as many of my...
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