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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainNemo View Post
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    ^ you paid 12 grand for a visa?!
    I think living near easy access to leaving a foreign country is always a sensible consideration... so proximity to borders, ports, and airports.
    A coastal border region with low traffic density and an airport is thus a prime location.
    I am under 50 and not married and need to live in Thailand. So what else was I supposed to do? Anyway he the OP didn't say cheapest he said easiest and I don't think it can be argued that there is any easier visa than that.
    "Easy" is kind of relative... "what else were you supposed to do"?! seems a bit of an odd question...
    I mean, this isn't an investment qualification, you actually handed over that much money, permanently to the Thai government, in exchange for a piece of paper?
    Or what...? What do you get for that?
    I meant that in the sense that I am under 50 and not married or working here. This seems to be the easiest option for those of us in that situation. It costs less than the visa hops I would have had to do. Those options are also being closed down.

    So yes, I am dead serious that the visa is very easy to obtain. The price could be argued and always probably will be but there is really no easier way to obtain a visa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by terry57 View Post
    ^

    He gets a 5 year Visa, no ninety day reports, multi entry.

    Free transfers from Airport to home. VIP entry through Immigration.

    Basically left alone for 5 years. No age requirement.

    Something like that.
    The 90 day report thing is inaccurate. There is no way to escape that to the best of my knowledge. Although TE will handle it for you if you wish.

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    ^

    Yep,

    That's part of the package for sure.

    Pay the money once and Job done.

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    After taking an hour and three quarters to get through check in and immigration the other day...

    Be fukin worth it just for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by terry57 View Post
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    If you do the sums on what it costs for Visas for five years and associated costs going the " Elite " way could be beneficial to people.

    If ya got the spare dosh and ya are committed to stay for 5 years then why not. ?

    Money makes life easy.
    Alright, I guess I can kind of see that... but for someone married to a Thai, it seems a bit mental... you wouldn't get anywhere near that for 5 years of visas, and most can live without the fancy stuff. I bet you Cambo's easier, but perhaps less luxurious ;p
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    I've got to get a new cambo visa this week.

    Bung it in with the local travel agent and he comes back a few days laterr with a one year Visa.

    $290

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainNemo View Post
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    ^

    If you do the sums on what it costs for Visas for five years and associated costs going the " Elite " way could be beneficial to people.

    If ya got the spare dosh and ya are committed to stay for 5 years then why not. ?

    Money makes life easy.
    Alright, I guess I can kind of see that... but for someone married to a Thai, it seems a bit mental... you wouldn't get anywhere near that for 5 years of visas, and most can live without the fancy stuff. I bet you Cambo's easier, but perhaps less luxurious ;p
    How is Cambodia easier than what I described? The OP made no mention of price and in fact cited the Malaysian second home scheme which requires much more money to do.

    To get the TE you email them, send them a couple of pictures, make payment and go get the stamp affixed. If you apply outside of Thailand they will affix the visa when you go to the airport and no trip to immigration is necessary. Not sure it gets much easier.

    I guess it would be similar in Cambodia. Go to Lucky motor bike shop pay some money and wait a couple of days?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainNemo View Post
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    ^

    If you do the sums on what it costs for Visas for five years and associated costs going the " Elite " way could be beneficial to people.

    If ya got the spare dosh and ya are committed to stay for 5 years then why not. ?

    Money makes life easy.
    Alright, I guess I can kind of see that... but for someone married to a Thai, it seems a bit mental... you wouldn't get anywhere near that for 5 years of visas, and most can live without the fancy stuff. I bet you Cambo's easier, but perhaps less luxurious ;p

    Even obtaining the 5-year multientry, one still has to jump through the omnipresent bureaucracy loops.

    Appears to be convenient on the surface, yet it ain't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme View Post
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    ^

    If you do the sums on what it costs for Visas for five years and associated costs going the " Elite " way could be beneficial to people.

    If ya got the spare dosh and ya are committed to stay for 5 years then why not. ?

    Money makes life easy.
    Alright, I guess I can kind of see that... but for someone married to a Thai, it seems a bit mental... you wouldn't get anywhere near that for 5 years of visas, and most can live without the fancy stuff. I bet you Cambo's easier, but perhaps less luxurious ;p

    Even obtaining the 5-year multientry, one still has to jump through the omnipresent bureaucracy loops.

    Appears to be convenient on the surface, yet it ain't.
    No visa is created for convenience. Name the easiest visa to get in Asia. That's what the thread is about. Care to add your opinion about what is the easiest visa?

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    Quote Originally Posted by justme2017 View Post
    How is Cambodia easier than what I described?
    From what I see, Cambodia just has fewer rules and lower thresholds for stuff like visiting there, setting up a business there, hanging around there, because, it's a shithole and it needs the investment to drag itself up.
    I think there are some user-friendly places in south and central america and the British and commonwealth islands... and without knowing much about your nationality or what you do for living or what kind of set up you are aiming for etc... I can't really do more than sort of generalise, can I?!

    When you say "easiest" it sounds like you are just talking about the actual application process... maybe I'm talking about something slightly different?


    ...ah Asia... you mean far east only? Phils might be ok as well as Cambo

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainNemo View Post
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    How is Cambodia easier than what I described?
    From what I see, Cambodia just has fewer rules and lower thresholds for stuff like visiting there, setting up a business there, hanging around there, because, it's a shithole and it needs the investment to drag itself up.
    I think there are some user-friendly places in south and central america and the British and commonwealth islands... and without knowing much about your nationality or what you do for living or what kind of set up you are aiming for etc... I can't really do more than sort of generalise, can I?!

    When you say "easiest" it sounds like you are just talking about the actual application process... maybe I'm talking about something slightly different?


    ...ah Asia... you mean far east only? Phils might be ok as well as Cambo
    Application process to having the stamp in your passport. I am not sure there is another way to judge this?


    This is beyond the scope of a visa. Thailand is quite frankly one of the worst countries in the world to do business in. The OP was easy visas, and which country has them.

    I am not going to stick around much longer, but the visa was easy.

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    We seem to be divided by a common language...

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    He still reports and applies annually for his year stamp within the currency of the Elite concession, as I understand it. But yes, as a means of remaining in Thailand with some certainty whilst under 50 it is a good way to go.

    If one is under 50, not hampered by wedlock to a Thai, has a good income plus disposable dosh and needed ready and easy access to Thailand, I would plump for the Malaysia M2H which permits home ownership among other benefits without the usual Thai shit, and would qualify me for a Thai METV permitting unfettered travel.

    With the advent of cheap and convenient low cost airlines, it would be a no brainer. Based in KL or Penang and in downtown BKK within two hours, its a perfect blend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum
    Based in KL or Penang and in downtown BKK within two hours, its a perfect blend.
    hmmm, what has Bangkok got that KL doesnt have?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum
    Based in KL or Penang and in downtown BKK within two hours, its a perfect blend.
    hmmm, what has Bangkok got that KL doesnt have?
    Not been to KL since 97 but hear it's pretty tame plus pricey.

    Guess you've smashed the guff so I'll take your word on it mate...

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    If you have any money the PE visa from Thai Elite is the easiest by far. The MM2H visa in Malaysia takes some work. Cheap and easy are two different things.

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    The phillipines looked reasonably easy from what I read think you can get a holiday visa for 30 days then renew for 30 days more then you can get a longer stay up to about 18 months. Maybe someone with experience from the phil can elaborate. think its about 3 hours to thailand. The retirement visa looked easier to as long as you had a pension. am not sure on safety issues there. again maybe some Phil expat can elaborate or point to an existing thread.

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    I have been a permanent resident for years. Once a year wife drops by local immigration and pays $5 to renew my certificate. Every five years I have to go to main immigration to get a new ID card.

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    That's sounds fairly uncomplicated ...as long as one is married to a filapina.

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    ^True.

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    Is there a financial requirement Davis?

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    ^No. I think there is one for a retirement visa, but not for what I have.

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    I've never understood why the poorer countries make it harder for westerners to enter (Laos, Cambo, Vietnam, Myanmar all need visas) and the richer countries make it easier (Malaysia and Singapore 90 days no visa required) when it's the opposite for Thais travelling abroad worldwide. I guess it's a communism thing.

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