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    Quote Originally Posted by Boon Mee View Post
    Yeah, me too. The alternatives don't add up.
    I don't have a choice,my root's are so DEEP,the only alternative will be [when the time comes] is the trip to the KNACKERS YARD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by headhunter View Post
    my root's are so DEEP
    ...so, you've been deeply rooted then...

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    All the moaning....

    Whack 800k into a fixed account and immigration officers suddenly turn from probing, untrusting, snide, assholes into quasi-efficient administrative functionaries intent on getting you out of their office so they can fuck over the next whining Brittle sitting uncomfortably in the seat behind you.

    It's the money they want to see. Nothing more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texpat View Post
    It's the money they want to see.
    ...I hate agreeing with a persistently vexatious homophobe, but there it is: even a stopped clock is right twice a day...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texpat View Post
    It's the money they want to see. Nothing more.
    I've always thought that they like to see you squirm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
    I've always thought that they like to see you squirm
    The gleam in their eye when they demand yet another piece of "evidence", previously uncalled for, is obvious. They have a scoreboard updated for every applicant.The weeks winner receive another star shaped button for the uniform.
    Last edited by OhOh; 28-02-2019 at 06:12 PM.

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    UPDATE TO EXTENSIONS USING BANKED MONEY METHOD

    Had a friend go to Chaengwattana and get a yearly extension based on retirement using the 800K baht banked money.

    They got the full year extension and only had to sign a paper stating they understood the money needed to stay in the account 3 months after the extension was granted AND that the balance for the rest of the year wouldn't drop below 400K baht.

    Evidently ALL the vetting as far as IF you follow those terms will be done NEXT YEAR when you apply for your new yearly extension.

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    Todd, any comment or knowledge about this from february 22nd?




    GRANDFATHER RULE

    Stunningly, under the new order the old provisions that people who have been living in Thailand for continually on a retirement visa since before Oct 21, 2008 can still apply under the exact same conditions that they were first approved.

    Under this “grandfather rule”, applicants who are over 60 still only need to show that they either have B200,000 in a Thai bank, or receive at least B20,000 income per month.

    Likewise, applicants under the same grandfather rule who are 55-60 years old can apply showing that they have B500,000 in Thai bank account or an income of B50,000 a month.

    For these people there is no option to provide a combination of monies to reach any special target, Col Acheep explained.

    They must have the money in the bank or receive the required monthly income; they cannot add them together to try and reach any special figure, he said.

    However, there is no minimum balance required to be kept in a Thai bank account, he noted.
    https://www.thephuketnews.com/holdin...SZQI9mLQC3U.97

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    Todd, any comment or knowledge about this from february 22nd?
    Yep they posted a correction because they got it wrong. The date you have had to be here on unbroken extensions of stays was Oct 21st 1998..

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    thanks for that.

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    UPDATE to people getting their retirement extensions based on banked money from the immigration office in Jomtien .

    They are now giving people a paper that states a return date of 3 months where you come back and show the 800K baht is still in the bank account.

    AFAIK; this is the ONLY office that is doing this. In Bangkok they don't do anything. Just give you the year extension and make sure you understand the terms.

    Here's what it looks like. You can see this was issued on March 5th and at the bottom it has a report back date of June 4th
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    Thai immigration. Making shit up since forever, because they can.


    ...... at the discretion of the immigration officer ......

    There’s a plot for nice farang Thai soap opera right there, but sadly, no media opportunity for Big Joke to make a splash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toddaniels View Post
    UPDATE to people getting their retirement extensions based on banked money from the immigration office in Jomtien .

    They are now giving people a paper that states a return date of 3 months where you come back and show the 800K baht is still in the bank account.

    AFAIK; this is the ONLY office that is doing this. In Bangkok they don't do anything. Just give you the year extension and make sure you understand the terms.
    Is there anything stopping SeekingAss destitute friends living in the slums of Pattaya but applying for their extension in Bangkok or you have to apply in the province you live in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Switch View Post
    media opportunity for Big Joke to make a splash.
    Yup, splish splash...

    https://humanlife.asia/the-top-cop-on-his-rise-and-plans-for-expats-and-visa-good-guys-in-bad-guys-out/

    01/16/2019 - The Top Cop on his Rise and Plans for Expats and Visa…Good Guys in Bad Guys Out!…

    Lt. Gen. Surachate Hakparn “I can guarantee it will be easy to apply and live here”

    Thai Easy – now what more could you ask for?

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    If you understand the origins of the Royal Thai Police as revenue collectors for the tax department, all this makes more sense.
    They have far less interest in traffic safety, public safety, border control or drugs and firearms than they do collecting money from people.

    Thais evolve at about 1/10th the rate of other humans.

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    ^^^^^as always, thanks todd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buriramboy View Post
    have to apply in the province you live in
    At the immigration office area of coverage you live in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texpat View Post
    Thais evolve at about 1/10th the rate of other humans.
    Rumour has it that you're luk khrueng.

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    Whoever typed that up mush've been pr'ee drunk...

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    asked in Phuket today about the report back to show 800,000 3 months after and the head honcho said it will be "randomly "applied.

    Didn't push it as to what criteria they would apply to who would need report back
    so guess no one here will know until they do their application.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phuketrichard View Post
    asked in Phuket today about the report back to show 800,000 3 months after and the head honcho said it will be "randomly "applied.

    Didn't push it as to what criteria they would apply to who would need report back
    so guess no one here will know until they do their application.
    they can start with all of us that have our retirement [800k] in fixed accs.over eg.mine hasn't been touched for over 7yrs.as for the 90day reports[say F all] is the best.

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    ...I'm reading of retirement renewal experiences on TV...in certain locations around the country, a bank confirmation letter certifying an account of B800K+ for over 2 months must be obtained on the day of applying for the retirement visa renewal. My Bangkok Bank branch (Siam Square) opens at 8:30am and, allowing 30 minutes or so for a confirmation letter to be produced, the earliest I could arrive at CW would be around 9:30-9:45am, well past my usual 7:00am arrival to get a ticket number and long after the hordes of Filipinos and Mormons already have their queue numbers.

    My question: will CW immigration accept a bank confirmation letter showing account activity and a B800K+ deposit dated the day before I apply for a renewal? If not, can I get the confirmation letter from the Bangkok Bank branch at CW on the day I go in for a renewal?

    Thanks in advance...
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    if you get the letter the day before, then update your book, or make a small deposit and update at any atm machine/local branch on your way to the immig. office.

    thats how it works in hua hin.

    even when i turn up in the afternoon with my bank certification done that same morning, they make me go to a nearby branch and make a small deposit and update my book.

    they said maybe after getting my letter in the morning, i could have taken all the money out of the account.
    i said i could drain my account on the way home from here, to which they replied "well at the time we renewed your visa the money was in the account".

    there is neither rhyme nor reason to their logic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    there is neither rhyme nor reason to their logic.
    Sure there is...

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    I've always thought that they like to see you squirm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bowie View Post
    Yup, splish splash...

    https://humanlife.asia/the-top-cop-on-his-rise-and-plans-for-expats-and-visa-good-guys-in-bad-guys-out/

    01/16/2019 - The Top Cop on his Rise and Plans for Expats and Visa…Good Guys in Bad Guys Out!…

    Lt. Gen. Surachate Hakparn “I can guarantee it will be easy to apply and live here”

    Thai Easy – now what more could you ask for?
    I have just completed my retirement visa in another ASEAN country. Much simpler, much cheaper and no overhanging hassles. Happy to give full details to worthy posters via pm.

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