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    One year extension to stay Roi Et Immigration Office

    I did 65k baht per month method.

    They required bank statement showing min 65k baht per month transfered in. I had bank statement and bank book but did not show 65k per month. I only sent funds in when I needed. Sometimes 200k every couple months. They will not average over the year.

    Note, in the past always used US Embassy letter of income which they no longer issue so bank statement was not required.

    To remedy this they said they would accept copy of 1099 forms which show Social Security and Company retirement earnings. For non Americans, 1099 is what you get for purpose of tax filing. Just happened to have them on my phone so quick trip to shop across the street for printouts.

    Gave them 1099 copies and got the extension.

    Next year as I now have monthly auto transfer in excess of 65k baht to Bangkok Bank will be no need for 1099s.

    Note, My local Bangkok Bank branch will only do a 6 month statement. A full year takes 7 days so will have to make sure I request the statement at least 7 days before extension runs out.

    Forgot to bring recent pictures but they took them at the IO. 100 baht.

    Total time about 1 hour.

    Total cost, 1,900 baht for extension, 100 baht for pics, and 100 baht to Bangkok Bank for statement.

    This only applies to Roi Et IO. Best check requirements at your local office before your extension is due.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    They required bank statement showing min 65k baht per month transfered in. I had bank statement and bank book but did not show 65k per month. I only sent funds in when I needed. Sometimes 200k every couple months. They will not average over the year.
    Thanks.

    You are suggesting that your IO would have preferred and accepted a years Thai bank statement, plus bank book copies, as evidence of your pensions/income, yes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    You are suggesting that your IO would have preferred and accepted a years Thai bank statement, plus bank book copies, as evidence of your pensions/income, yes?
    Yes. It is preferred. I have remedied the monthly 65k funds transfer by having US bank send automatically. Next year will be only bank statement required.

    No mention or hint about health insurance.

    Other than one guy popping in to do 90 day, I was the only one there. Was more a chat over coffee and cookies with the head honcho. Striking difference in overall experience than one encounters at Chang Wattana.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
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    Cockerels wake you up at that time in Issan!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
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    4:00 AM? You got sleeping problems?
    Daily routine Prags. Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy and wise. So far not working.

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    My bank charges a three-day remittance at the rate of around 35 ( urgent is around 50 ) which includes Thai fees. To do this every month is truly an unnecessary expense to be incurred because Somchai is too fucking incompetent to add up transferred payments in a given year and divide by twelve.

    If I go to bed earlier than 2300 hrs I wake up at around 0400hrs with the nightmare I'm married and live in Wales surrounded by savages babbling incoherent bollocks with their hands out.

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    780,000 baht transferred once is 65k per month average. I can see why Immigration insists on the monthly transfer. In any case if you want the extension you need 65k monthly transfer.

    In my case, $10 at US side, 300baht Thai side. Exchange rate as per Bangkok Bank on day funds received.

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    $10, eh. Brit banks are less kind, 25 for us usually. But I suppose we do get free banking and can go overdrawn which is not the case with you, as I understand it.

    The thing is, just what on earth do you spend 65,000 baht a month on in the boonies. Do you have children?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    what on earth do you spend 65,000 baht a month on in the boonies
    Average monthly expense about 45k. Most of that food. You are right not many expensive diversions here.

    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    Do you have children?
    2, all grown up. Both self sufficient. 3 grandchildren.

    The sticks is not appealing to all but for some it is a pleasant alternative to living in an urban area and all the downsides that go with it. Of course there are upsides but after living and working 20 years in Bangkok my quality of life here is much improved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Average monthly expense about 45k. Most of that food. You are right not many expensive diversions here.


    2, all grown up. Both self sufficient. 3 grandchildren.

    The sticks is not appealing to all but for some it is a pleasant alternative to living in an urban area and all the downsides that go with it. Of course there are upsides but after living and working 20 years in Bangkok my quality of life here is much improved.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    I can see why Immigration insists on the monthly transfer. In any case if you want the extension you need 65k monthly transfer.
    Are you suggesting the Combined method is no longer available at your local TIO?

    Certified income, by the Thai bank statements etc., + bank balance = > THB 400,000/800,000 ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    Are you suggesting the Combined method is no longer available at your local TIO?
    They may allow. Didn't ask or consider the option. Have always done monthly. Stuck in a rut I be.

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    Thanks.

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