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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
    The last update is the day you obtain your letter surely?
    Only if you make a transaction, been caught before, back to bank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by birding View Post
    You still have to put something (100b) into the bank account on the day you get the bank letter as proof the amount is in the account on that day, for your bank book and letter will show the date of the last transaction.
    I have always gone and got my letter from the bank the day before I go to immigration,never had a problem at all.the time I go to imm.8.30am.is 2.5hrs.before the bank opens.LH.the mall korat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by birding View Post
    Only if you make a transaction, been caught before, back to bank.
    I don't make a transaction. I update my book automatically before asking for a letter confirming finances.

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    I am assuming one's bank balance allows for standing orders or emergency withdrawals.

    But I am sure many of us have forgotten due diligence in many areas of our lives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RPETER65 View Post
    Are are you saying the British Embacy requires proof of your pension before issuing an official letter stating as much
    They ask for a letter or pension company/ Government confirmation. I presume a bank statement or 3 may be accepted. They do state they accept no responsibility for errors. It's just an official embossed piece of paper demanded by another government official to ensure some revenue is generated and to cover their backs.



    Quote Originally Posted by headhunter View Post
    my retirement extension [800k] has been in a fixed acc.for the past 7yrs.
    I happy with my ability to manage my accounts to suit any imposed rules. Happy to see you have the solution you have

    Quote Originally Posted by headhunter View Post
    ITS NOT i have seen 97bht./gbp.and 41.this is where a lot of expats get caught out.
    Which is why the decrease in THB to GBP may have needed to be highlighted currently to some. As i said this is the first time I have been in a declining FX situation.

    You old hands would not of course been worried at all. Until it's raised to a 1,000,000 THB, unexpectedly.


    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    I would put 200k baht in bank in anticipation
    Yes already added another 100,000, just to be compliant. Once the extension is issued It'll be back to 500THB.

    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Top up to 800k baht in local bank 3 months prior
    Yes that would be one solution although it increases the amount one has at risk in a Thai Bank and ignores the current directive that the "pension" monies, as accepted by the governments, can be utilised.

    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
    Not a problem for 2 years, earning 6% interest.
    6% the digital currency boys earn that in a minute or so.
    A tray full of GOLD is not worth a moment in time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by birding View Post
    You still have to put something (100b) into the bank account on the day you get the bank letter as proof the amount is in the account on that day, for your bank book and letter will show the date of the last transaction.
    I've never made a deposit on the bank's letter date and never had a problem with that, though I did save a couple of bank fees over the last two extensions by learning that a bank letter is not required if you have an embassy letter confirming income. For my embassy-letter extension last week I didn't even need to present my bank book or a copy.

    But as with much else, some flexirules rely on the bladder of your immigration officer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabir View Post
    some flexirules rely on the bladder of your immigration officer
    Who definitely has the power to make life difficult, of they wish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabir View Post
    I've never made a deposit on the bank's letter date and never had a problem with that, though I did save a couple of bank fees over the last two extensions by learning that a bank letter is not required if you have an embassy letter confirming income. For my embassy-letter extension last week I didn't even need to present my bank book or a copy.



    But as with much else, some flexirules rely on the bladder of your immigration officer.


    Two completely different things here.

    If your total ,800k, is to be shown to the embassy all you need is the embassy letter. But if you use the combo method then you need a bank letter stating what is in the account you use on the day you get the letter, that is why a financial transaction is required.

    As I said I have been caught out with this and have had to go back to the bank make a deposit and get a new letter.

    No problem if the bank letter is a day before the application.

    As has been said already different immigration offices interpret things differently I can only state what I have to do for the immigration office I attend and the NZ Embassy.

    That embassy requires to see proof of what I am declaring' for what I am being given is a legal document so if there is any questioning by immigration then the embassy can be held responsible, along with me, for providing a false declaration.

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    When I did my last application I asked about how do I show an up to date bank statement when I never touch that bank account and the guy at immigration told me to with draw 100B.
    The reason for this is the letter and the bank statement both have to show the balance on the day of application.
    The account statement should be for the previous 3 months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by birding View Post
    ...That embassy requires to see proof of what I am declaring' for what I am being given is a legal document so if there is any questioning by immigration then the embassy can be held responsible, along with me, for providing a false declaration.
    Can't speak for others but the Brit embassy state in their letter words to the effect that they have seen 'evidence' of £xx monthly/annual income from each source. They are not responsible for the integrity of documents submitted to them, and therefore cannot be held to account for fake declarations.

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    Question. I have a valid Non-immigrant O multiple entry visa that exprires October 8, 2018. I will be flying back to Thailand on September 20, 2018 and assume that I will receive a 90 stamp. I plan to extend my current visa, so will I have to extend before October 8th, or can I wait until the 90 permission to stay stamp is close to being up even though my visa has technically expired?

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    When you enter Thailand you will recieve permission to stay unitl Dec 20, 2018. Apply for 1 year extension to stay before Dec 20 at your local immigration office. If you plan to leave and return before the 1 year extension to stay, make sure you get a reentry permit.
    Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

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    Thank you Norton, that is the answer I was looking for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    you will recieve permission to stay unitl Dec 20, 2018
    As he has a valid multi entry visa, doesn't he receive "permission to stay" for a year from when he arrives back in Thailand? Which entails the standard 90 day reporting until his "permission to stay" expires or is extended.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    As he has a valid multi entry visa, doesn't he receive "permission to stay" for a year from when he arrives back in Thailand? Which entails the standard 90 day reporting until his "permission to stay" expires or is extended.
    You are confusing a Non-Immigrant Type O-A (Long Stay) visa that stamps people in a year every time they enter with a Non-Immgirant Type O <- note there is no A after the O.
    A Non-O visa only stamps you in for 90 days each entry.

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    ^My apologies.

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    Canadian friend went to his embassy this week for his proof of income letter etc etc - told that as of next year that this will not be taken into account for citizens of many countries :- USA , Canada, UK. Aus,-. NZ etc. Will it happen. ????
    Last edited by KWAN; 01-10-2018 at 05:42 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KWAN View Post
    Canadian friend went to his embassy this week for his proof of income letter etc etc - told that as of next year that this will not be taken into account for citizens of many countries :- USA , Canada, UK. Aus,-. NZ etc. Will it happen. ????
    In my considered opinion, that ^ is a question best asked of an (English speaking) TIB official,...instead....eh?

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