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    It's that Time Of Year Again!

    It sadly is the spring months that I must, Humbly, go to my immigration office, to once again suffer their little games when I try to renew my marriage visa! We shall see who wins this time, I have double copied everything...but still they may win! They usually do. (Has anyone EVER EVER gone in there with their paperwork and walked out with a visa or a "come back in a month stamp?" I for one have never ever "made the grade"...one year they don't want a photo copy of the original bank letter, so the next year you don't get it, then they send you away because this year they want it! The last year, they don't want the first page of the blue book, so you don't bother copying it, but by Christ this year they want it! So, for tomorrows entertainment, I have copied everything, absolutely everything, I even think the wife has included a copy of the house plans as certified by the local Amphur. Let's see what else they fucking want... It will be administered in a drip format, ie. I will supply the minimal info, and wait for their usual stupid photocopy requests, at each request, I hope to pull out from my bag, everything they ask for and more...if I fail, and need to visit the "onsite Police photo copy machine, the wife wins 1000 Baht! And what really pisses them off, is if you pay for the 1900 Baht visa with 2 x 1000 Baht notes and then stand there and wait for the CHANGE! They fucking hate that!

    I usually get something like " Go away, don't you trust us to give you your change" (the 100 baht comes back stapled to your paperwork).. fucking public servants! Cough Cough!

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    i have a feeling that you will get fucked over, not sure why?

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    I thought this thread was going to be about paying tax.

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    in a way, it is!

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    The best thing to do is make friends with your local honorary consul. Take him out and get him pissed, and persuade him to go along with you. They are normally au fait with the local police and immigration officials so it could pay didvidends.

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    Why jump through their hoops?

    Don't play their game and they can't win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EmperorTud
    Why jump through their hoops? Don't play their game and they can't win.
    really?

    does that work for you then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly
    does that work for you then?
    Worked perfectly for ten years now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly
    i have a feeling that you will get fucked over, not sure why?
    because he is trying to make it painful - similar to the "ME ME ME " syndrome we witness.

    if they don't remember you 30 minutes after you have left their sight - you win

    if you are such a pain in the arse they are talking about it over som tam for the next week - som nam nah

    they are bureaucracy - give them answers that allow them to tick a box on their fcuking forms , mouth meaningless platitutes wearing a shit eating grin and you will slide though the process like your average thai meal though the digestive tract.

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    so anyway, what's this marriage visa thing? i'm married but get by on a non o doing border runs every 3 months, do you need millions of bhat for this marriage visa missismatey? pray tell me more....did a search on here for marriage visa and found nothing specific.

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    Well, been there, and spent the usual half a day there, (they actually did remember me - the lady doing the 2nd screening, before going to see "The Man That Would Be God!" is actually quite nice - she was asking if I remembered her, and if she looked older or slimmer than the year before and the year before that).

    I did however get fleeced again for a few photo copies.

    I did ALSO fuck up! So I guess it's quits.

    I went to the wrong window in the first place, armed with enough paper photocopies to have made a new rainforest, got called back about 10 minutes later saying I didn't meet the criteria...I'd only gone and booked myself for a "retirement" visa...arsehole!

    I went to the correct window, the young girl checked EVERYTHING and made us both sign the various pages.

    2 hours later, we get called in to see the "nice" lady, who then asks for the photocopies of the Tabien Bahn...fuck, they were already checked and signed...no way she says, so there she got us, we HAD to go and pay the piper at the photo copy machine!

    EVERY YEAR they get you, even if it was for 5 baht, they get you.

    There was a queue, so that took another 20 minutes, but all in all it was pretty friendly, (and to be honest, they are not bad at all in CM)

    Then the shocker - She tells me that new regs. out last year in November now mean that next year, they want to see 400K in MY account (NOT JOINT ACCOUNT) 2 months prior to visa application!!

    Anyone heard this? It seems a bit stupid?

    What does it matter, and I thought the whole point of the joint account was to show you were "married" and sharing!

    I questioned her again on the way out from seeing the VIP Boss, and she repeated, Only in the name of the Farang, JOINT name accounts are NOT permitted!

    changes again eh!

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    Quote Originally Posted by slimboyfat View Post
    I thought this thread was going to be about paying tax.
    Dont' use foul language...what is "TAX" anyway? Oh I remeber, it's that thing I used to get taken from my pay every month only to eventually have it returned after 6 years that enabled me to buy a lot of things I could have done without! Sort of like a secret savings account that you never knew you had!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pompeybloke View Post
    so anyway, what's this marriage visa thing? i'm married but get by on a non o doing border runs every 3 months, do you need millions of bhat for this marriage visa missismatey? pray tell me more....did a search on here for marriage visa and found nothing specific.
    Try Thai Visa..they are the "Experts"

    Forget the border runs unless you enjoy the travel!

    Get a Non IMM O visa outside Thailand, when you are about a month from renewal, you used to have to show 400K in a joint account with the wife, and you can apply for a 1 year extension.

    I think it has changed a little bit, now if you apply I think you need to show a "JOINT" income, doesn't matter if it's hers or yours, of about 40K a month, it's somewhere on those lines, but like I say, it has changed a little.

    Just before I arrived, you used to only need to show 250K in a joint account. If your missus can prove income from Crops, work or whatever, it can be counted (could) this is what I need to check now, as it appears as if the new regs. require the husband to have his own 400K and that the wifes income is out of the window..maybe some others can chip in on this?

    It appears that the Abishit gov. do not really want the bad smell of Foreigners here, and anyone who had a missus making 400K is now void for a visa, unless she deposiuts it in the bank in his name!

    I'm off to sort out the pump and some water "issues" I'll check back later and see if anyone can clarify...but anything must be better than having to do border runs!

    There is also a "Thai child" visa, which althoug legal, seems damn near impossible to get, you need to be over 50, as long as the kid is Thai, it doesn't matter if you are married or not as long as you are supporting them, AND there is apparently NO minimum, obviously you won't get it with 5 satang in the bank, but I heard of people in Bangkok getting this with around 100K!!! No mention of this in CM, however, I'm not old enough yet!
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    I can't think why they make it difficult for chav scum to stay in Thailand. How bizarre...

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    After a bit of a think, it all becomes clear..what they basically have done is removed your wifes income!!!
    So, if you were a Farang, that invested in a business, in the wifes name, that generated 40K a month, this has now been wiped out as prrof of income for visa purposes!

    To put it another way, suppose you bought a bar, put it in the wifes name, generates 45 k / month, you previously could declare that as joint income to support your visa app!

    Lo and behold, it appears to be scrapped, unless YOU personally have 400K in the bank then you can take your 7 days and get the fuck out!

    So anyone that invested in a business using their wifes name, cannot now use the JOINT income to support the visa....CUNTS!

    How long will it be before these turds want to see 400k in the bank as a mimimum deposit for the whole 12 months?..not long! fuck they need a good seeing too!

    I suggested to my wife that when the day finally comes and they refuse the visa, and I am old and dying of whatever ailment, that I will personally take off the the head of the head peanut before they ever kick me out! She smiled..we shall see!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post
    I can't think why they make it difficult for chav scum to stay in Thailand. How bizarre...
    And it doesnt seem to be working either

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post
    I can't think why they make it difficult for chav scum to stay in Thailand. How bizarre...
    You must get more than you're fair share of problems eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Missismiggins View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by slimboyfat View Post
    I thought this thread was going to be about paying tax.
    Dont' use foul language...what is "TAX" anyway? Oh I remeber, it's that thing I used to get taken from my pay every month only to eventually have it returned after 6 years that enabled me to buy a lot of things I could have done without! Sort of like a secret savings account that you never knew you had!
    I have only been paying tax recently - as a merchant seaman i was exempt. Now I am paying it to Singapore. Ok its only about 10% but it does sting, especially as it is paid in one lump sum every year rather than P.A.Y.E. I get my bonus in March and hopefully it will be enough to pay the tax bill in April....

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    Quote Originally Posted by slimboyfat View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post
    I can't think why they make it difficult for chav scum to stay in Thailand. How bizarre...
    And it doesnt seem to be working either
    It must make CUNTS like you and that FUCKWIT Marmite the Dogs Arse" think you are so fucking above everyone else, when someone has a gripe at the FINANCIAL side of things here!

    Some people only came here to support their wives and kids, they didn't expect to get shafted by the fucking corrupt twats in power, I take NOT one baht from this country, I ASK not one baht from this country, I pay for my kids schools, his medical, my wifes medical bills...what the fuck is wrong with asking JUST TO BE ALLOWED to STAY HERE? I need to show these fuckers 400K every year for WHAT? (How many Thais have to show 400K?..what would they do...fucking deport them?) when they are prepared to pay the wages of 5K a month..you are a complete racist, if you believe the shite you spout!

    You are obviously something that understands very little about human nature!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by slimboyfat View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Missismiggins View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by slimboyfat View Post
    I thought this thread was going to be about paying tax.
    Dont' use foul language...what is "TAX" anyway? Oh I remeber, it's that thing I used to get taken from my pay every month only to eventually have it returned after 6 years that enabled me to buy a lot of things I could have done without! Sort of like a secret savings account that you never knew you had!
    I have only been paying tax recently - as a merchant seaman i was exempt. Now I am paying it to Singapore. Ok its only about 10% but it does sting, especially as it is paid in one lump sum every year rather than P.A.Y.E. I get my bonus in March and hopefully it will be enough to pay the tax bill in April....
    It STINGS! 10%, you hypocryticall shit! You spout about Scum and the likes and you pay fucking 10% tax.. get fucked!

    I think you need to have a little rethink of youre morals, before you spout off and critisize others, in the fucking good old days I was paying 40% TAX!And why would a merchant of semen be exempt tax? is there a good reason...what about an exemption on the grounds semen expenditure?

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    You started drinking early then miggins

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    Quote Originally Posted by slimboyfat View Post
    You started drinking early then miggins
    Cough!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Missismiggins View Post
    I need to show these fuckers 400K every year for WHAT? (How many Thais have to show 400K?..what would they do...fucking deport them?)
    Where would they deport the Thais to?

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