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    Day 1 - Make an appointment and come back.

    Day 2 - Including all the shit you forgot to bring on day 1. Get 30 day stamp, from this day, not from the day current visa expires.

    Day 6 - Go offshore for 28 days, passport required.

    Day 10 - Send passport back to the beach with crew change

    Day XX - Immigration comes to the house to check I'm genuinely living at this address under legitimately married with family conditions. I'm not there.

    Day 30 - Wife takes passport to immigration, 11 month stamp inserted. Multiple entry stamp purchased.

    Day 34 - Blag a seat on the chopper with driving license.

    Day 35 - Consider 10 month separation.
    Lang may yer lum reek...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmond View Post
    What do they want you to do each day?
    Can't be arsed listing, tbh.

    It's two copies of lots of stuff, all signed

    The main problem is that the number of applicants is beyond what anyone ever anticipated.

    And the process itself just gets more byzantine every year.

    With the benefit of hindsight, lampang and lampun are better bets as places to reside, just because of this.

    There were over 200 applicants under the tent outside this morning when we arrived - at 8:20.

    Upon leaving three hours later, pizza, caeser salad and beer at The Duke's was mandatory.

    Thank **** that's done for another year.

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    If anyone wants an agent where they don't need to do anything at all shooz me a pm.

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    I just knew that would be next post, fonzie.


    Heeeeeeeyyy!

    XX,XXX baht saved for 6 hours of a pain in the neck is decent wedge for us humble Teflers.

    Even those a cut above ECC.



    Plus, it's actually legal for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    There were over 200 applicants under the tent outside this morning when we arrived - at 8:20.
    Crikey. Here in Nongbualamphu I sometimes have to wait for a person in front of me, sometimes it is just me in the office. The staff are helpful too. I think I mentioned before that on my last visit I was a photo short. The officer said no problem, used her phone to take the picture then pasted it into the blank form on her computer and printed it for me. A box of cakes was later delivered, with actual cakes inside, by way of thanks.
    The officer in charge there told me she thinks the province has about 500 foreigners on annual visas, so that works out about 2 per day on average.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    I just knew that would be next post
    Don't suppose you can do 6 correct PL results for this weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post

    And the process itself just gets more byzantine every year.

    .
    Just did my Visa and work permit earlier this month. It looked like it was 50/50 I was going to get it at one point. Officer asked where my house rental contract was (have not had that as part of the package for more than 10 years!), and then he got a hair up his arse about a small discrepancy between my work permit (that I have had for more than 20 years) and the actual paper work drawn up by my office (the same every year pretty much).

    His parting words were "it will be much more difficult next year"

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    I can't fault the staff either.

    They have a job to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg View Post
    Just did my Visa and work permit earlier this month. It looked like it was 50/50 I was going to get it at one point. Officer asked where my house rental contract was (have not had that as part of the package for more than 10 years!), and then he got a hair up his arse about a small discrepancy between my work permit (that I have had for more than 20 years) and the actual paper work drawn up by my office (the same every year pretty much).

    His parting words were "it will be much more difficult next year"
    This guy must be one of those ghastly chickenheads that sausages is always going on about? It's a medieval snake pit dontcha know

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    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg View Post
    Just did my Visa and work permit earlier this month. It looked like it was 50/50 I was going to get it at one point. Officer asked where my house rental contract was (have not had that as part of the package for more than 10 years!), and then he got a hair up his arse about a small discrepancy between my work permit (that I have had for more than 20 years) and the actual paper work drawn up by my office (the same every year pretty much).

    His parting words were "it will be much more difficult next year"
    It might be better if you went ahead and applied for residency, or even citizenship. You won’t be able to once you have retired. Could save you a world of problems if you decide to stay on in Thailand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg View Post
    His parting words were "it will be much more difficult next year"
    Fookin' 'ell.

    Feel the love, eh.


    More and more are pushing people in the direction of agents.

    Either that or they're really, really bumping up the levels of farang-hate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    It might be better if you went ahead and applied for residency, or even citizenship.
    If nidhogg is married, I wouldn't bother with PR, just apply for citizenship, it's way cheaper, easier and probably faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirk diggler View Post
    Day 1 - Make an appointment and come back.

    Day 2 - Including all the shit you forgot to bring on day 1. Get 30 day stamp, from this day, not from the day current visa expires.

    Day 6 - Go offshore for 28 days, passport required.

    Day 10 - Send passport back to the beach with crew change

    Day XX - Immigration comes to the house to check I'm genuinely living at this address under legitimately married with family conditions. I'm not there.

    Day 30 - Wife takes passport to immigration, 11 month stamp inserted. Multiple entry stamp purchased.

    Day 34 - Blag a seat on the chopper with driving license.

    Day 35 - Consider 10 month separation.
    I had to get a new passport in Canada recently. I was pretty sure i had everything. But nope. The bitch caught something and sent me home. I was so pissed that i just floored the gas on my truck as i left. Usually the traction control kicks in after a few seconds and the burnout stops. But this time for some reason it didnt. I guess when it's bouncing off the rev limiter , the traction control doesen't kick in. I kept my foot in it and ended up doing a nice 10-15 foot scorcher. It sounded great. It instantly upped my mood.

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    ^ Man, that would have been so cool if you were playing Danger Zone by Kenny Loggins at the same time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    I had to get a new passport in Canada recently. I was pretty sure i had everything. But nope. The bitch caught something and sent me home. I was so pissed that i just floored the gas on my truck as i left. Usually the traction control kicks in after a few seconds and the burnout stops. But this time for some reason it didnt. I guess when it's bouncing off the rev limiter , the traction control doesen't kick in. I kept my foot in it and ended up doing a nice 10-15 foot scorcher. It sounded great. It instantly upped my mood.

    my hero…

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    I had to get a new passport in Canada recently. I was pretty sure i had everything. But nope. The bitch caught something and sent me home. I was so pissed that i just floored the gas on my truck as i left. Usually the traction control kicks in after a few seconds and the burnout stops. But this time for some reason it didnt. I guess when it's bouncing off the rev limiter , the traction control doesen't kick in. I kept my foot in it and ended up doing a nice 10-15 foot scorcher. It sounded great. It instantly upped my mood.
    You should have posted this in your cringe thread.

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    Collected my car from the car wash and the woman pointed out the streak of cement that didn’t come off.

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    ^^Although none of his posts would be out of place there.


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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    You should have posted this in your cringe thread.
    Music to a mans ears Not cringe at all


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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    Music to a cringe manschild’s ears Not cringe at all


    FTFY.

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    ^^ small penis skiddy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barty View Post
    If nidhogg is married, I wouldn't bother with PR, just apply for citizenship, it's way cheaper, easier and probably faster.

    I have looked at both (residence and citizenship) and both have a language requirement. I meet all the requirements for residence, except that there is some language requirement that I am not sure I would pass. Sad to say, after 20 plus years here I am not at a level much above "yes" and "no".....

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    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg View Post
    I have looked at both (residence and citizenship) and both have a language requirement. I meet all the requirements for residence, except that there is some language requirement that I am not sure I would pass. Sad to say, after 20 plus years here I am not at a level much above "yes" and "no".....
    It's a points system and you only need 50/100 for citizenship. I was surprised how quickly I got to 43 with no yellow book and sub par Thai skills.

    I really should get around to that yellow book...

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    Quote Originally Posted by armstrong View Post
    It's a points system and you only need 50/100 for citizenship. I was surprised how quickly I got to 43 with no yellow book and sub par Thai skills.

    I really should get around to that yellow book...
    Where can you check your points score?

    I keep saying I'll get round to the yellow book too.

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