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    Quote Originally Posted by headhunter View Post
    DRUNKS,WITH NO LICENCE.
    Don't you mean "avoiding ghosts on the road"?
    A tray full of GOLD is not worth a moment in time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Headworx View Post
    ^The visa guy is the same guy I've used for many years with 100% success. Fuck anything resembling hoops or hassles, he gets whatever needs to be done with ease but I don't imagine he'd be discussing how in public .

    Just go see him in his office, tell him what you need, and he'll give you your options (and a quote, obviously). His office re-opens on Monday.
    That's what he charges for, use of his corrupt network of officials. One question I was hoping someone (not me) would ask in the hall: When someone without the legal requirements pays you xx,000 to resolve their retirement extension or other visa issues, do you knowingly use any of that money to pay off corrupt Thai immigration officials?

    Before Xmas a mate was quoted 41k for 'accredited' insurance cover which would see him through his next retirement extension, though merely on paper with little regard to his actual cover which is unknowable till he dares to need it; less than 2 weeks later last Friday same policy from same company was 53k.

    We're fish in a barrel.

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    Yer,

    Us White boys will always been seen as the easy target and here to be exploited.

    But I took that on board way back in 1987 and the trick is to avoid contact with any Government official or Police if at all possible.

    So on the issue of paying off dodgy Visa agents I would do it if needed just to bypass Thai Immigration.

    I never need to do that though as I arrange shit so I never need go near Chang Wattana or any Immigration office.

    Fook em, corrupt fookin monkeys employed to pray on and make life hard for the White Monkey.

    That said, sometimes they are awesome and all goes well.

    Just be ready when ya get a nasty coont who has just broke up with his Katoey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by headhunter View Post
    does it cover DRUNKS,WITH NO LICENCE.
    Dunno.

    Compulsory Third-Party Liability Insurance (CTPL)

    Compulsory Third-Party Liability Insurance or Por Ror Bor is basic insurance that all cars are required to get every year under the Road Protection Act. Being the minimum requirement, CTPL covers only medical expenses with limited coverage when you cause the accident. It is up to 80,000 baht for injury and 300,000 baht for death–if it’s not the driver’s fault. When the driver is the cause of the accident, the coverage decreases to 30,000 baht for injury and 35,000 baht for death.
    Por Ror Bor costs around 650 baht a year for a normal car. It won’t break the bank but cannot cover full payouts from major accidents or breakdowns. CTPL is renewed annually through Department of Land Transport, car insurance companies, or a third party representative. It is usually purchased at the same time as paying an annual car tax.
    When injuries happen from accidents, you can claim directly at the hospitals by informing hospital cashiers. Otherwise, it can be later reimbursed at the insurance company with the receipt of the medical expense, a copy of your passport, and a copy of the insurance policy.
    To obtain the maximum coverage, a copy of the report from the policemen is required to prove that you did not cause the accident.
    A sample of CPTL issued by a private insurance company through an insurance broker
    I'm told that the police will become involved and compensation will be ordered against the person causing the accident. But around here it's probably village law and not national law.
    Last edited by Pragmatic; 05-01-2020 at 09:06 AM.

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    ^^^Of course a percentage of that xx,000 goes into the pockets of Immigration, everyone knows that. We chose to live in a corrupt from top-2-toe country and minor payments made to officials in cases like this is condidered as profit sharing, not corruption. That title is reserved for serious payments (construction contracts worth billions favoritism for example), bunging a Rozza or Immigration official some coin is simply greasing wheels.

    Mate, I've got everything needed to get my own Retirement visa extensions but still happily pay to have it done. What I don't want to happen is to go to Immigration and get fucked around (we need another copy of this, you haven't filled that in properly, the photos need to be bigger, come back and join the queue again tomorrow). Yeah nah, been here way too long to not know how this works and my sanity is worth more than an agents fee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by headhunter View Post
    most don't have any cover that includes por ror bor,and them that do,does it cover DRUNKS,WITH NO LICENCE.
    Yeah unlicenced drunks are cover by the por ror bor if the right policeman is in attendance.
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    ^^

    My take on it as well, don't swim against the tide, pay the bung and make shit easy.

    No big deal is it.

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    53k for 'accredited' Thai insurance that might or more likely not provide its stated cover, plus the nagging irritant of knowing you've been brazenly fcuked of 400k for life plus 400k for at least six months each year plus whatever unpredictable new brainstorm they come up with, translates to a ton of dosh for those on an already squeezed budget or savings. It's also a lot of money to stay legal in a country where that makes you an endangered minority.

    15-25k to the bent agent (+ 2 or 4k for the bent visa), with or without the banking and or insurance requirements (note how one was pushed through on the heels of the other) is also a lot to many people for the privilege of staying in what must be one of the worst places on earth to be farang and poor and intuitively despised by the gov for both.

    As a mate put it, worse than a junta is a fraudulently legitimised junta.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabir View Post
    53k for 'accredited' Thai insurance that might or more likely not provide its stated cover, plus the nagging irritant of knowing you've been brazenly fcuked of 400k for life plus 400k for at least six months each year plus whatever unpredictable new brainstorm they come up with, translates to a ton of dosh for those on an already squeezed budget or savings. It's also a lot of money to stay legal in a country where that makes you an endangered minority.

    15-25k to the bent agent (+ 2 or 4k for the bent visa), with or without the banking and or insurance requirements (note how one was pushed through on the heels of the other) is also a lot to many people for the privilege of staying in what must be one of the worst places on earth to be farang and poor and intuitively despised by the gov for both.

    As a mate put it, worse than a junta is a fraudulently legitimised junta.
    Makes the elite visa sound like good value for money !!
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    ^^

    That's about it in a nutshell. One either excepts and adapts everytime Lieland shifts the goal posts or chucks it in and splits out of here.

    I'm adapting and going part time and in doing that by passing anything to do with the filth who run this shit show.

    I could of gone balls deep in the shit house but learned in my first year here in 1987 that it's no place to take seriously.

    Brilliant cuntry to piss around in though.

    I fookin love it.

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    Out of curiosity does anyone know of the Philippines have all these visa requirments?

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    I dont now about you fukos but im here in Lieland because i love being in Lieland.

    The shitters who are leaving this shithouse because of money issues or whatever must be a sad fukin lot.

    Good luck shit stains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by terry57 View Post
    I dont now about you fukos but im here in Lieland because i love being in Lieland.

    The shitters who are leaving this shithouse because of money issues or whatever must be a sad fukin lot.

    Good luck shit stains.
    terry loves being in the shithouse, the world is full of strange people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottish Gary View Post
    Out of curiosity does anyone know of the Philippines have all these visa requirments?
    No they don't - you can legally stay up to 3 years extending a simple tourist visa/exit/repeat (although recently they have started to recommend retirement type visas to those qualified). If married to a Philippine person you get a one year stay on entry with them. If you want a retirement stay it only requires US $10k in account and for many only US1.5k with much less restrictions. There will be the normal immigration costs involved but not expensive. But Philippines is not Thailand and not for all - much less order to daily life but for many this is worth the better communications with those living there and family attitude. Not a good place for type A folks. There is no 90 day reporting (although you may have to extend often) but in fairness there is one additional form required for exit after living there 6 months (routine matter to get but you don't leave without it).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Cheers

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    Hi all, I've been reading this thread as well as watching vlogs from some TH and PI expats. Everyone moans about the traffic, visa extension issues, corruption, language (for TH) or food (for PI). My take on it is: you came to SEA for the cheaoer food, beer, women, sunshine, cost of living, etc. If the country asks requirements from you to legally stay in a place where you're not a citizen, then get the papers and follow the process. You're not a citizen, you're a foreigner. So the government has the right to set these regulations. Deal with it, or else go back to Farangland where it's cold & grey (or where there are bushfires).

    I've lived in Farangland and when I was there, I followed the rules, so I did those visa works too.

    Btw, to Scottish Gary - in theory, you can stay in PI up to 3 years without leaving the country and just doing extensions. But - according to some expats (vloggers, e.g. Amazing Philippines ) - the PI gov't is tightening up on ppl who repeatedly extend their 2-month visa and don't get the SRR visa. It's due to the influx of foreigners recently (Chinese - due to online casinos, and whites - due to the hooplas in TH). Topper's case will be different from yours, since he's married to a Filipina, so it will be easier for him.

    For others considering retirement in PI, read up & do your homework. It's cheaper there, yes, but there's spotty internet in some places, typhoons, earthquakes, sh*t food (accdg to ppl), etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    Hi all, I've been reading this thread as well as watching vlogs from some TH and PI expats. Everyone moans about the traffic, visa extension issues, corruption, language (for TH) or food (for PI). My take on it is: you came to SEA for the cheaoer food, beer, women, sunshine, cost of living, etc. If the country asks requirements from you to legally stay in a place where you're not a citizen, then get the papers and follow the process. You're not a citizen, you're a foreigner. So the government has the right to set these regulations. Deal with it, or else go back to Farangland where it's cold & grey (or where there are bushfires).

    I've lived in Farangland and when I was there, I followed the rules, so I did those visa works too.
    By choice I came for work, Traffic can be a pain sometimes but ive adapted to it as I do my grocery shopping before 7am on weekends, work commute is a blast down the motor way with a bit of congestion either side but typically never takes more than 1.5hrs door to door in either direction,.. can get boring at times but thats what youtube is for.

    Visa's/health insurance an all that malarky is a none event as that sorted by my employer, Thai language I would like to learn more but my current skill level (or lack there off) in no way impedes anything I do do on a daily basis.

    cheaper food is questionable if you desire to eat anything not Thai, booze is defo cheaper but the price of girls is not far off the price at home... winter in Thailand is nice but for year round I prefer home and yes like last time when my employment finished I do fuck off home and will again.

    I find it rather amusing all those that bitch and moan about Thailand and one of the worst offenders is Terry !!
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    Na,


    I'm just yanking ya chain ya silly coont.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    SRR visa
    Thanks.

    This is a link to the basic SSRV site. There a 4 different "flavours".

    https://www.srrv.com.ph/


    For interested individuals here is a link to the Norwegian Philippine Embassy site. Basics below and FAQs on the website.

    Special Resident Retiree's Visa (SRRV)

    https://www.philembassy.no/consular-services/visa/special-resident-retirees-visa-srrv


    The financial requirements and required documentation.

    The "Time Deposit" appears to become available for exchanging to Pesos, for utilisation by the visa holder in "Active Philippine investments" after the visa is issued and a 30 day "seasoning" in a Philippine bank.

    What are the benefits with SSRV?


    1. Permanent non-immigrant status with multiple-entry privileges through the Special Resident Retiree's Visa;
    2. Exemption from customs duties and taxes for the importation of personal effects;
    3. Exemption from Exit Clearance and Re-entry Permits;
    4. Exemption from payment of travel tax provided the retiree has not stayed in the Philippines for more than one year from date of his last entry into the country;
    5. Conversion of the requisite deposit into active investments, including purchase of condominium unit;
    6. Interest on the foreign currency deposit is tax-free and payable to retiree in Philippine Pesos;
    7. Foreign currency time deposit can be converted into Philippine Pesos deposit, but interest is subject to withholding tax;
    8. Pension, annuities remitted to the Philippines are tax-free; and
    9. Guaranteed repatriation of the requisites deposit including invested profits, capital gains and dividends accrued from investments, upon compliance with Bangko Sentral rules and regulations.


    Requirements for SRRV



    1. Completed Philippine Retirement Authority application form;
    2. Valid passport;
    3. DFA Medical Examination Form No. 11 accomplished by a licensed physician from the applicant's place of origin, including AIDS Test, duly authenticated by the Philippine Embassy/Consulate posted there or PRA Medical Certificate (RSSC Form No. 002) accomplished by a licensed physician in the Philippines;
    4. Certification by PRA shortlisted bank of the requisite deposit in the following categories; A. With Pension - 50 years old and above - the required time deposit is US$10,000.00 plus a monthly pension of US$800.00 for a single applicant and US$1,000 for couple.
      B. Without Pension
      • 35 to 49 years old - US$50,000.00 time deposit
      • 50 years old and above - US$20,000.00 time deposit
      • Former Filipino Citizens (at least 35 years old, regardless of the number of dependents - US$1,500.00)
      • Ambassadors of Foreign Countries who served and retired in the Philippines, current and former staff members of international organizations including ADB (at least 50 years old) - US$1,500.00

    5. Police Clearance, duly authenticated by the Philippine Embassy/Consulate, issued abroad or National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Clearance, issued in the Philippines;
    6. Photographs, 2.4 cms and 5 cms. six (6) pieces each;
    7. If the spouse is joining the applicant, Marriage Certificate or Marriage Contract if the applicant's marriage was solemnized in the Philippines or Marriage Certificate duly authenticated by the Philippine Embassy/Consulate nearest the applicant's residence abroad if the marriage was contracted abroad (under PRA rules, should the resident retiree suffer an untimely demise, the surviving spouse who is a holder of SRRV has the option to become the principal retiree using the original principal dollar deposit as his/her qualifying deposit. If he/she chooses not to, the law on succession shall apply);
    8. If dependent/s is/are joining the applicant, Birth Certificate/s of dependent/s born in the Philippines or Birth Certificate/s or Household Register duly authenticated by the Philippine/Consulate nearest the applicant's residence abroad; and
    9. Payment 3,600 NOK
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