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    JP, I had a 12 month O visa extension, but when I...

    JP, I had a 12 month O visa extension, but when I had to leave in a hurry to settle my sister's estate after her passing, I forgot about the re-enrty visa. That is why I have to go through this...
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    I am currently in Mukdahan and will be crossing...

    I am currently in Mukdahan and will be crossing the bridge tomorrow morning. I will be applying for a one year Non-immigrant O multiple entry visa using marriage as a reason. Once finished, I will...
  3. Fell, or was pushed/nudged?

    Fell, or was pushed/nudged?
  4. :chitown: Uh huh, sure.

    :chitown: Uh huh, sure.
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    Chiang Mai is the new Los Angeles of the 1970s.

    Chiang Mai is the new Los Angeles of the 1970s.
  6. Every day occurance here. What's the big deal?...

    Every day occurance here. What's the big deal? :chitown:
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    My recommendation is to find a girlfriend closer...

    My recommendation is to find a girlfriend closer to home. Once you start down the road of following the ladies around the country, it normally ends in financial disaster. Samui has many good looking...
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    Just another way to get a piece of the pie....

    Just another way to get a piece of the pie. :tieme:
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    And how much are those going for now in Thailand?...

    And how much are those going for now in Thailand? :chitown:
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    I did the same as you BB, worked in California...

    I did the same as you BB, worked in California and finally retired full time in 2011. The house was being built back then and I made several trips to Thailand to give direction to my building team....
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    Too bad there isn't a button that corrects...

    Too bad there isn't a button that corrects mispelled words and grammar. :yerman: I am guilty of both, at times.
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    I started this thread about four years ago and as...

    I started this thread about four years ago and as time has marched on, it is now claimed that IS has only about 0.5% of its inital caliphate turf left. Does anyone really believe the book will be...
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    BB, a very nice house indeed. I wish builders...

    BB, a very nice house indeed. I wish builders like that were around when I was looking for one. The only negative I see is the color of your fence slats. Are they really that red, or is it just the...
  14. I hate the words "maybe" and "possibly" since...

    I hate the words "maybe" and "possibly" since what follows is only opinion. I never listen to or react to opinion since it is not fact. If you like to listen to opinion and perspective, be my guest...
  15. Bottom line is that everyone has their tolerance...

    Bottom line is that everyone has their tolerance level regarding the requirements to stay in this country. Once that tolerance level is surpassed, it is time to find another resting spot in the...
  16. ^ Actually, Bluport is a much bigger and...

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    Actually, Bluport is a much bigger and better planned shopping mall than Market Village. If you were to go, I think you would agree. Very geared to the westerner and many good places to eat. Hua...
  17. Yes, that is a very good option Todd and I may...

    Yes, that is a very good option Todd and I may use that in the future if it is still available. My trips back home are more to visit my two grown boys and many good friends, but while I am there, I...
  18. I opened a Bank of Bankok two weeks ago at the...

    I opened a Bank of Bankok two weeks ago at the Bluport branch ( for Dillinger, that is a large shopping mall in Hua Hin where they have a bank zone on the bottom floor) with only my passport and a...
  19. ^ Actually, you don't. I opened an account at...

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    Actually, you don't. I opened an account at the Bank of Bangkok in Hua Hin with just my passport and a picture of my wife's house book and my wife was not with me. Different banks or branches,...
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    MD, good luck with the build. I did similar to...

    MD, good luck with the build. I did similar to you and became my own project manager with a lot less building experience than you, so you have a good headstart. Also, the building materials are now...
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    See below.

    See below.
  22. As with everything in Thailand, the rules are...

    As with everything in Thailand, the rules are different wherever you go. Banks are no different. I tried several times to open a Bank of Bangkok account in Udon Thani and told "can not." Last month,...
  23. Social media is a big threat to many countries in...

    Social media is a big threat to many countries in the world, not just Thailand. Several middle eastern countries are afraid of any truth being told that would damage their political reputation. Sound...
  24. Panama is first on my list to live if Thailand...

    Panama is first on my list to live if Thailand continues to play immigration games.
  25. I will just go back to my home country and obtain...

    I will just go back to my home country and obtain a one year, multiple entry Non-Immigrant O visa based on marriage to a Thai like I have done for the last 13 years. Much easier and not nearly as...
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    I have recently read that Georgia is one of the...

    I have recently read that Georgia is one of the least expensive places to travel to and live. Punter, are you able to confirm any prices of hotels, food, living expenses or any other items you found...
  27. So does the memo mean someone seeking an...

    So does the memo mean someone seeking an extension gets a free ride until 2020? AFTER being informed that person must then comply 100% for further extensions to be granted?
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    So you don't care for "authentic" food Humbert?...

    So you don't care for "authentic" food Humbert? What do you normally eat, shit on a shingle?
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    Tell me the name of a Mexican restaurant that...

    Tell me the name of a Mexican restaurant that cooks "authentic" Mexican food and I will try it, otherwise shut up Iom.
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    Since there is no "authentic" Mexican food in all...

    Since there is no "authentic" Mexican food in all of Thailand, Taco Bell will be a decent substitute. Their green burrito with about three fire Taco Bell hot sauce almost passes for semi-Mexican...
  31. One thing we Americans forget is that if Social...

    One thing we Americans forget is that if Social Security is your only means of income, there are no taxes due. That's right, your Social Security payments are tax free. Another little known fact is...
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    :rofl::rofl::rofl:
  33. Life is cheap in this part of the world.

    Life is cheap in this part of the world.
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    Never ask a Thai for information on anything...

    Never ask a Thai for information on anything since they will never say, "I don't know," and give you an incorrect response. If you see whatever you want while walking around, buy it then since...
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    Nam, what is the restaurant name? I have all but...

    Nam, what is the restaurant name? I have all but given up trying to find a decent steak, and I am here in Hua Hin until February.
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    Camel Toe took off to Mexico and I chatted a bit...

    Camel Toe took off to Mexico and I chatted a bit with him on TD about it. As usual, he was his typical dickhead self. :-)
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    Retire to Thailand? I asked the same question 14...

    Retire to Thailand? I asked the same question 14 years ago and I am still here. My original retirement plan was Mexico since I had spent a lot of time there from the age of 18. A few years before...
  38. Something to look into and I would need to look...

    Something to look into and I would need to look into the fees and requirements to open a Malay bank account.
  39. Any thoughts on this translation? ...

    Any thoughts on this translation?
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  40. Ok, here's a question. I have transferred funds...

    Ok, here's a question. I have transferred funds from my US bank to my wife's Bank of Bangkok account for the past 13 years. What are the chances of the Thai government accepting these funds as a...
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    One very important SS note for the OP and anyone...

    One very important SS note for the OP and anyone else who is receiving retirement benefits and has a child under the age of 18, that the dependant is entitled to 50% of your maximum but you will have...
  42. Would Mecicare insurance cover this requirement?

    Would Mecicare insurance cover this requirement?
  43. So as of today, "NO NEW NEWS." :-)

    So as of today, "NO NEW NEWS." :-)
  44. Immediately going to bed for the day always works...

    Immediately going to bed for the day always works for me. I wake up with a new mindset, or reset.

    How's it going JP?
  45. I went into the Udon Thani immigration office...

    I went into the Udon Thani immigration office today and filed for a retirement extension. I showed an income affidavit which was accepted and I was in and out in 20 minutes with my one year extension...
  46. Sticky: I went in today and obtained my one year...

    I went in today and obtained my one year extension for my retirement visa using an income affidavit to show over 65,000 THB per month income. No problems, but the immigration officer said they will...
  47. Sticky: So precipitated by the Thai government and not...

    So precipitated by the Thai government and not the embassies as Ion stated. Seems he is the one needing reading comprehension classes. As I previously said, Thailand sets the rules for their visas...
  48. Sticky: Yes, I already saw that. It still doesn't explain...

    Yes, I already saw that. It still doesn't explain what precipitated the decision. Funny that the US Embassies following suit with the exact same wording as if it came from the Thai government who...
  49. Sticky: ^ Not as I understand it, just the opposite....

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    Not as I understand it, just the opposite. Todd, or anyone who can read Thai, please verify this?
  50. Sticky: ^ Even if the Thai government no longer accepts...

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    Even if the Thai government no longer accepts them after January 1st, 2019? They make the rules for their country, not the US or UK.
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