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    ^^
    was it the mention of "backdoor" that piqued your interest, you annoying and stupid prick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuangLao View Post
    And still, after using the backdoors - nothing is guaranteed.
    Thai immigration is so advanced that it has reached the quantum level, and like Schrödinger's cat,
    You are either approved or denied until a bribe is observed, before then it can go either way

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topper View Post
    Once I get my visa here, I'll never have to renew it. The PI rocks, visa wise. I'll also be able to work legally, should I desire without a work permit.
    Sounds great. Might pack up the whole damn family and move.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    Btw, if you & your wife buy land, make sure it's a clran title (no encumbrance). Land titling takes time - minimum of 6 months, I think (based on experience).
    Thanks Katie! While we've not even began to look outside of houses posted on FB, we've got several relatives who are real estate agents. We're looking for a small house with a well that's fairly cheap. We'll add a genset to the house and be good to go.

    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Sounds great. Might pack up the whole damn family and move.
    LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by malmomike77 View Post
    you seem to have been building forever, how is the Thai Sagrada Família coming along?
    Doing two builds at the same time mate..............Takes time.

    The property, which we plan to turn into a bar/ restaurant, once had a river running along one side of it.

    The council have now redirected the river flow and they filled in the land along the wall enough so I can now drive a motor bike, or a small car to the rear of the property.

    And now, and as I have easy access to this area, I am breaking down walls, fitting sliding gates and rebricking the wall.

    A lot more fun when compared to sitting in the immigration office for hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy View Post
    The council have now redirected the river flow and they filled in the land along the wall enough so I can now drive a motor bike, or a small car to the rear of the property.
    Nice one, stroke of luck or did you have a say in matters.

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    Nice one Topper!

    The way it should be everywhere.

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    Look ur non o is valid for 3 months
    AFTER 2 months you visit immigration at which time ur money will have seasoned 2 months an you will get ur "under consideration" stamp and you will get ur 1 year extension>
    ur making a mtn out of a molehill

    IF u want use an agent as i did
    Over 50 nn o
    I came in Nov 26th on a visa exempt, sent my passport off to the agent Dec 10th, on Dec 24th my non o was issued, on dec 26 my 1 year extension was issued, passport returned to me jan 4th
    I'm good till march 28th 2024!!
    did not need a dime in the bank or visit immigration.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe 90 View Post
    Nice one, stroke of luck or did you have a say in matters.
    I have experienced good and bad luck here in LOS but the work that the council have done, at their expense, has given us so much more land area.

    Both my wife and I am very happy.

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    This thread makes me grateful that I applied for and received one of the first LTR-Retiree (Long Term Resident visa - not to be confused with a Permanent Resident status).

    Simply by documenting my retirement income from U.S. Social Security and a local government pension totaling more than USD 80K per year and providing a brokerage statement showing more than USD 100K in an IRA I received a 5-year permission to stay with a multiple re-entry permit, The address report for staying in the Kingdom is now yearly rather than 90-days. - at five-years I can renew for a further five-years by providing the same documentation, getting me to 84-years old.

    No requirement to have a single satang in a Thai Bank or show what I live on here. As an added bonus I got to 'liberate' the ThB 800K from Bangkok Bank which I always considered owning a car I couldn't use and took it to our local dealer and bought my wife her next/last car.

    I don't miss the trip up to the provincial capital to sit awaiting my submittal to be reviewed and accepted nor do I miss the glitchy software they have for 90-day reports - I never had 'big' headaches - just the low-grade tension headache as the day approached.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mudcat View Post
    This thread makes me grateful that I applied for and received one of the first LTR-Retiree (Long Term Resident visa - not to be confused with a Permanent Resident status).

    Simply by documenting my retirement income from U.S. Social Security and a local government pension totaling more than USD 80K per year and providing a brokerage statement showing more than USD 100K in an IRA I received a 5-year permission to stay with a multiple re-entry permit, The address report for staying in the Kingdom is now yearly rather than 90-days. - at five-years I can renew for a further five-years by providing the same documentation, getting me to 84-years old.

    No requirement to have a single satang in a Thai Bank or show what I live on here. As an added bonus I got to 'liberate' the ThB 800K from Bangkok Bank which I always considered owning a car I couldn't use and took it to our local dealer and bought my wife her next/last car.

    I don't miss the trip up to the provincial capital to sit awaiting my submittal to be reviewed and accepted nor do I miss the glitchy software they have for 90-day reports - I never had 'big' headaches - just the low-grade tension headache as the day approached.
    must be nice having that much $$$

    If i hadn't taken my 30's and 40's off, maybe i'd be in the same situation but

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    I was fortunate to bracket my two periods of low-income (daycare teacher in my twenties and graduate school in my forties) with two well paid ~15-year careers in my thirties and fifties.

    My Immigration misadventure today.-ssa-earnings-jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by mudcat View Post
    This thread makes me grateful
    Well done.

    You, or your agent, found a visa that met your desires, you provided the required documentation to the TIO and were issued the visa.

    As many do, every day, around the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mudcat View Post
    This thread makes me grateful that I applied for and received one of the first LTR-Retiree (Long Term Resident visa - not to be confused with a Permanent Resident status).

    Simply by documenting my retirement income from U.S. Social Security and a local government pension totaling more than USD 80K per year and providing a brokerage statement showing more than USD 100K in an IRA I received a 5-year permission to stay with a multiple re-entry permit, The address report for staying in the Kingdom is now yearly rather than 90-days. - at five-years I can renew for a further five-years by providing the same documentation, getting me to 84-years old.

    No requirement to have a single satang in a Thai Bank or show what I live on here. As an added bonus I got to 'liberate' the ThB 800K from Bangkok Bank which I always considered owning a car I couldn't use and took it to our local dealer and bought my wife her next/last car.

    I don't miss the trip up to the provincial capital to sit awaiting my submittal to be reviewed and accepted nor do I miss the glitchy software they have for 90-day reports - I never had 'big' headaches - just the low-grade tension headache as the day approached.
    That's interesting!
    I did not know that this option existed in Thailand. I more than meet the qualifications you posted. I would love to learn more about this.

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    Last edited by OhOh; 28-01-2023 at 07:33 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    ^

    One link:

    Thailand Long-Term Resident (LTR) Visa

    Thailand Long-Term Resident (LTR) Visa | ThaiEmbassy.com
    Thank you Oh Oh. and also a big thanks to mudcat for the PM , info and offer to help.
    Have been reading it, and I am not sure I would even qualify. But even if I did, it sounds like more trouble than just doing yearly extensions.
    By the way, not a chance I would be investing in 5 year Thai goverment bonds at 1.9% .I get 4.7% on my 1 year US treasuries.
    As far as property investment. Where are they with foreigners owning land in Thailand ? or does the $250,000 real-estate investment must be in a condominium.
    Anyway, since I am married, and already own all the property I want to own in Thailand (actually my wife does LOL)
    as much as I like to complain about the 1 year extensions, it looks like I will to be slumming it at the IO LOL
    The sooner you fall behind, the more time you have to catch up.

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    I just want to clarify that I was speaking of the 'wealthy retiree' LTR which is dead simple - no investment needed, actually disinvestment if one had a 400/800K account hostage for a marriage or retiree extension. For those who were lucky enough to qualify for that category it was an easy decision to throw off the shackles of annual extensions and 90-day reports (much less annual photos of you and your spouse sitting on their bed - who though up that requirement).

    Some of the inanity of life here as an alien will remain (land holding, working as a hairdresser, etc.) but it is a much more relaxed life than jumping through whatever hoops are placed in front of one such as happened with O-A holders suddenly needing to purchase Thai health insurance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mudcat View Post
    wealthy retiree' LTR
    My apologies.

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