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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    the news report states "wife" and "foreign husband", not boyfriend and girlfriend
    Have you ever actually been to Thailand?

    You are as ever inserting 'facts' to suit the narrative you want.
    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    so until those statements are contradicted i will assume they were legally married and he is in possession of a non imm visa.
    Yes, that's what I said.

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    I know people that legally married while on a tourist visa at Bang Rak in Bkk.

    Possibly even on a Visa Exempt stamp, but it would have been one of the two.
    well if that is policy then thats my non imm theory out of the window, but does prove just how ineffectual thai immigration policy is in preventing crims from entering the kingdom in spite of all their bleatings to the contrary.

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    I was legally married in Bangkok a lifetime ago while on a visa exempt entry. In fact one consideration of getting married was to make life a lot easier travelling back and forth with a Non O.

    And yeah I know... you live and learn...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    I was legally married in Bangkok a lifetime ago while on a visa exempt entry. In fact one consideration of getting married was to make life a lot easier travelling back and forth with a Non O.

    And yeah I know... you live and learn...
    Yet, most haven't.
    The unnecessary expense and complexities of the Non O varieties doesn't overshadow a much more sound and alternative manner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuangLao View Post
    Yet, most haven't.
    The unnecessary expense and complexities of the Non O varieties doesn't overshadow a much more sound and alternative manner.
    Yeah, why don't people understand that?!


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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    well if that is policy then thats my non imm theory out of the window
    Apology accepted.

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    To the untutored observer, it really didn't look like he had no clue wtf he was on about...

    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    he will have entered thailand on a non-imm visa, he could not have got married on a tourist visa, and in order to obtain that visa he would have had to, as part of his application, supply the thai immigration authorities via the thai embassy in the usa with proof of having no criminal record. it would seem that his paperwork was not checked thoroughly by the thai penpushers and rubber stamp merchants that deal with visa applications in the embassy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    I was legally married in Bangkok a lifetime ago while on a visa exempt entry.
    ditto

    Only requirement I recall is having an "affirmation of freedom to marry" signed by your embassy and translated into Thai.

    There are additional hoops, depending on your country of residence, to prove the marriage is legitimate in your own country.


    I would have expected US to have stopped him leaving rather than Thailand forbidding entry.

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    The requirement for a non-immigrant visa is necessary to submit an extension for leave to remain, either as a spouse or as a retiree but one can convert a visit visa on application to Laksi to a non-immig visa permitting an extension application. This can only be issued by HQ at Laksi but a local immigration office can accept it for processing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    And yeah I know... you live and learn
    As if

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    So did he shoot her or not? TD are only really interested in seppo murders when they shoot people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    In fact one consideration of getting married was to make life a lot easier travelling back and forth with a Non O.
    At least you had a good reason, most people do it because of temporarily increased dopamine and serotonin levels which after a while returns to normal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    So did he shoot her or not? TD are only really interested in seppo murders when they shoot people.
    It doesn't say how she was killed.

    Just that the guy has history with attempted murder and guns

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    ^ The reenactment of the murder was on the news a couple of days ago. He stabbed her with a knife. Apparently it was the same woman he tried to kill in Colorado and she fled back to Thailand and didn't testify.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy View Post
    Apparently it was the same woman he tried to kill in Colorado and she fled back to Thailand and didn't testify.
    She has been braindead for a while then

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    Police In Thailand Charge Jason Balzer Of Colorado With Murdering Pregnant Wife


    BANGKOK (AP) — Police in Thailand said Friday they have charged a U.S. citizen from Colorado with murdering his pregnant Thai wife. Jason Matthew Balzer, 32, was interrogated Friday in the northern city of Nan where he had lived with Pitchaporn Kidchob, said police Lt. Col. Somkiat Ruam-ngern. The murder charge carries a maximum penalty of death.

    Balzer was arrested Thursday in the northern city of Chiang Mai and confessed to killing his 32-year-old wife, said Maj. Gen. Weerachon Boontawee, chief of Provincial Police Region 5’s Detective Department. It was unclear if Balzer had a lawyer representing him. Balzer’s last known residence in the U.S. was in Longmont.

    According to Weerachon, Balzer said Pitchaporn had “given him hope,” so he married her and bought her a house in Nan, her home province. Balzer said he became enraged when she tried to chase him out, so he stabbed her with a knife, the police officer said.

    He said Balzer put her body in a rubbish bin that he sealed and buried in the woods about 3 miles from their home. Balzer then drove on a motorbike to Chiang Mai, where he was arrested, Weerachon said.

    Police had been alerted to a possible crime when Pitchaporn’s mother, who was unable to reach her daughter by phone, went to the couple’s house and found bloodstains.

    Balzer, a programmer, met Pitchaporn in Thailand in 2017 and they were married in the U.S., after which Balzer quit his job, sold all his property and moved to Nan, the newspaper Thai Rath reported, citing Provincial Police Region 5 commander Prachuab Wongsuk.

    Balzer said he did not know his wife was three months’ pregnant, Prachuab said.

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    American man 'admits' killing Thai wife
    PUBLISHED : 9 MAY 2021 AT 04:00

    NAN: An American man is being detained at Muang Nan police station after he admitted killing his three-months pregnant wife, police say.

    Jason Matthew Balzer, 32, confessed to the slaying of his 32-year-old wife, Pitchaporn or "Som O" Kidchob, said Pol Maj Gen Mongkol Sampawaphol, chief of Nan provincial police.

    He has been charged with killing his wife and concealing her body, Pol Maj Gen Mongkol said. The suspect on Friday was taken for a crime re-enactment at their rented house at tambon Chaiyasathan in Muang district. Mr Balzer is a computer programmer.

    According to Pol Maj Gen Mongkol, Mr Balzer stabbed her in the chest with a knife. He put her body into a plastic bag and dropped it by the roadside on Ban Srikerd-Samun Road about 10km away.

    Mr Balzer, he said, told him that he often argued with his wife. He was distressed that she wanted to leave him and decided to kill her in her sleep. Som O's mother and sister, meanwhile, said they did not believe Mr Balzer, saying they have seen him carrying a knife regularly.

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    Fuct up weirdo. Has to be brain dead. He didn't even try and get away with it.

    Some ppl are fuct up. They can't think 5 minutes ahead. Did he really just count on spending the rest of his life in jail ? Probably not. He just couldn't think that far ahead
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmond View Post
    Was he not referring to the earlier case against him?
    Yes, indeed he was Edmond.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    met Pitchaporn in Thailand in 2017
    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    Balzer quit his job, sold all his property and moved to Nan



    Will be going up river, so to speak, to Mae Taeng.

    Got a mate doing quite a long stretch up there, will see if there's any goss.

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    As a result of this event the police are visiting the homes of farangs in Nan province, well those with a spouse visa at least. We had four Tourist Police arrive unannounced last Friday afternoon. All they wanted was to see my passport, the wife's ID card and latest KR22. Not a single question for either of us. It was a happy enough visit, invited them in to sit down, offered them cold drinks and got the docs. As is the case with these types of visits only one of them was doing any actual work and just recorded some details from the documents. It was that lady that explained the reason for the visit to my wife. They asked to take a photo of us in the house and in front of it. All in lost about 20 minutes of our day.

    The wife feels so much safer now.

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    ^ Did not confiscate the knives in the house then.....

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    ^That would be for my protection. They were only looking after her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoganInParasite View Post
    As a result of this event ...
    What you describe is standard practice connected to the issue of a visa based on marriage, isn't it?

    Why are you linking it to this story?

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    cyrille, did you miss the bit about it being the Tourist Police and them telling the wife their visit was directly related to the killing? BTW, they never explained why they were doing it and not the Immigration Police.
    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    What you describe is standard practice connected to the issue of a visa based on marriage, isn't it?

    Why are you linking it to this story?

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