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by moater
Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Immigration requirement for lease agreements
Replies: 10
Views: 545

Re: Immigration requirement for lease agreements

The last time I needed a residence certificate I was in a similar situation. The solution was simple: I checked into a cheap hotel for a night (didn't even sleep there), and asked the manager to sign a statement saying that I am currently staying at the hotel. Immigration was happy with this and gav...
by moater
Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:06 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: 30 day tourists visa
Replies: 3
Views: 534

Re: 30 day tourists visa

30 day visa exempt entry is unlimited if you fly in. Limited to 2 entries per calendar year by land. As always, if you push it (e.g. 6 stamps a year), you may be questioned further, be asked to show 20k baht, or even get flat out denied. It depends on the number of stamps, the officer's mood, the wa...
by moater
Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:37 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Longer-term Thai visa for a Cambodian national
Replies: 15
Views: 1990

Re: longer-term Thai visa for a Cambodian national

As for getting a fresh passport, I'd be worried that they could still retrieve the previous entries from the computer system based on name and date of birth..... 555 you are giving them way too much credit. I know people who used education visas for the allowed 4 years, then got a new passport and ...
by moater
Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Longer-term Thai visa for a Cambodian national
Replies: 15
Views: 1990

Re: longer-term Thai visa for a Cambodian national

They can get married and then she'll be a dependent on his visa. Otherwise the usual - education visa or just have her get a new fresh passport and keep doing the tourist thing.
by moater
Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Labour Ministry: migrant visa and work permit violators threaten Thai lives
Replies: 26
Views: 4315

Re: Labour Ministry: visa and work permit violators threaten Thai lives

As for westerners, the only options now are retire with money, be a teacher, work for a multinational, open your own business or be a brief tourist....otherwise frack off. Student visas still work fine and enforcement is currently weak (though they do have bursts of stricter supervision every now a...
by moater
Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Certificate of residence
Replies: 19
Views: 3227

Re: Certificate of residence

I got my residence cert in Hua Hin, and when asked to choose a DLT office, I chose Cha Am. However, I ended up using the DLT in Khon Kaen of all places, and no one there cared that it said Cha Am.

All I needed for my residence cert was a rental contract, passport, and 2 photos.
by moater
Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Thai bank account on a tourist visa... possible?
Replies: 33
Views: 7391

Re: Thai bank account on a tourist visa... possible?

Definitely depends on the branch and the person you happen to get. I was able to open with Krungsri on a tourist visa only in the 3rd branch I tried. The secret is keep trying different branches until someone says yes.
by moater
Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: Buying Fresh Fish
Replies: 12
Views: 4694

Re: Buying Fresh Fish

In my experience that location is generally more expensive and has way less traffic than the big 3:

Chat Chai (Soi 70-72) in the morning.
Hua Na (Soi 112-114) in the evening.
Dinosaur (up Soi 56 cross canal road) in the evening.
by moater
Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: On The Road
Topic: Maldives 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 3469

Re: Maldives 2017

These flight+hotel+car (when relevant) packages exist online as well. They do make sense sometimes, yeah.
by moater
Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: On The Road
Topic: Maldives 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 3469

Re: Maldives 2017

Travel agents are a thing of the past. The internet is your travel agent. It's especially easy to research flights and hotels. It also eliminates the travel agent conflict - they have an obvious interest to book you in the flight and hotel that pays them a higher commission. The last time I visited ...
by moater
Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:08 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Immigration letter for buying a car or motorbike
Replies: 33
Views: 6445

Re: Immigration letter for buying a car or motorbike

A driver's license is not a requirement when buying a car, btw...
by moater
Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Easier way to do a visa run from Hua Hin ?
Replies: 2
Views: 3075

Re: Easier way to do a visa run from Hua Hin ?

Searching the forum would've taken 20 seconds and reveal that the best way to go if you have a valid visa is Phu Nam Ron (Kanchanaburi), and if you don't then Ranong.
by moater
Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Flashing headlights
Replies: 29
Views: 6124

Re: Flashing headlights

In many countries the meaning of flashing headlights from oncoming traffic is "beware, cops/speed trap ahead". I often wish Thai people would adopt this behavior.
by moater
Mon Feb 20, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: Eim Yim Restaurant
Replies: 6
Views: 6064

Re: Eim Yim Restaurant

We gave Eim Yim a try the other day and I must say we were thoroughly disappointed. I'm completely baffled by the praises this place has received here. We ordered 3 basic Thai dishes: 1. Phad siew (40b) - passable. 2. Tom yam kung (90b) - one of the worst I've *ever* had. The soup itself tasted terr...
by moater
Sat Feb 18, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Currency Transfer Limits
Replies: 12
Views: 2445

Re: Currency Transfer Limits

It's probably a default limit set for "your safety". You should be able to call the bank and raise it.