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by moater
Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: I think I need a border run?
Replies: 20
Views: 1327

Re: I think I need a border run?

If (as suggested by hhinner) you apply for a second 30-day extension, have it refused and are given 7 days to leave the country you don't get a 'black mark' against your name as it will have been done within the rules, as far as I understand it. You do get a big "extension refused" stamp that says ...
by moater
Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: I think I need a border run?
Replies: 20
Views: 1327

Re: I think I need a border run?

Silly to do a border run for 3 measly days. Just pay 1500 at the airport for the 3 days fine, or 1900 at immigration for an extra week. They're both cheaper than a border run and have no consequences.
by moater
Sun Dec 24, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Home, Lifestyle & Family
Topic: Groceries home delivery
Replies: 16
Views: 2248

Re: RE: Re: Groceries home delivery

I did find an alternative though. I got one of these huge checkered bags . What is it you got? The picture link is dead. Wow, that was over 3 years ago... Time does fly at triple speed around these parts. I just take the car now if I have too much to carry, grown lazy :). Back then in 2014 it was o...
by moater
Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Opening a bank account which bank?
Replies: 52
Views: 9368

Re: Opening a bank account which bank?

METV these days gives unlimited entries within the validity time of the visa (6 months since date of issue). That means it can be used to stay in Thailand for 9 months (with border runs every 2 or 3 months and last entry on the date the visa expires+extension).
by moater
Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:44 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Opening a bank account which bank?
Replies: 52
Views: 9368

Re: Opening a bank account which bank?

This is Thailand, each region and each branch makes up its own rules. Keep trying different branches and you will eventually succeed. Showing a 1-year rental contract (whether legit or not...) will work in many cases. Sometimes a residence certificate will do the job. I have a Krungsri account (whic...
by moater
Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: The journey to a Yellow Book in Hua Hin
Replies: 65
Views: 15526

Re: The journey to a Yellow Book in Hua Hin

Okay, I think I figured it out. The Tessaban in HH is "special". It contains both an Amphur office (1st floor) and a Tessaban office (2nd floor). This was done apparently because the main Amphur is too far from town. So all this business is still happening at the Amphur, it just happens to reside at...
by moater
Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: The journey to a Yellow Book in Hua Hin
Replies: 65
Views: 15526

Re: The journey to a Yellow Book in Hua Hin

Information in other places suggests that the yellow book and hot-pink ID card should be applied for at the Amphur, but here you've been saying that you got it at the Tessaban. Left me a little confused. Which is it?
by moater
Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Biggest Benefit to Being Expat
Replies: 107
Views: 7421

Re: Biggest Benefit to Being Expat

In Thailand you become a tax-resident when you stay 180 days in a calendar year, regardless of your visa. Yes, tourists too. Obviously this isn't being enforced or effectively practiced, but it is the law. I think that you will find that the law basically states: "income derived in Thailand". Incom...
by moater
Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Biggest Benefit to Being Expat
Replies: 107
Views: 7421

Re: Biggest Benefit to Being Expat

Living here on a long stay non-immigrate visa does not make you a "resident" for tax purposes. In Thailand you become a tax-resident when you stay 180 days in a calendar year, regardless of your visa. Yes, tourists too. Obviously this isn't being enforced or effectively practiced, but it is the law.
by moater
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Thai travelling to Thailand on UK passport
Replies: 13
Views: 694

Re: Thai travelling to Thailand on UK passport

To avoid delays you may want to show the UK passport to the airline and the expired Thai passport to immigration. Airline staff can be daft.
by moater
Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:20 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Hua Hin Immigration Move to top of Soi 88
Replies: 40
Views: 3964

Re: Hua Hin Immigration Move to top of Soi 88

Sorry to digress from this very important debate, but does anyone know for sure whether immigration will be open this Monday? It's Constitution day or something.
by moater
Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Flights, Airlines & Airports
Topic: Arrival to carousel time at BKK airport?
Replies: 44
Views: 2551

Re: Arrival to carousel time at BKK?

Flew in on Nov 26. Landed 10:50, cleared a pretty busy immigration by 11:15, was in the bus stand with my checked baggage 11:20. I was shocked how efficient everything was. Might have been a freak alignment of stars. They did have a seat for me and a few more empty seats. Had to pay 50 baht to chang...
by moater
Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:26 am
Forum: On The Road
Topic: Relocating out of Thailand for an extended period
Replies: 22
Views: 1239

Re: Relocating for an extended period.

Have been to both Phillys and Cambodia several times. Visa easier in both 6+ months visa is no longer easy in Cambodia, they've been changing the rules constantly in the last few months and confusing the hell out of everyone. It is still possible to get 3 months over and over again, no questions as...
by moater
Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Immigration requirement for lease agreements
Replies: 10
Views: 735

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: 586

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...