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by moater
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Most practical and least expensive way to transfer large funds to Thailand?
Replies: 29
Views: 2114

Re: Most practical and least expensive way to transfer large funds to Thailand?

I transfer from my Schwab USA brokerage and checking acct directly into my Bkk Bank acct right here in HH. $25 flat fee no matter the amount. You can set up ACH to Bangkok bank NY branch and then your Schwab fee will be a big fat $0. You'll only need to pay the usual incoming wire fee in Bangkok ba...
by moater
Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Tax residency in Thailand
Replies: 11
Views: 714

Re: Tax residency in Thailand

There's also a hard to enforce stipulation on dividends. They must not be remitted to Thailand in the calendar year they were received. Otherwise they are subject to taxation. I've never heard of this enforced, but I know some extra careful people who keep dividends in a separate account until they ...
by moater
Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Most practical and least expensive way to transfer large funds to Thailand?
Replies: 29
Views: 2114

Re: ็็้็็็้Most practical and least expensive way to transfer large funds to Thailand?

Wire fee $40 US plus whatever the exchange rate is at that time. I always transfer in USD not baht, that way the exchange is done on this end, which is usually less. You can save a lot of money by either using ACH transfers to Bangkok bank NYC (will save you at least the $40, as most banks don't ch...
by moater
Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Tax Residency (bank requirements)
Replies: 58
Views: 5420

Re: Tax Residency (bank requirements)

How do I join a credit union in the U.S. when I live here? I'll check into the SS site. Well, first things first - if you want ALL of the income from SS to arrive directly in Thailand then there's a nice hack you can use. You can open an account with Bangkok Bank here and provide SS with the ACH de...
by moater
Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Tax Residency (bank requirements)
Replies: 58
Views: 5420

Re: Tax Residency (bank requirements)

I wanted to do that but Social Security won't let me change banks via email. I need to physically go to an SS office and fill out the paper work and I'm not about to fly to the U.S. just to do that. I imagine that the next bank would be the same. You can change SS direct deposit online, using their...
by moater
Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Driving in Laos,Cambodia and Burma
Replies: 20
Views: 1454

Re: Driving in Laos,Cambodia and Burma

Tinted windows hasn't been a problem in Laos or Cambodia for me. It is a problem when crossing to Malaysia though. The border folks even have a device to check the tint level and are known to force drivers to peel off tint films that go over a certain threshold.
by moater
Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Driving in Laos,Cambodia and Burma
Replies: 20
Views: 1454

Re: Driving in Laos,Cambodia and Burma

Car passport is issued by DLT.
by moater
Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: On The Road
Topic: Living in Phuket ?
Replies: 35
Views: 2751

Re: Living in Phuket ?

Pretty silly to come to a site called hua hin forum to ask about Phuket... There are much better places for your question, which we are forbidden from mentioning here for some ridiculous reason (since hhf is as much a "competitor" of these as a horse buggy is a competitor of Toyota).
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: 1820

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: 1820

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: 2645

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: 10235

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: 10235

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: 16996

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: 16996

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?