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  1. Should give foreigners with thai wife and children more possibilities like no foreign/thai worker quota. So you can at least work legal for the own family business.
  2. Hi, I recently read a lot posts of foreigners who got denied entry to Thailand with valid visas like ED. I am now in Thailand for almost 4 years with years with Non-O visa and yearly extensions because I am the father of a Thai child. I've planned to make a holiday in Singapore with my child in the next few weeks. I also obtained a multiple-entry permit. Am I going to have problems to re-enter Thailand or even leave Thailand? Makes me definitely worried reading the latest posts about people getting denied entry and even denied leaving.
  3. He was the owner or at least one of the admins behind a Darknet Market called "AlphaBay". There you can buy fake passports, stolen credit cards, guns, drugs and other illegal stuff. If deported to the US he would have most likely sentenced to life without parole like Ross Ulbricht. His massive amount of wealth is explainable because these DarkNet Market guys are dealing just with Bitcoins. Price of Bitcoins increased like 800% in the last 12 months.
  4. New immigration boss vows deep investigation of expats

    How about controlling the officers in charge not to take anymore bribes?! You want only good and honest foreigners, how about start being honest yourself?
  5. 9000BTU too weak?

    Hi, I have a small room 10sqm with a 9000BTU Samsung Inverter unit in my house. Its on the top floor. Without A/C the room is at 31celsius. A/C runs with full power for hours and its just 28celsius. Sun isn't shining so the walls are cold. I have SCG Stay Cool 75mm ceiling insulation on the top of the room. Should be much colder, right? Or is 9000BTU not strong enough?
  6. Will be interesting to see if these cars are really to be returned to the UK or just auctioned before anyone is convicted.
  7. All of this reminds me what a lousy place Phuket can be.
  8. Just bought booze at 711 with US Visa Card......

    Someone know if you can topup your 7/11 smart purse with CC?
  9. No I can't sell but The usufruct can be transferred to another person by me.
  10. Thai/Thai divorce

    The mother of a thai friend wants to divorce her husband. The husband won't agree and commented senseless with things like he will sign the divorce if his wife gives him 1mio THB. The facts are that the husband is living in Bangkok for years and his in a village in Isaarn. The husband does not financially support his wife for years and just come back to the village once or twice per year. If he comes to the village he's drunken mostly and beats his wife. The are witnesses who would testify the beating. Actually I don't want to interfere. But when I told my friend that a divorce can also be settled by a court especially when the husband does not live with her anymore and when he just beats her, then my friend asked me for help. My question is now if this is a straightforward thing and how much will it cost about and how long may this take?
  11. Just want tell the OP that the usufruct is an excellent Idea and can be for a lifetime not just 30 years. I did it a few days ago and it is really soothing to see your own name on the Chanote of the land. I dont know where you are but expect that the officers try to demand bribes. So come well prepared and inform yourself good. I bought this usufruct agreement from Isaan Lawyers: http://www.isaanlawyers.com/usufruct-agreement-thailand/ They also replied a few e-mails for free. The officers in the land office are not happy about usufructs because they know its some kind of legal loophole to give a foreigner control a land. When I was there the officer tried to advise against doing it for lifetime. She didnt know I understand a little thai and was pretty shocked when I told her that I know what she is saying :D
  12. Hello, I successfully registered an usufruct agreement today at the land department. There was one big problem. At first, the officer refused the application because the owner of the property is the mother of my child. The land department officer told us that the sale of the house was kind of illegal because the mother of my child did not stated that she has a child with a foreigner when she bought the house. She even would not be allowed to sell the property because she gave a false statement when she bought the house. She should have said that she has a child with a foreigner. Solution was that I had to sign a form that the money is from her and that I have no intention in ownership of the property not to mention that there was a demand of tea money for the resolving. I don't feel that this was right because I am not married to the mother and I think it is a total unfair rule that a thai citizenship looses the right to buy/get land if she has a child with a foreigner ONLY if the father signs that he won't try to get any rights to the land. All in all it was a very depressing visit. The officers even advised her against doing this because they thing foreigners should not have the right for an usufruct. The officer lady was pretty shocked when I told her with my limited thai skils that I understood what she said.
  13. So the average citizens who can't effort eating daily at an A/C cooled restaurant are rats and cockroaches for you?
  14. I think this incident starts a very dark new chapter in Thai history. 😔 Am I allowed to say that? Very scary, indeed.