sawadeeken

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  1. 1 yes, still in effect and that since many years. link to the IRS website: https://www.irs.gov/individuals/international-taxpayers/substantial-presence-test 2. no 3. no, we always got a 6-months stamp. but we rarely stayed 6 months at a stretch and spent in summer and winter a month or two in our house in Germany. 4. only the usual stamp "admitted till..." I am just guessing..... But the Federal Income Tax was filed for income other than working..... If so I can understand that....... Also, in an earlier reply you sounded as if you lived in the US 9 months most years for 15 years...... Quote your statement below.... "your impression is wrong. we lived 15 years (1989 - 2004) in the U.S. about 9 months a year (paying taxes). questions such as "who are you, what are you" and "why are you" came up only after the 9/11 terror attack." Now you sound like (reply to question 2 above) you you didn't stay there so much...... Maybe you can see why we have questions........ Just trying to figure out how this applies to the modern times and what changes have came about.........
  2. And are you aware whether this is in effect currently? Or is this from Pre-2004? Also were you given entry stamps upon arrival to US that allowed you to stay 9 months on a 'Tourist Visa? And didn't your entry stamps 'Prohibit Employment' ?
  3. IMHO I think that this is strictly 'Advertising Propaganda' on behalf of the airline ticket seller "Expedia.co.th" as summer ticket prices have really fell-off this year to BKK....... That's a sign that they are hurting to sell seats so reduce prices in the last couple months and promote 'ads' like this to stimulate business....... I've been in the travel business much of my life, and once again.... This is only my opinion and offered only to give you something to think about...........
  4. Here is the KEY........... The PM just doesn't want to hear any criticism of himself.... So shut up everyone, don't let anyone talk to the press.......... Military dictatorship in a 'police state'
  5. Our Thai Minister of Tourism a few months ago was claiming that Thailand was not a 'sexual' place and she coined a slogan..... "No SEX Please, We ARE THAI"........... After Mae Hong Son and Korat and Rayong and Khon Kaen (among others).... I haven't heard her promoting that slogan any longer....... The 'PROOF' is here that SEX isn't a thing that 'only farangs' are coming here for............... LOL.......
  6. your impression is wrong. we lived 15 years (1989 - 2004) in the U.S. about 9 months a year (paying taxes). questions such as "who are you, what are you" and "why are you" came up only after the 9/11 terror attack. Sorry, But lets analyse this........ if you don't mind......... you say...your impression is wrong. we lived 15 years (1989 - 2004) in the U.S. about 9 months a year I say... Is this post pertinent to PRE-2004? or now? You may very well have done that in 2004 but can you do it now? You say: we lived 15 years in the US I question: is that proper use of a 'visitor visa' or 'tourist visa' or is that the abuse of it? But apparently you got away with it....... good on you...... You said: (paying taxes) I question: did the party with the 10 year Tourist Visa 'pay taxes' even though prohibited to be employed during their visit? You say: questions such as "who are you, what are you" and "why are you" came up only after the 9/11 terror attack. I reply: a lot has changed since the dinosaurs roamed this earth and a lot has changed since 9/11 (and 2004) as far as US Visitor Visas (and a few other things) are concerned..... You claim that "your impression is wrong" (or MY impression is wrong) and you may be right.......... But you could be wrong and I am very sure that - that is my present impression, as I stated until I am convinced to believe something different......... My impression could certainly be wrong, so I did not state it as a fact, only as a matter of trying to be helpful........... Just the same as your info from PRE-9/11 may be helpful...... I hope that the OP has been enlightened and helped by both or either of our posts.......... Regards............. sawadeeken
  7. Not to mention the purchase of submarines and tanks (which is closer to the real reason)
  8. My 'older' ladyfriend was also given a 10 year US Visa......... She stayed 5 months on the 6 month stamp and left....... We are under the impression that she can re-enter and will get a 6 month entry each time..... BUT....... Somewhere in the past I got an impression that you CANNOT stay in the US more than you stay out of the US, interpret that as you cannot visit the US more than 6 months in a 12 month period, which sounds likely the part that got you only 30 days. Once you start a new year (without exceeding 6 months total in a previous year) there likely will be a 6 month stamp.... You may find the answer on the Website or by calling......... My ladyfriend (for 21 years) is now 57 year old and got the visa quite easily. She owns 4 homes and has 300,000 in the bank But at her age she wasn't asked much........ We went thru an agent in Bangkok who has pretty good luck.. and not very expensive and contribute a lot of credit to her for her guidance......... Young women (Working age girls) rarely get approved because to many of them overstay and work illegally....
  9. Do you have anything to substantiate your claim, or is it something you made up? It was just a bit of 'Food for thought' and imho (in my humble opinion) there is more concern displayed by the 'Military Dictatorship' about 'Big face' for Military and Hiso folks and very little concern for education... Did you happen to notice the 'LOL' (means: laughing out loud - for those who aren't up to date)........ Because the PM seems so obsessed with enhancing the country with everything from China and spending 'Billions' without concern for the 'common people'.......... All those submarines could have been higher education for deserving 'poor' Thai students.............
  10. "PM: No loan to be sought from China for high-speed rail project" NO PROBLEM.......... Don't need to borrow........ The PM already has his eye on the School Education Funds.......... Thai children don't need an education.... so the upper class Thai's will have a big pool of 'POOR' to clean their Hiso homes.............. LOL........
  11. Thanks........... Just a curious thing..............
  12. Let's see now..................... There are 365 days most years............. 5,000 men divided by 365 days a year........... WOW!!!!!!!! Either she is older than she looks.... OR she did many in the same day....... OR she hit the button on her counter a few times accidently ............... In any case i think she is likely scamming quite a few (14,000B a pop for hook-ups)......LOL.......
  13. Don't you have any vices at all............?????
  14. Or not enough 'right people'........................
  15. In Civilized 'first world countries, they would need search warrants before collecting evidence..........