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  1. Kanchanaburi - eating, drinking, sleeping.

    Jolly Frog has changed hands and is now the Smiling Frog. Hopefully they will be firing a lot of their terrible, grumpy service staff and starting again from scratch. Sent from my iPhone using Thaivisa Connect
  2. Unlimited 4G at full speed in Thailand?

    Both AIS and True currently have unlimited 4G promotions for the first 12 months on new post-paid numbers. Note that True throttles things like torrent downloads while AIS, I believe, does not. Not sure about DTAC. Sent from my iPhone using Thaivisa Connect
  3. Don't sweat it. I missed the Thai silk question and still got my ID card with no issues. Sent from my iPhone using Thaivisa Connect
  4. It means being polite and having good manners. Easy for most of us, I'd hope? Sent from my iPhone using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  5. That would be very ill-advised. Sent from my iPhone using Thaivisa Connect
  6. How far are you into the process, greenchair? Sent from my iPhone using Thaivisa Connect
  7. Yes, the requirement was added later. Sent from my iPhone using Thaivisa Connect
  8. Well, that's certainly an option. Though with a "real" company you really have to work...and have the real risk of losing your shirt. With a straw man company that you simply run money through, you're only "out" what you pay in corporate and personal income taxes on yourself and your "staff". In the end, it all depends on how much you want to risk, how much you want to work, and how much you really, REALLY want to be a citizen. Lots of people have such entities, though, for one reason or another. There's nothing "astonishing" about it. Sent from my iPhone using Thaivisa Connect
  9. In what way, exactly? You can set up a company simply in a matter of minutes...no lawyer required. And the Thai partner need not have any directorial control over the entity, or even be a signatory on its bank account. Tens of thousands of people have done it. Put the minimum number of locals on the payroll, get yourself a work permit, show some income and profit...piece of cake and extremely common. Or just find a buddy with a company and ask him to put you on payroll and get you a work permit. All it takes is a little imagination. Sent from my iPhone using Thaivisa Connect
  10. Yes, having set up a dozen or so companies in my 30 years in Thailand, I do have an idea of what is required. Feel free to disregard my post if you disagree with it. Sent from my iPhone using Thaivisa Connect
  11. You can still form a company, you just need a Thai friend to hold 51% of the shares. If you are married, you are already married to one. Not a big obstacle, but again you cannot be a retiree and hold a work permit. You would have to relinquish your status and come out of retirement. Sent from my iPhone using Thaivisa Connect
  12. They aren't retired anymore if they have a work permit! The only path is to no longer be a retiree. I'd think that would be quite obvious to (almost) anyone... Sent from my iPhone using Thaivisa Connect
  13. There ARE and CONTINUE TO BE only two ways: marriage with wp 3 years, PR with wp 5 years. Retirees with no work permit are NOT eligible. Never have been, still are not. I hope you get it now, but I'm not convinced... Sent from my iPhone using Thaivisa Connect
  14. There is no contradiction. It is not possible as a retiree. You would have to come out of retirement and work for three years (assuming marriage to a Thai) before you would become eligible to apply. I hope that this it is clear enough. Sent from my iPhone using Thaivisa Connect
  15. Yes, it would definitely take time, effort, and money to set up. And the appearance of a legitimate business might be necessary. But it is still possible. Sent from my iPhone using Thaivisa Connect
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