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  1. I am ususally quite happy with the Non O Multiple Entry too. But nowadays even with this kind of visa I can feel things starting to tighten up. I had these problems myself at Poi Pet some months ago. Was told not to come back there. Usually I make a small holiday trip by plane at the end of the three months. So Poi Pet was a last minute trip that I usually wouldn't do. Nevertheless ... even this kind of visa now has kind of lost its "easy and safe" reputation. So going for an extension is obviously the way the government wants it.
  2. Thanks ubonjoe. That clarifies a lot. Three months of tax statements to show the monthly 40.000 THB seems to be an easy way then. On the other hand I guess most people with a work permit and an extension of stay are not married to a Thai citizen. So getting all the required paperwork from your employer should be doable.
  3. I am trying to figure out how a Non Immigrant O multiple entry Visa based on marriage, a work permit and a 1-year extension "play together". If I have a Non Immigrant O multiple entry and want to start working for a Thai company how will be the process? - The Thai company provides all the paperwork required to obtain a work permit? - I have to go to the Ministry of Labor and apply for a Work Permit? - The Work Permit will be granted? - I go to Chaeng Wattana and apply for a 1-year extension of stay? Is that roughly the process? Can I do that with a non immigrant O multiple entry? Or do I have to leave the country again to get e.g. an Non B? Or if I stayed on the Non O multiple entry I won't get a 1-year extension but rather have to leave the country every three months (regardless of having the work permit)? If getting a 1-year extension are there any other prerequisites other than having a work permit?
  4. Thank you ubonjoe and elviajero. And sorry for bringing up a new date just now. Wife is giving me a hard time and asked me 10 minutes ago "why don't we change plans and go before Songkran". ;-) But that would mean that I would go to the Thai Consulate in Savannakhet on April 10 already (pickup visa on April 11). So ... current stamp valid until May 11, Enter Before May 25 and application for new visa on April 10 ?!?! What do you think? I really don't want to make the trip into Laos for "nothing" ;-)
  5. Does anybody know of a car rental company in Mukdahan? I have been renting cars at Ubon Ratchathani Airport before. But I would like to "get rid" of the car in Mukdahan and I don't think that was possible when renting in Ubon. So I am either looking for - renting directly in Mukdahan - or renting in Ubon and returning the car in Mukdahan By the way ... this would only be a short term rental of 2-3 days.
  6. Sorry to revive this topic but my last question got no answers and i am about to fix my plans. I have family 100km near Mukdahan and I will be in that area either around April 24 or May 2. My current stamp is valid until May 11 and the Enter Before date in my Non Immigrant O multiple entry is May 25. So I know I could extend my stay in Thailand with my current visa until August but I will be in Isaan anyway around the dates stated above. And since I will likely switch to a 1-year extension at the end of the year or beginning of next year I don't mind getting a new Non O multiple entry in Savannakhet "early". Could I go to Savannakhet and get an new visa on the dates stated above? Ubonjoe said something about as early as a couple of weeks before. Is there any rule to that? How many weeks are that? Should I contact Savannakhet by phone? I just don't want to drive the 100km to Mukdahan, buy a Lao visa and then get denied for being too early ;-)
  7. Thank you for your replies. Yes I know I could use my current Non O until August or even 2 months longer. But if I wanted to go to Savannakhet early are there specific laws / rules about how early I can go to get a new visa? "Up to the last day" means "up to the enter before date"? And how many weeks are a couple of weeks? Please don't get me wrong ... I am just trying to find out if there are specific laws about this since I don't want to travel to Savannakhet and being turned away over there for coming "too early" ;-) That would mean that I could go to Savannakhet any day (even tomorrow) and get a new visa and at the same time the current still valid one is being made void? Thanks again and sorry for being a little bit "pedantic" on this issue. Just don't want to travel there for "nothing" ;-)
  8. My current Non Immigrant O Multiple Entry Visa based on marriage issued in Savannakhet has an "Enter Before" date in May 2017. - What is the earliest date that I can go to Savannakhet again and apply for another / a new Non O Multiple Entry? - Before the current visa I had another Non O Multiple Entry issued in Europe. Same passport. Have there ever been reports of people getting problems on "back to back" Non O in Savannakhet and/or even with another Non O from Europe before? - If going to Savannakhet do we have to fly now? I am asking since there have been reports from land borders (namely Aranyaprathet) where immigration gave a hard time because of "hopping" over the border and coming back on land border
  9. Thank you for your answer and sorry for missing that other thread. What is the latest time that I should arrive there in order to be able to make my crossing and coming back? I will drive a car from Bangkok.
  10. I have seen a post here which is only about 1 month old stating that Phu Nam Ron is working for people who want to activate another entry on their Non O Multiple Entry. But with the reports going on about Poi Pet I thought it might be wise to ask for the lastest information again: I have a Multiple Entry Non Immigrant O Visa based on marriage. Usually I fly somewhere for a short holiday and come back via an airport. This time I thought about renting a car and driving to Phu Nam Ron. Can I still just go in and out to get another 3 months? What time should I be there? Is Poi Pet (don't really like it) a viable Plan B? Thanks a lot
  11. Are you saying that there is a signifanct difference between the 20/7 and 50/10 package and that it might be worth getting the 50/10 package? Also it would be interesting if it is possible to switch to their PowerPRO Package. They advertise it with the slogan "100% optical fibre". That means that the PowerHOME packages are using VDSL2 (as you stated) for the last meters as opposed to the PowerPRO packages where they install the fiber into your apartment? Hmmm? not sure which one to choose. Keep in mind .. I am coming from a crappy TRUE DSL 13/1 connection right now.
  12. Thank you for your answers. I am using Cyberghost at the moment but I am thinking about switching to Express. Almost always connecting to the Singapore server. Any recommendations regarding the VPN provider? As far as I know in our buliding the only other alternative is AIS Fibre. I wonder if the fibre cable will be installed all the way into my apartment. Otherwise for the last meters they will use copper? Not sure if that takes the advantages of fibre away then. Anyway .. I think I will go for it. Even their smallest package has 5 Mbps up. So hopefully also the international upstream will be a little bit better and with that my Skype quality. But that's just hoping.
  13. I am having these problems already for a couple of months but it seems to get worse every day. I have a True DSL 13/1 package in Bangkok. I know this is nothing fancy, thinking about switching to AIS Fibre. Most of the day (not only at the busy evenings) I have problems opening normal websites in Europe. Either they time out or the stylesheets and images are not loaded. As soon as I turn on my VPN everything is loading. I almost always have problems with Skype. So I thought Skype might be better with the VPN turned off. But still many times friends in Europe are having problems understanding me. Today Skype was/is totally useless. So is this just me? Is there anything I can do? Is this True having problems? Would switching to AIS Fibre even help? How is it possible that normal websites that are definitely not blocked for content reasons are only accessible after the VPN ist turned on? Oh .. one more thing. At times that my DSL line is useless as described above my DTAC 4G loads the websites without a problem.
  14. Thanks a lot for ur answers. @champken: actually never thought about going from Ubon to Mukdahan in the morning. Sounded risky to me since I have to be at the Thai consulate before 11am and from many trips to Ubon in the last two years I always remember the traffic jam on the main road. Ubon is a busy city now ;-) But maybe you are right. Should work if you leave at 6am. Anyway, I booked a flight with Nok Air including the service to Mukdahan as ubonjoe proposed. I guess I am on the safe side with that.
  15. In a previous post I was asking about a 2-month extension based on marriage at CW. But plans changed again and we will go to Savannakhet. Therefore I have the following questions: - If I take a flight to Ubon in the evening and arrive at Ubon at 8pm will there be buses going to Mukdahan? How long is the bus service operating and what time in the morning is the first bus going? - If I arrive in Mukdahan in the evening and stay in a guesthouse/hotel near the bus station I suppose I have enough time getting to the Thai consulate the next day before 11am if I take the first bus in the morning from Mukdahan bus station to and across the bridge? Thank you very much