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  1. He got away with murder and drugs trade but was caught on a 1 day overstay.
  2. Plane tickets are not that expensive these days, there are just a lot of destinations to choose from for a real tourist. Thailand has become expensive, hotel prices are up, food prices are up, beer price is is on the same level as expensive European countries. So the alternatives are getting more favorite. Croatia, Vietnam as new places and the old favorites France and Spain. Also the conservative junta is spoiling all the fun, no beer bar pretties for dad and no happy pills for the kids on koh Phangan anymore.
  3. It will be impossible for him to stay for a period of 9 months in Thailand I think. The longest period will be with a multi entry tourist visa (costs 150 euro) http://german.thaiembassy.de/visaarten-und-erforderliche-unterlagen. But this visa is valid for 6 months so still 3 months missing. It also requires prove of having 5000 euro on a German bank account. He still has to travel 2 times out of Thailand. or 1 time if he can get a visa extension of 30 days 2 times. His pension is not sufficient to qualify for a "longstay" visa you can obtain if older as 50. If he has 20,000 euro savings this type of visa maybe an option after november. Health insurance is best obtained in Germany. My advice, If he can qualify for a longstay visa; go for 2 months on a single entry tourist visa in August and travel back in October. Then if he likes to spend more time apply for a "longstay" visa after becoming 50. Else get a multi entry visa and travel in November so he can stay until May. Note: plane tickets are a lot cheaper if traveling with fixed dates a a return within 2 months
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    No More ED Visa's

    There are no cheap alternatives to replace the ED visa if you are below 50. The easiest, the Elite visa will cost about 1,3 million baht upfront, 260,000 baht each year for 2 adults and one child Starting a company will require a 2 million baht investment capital and all the hassle of having a company (4 thai workers per foreigner on the pay list).No idea how you obtain a visa for your child based on this. If you have over 10 million baht in savings you can consider an investment visa. If you are not officially married your girlfriend also needs to invest the same amount. Try to convince ( pay ) a company to hire you to work in Thailand and get visa based on working in Thailand.
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    Cambodian woman scorned, Thai husband loses penis

    It no joke or threat, just the plain truth. Better not fall asleep near a Thai girl if you suspect she thinks or knows you have been cheating. I wonder if the doctors just keep what is left or just handle it as if he wanted to become a katoei.
  6. If you get in need of expensive healthcare to stay alive or keep a good live quality then living outside your home country can just become too expensive. So it depends on the healthcare your home country offers and how much money you can spend on your health. People without funds leave Thailand to get health care offered by their home country social security system, will be kicked out Thailand after the money is depleted or die before all the money is gone. Example a 85 year old woman living in the Netherlands gets a new knee and hip paid by her health insurance (4000 baht a month). Cost of this in Thailand will be about 2 million baht I guess. If you develop a cancer that can be treated to prolong your live, your savings will eventually run out in Thailand. So you you do not choose to leave or to stop the treatment, you choose to die. If you really want to live in Thailand at your old age, why not apply for a permanent residency. No more visits to the immigration office.
  7. 3 years ago he just left without even writing down the address or phone number of his wife. He probably also did not have a picture of her and wants to see if his memory of her was correct.
  8. Probably this killing is a political statement to show who has the power and is willing to use it. I wonder if the people, the Thai delegation will meet in Europe, are aware of this execution. I hope the article "New report ranks Thailand as the world’s riskiest holiday destination" does not reflect to this article. It is a matter of time and the death penalty will also given for jokes about watches.
  9. At every airport and border crossing the officials should ask for an approval letter or prove of single parenthood if not both parents travel with the child. Of course the rules are not always applied. So kids get abducted. Do you expect a land border crossing and taking a flight out of Cambodia, Laos or Malaysia would be easier? Also you can expect problems in every country if you do not have documents proving your are the child's caretaker. Although it seems that countries as India, Pakistan and Marocco do not seem to care a lot about international laws about child abduction.
  10. The challenge then is to get a Thai bank account on a tourist visa. Assuming the OP does not have a Thai bank account yet.
  11. $2100 US a month, so you do not want to spend the money on a 5 year Elite visa. Money comes from interest and deposits, so no monthly pension that can be confirmed by an embassy. You only want to go out of Thailand like twice a year, so no 30 day or 60 day visa runs. Only sensible option left a retirement visa which will require to transfer 800,000 baht of your funds to a Thai bank account. First you have to obtain a Non-Immigrant Visa or One Year Non-Immigrant Visa and then convert it in Thailand to Retirement Visa. You can do all the paperwork yourself or search for an agency that can help you for fee. You probably have to go to a Thai consulate/embassy and your country embassy a few times.
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    Internet Nomad

    By working as an internet nomad you already breaking the Thai law. Paying tax over the earnings will not legalize it. Instead of subsidizing the purchase of submarines and watches donate your money to some useful community projects, if this makes you feel good. Plenty of projects to choose from. If you want to pay tax just buy a foreign car with a very big engine :) Working in Thailand requires a Thai work permit. Yes working as an internet nomad being in Thailand is working in Thailand. It is impossible to get a Thai work permit for working as an internet nomad with only customers outside Thailand. Even if you get a work permit while working for a Thai customer this will not legalize the work you do for other customers. Enjoy that the law is not enforced on you. A privilege not many people have living under a military junta/