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  1. Hope they are telling the truth or the tram may end up like this!
  2. Hat Yai City Safety Advice

    Thanks to all who replied, that helps a lot, I look forward to visiting a new city!
  3. Thought I would see if any locals can give me some advice. I am an expat living in Bangkok and need to come to Hat Yai next month for ten days for the National Games and a little concerned about safety issues. Most of the Western Embassies say "Do Not Travel" into Songkhla and other Provinces in the Red Zone. I know Hat Yai falls within this area and was wondering is it safe in the city. I know, no matter where you are, you can never really be sure but I don't want to put myself at any undue risk if the situation is not great down there. Any advice and tips from local expats would be gladly appreciated.
  4. That's good news, need to take my Mother in next month, so I will just bring her bank statement. It seems like they are using a common sense approach to reviewing documents. With all the different forms of income used by expats to support these applications like pensions, superannuation, trust funds and salaries it could have become difficult to try and explain it and for them to understand. Out of interest, did they certify your statement that was attached as well? I would have thought that if they didn't, it would be become an uncertified document if you were submitting (if needed) it to Immigration.
  5. Thailand kicks off process to disrobe wanted monk

    I wondered what Bernie was doing now he is not the Chief Executive of the F1 Group
  6. BlackJack is correct, this information below is from The Attorney Generals Department in relation to the witnessing of declarations. A witness to a statutory declaration should; check the identity of the person making the statutory declaration check to the extent possible, that the person is competent to make the statutory declaration remind the person that he or she will be claiming that the statements in the declaration (and any attachments) are true and that there are penalties for making false statements check that the form does not contain any blanks. Proof of identity: With the prevalence of identity fraud, it would be a good practice to request identification before witnessing documents, though this is not a legal requirement. This would not be required when certifying true copies. Risk: It is not your role to test or be satisfied that the content of an affidavit or statutory declaration is true and correct. Nor is it necessary for the person making the affidavit or statutory declaration to prove the truthfulness of the statements made. Your role is to administer the oath/affirmation according to law with the assistance of these guidelines. If a false statement is made in an affidavit or statutory declaration, the responsibility lies with the deponent (or declarant), not with the authorised witness. Also, I am not sure how a Consular Assistant can determine what is income.Apart from the straight forward people receiving superannuation and pension payments there are numerous people that are self employed using these declarations for extensions of stay based on Marriage which receive income directly into their bank accounts. Will they have a clear understanding of any documents provided.
  7. Did my extension of stay based Retirement today at the Pathum Thani. With all the bad reports we often here about various offices just wanted to give them a big thumbs up. I was in and out in 30 minutes. With polite and professional service, this office really runs smoothly. Previously had picked up all the required paperwork from this office when I did my 90 day report so was well prepared. First stop is room one where they review you paperwork then off to room two to lodge a TM 30 which is required for each renewal, very quick with a new receipt into the passport. Back to room one, given a number and waited about five minutes to be called. Submitted just one set of all the usual documents. They also required a copy of the House Masters ID card and blue book to go with the application. I had printed extra copies prior to submitting the TM 30 just in case. Quick stamp in the passport over to the next counter for payment, picture taken and passport returned. Arrived 9.05am left at 9.35am DONE! As a footnote, it seems they no longer require your income declaration to be legalised by MFA anymore.
  8. I totally agree with you, have done three extensions at Pathum Thani and had the same experience as you everytime. As long as your documents are complete, in and out in an hour with a smile!
  9. Govt approves 10 year visas for foreigners over 50 

    There another take on this story on another online news source that we can't link too. Has a little for information and somewhat clearer.