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  1. Hi! Can anyone pls advise on residence reporting procedure in Ban Krut, or Bang Saphan District or Prachuab Khirikhan province? I was working in Bangkok until end November and I now live on a retirement extension (issued at Chaeng Wattana) in Ban Krut which is in Prachuab’s amphoe Bang Saphan. Travelled to the UK over Christmas and New Year and used the Ban Krut address for the entry / departure form. I’m renting a house in a housing development / Resort, but my partner owns a nearby house too. I plan to renew the retirement extension in Hua Hin (not Chaeng Wattana) this November. What proof of residence docs, if any, do I need to show the Hua Hin Immigration people so they will accept my application then? I don’t want to be sent back to Chaeng Wattana. Recently went to local Ban krut police station to register the TM28(?) after my return to Thailand (had never done that before so an unfamiliar with the process). Policeman who deals with resorts and tourists there said I didn’t need to do anything because he monitors the resorts and their visitors. Does this make sense or do I need to insist? So, two questions: 1. Do I need to show proof of residence when going to Hua Hin Immigration to renew the retirement extension issued in chaeng Wattana 2. Does the lack of local TM28 reporting affect my status? Thanks!!!
  2. A Thai architect friend tells me many bathrooms stink because of poor/no ventilation. If you’re in a house there needs to be a small gap/window to the outside usually high on the wall. If the bathroom isn’t on an exterior wall then a small opening to another room works too. If you have a working extractor fan, don’t turn it off immediately after you leave the bathroom. Let it run for a while
  3. credit card

    Forcing a customer to buy credit life insurance is in fact illegal. If you experience that, take the case to the Office of the Consumer Protection Board. They’re pretty fierce with abusive behaviour by banks
  4. credit card

    Credit cards can only be issued if: a) you can prove you earn an income of at least 20k a month (normally need 6 months income proof - best to have an employer’s letter plus salary entries in a bank passbook or statements) b ) if you don’t have a regular provable income you need to pledge a cash amount in a bank account at the same amount as the credit limit - same bank as issuing the credit card These rules are set by Bank of Thailand and all card issuers must follow them. (Note: banks’ credit scoring systems result in much higher rejection rates if you earn less than 30k a month) Apart from income proof you need a valid passport and long term visa - not a tourist visa - and if you’re working, a work permit Credit limits are also fixed according to Bank of Thailand rules. If you earn less than 30k don’t expect more than 2x monthly income. Above that banks generally give 3-5 months. If you want more than 5 times income you MUST pledge a savings / deposit account. If you apply for another card - for example 1 Visa and 1 MasterCard, they usually share the same customer credit limit. Both may say the limit is THB100k but that does not mean you have THB200k in available credit
  5. Some epileptics get advance warning (I am fortunate enough to get a few moments warning) but others simply go into a seizure without any signs. It varies
  6. I suspect (but obviously have no proof) that he is lying to try to excuse dangerous driving. I’m an epileptic and it takes a long time to come out of a seizure. If it had been a partial seizure he’d have had a memory of what happened but would have very little understanding of the situation - and virtually no ability to communicate coherently - so soon afterwards
  7. Sounds like you’ve never been to India and haven’t had much contact with human children either.
  8. Simple, I feed, treat and help spay/neuter them because I want these dogs to be as healthy as possible and because I feel anger about the subhuman scum who abandoned and abused them. We’ve adopted 7 and they’re fantastic companions. Healthy, socialised (and preferably neutered) street & beach dogs are far safer for their human neighbours than hungry, diseased and scared ones. And no, I’ve never been bitten by an aggressive soi dog, only barked at when they were uncertain. Until Thailand figures out how to educate people to look after dogs properly and sets up proper humane shelters and pounds, the dogs and cats are here to stay. Poison is not only dangerous for human children and incredibly cruel to the animals, it’s also a waste of time. Before the month is out new dogs have been dumped in the same area.
  9. The Bank of Thailand wants all Thai credit and debit cards eventually using chip and pin (the norm in most European countries now) because it is far, far more secure, but the biggest banks/card issuers have delayed implementation because they need to reissue to replace millions of old style cards. So if you get a chip card and a pin, remember the pin because eventually you will have to use it. Countries with chip and pin systems currently (mostly) default to a signature slip when they detect the card is from a country Which hasn’t yet switched over - like Thailand. For automated ticket machines etc it often allows a straight through transaction without a signature as the amounts are small. However this is not always the case - try buying petrol/gas with your card in Iceland and you MUST have a pin. Similarly many French sales card terminals only seem to accept a pin authorisation. When Thailand does make the switch, all overseas chip and pin terminals will ALWAYS require a pin on a Thai card
  10. severe pain in both shoulders

    You may already have done it but get a firmer bed and use a pillow that supports your neck well (not just your head) - then read up on better sleeping positions. I had intense neck and shoulder pain before I changed to sleeping on my back more. BTW, no need to buy a special pillow. Just lie on your back and then pull your pillow down further behind your head so it's bunched up a bit under your neck. The extra support really helps
  11. The Supreme Court is deciding on a procedural legal matter only and not whether they were guilty or not. The DSI screwed up in its eagerness to please the newly elected government.
  12. Stupid headline! Stingrays aren't aggressive and don't "attack" - this one was scared and defended itself. As for the shark bait bit, she has a very active imagination
  13. Used to be spelled "Phathya" on signs on the Bangkok outer ring road....
  14. Not reporting marriage in home country

    You might want to consider the position of any assets, pensions or income you have back home if you pass away before your wife. Probate isn't a pleasant or easy process and it's made worse by adding the complication of her having to prove her marriage to you to sceptical lawyers and embassy staff