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About simplysocial

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  1. Dear Community, Not sure if this is the right subforum to post my question. Im looking for a lawyer who specialises in finance law in bangkok to ask him advice on a financial trading business im about to start in thailand. Anyone can recommend one?
  2. Tourist visa bank account

    You go to your embassy and tell them you want to open an account with bangkok bank and that you need to verify, that this passport is indeed your passport.
  3. Opening Bitcoin Account in Thailand?

    what is the legal status of bitcoin in thailand? My lawyer told me that it is now illegal? How can bx do business then here?
  4. Thanks for the reply - i was reading that either you are at a temple or you study about buddhism at one of the public universities. Therefore it sounded to me like an ED Visa for learning thai, only that you learn about buddhism.
  5. http://www.thaiembassy.org/helsinki/en/customize/28161-Non-Immigrant-Visa-Type just found these information. Sounds pretty simple to me.
  6. I recently read, that there is a visa for studying buddhism in thailand, sounding like an educational visa. does anyone have experiences with this type of visa? I always have been interested in buddhism and wouldnt have a problem to sit with monks and listen to some teachings, as i would call buddhism my first religion (im officially a christian on a german passport). What are the requirements for this visa? Is it worth considering it for staying in thailand compared to the educational visa for learning thai?
  7. Tourist visa bank account

    i have some news for you from last week: At first lake ratchada Kbank wanted a work permit. All SCB and Kbanks want a work permit (or you have a bought a condo, then they make an exception). Citibank Asoke BTS happily opens an account on a Passport and drivers license or Valid Credit card with same name on it (also 8 other documents accepted) when you can deposit 1 million into the account in 7 days after opening. Krungsri opens only with a passport and rental contract. Bangkok Bank opens with a letter from your embassay. I didnt check out LH Bank and the united pacific bank yet. If anyone has infos of them, please share. I was around the Tourist areas Nana and Asoke only. I dont have the impression, that some branches are easier then others for opening a bank account. I got the same answers in every branch. I have been to about 3 krungsri branches, 4 KBank branches, 4 SCB Branches, 4 Bangkok Bank branches and to branches of other banks i cant remember now in total.
  8. Best way to get a work permit

    Officially im here sponsored by a real estate company to look for business contacts and investment opportunities in the real estate market. No i dont intend to have thai staff and customers to be honest. Filipinos and Vietnamese people are way more productive and also cheaper.
  9. Best way to get a work permit

    Honestly im coming more and more to the conclusion just to extend the non-b visa and keep on going with it. I have my bank accounts outside of thailand and when i read the "my mate nate" story, i feel quite relaxed. He has over 3 million subscribers, his videos are all in thai, aimed at a thai audience. He went unnoticed until recently and when you have 3 million subscibers and your videos are getting 1 million views each, you make around 1000-2500$ per video (he makes 3-4 videos a week) only from adsense. Then you have paid sponsorships, affiliate stuff, super chat, public events etc. - i guess he makes around easy 50k USD a month if not more. Because im thinking even when i get employed by iglu, i would have an official position inside the company, which would be other then video production anyway. So when they check my work permit and they see the work would be different then making videos, i would have the same problem as having no work permit right?
  10. Best way to get a work permit

    Thank you for the link - and no it doesnt make the money yet to support 4 employees. I was thinking to go to the ministry of labour and explain them what i do and talk with them if i need a work permit for it or not. I was reading, that there are a bunch of digital nomads here and even they cant work here without a work permit, it is tolerated that they source the income from outside thailand and spend it here while living here: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/993111-digital-nomads/
  11. Best way to get a work permit

    Do you have links for me? The lawyer told me that with 3 thai shareholders i dont need the 2 million baht capital.
  12. Best way to get a work permit

    Then still i couldnt legally work in thailand - what if im on such a visa be it the elite or the education visa and they see me working here? My video work will get around here as it is publically accessable. also im reading on the website the 20 year visa is 2 million baht or am i on the wrong page here? https://www.thailandelite.com/#/at-your-service/card/elite-ultimate-privilege-membership
  13. Best way to get a work permit

    Thanks a lot for all the replies. It looks like opening a company is not a good route. Im not even 30 years old and i have a german passport. I will research more about the education and the elite visa. 500k has to be deposited or does it just have to be shown, that it is there in case of emergency?
  14. Best way to get a work permit

    I have a non-b visa multiple entry which is valid for another 2 months. My other option would be going with that company but that would cost 750USD a month for me. They would extend my non-b visa and give the work permit. Dont even have to leave the country.
  15. Best way to get a work permit

    Even if it would be 100k baht a year it would be still cheaper then the work permit option. Also the lawyer told me i dont need 4 employees, can negotiate to one for the start. Do you have experiences with a thai limited company? Can you tell more about the 5 year visa? dont have 500k baht though.