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  1. Watcharacters thanks for the reply. I am going into Pattaya today or tomorrow and will try one these places. It seems the Kodak sign is the key to their quality. Thanks again.
  2. Thanks for the reply dabhand. I will go down there tomorrow. I think the place I went to today had a Kodak sign outside. Maybe he would have been OK - I just wasn't sure.
  3. I just went down to Soi Post Office in Pattaya to get my photos for the renewal of my 10 year UK passport. I have seen the rules about the size etc... on the UK.GOV website. This place did not seem to know what I was talking about when I asked them if their pictures conformed to these rules. Is there a place in Pattaya you could recommend that does definitely provide paspport sized photos that conform to these rules? Thanks for your help
  4. topt - thanks for the reply. I think I always get charged for transfers to other banks - as this would be. I think I will do it as several transfers over a few days. It won't take that much extra time and I can make sure each transfer arrives before I do the next one OR draw out the money in one go and walk to the other bank nearby. Thanks again to everyone for your advice - much appreciated.
  5. KhunBenq. Thanks for the reply. I am being a bit over cautious perhaps, They always show me the screen when I am doing a smaller transfer and I check it is going to the right person - so what is different now. Yes you are right - I just need to make sure I have filled the form in correctly and check the screen as ususal. When I do internet transfers I usually transfer just a small amount initially - 10 pounds say - to make sure that arrives OK and then do the major transfer when the 10 pounds has arrived 'safely'.
  6. AsiaExpat, thanks for the reply. Sounds like a good method. As I explained above - I was trying to keep the paper trail if possible. I don't know that it matters that much though. The money will be in the savings account in one bank and moved to the new bank on the same day even if I withdraw it and carry it do the new bank.
  7. Nemises, thanks for the reply. I have just had some problems extending my visa based on marriage. I am fed up with the hassle of it - I have been doing this for 14 years now and there always seems to be a new rule to adhere to. So I am switching to the retirement extension. I will do the extension next week. I will have to prove the money has been in Thailand for 2 or 3 months - so I figured by doing a transfer there would be a paper trail to prove this.
  8. I am about to transfer 700K Baht from my Kasikorn bank account here in Pattaya to my Bangkok bank account also here in Pattaya. I have tranferred money many times here in Thailand, but for much smaller amounts. Is there a method you would recommend that will ensure this money arrives safely? A money transfer order or something that I could hand carry to the Bangkok Bank branch. Maybe I am being a bit over cautious and I should just use the normal transfer method. What could go wrong??? Thanks for your help.
  9. Apologies for not replying to the replies. I was out of the country for a few days and just did not not want to think about any of this until I got back. To Tanoshi I would say that you really have no idea of the effort and hassle there is involved in going to immigration EVERY year with all the paperwork to be told there is something else they want you to do. I don't usually moan about immigration, but the hoop jumping gets quite tiring and degrading year after year. In my case I have had this for 14 years. Anyway, my wife and I have decided we can't face it any more so will switch to a retirement extension. I can do this for the first time this year as I now get all my pensions so I have a documented income over the required amount to do the extension. Until now my income was savings interest and dividends that was too much hassle to prove. Thanks again for all the replies and I wish all of you having to do the extension based on marriage every year all the best with your future immigration visits.
  10. Berybert, See Will, Tanoshi thanks very much for the replies. Berybert - the IO said she wanted a picture outside my house in front of the number and the Thai person to be in the picture and give their ID number. That was it. Tanoshi - that is what she wants it seems. So it could be the security guard then I guess?? No mention of Tabien Bahn of witness though. See Will - I don't think that the IO wants this. She wants a picture outside our house showing the number - nowhere else? I have just read some other threads on this - what a mess it seems to be. I think I will ask my wife to go down to immigration and get them to explain in detail what they want. Thanks again for your help. (I could probably switch to retirement extension - maybe I should - it will mean some extra paperwork and cost, but this is just so much hassle now).
  11. Thanks very much for the reply Ubonjoe. She said she wanted a picture with me and my wife and the witness in it in front of the house. She said the witness had to provide their ID number. That is all. I speak Thai and normally would have asked a few more questions, but I was just so fed up to be honest - I just shook my head and walked out before I said something I regretted. I am usually so laid back with all this, but today I was just not in the mood for it. I figured I would ask on Thai Visa as you normally have the answers to all this visa minefield. I am pretty sure when I read about this witness thing a year or so ago - it was quite involved and did not just involve a picture and a Thai ID number. I will try and find some threads on it now I have cheered up a bit... Thanks again
  12. CC Nice one - not sure if it is the same as my situation - I think I am likely to take over the ops thread if I am not careful, so I won't reply to any more stuff about my situation on this thread.
  13. Johng That was a really helpful reply. Thank you very much for your assistance.
  14. I would appreciate some help. I have not searched TV as I normally do as I am having a rubbish day - so if you could help solve my problem I would appreciate it. I went down to Jomtien today to renew my annual visa extension based on marriage. I have done this for 14 years now. So I am used to hassle. I have not been asked before to provide a witness, but there is a new top officer in charge of desk 6 it seems and she is very keen to get it all correct. So I have been sent away to get a photo of me and my wife and a witness. I have read about this being a requirement for some years now. I have not understood exactly what is required. 1. I don't know any Thai neighbours. 2. I do know the security guys though and one of them lives in the neighbouring village. So we are Park Hill 4 and I think he lives in Park Hill 3. 3. So could I use the security guy? 4. This picture she wants and the witness information, do I just take a picture of the 3 of us outside the house and then stick that on a piece of A4 and he writes his ID number on - job done? I expect it is more involved than that. Thanks for your help
  15. I am just back from there as well. Well I went down at 8.30 and there was no Queue then either. That was the good news. I think the lady on desk 6 - the top officer there - is new. I was sent away to get photos of me and my wife with a neighbour as a witness. I have been renewing an extension based on marriage for 14 years and although this rule has been around for a while, this is the first time it has been enforced on us. I don't know any neighbours, so I am about to ask a question about this on TV who this has to be. Good luck when you go back.