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  1. The reason it's more difficult is because the immigration officers themselves make it more difficult. If they would give an extension anyway (such as retirement) then why do they ask the same person as a marriage extension applicant for witnesses and other things that are not listed on immigration's own requirements? If an applicant qualifies for retirement (or any other extentions such as work) why would they then try to make up some lies about a marriage based extension? There is no logic in how they assess aplications Whilst I am by no means an apologist for IO's (see post #11 on this thread by way of an example), I suspect that the protracted arrangements in force for processing marriage extensions may derive from the fact that it is possible to obtain work permits under such extensions, which is not, of course, the case for retirement extensions. Might also explain why the financial requirements for marriage extensions are less than for retirement ones. Work permits are issued by the labor department, so it has nothing to do with the immigration dept at all. For some reason - that is beyond anyone's explanation - it seems the work related extension is easier to get from immigration than marriage extension, even though the marriage extension may be preferred because the right to stay is not cancelled immediately upon ending employment with the sponsoring company as is the case with work related extensions. In any case, if immigration need to more thoroughly investigate these applicants the question is why they didn't do that when they first gave the visa to the applicant? It's like they don't even trust their own officials that hand out the visas so need to check again. Instead they ask for the same documents each year that they already have copies of from every single year before.
  2. The reason it's more difficult is because the immigration officers themselves make it more difficult. If they would give an extension anyway (such as retirement) then why do they ask the same person as a marriage extension applicant for witnesses and other things that are not listed on immigration's own requirements? If an applicant qualifies for retirement (or any other extentions such as work) why would they then try to make up some lies about a marriage based extension? There is no logic in how they assess aplications
  3. Maestro what are you talking about? I've never heard of landlords that let tenants onto their household registration, so it's very common the official documents are not accurate. Have you ever rented a house in Thailand? And it's not reasonable that they should request to see witnesses in person. People have jobs and often can not be available at the whim of some immigration officer not willing to do their jobs correctly.
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    Thai Police To Step Up Gun Control From May

    Gun control is not something positive - somehow I don't think gun control is going to stop the army from shooting citizens whenever there is a threat to their grip on power. Not when the citizens are shooting at the army. Shooting in defense is different from declaring an area currently occupied by civillians as a "live firing zone" which the army did. It's like shooting someone in the back after they are running away from a crime, it would never hold up in court as a defense
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    Thai Police To Step Up Gun Control From May

    Gun control is not something positive - somehow I don't think gun control is going to stop the army from shooting citizens whenever there is a threat to their grip on power.
  6. When has thailand sought justice for tourists? If you sign over assets to another person - providing there was no fraud or misrepresentation - then there's little legally that can be done. No matter what country you are in.
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    Thailand Approves Layout For Formula 1 Circuit

    Thailand building a formula 1 track is never going to be approved by the formula 1 organizers to actually hold an event. Instead could they fix the public roads up to an acceptable standard first? Bad roads in the rural areas is one thing, but the roads in Bangkok are so bad it just demonstrates the incompetance and corruption of the Thai authorities.
  8. I thought the DSI would be busy investigating the countless deaths and violence that occurs almost daily in Thailand from riots or terrorism in the southern provinces. Is it that the Immigration dept and Labor dept are just to overwhelmed filing 90 day reports that they need help from the DSI to investigate those evil foreigners that are destroying this country by working here without the correct permit. What's next - Swat teams ?
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    Things We Learned From Songkran Accident Statistics

    This is nothing new or surprising at all. This statistics expert hasn't seen how people drive in thailand. The reason motorcyclists make up most of the statistics is because they are the mostly likely to disobey traffic rules - like not stopping at red lights, not giving way to traffic at intersections, riding on the wrong side of the road, riding on the footpath etc - It doesn't matter if you are sober and not speeding, if you break the traffic rules then there is a much higher risk of an accident. Combine that with the buddhist philosophy of letting billions of homeless dogs run free on the street with cars, then you've got all the ingredients for high numbers of road accidents More importantly where does "The Nation" find these idiot journalists?
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    Should We Learn The Language?

    that is not ironic, that is in line with the rules of an english language forum that deletes posts made in any other tongue, save for the the dedicated thai language forum in which this was not posted. So a forum about Thailand that only permits English language posting is not ironic? Well this has now reached new levels of absurdity that make forced assimilation sound reasonable.
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    Should We Learn The Language?

    The irony is that the OP is posting this all in English. If you want to speak Thai go ahead. If people don't want to then so be it. It's a decision they make, not based on what other people tell them they should do. And I have no concern whatsoever if people want to speak Spanish in the USA. Or Chinese or French or whatever. Why should it bother you what language other people speak? Do you also believe foreigner in Thailand should become a buddhist also??
  12. What is a government official going to say - that he doesn't see any potential ? With meaningless comments like this, governments worldwide are making themselves less and less relevent to real workers. Their only purpose it seems is to tax and serve the numerous welfare recipients.
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