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  1. tgeezer

    Brother in Law

    My answer to that is of course, I don t know. I've only just started looking up these words in longdo. There is a danger of me discovering my ignorance of familial relationships in English. I have two brothers both married, I call the girls my sisters in law, they call me their brother in law but I am not married to any sibling of theirs. I am their husband's brother. I feel that my sisters in law may have it wrong. If we were Thai and I was married to either one's sister I would be that one's brother in law but to the other one I would still be only her husband's younger brother. I think that เกี่ยวดอง (related by marriage), if you felt that you were, or เป็นหญาติกันอย่างซับซ้อน is the explanation someone might give when cornered don't you? Can we pin it down? Sent from my iPad using Thaivisa Connect
  2. tgeezer

    Brother in Law

    The husbands of your wife’s พี่สาว are not your พี่เขย because they have not married one of your relatives. These are definitions, names are far more likely to be used in the family. Sent from my iPhone using Thaivisa Connect
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    How to get a driving licence in Thailand

    I ask anybody out of interest but if you are not in Bangkok it is unlikely to help me. The yellow book seems interesting, I think that she mentioned that. If that is acceptable then I should get that. Is it supplied as part of the registration of the population? As aliens entitled to stay long term perhaps we should all be registered as occupants of dwellings and part of the population and be given a paper to verify the fact. It would certainly simplify much of the bureaucracy which we are involved in with Immigration apart from the driving licence. As Tony Blair would say it is not ‘joined up’ to have Immigration officers taking photographs of you on the bed with your wife, feeding the dog etc. while at the same time another organ of government has you registered as a householder. Sent from my iPad using Thaivisa Connect
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    Register address

    Do you think that all Thai nationals own their own houses? Many ‘householders’ rent their houses. The alien being required to report themselves as householder and being fined for non compliance is just part of the symbiosis between Immigration and aliens. The more difficult it is to do the better for revenue, this is the reason that like topsy, it “just growed” in some regions. Sent from my iPad using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  5. You were not given good advice. The non-Immigrant visa obtained using retirement as the reason is for spending the last year’s of your life in Thailand. The abuse of this visa has been tolerated for years, eg. I spend only five months annually of the last years of my life in Thailand but I have done the minimum required to remain for the whole year so don’t feel too bad about my lack of compliance in regard to lifestyle. Those people who see marriage and retirement as a tool for longer holidays without extending their stay as agreed when they obtained the visa and Immigration Officers who tolerate it are abusing the system. Sent from my iPad using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  6. tgeezer

    Register address

    Now for goodness sake if you do not live in the region to which this topic refers “Do Nothing”. Sent from my iPad using Thaivisa Connect
  7. Can’t argue with that, only those who cannot prove that they have the funds should be contributing to this thread, the rest of us should be reading the anecdotes out of interest. Sent from my iPad using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  8. A government pension is paid until you die. Once the proof has been endorsed once there is no need to repeat the process. Like a fixed account, annual photocopies and bank letters are superfluous and that Immigration requires them is rather odd. It is as though they want us all to use ‘agents’. Sent from my iPhone using Thaivisa Connect
  9. My post was 139 and HEKAPALITA replied with "try a script for everyday folk" which I took to mean Thai using the alphabet. I believe that he has been here long enough to know a lot of Thai but is prevented from writing becuase he can't write it. If his and the other non writers' transliteration was accepted we could all share in their knowledge. Sent from my iPad using Thaivisa Connect
  10. tgeezer

    How to get a driving licence in Thailand

    Thanks for that, I thought that there was more to it. At Suan Plu they recorded me in a huge ledger, I paid some money and collected the paper a few weeks later. Last time they gave me two options one was tell the embassy the other was Immigration. I didn’t see the point of the embassy telling Immigration what I had told them I so went to Immigration and an IO there threw a fit. A friend of a friend who worked at the Land Transport helped me out in the end. So it’s the same old, same old, have you ever got it from the embassy? Sent from my iPhone using Thaivisa Connect
  11. I don’t know why I put study, it by เรียนรู้ (rain roo) I meant ‘learnt’. The point being that they can speak Thai so they could if they desired, cobble together some transliterated Thai as I have done. Is rain roo correct do you think? Sent from my iPhone using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  12. tgeezer

    What we all know

    Visa runs are for those for whom no provision has been made in the Immigration Act to remain in Thailand, far better to appeal officially in the case of a married man. Sent from my iPhone using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  13. tgeezer

    How to get a driving licence in Thailand

    I enquired at the Land Transport Division Bangkok today. ‘ Information’ looked at my old license and in addition to passport copies she mentioned ‘embassy’ in English, my heart sank. I was holding up the queue and didn’t expect to understand any detail if I asked for it so does anyone know how the embassy is involved. Sent from my iPhone using Thaivisa Connect