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  1. curtklay

    Whats Happened to the Mail

    Yes, this is a good test. It pinpointed my problem to the local postman. Then I filed a complaint to [email protected] They sent an inspector out who shook things up at my local p.o. Problem solved.
  2. The mentality in Thailand is retarded.
  3. "Every office can have their own policies. My local office will process a mailed in report as long as it gets there by the report date." Thank you. That is the key point missing from this discussion
  4. Joe: Thanks for commenting, but this is either old information or "office specific". As said, I have been mailing in my report 5 days or less before the due date to the Nan office for the last 9 years, and never had a problem.
  5. That's how I read it, but why does Ubonjoe say "It must be received by immigration by the 7 days before date." I know this is Thailand, but "before" and "after" don't mean the same thing.
  6. It only works if you have left and entered Thailand within a a specified period of time. And then only a "maybe". For those who have been here long term without leaving and returning, it does not work.
  7. The foreigner makes the notification in person, or The foreigner authorises another person to make the notification, or The foreigner makes the notification by registered mail. The notification must be made within 15 days before or after 7 days the period of 90 days expires. The first application for extension of stay by the foreigner is equivalent to the notification of staying in the Kingdom over 90 days.
  8. Does anyone else find this totally confusing? The Immigration website says: "The notification must be made within 15 days before or after 7 days the period of 90 days expires." I interpret this as meaning the mailed report can be received anytime from 15 days before or 7 days after the due date. I realize that further down the page it says: - Your registered mail must be sent to the Immigration office at least 15 days before the due date of notification. But it looks to me that this only applies to Bangkok. I send my report to Nan 7 days before the due date, meaning they receive it about 5 days before, and I have never been told I'm doing it wrong. Am I missing something or are these comments about it being required 15 days before due date dependent on what office you use?
  9. curtklay

    Thailand 4.0 :a rant

    I was at Global House buying a small gas BBQ grill they had on sale. A clerk got one out of the back, put it in a cart, and walked me up to the check-stand. The cashier rang it up, and while the sale price was correct, there was some kind of additional charge tacked on for about $7. I pointed to her monitor, and said “what is that?”. All I got in response was laughter. I said, “ no seriously, what is the additional charge for?” She had already run my credit card, and was waiting for me to sign the slip. I turned to the clerk for help. They had a discussion about the price, and he confirmed the sale price, but didn’t know what the added $7 was for. Then he said, “sign the slip please”. I said, “wait a minute, something ain’t right”. He goes over to the main desk, comes back, points to the extra charge, and says “free”. I say, “OK I still don’t know what it is, but if it’s free, fine”. They just stand there looking at me. She hands me a pen, and says “sign please”. I said “no, the amount isn’t right, and I’m not signing until you correct it”. Now a Manager comes over, studies the transaction, and says “oh, the cash register is wrong”. I say “yes”, and he says “sign the slip please”. I say “are you nuts?” Everybody is laughing. The guy behind me says to me, “their cash register charged you the wrong price.” I say, “yes, I know that” and he says “sign the slip.” I say “no, I’m not signing a slip with the wrong price on it. They have to void the transaction and start over again.” He says “oh.” Finally the cashier figures it out, re-rings the sale, and gives me a correct slip to sign. She also gives me a copy of the voided slip. Everybody’s laughing except me.I’ll never understand what goes through their brains. She obviously knew how to correct the error, but apparently expected me to sign it anyway. Is it laziness, stupidity, or what? A guy told me one time that he was overcharged at a 7/11. When he pointed it out to the cashier, she said “you’re a Farang. You can pay.”
  10. Thais are very careful about covering their mouth when using a toothpick, but think nothing of inserting fingers in their nose in public. Go figure.
  11. Tutsiwarrior : Aren't you glad you asked? Seeking accurate advice on TVF is an exercise in futility. You would be best advised to consult with a lawyer, although everything else that Elvis said is total nonsense.
  12. Just like "people doctors" world wide.