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BANGKOK 17 November 2018 17:48
dsfbrit

Transfer Money Within Thailand

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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.

 

 

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Banks limit daily transfer amounts so you will need to make numerous transfers over several days if you use the bank transfer system. Anything over 50,000 I go to a mall that has both banks and withdraw at the counter and then deposit to BBL.

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No special method necessary.

Take you passport and bank book and visit your K-bank branch.

Fill the transfer form, carefully check the amount and Bangkok Bank account number.

700,000.00

When slip returned check again.

 

I would be more than stunned if there is a limit on the transfer amount at the bank desk.

 

On the other hand, the "mall with both banks" is OK too.

Central on beach rd. would be my choice. Safe and convenient. Just don't go at peak times like weekend/month end/beginning.

In this case have both bankbooks with you.

Also eliminates the chance to have an error in the account number.

Some bag/briefcase for carrying.

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4 hours ago, KhunBENQ said:

No special method necessary.

Take you passport and bank book and visit your K-bank branch.

Fill the transfer form, carefully check the amount and Bangkok Bank account number.

700,000.00

When slip returned check again.

Not sure but I think they will also charge you 3/400 baht for the privilege doing it this way?

Or maybe not if same province as this is?

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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.

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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.

 

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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'.

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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.

 

 

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3 hours ago, topt said:

Not sure but I think they will also charge you 3/400 baht for the privilege doing it this way?

Or maybe not if same province as this is?

No fee in this case.

Withdrawal and deposit in same province.

I did such this some years ago at our local Tesco (SCB and Bangkok Bank a few meters apart).

And yes, deposit at Kasikorn branch in different province cost me 340 Baht for 340'000 Baht. I don't know whether it is always this 0.1%.

 

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I usually get a cashier's cheque made out to myself for large amounts when transferring from one bank to a different bank......cost for the cheque?...20 Baht.

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On 8/13/2018 at 2:31 AM, Nemises said:

 


Why transfer?
Just go to the bank, do a cash withdrawal and take it yourself to the other bank.

 

 

 

 

Jesus....... Babbage would be turning in his grave!!

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13 hours ago, dsfbrit said:

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.

Careful. I have seen reports that immigration want to see the cash in ONE account for the entire period.

 

Please check in the Thai Visas Forum, here :-

 

https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/forum/1-thai-visas-residency-and-work-permits/

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Posted (edited)

 

deleted...as on rereading OP's question my reply not relevant.

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Jesus....... Babbage would be turning in his grave!!

I do NOT want a paper trail so the only option is to take out (large amounts of) cash from one bank and walk next door to the other bank and deposit it. .....Sorry Babbage.
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