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Insufficient pension to qualify for extension of stay based on retirment

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On 8/29/2018 at 7:34 PM, Lacessit said:

An Immigration official with any smarts would question why the bank statement was showing deposits only and no withdrawals. I'm inclined to think they are capable of connecting the dots.

A person with any smarts could randomly withdraw at put it somewhere else too ....

their dots? reminds me of my 5 yo kid, he was quite good playing connect the dots...

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On 8/30/2018 at 1:46 PM, madusa said:

The Thais must have a strong desire to stop corruption it should come from the heart , genuine desire to improve the rotting system that affects the whole country. Try giving gifts to Singapore office staffs they will refuse you outright. Malaysia recently with a newly elected government shows the new transport minister refused to accept a very small gift (probably an expensive pen from the look of the package) after the opening ceremony which he officiated.

BritTim I am not sure if you are Brit. I was told the tipping system came from the British during the colonial period where colonial officials would tip the locals a few fart pennies to show appreciation of the service rendered. It was said the locals were paid very low pay and they would be tip from time to time to encourage them to work hard. How disgusting could it get? Anyway you can't change history but at least the Thais should be made to know anything that tends to corrupt should be stop if they want to progress.

The Thais could charge more for the services they rendered so there is no necessity to show more appreciation. You have shown appreciation by paying more so they could have a decent income.

Ignoring the fact the British were never colonial masters in Thailand (perhaps you just meant Malaysia), your contention on the origins of corruption is not only completely wrong but preposterous.Corruption has thrived everywhere and certainly was endemic in Asia long before the arrival of Europeans.If anything - talking about Malaysia - corruption was much less under the British than post independence.Of course most Asian countries have become much richer in the last 40 years so the propensity for corruption has increased.Thus in colonial Hong Kong in the 1950's and 1960's corruption was relatively rare.It increased hugely as the colony became prosperous.It's not a racial thing:the British members of the police force were as venal as any Chinese grafter.

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On 8/29/2018 at 1:56 PM, xylophone said:

Well these folk/companies are around and one (at least) advertises this "service" in the local newspaper here...…….I know it is not UT but shows it can be done.

There are heaps of them.

Some people only have this option. 

Chosing to make the 15 to 20 k contribution to an agent which includes the Immigration officer additional services. 

They will provide details if you ask.

 

Look no further than the bottom of the Visa forums site.

One is flashing at me now.

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On 9/11/2018 at 11:49 AM, jayboy said:

Ignoring the fact the British were never colonial masters in Thailand (perhaps you just meant Malaysia), your contention on the origins of corruption is not only completely wrong but preposterous.Corruption has thrived everywhere and certainly was endemic in Asia long before the arrival of Europeans.If anything - talking about Malaysia - corruption was much less under the British than post independence.Of course most Asian countries have become much richer in the last 40 years so the propensity for corruption has increased.Thus in colonial Hong Kong in the 1950's and 1960's corruption was relatively rare.It increased hugely as the colony became prosperous.It's not a racial thing:the British members of the police force were as venal as any Chinese grafter.

Yes.  I always think it is hypocritical or more so naive to attack this place for corruption as though there is none in their countries.  There is so much corruption in places like the UK and USA it is ridiculous.  And the money here is peanuts of what changes hands in those countries.

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talked to a guy only yesterday, he paid 12,500,baht and yes it was Pattaya , i worked it out at 288 brit pounds, mine doing it legit came to 98 brit  pounds, (1900,baht for imi plus 52 quid for the brit embassy sharks) this november that will be

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57 minutes ago, bkk6060 said:

Yes.  I always think it is hypocritical or more so naive to attack this place for corruption as though there is none in their countries.  There is so much corruption in places like the UK and USA it is ridiculous.  And the money here is peanuts of what changes hands in those countries.

It's a question of degree.Of course corruption can be found anywhere but it's muddying the waters to suggest every country is as bad as another.Thailand (and to be fair some other countries in the region as well) is appallingly corrupt on a scale that simply doesn't occur in places like Singapore, the UK or New Zealand.A word's needed on the US where corruption does exist though nothing like the scale of Thailand.In the US corrupt people do face massive fines and jail time.Nothing like that faces corrupt criminals in Thailand where corporate abuse goes unpunished.Also in the US and the UK moderately paid public servants and senior army officers do not end up acquiring vast fortunes.

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On 8/30/2018 at 5:22 AM, Spidey said:

I wanted a yellow book. Went to the local Amphoe with my wife. I handed over my passport, my wife handed over her chanote, I.D card, blue book and a large cream cake. 2 weeks later my wife called in and collected my yellow book and the lady told her to bring me back in and she would issue me with a pink ID card.. No hassle. It's the way things are done here. Personally, I love it.

I don't disagree that this how things are done here, but don't be under the illusion that it was the cake, it was your wife.

btw, me and my wife (not Thai) got yellow book and pink card also quite easily, without the cake but with an agent.

 

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On 8/29/2018 at 7:43 AM, Suradit69 said:

He was, I believe, simply making the point that people other than those in the Euro Zone could also face the same problem. The Euro is not the only currency to buy fewer baht these days  than in the past.

Which currency is buying more baht than 15 years ago or 10 or 5?

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1 hour ago, The manic said:

Which currency is buying more baht than 15 years ago or 10 or 5?

Scheckel?

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On 9/3/2018 at 10:30 AM, Spidey said:

No, it came from the American Forces personnel, stationed here during the Vietnam war.

 

Over here and overpaid.

and over sexed

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42 minutes ago, Spidey said:

Scheckel?

Shekels have been fairly consistent over the past 5 years. Now I remember the 40 to a dollar days, sigh.....

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2 hours ago, Nyezhov said:

and over sexed

Not any more.

 

3 hours ago, Spidey said:

Scheckel?

Ive never seen it quoted 

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2 minutes ago, The manic said:

Ive never seen it quoted 

I always felt that TT exchange booths were somewhat racist.

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On 8/29/2018 at 2:46 PM, cucme said:

Get a statement from the bank and an updated bankbook, when you show up @ immigration.

For the rest see Joe's post.

You must also make a small deposit before the update say 100 Bt

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On 8/30/2018 at 11:31 AM, Lobber said:

I hate the words seasoned. seasoning, what the .. is it a cooking show ??

You don't like metaphors, do you?

 

Seasoning as in "game seasoning": let the meat rest, may be even rot slightly, so that it becomes suitable for consumption. Couldn't be more pertinent, could it? And I lake the "rot" bit, as we all have a high opinion of the Thai banking system.

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