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BANGKOK 15 November 2018 08:47
richiejom

Gov.uk Petition - Reinstate Pension / Income Letter

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I started this below, is it worth petitioning parliament? https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/230120/sponsors/new?token=DK30K4e4lQKtLa3JO0h8

 

It has about 12 signatures in an hour now and they are reviewing it

 

Reinstate Pension/Income Letters at Bangkok British Embassy

 

As of the 12th of December 2018 British Citizens can no longer request a proof of income letter required to obtain a Retirement or Extension based on Marriage visa in Thailand

Other Countries Embassy's have an option to sign an affidavit that your income is true.   

 

The British Embassy has stated that this is because the Thai Immigration require proof that they cannot provide yet the current income letter already covers the embassy legally.  

 

The British Embassy has left us to resolve this with Thai immigration

The Thai immigration has not made any announcement and still requests the letter. Failing this Retired or Married Brits may be forced to transfer between £9-18,000 to a Thai bank as proof

 

 

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4 minutes ago, blackhorse said:

Bump! Needs to be bumped once an hour untill everybody knows about it

They say now they are not verification experts but it seems to me that they have just rolled over...  I can't see how transferring an income to Thai bank will work unless they state a minimum of 3 months will suffice

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signed!

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It comes up as Richard Brown for me, is this correct? Also it says "you have not signed it till you click on the link"

What am I doing wrong?

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15 minutes ago, vogie said:

It comes up as Richard Brown for me, is this correct? Also it says "you have not signed it till you click on the link"

What am I doing wrong?

 

Yes its not live until they review it which they are doing now...so currently its using my name

 

You'll get an email so you'll have to click to comfirm 

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3 minutes ago, richiejom said:

 

Yes its not live until they review it which they are doing now...so currently its using my name

 

2 minutes ago, theoldgit said:

When I’ve signed these petitions before they automatically send a verification link to the email address you used to sign the petition, when you click on this link the petition signature is recorded.

Yes I forgot it would generate an email to me and the link is in the email. Signed and thanks.

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Yes hard to reach 10,000K signatures but it will hold their feet to the fire... got 20 signatures in an hour

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31 minutes ago, richiejom said:

They say now they are not verification experts but it seems to me that they have just rolled over...  I can't see how transferring an income to Thai bank will work unless they state a minimum of 3 months will suffice

and the Thai Immigration will accept it as Proof

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22 minutes ago, elviajero said:

Petition signed, but I think you will struggle to get the requisite 10K signatures.

 

IMO, the British embassy have made this announcement to force the Thai authorities to change or come up with with a solution. I have been told (un-corroborated) that immigration are considering allowing the embassy letter for year one, but will want to see payments being received to a Thai bank account for subsequent years.

 

It is not surprising that the Thai authorities are clamping down as the current system is full of holes. If they don't start insisting on proof of payments to Thialand now, it will almost certainly come in the future as expat numbers rise.

Thats fine if that is the case and start accepting Bank Books / Statements showing deposits over the year that amount to 400/800k and equates to the required monthly income but to date they insist that they require Embassy letters...🙄

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I see there's now a new thread here with a statement from the British Embassy today to ThaiVisa where they're claiming the U.S. Embassy also is going to cease issuing income letters.  But that's nothing we've heard from the U.S. direct at this point.

 

 

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Sweden is still free and we do not have to worry about this. But of course it is bad for all of us the more the englishmens are stirring the pot....

 

Why they clamp down on you, I dont know. Do you maybe have the same "system" as the americans that you do not have to prove anything just make promises to country and mother and father that you have 1 miljon in income each month?? Or do you have to prove your income to your embassy at any point???

 

glegolo

 

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10 minutes ago, glegolo said:

Sweden is still free and we do not have to worry about this. But of course it is bad for all of us the more the englishmens are stirring the pot....

 

Why they clamp down on you, I dont know. Do you maybe have the same "system" as the americans that you do not have to prove anything just make promises to country and mother and father that you have 1 miljon in income each month?? Or do you have to prove your income to your embassy at any point???

 

glegolo

 

No you have to show the embassy bank statements or pension letters.  Interesting how British embassy is saying US embassy is going to do the same but no official response from US yet....same as they say Thai Immigration will allow bank deposits which they also haven't confirmed themselves

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