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BANGKOK 17 December 2018 10:19
KhunFred

Is a passbook from Bangkok Bank showing monthly deposits a valid "proof of monthly income"

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I am getting married soon and have been in Thailand for three years and have my Social Security direct deposited. Lately the deposit is around 43 thousand baht, MORE than enough to qualify me. My other income is in a credit union in the United States. Will the bankbook be accepted as "proof" since the "income affidavits" are no longer being accepted? I would really hate to go the visa service route or leave for Laos or the Philippines.

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a few things come to mind, what nationality are you, what are you using to stay in Thailand at the moment ie. tourist visa, visa exempt etc. 

 

in order to obtain a yearly extension you will need a non imm 'o' visa to start the process.

 

once married you can get a 60 day extension on any entry, 

 

if you are likely to apply for a 1 year extension before end of May i would get an income letter now, 

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1 hour ago, Moonlover said:

Yes, so have I, but I've tidied it up a bit so that I don't have to show immigration all my banking business. For me that is too intrusive.

 

All they will see in my personal account will be my income arriving and immediately being transferred out again. (to our joint account)

May not be a good idea to draw it ALL out or immediately. 

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2 hours ago, ubonjoe said:

I think that will be the case but I cannot say with any certainty that it is correct.

I have had my income going directly into my bank account for several years already so no need for me to prepare for it.

Same here, my UK company pension paid into my Bangkok Bank account for many years. Trouble is it is a joint account so my wife has access when I am away. I have just received my BE income letter and will hopefully be able to use that for my last? extension based on retirement in April next year. 

After that it will likely be a marriage based extension and I take it immigration do not accept joint accounts? 

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This seems like great news?  the common sense accepting of the bank book with no letter. I really hope that's the way it goes and I get to release my 800,000 as I have over the 65k going in from UK.

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3 hours ago, steve187 said:

a few things come to mind, what nationality are you, what are you using to stay in Thailand at the moment ie. tourist visa, visa exempt etc. 

 

in order to obtain a yearly extension you will need a non imm 'o' visa to start the process.

 

once married you can get a 60 day extension on any entry, 

 

if you are likely to apply for a 1 year extension before end of May i would get an income letter now, 

I heard there might be a clampdown on marriages of convenience. Has anyone else heard about this? But anyway I regard the Visa Service route the best alternative as long as they have not been all shut down.

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30 minutes ago, sunnyboy2018 said:

I heard there might be a clampdown on marriages of convenience. Has anyone else heard about this? But anyway I regard the Visa Service route the best alternative as long as they have not been all shut down.

The visa service route may put you in prison for a few years.. No good saying you did'nt know they uded fake documents.. Not a good idea anymore.

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1 hour ago, BobBKK said:

This seems like great news?  the common sense accepting of the bank book with no letter. I really hope that's the way it goes and I get to release my 800,000 as I have over the 65k going in from UK.

Well, quite apart from common sense, this is what both the British and the US embassies have been telling us all along. And they have both intimated that they will work with TI to smooth the way for us.

 

Personally, I have never been in doubt about this. I'm due a 90 day report next month so I'll be having a friendly chat with our I/O.

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1 hour ago, phutoie2 said:

Same here, my UK company pension paid into my Bangkok Bank account for many years. Trouble is it is a joint account so my wife has access when I am away. I have just received my BE income letter and will hopefully be able to use that for my last? extension based on retirement in April next year. 

After that it will likely be a marriage based extension and I take it immigration do not accept joint accounts? 

You can have the account in your sole name, but your wife as an authorised user.

Our Savings account and Fixed Term account are both set up like that.

We both have a debit card for the Savings account.

Statements or letters from the bank show in my name only.

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