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  1. I have about 6 palm trees and a mango tree in my garden that are getting too big and I want to take them out before they fall and cause any damage!

    I am looking for a "competant" tree feller who can do the job without causing any damage to my property! ( A big ask I know! )

    I am living next to Maprachan lake.

    Any help appreciated, thanks.

  2. 24 minutes ago, puffy said:

    Does anyone know if you can hire a bicycle to cycle around Mabprachan lake?

    There are at least 6 places around Maprachan renting bikes.

    Probably start renting from 8 or 9am. onwards.

    Average price 3 hours for 50 baht.

    I'm not sure if they charge a deposit or need any ID.

    Very busy in the evenings and weekends.

    Plenty of car parking opposite the Pong council offices and across the road for Flowerland.

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  3. I am totally confused so I'm asking you to be gentle!

    I have an O visa which I need to extend by Nov. 22nd.

    I am NOT on any kind of extension due to Covid.

    I normally extend my visa a month before it's due so was thinking of preparing everything ( copies of passport, bank letters etc. ) for the 23rd. of this month.

    Now I keep reading about making an appointment etc. and am wondering is that what I need to do?

    For the last 18 years I have gone to immigration with all my paperwork and picked up my passport the next day, job done!

    But, is it the same now?

    My age is beginning to tell on me so if Joe or anyone can else can explain what I now may have to do I'd be grateful !

    Thanks.

    PS. I use Jomtien immigration.

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  4. On 6/14/2020 at 5:28 PM, Crossy said:

    A competent tiling chap should be able to sort the issue but to do it properly will involve lifting the remaining tiles and trimming the edges to allow for more movement.

     

    Please tell where you can find a competant tiling chap around Pattaya?

     

  5. I have also used my Thai drivers licence successfully in the UK but what I want to know is does your Thai drivers licence have to have 6 months left on it as with a passport?

    I am planning to go to the UK ( my home country ) next year but will only have approx. 3 months left to run on my Thai licence.

    Do I need to get a new Thai drivers licence and to that question I add CAN I renew my Thai licence early?

    Thanks

  6. I did my extension last Friday.

    I'd had just over 400k in my acc. since May although a slight error at bank dropped it below one day for a few minutes!

    I picked up a bank letter and statement 2 hours before going for extension.

    The statement was for only 6 months and although the earlier receits showed FTT the later ones showed moved from other acc. I transfer about 50,000 baht each month.

    I had also downloaded a statement from my British bank and took copies of the annual letters I get from my pension suppliers.

    I copy my wifes blue book alongside her ID card and she signs it to say I'm her husband and we live at that address. No TM 30.

    Copies of everything else in passport.

    I had been worried for the last few months and was on the verge of using agent but decided to try it. Friday afternoon is good because there's almost no-one else waiting, it took all of 5 minutes!

    Job done until next year!!

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  7. While on the subject of how long money has to be in bank I had a slight problem at my bank the other day and wonder if this will interfer?

    I went to withdraw money from the ATM but because it would not release funds I had to go to the counter. ( ATM had run out of 1000 baht notes )

    I asked the cashier for 49,000 baht still leaving more than 400,000 baht in my account.

    Some how she issued 94,000 by mistake!! I redeposited 45,000 into my acc. but for only a couple of minutes my acc. went below 400,000.

    Am I likely to be penalised for what was the banks mistake?

  8. The 13 months seems to have come from a previous poster!

    Even so, with my visa due in Nov. and me only doing a monthly transfer of funds from my English bank starting Feb. That only makes 10 months!

    In Jan. I transferred more than 200,000 Thai baht from the UK and before that a same amount last Oct.

    I know how picky the IO's can be and although these transfers are more than a regular amount of 40/50 000 Thai baht each month, it will undoutably be picked up!!

  9. I am wondering if my application might fall down for the fact I cannot provide a bank statement showing a monthly income for the last 13 months!

    Until the demise of the embassy letter I used to send my money from my English bank to my Thai bank when the exchange rate was favourable. This meant a gap of maybe 3/4 months then send £4/5 000's.

    Since Feb. this year I have been sending over each month an amount equal to 50,000 baht.

    It all seems like they are playing games which I don't find funny these days!

  10. Simple question, no need for long drawn out replies!

    Will Jomtien Imm. accept application to extend O visa ( ie. retirement ) using the combo method, proof of income ( using bank statement ) and money in bank?

    Done this for last 15 years but now cannot get letter from British embassy!

    I have asked this before but now I am much closer to date of visa and wondered if anyone had gone this way in the last few months?

    Thanks in antisipation!

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  11. On 5/17/2019 at 8:40 AM, ubonjoe said:

    What do you expect the agent to do for you?

    If you started transferring 65k baht from outside the country now you could do your extension based upon income. Chaeng Wattana will accept just a few months of transfers to apply for the extension this year.

    Or you could put a 800k baht in the bank for 2 months before the date you apply for the extension.

    Or if you have transferred less than 65k baht every month then you could use the combination of what you have transferred in with money in the bank to reach a total of 800k baht. For example if you have been transfering in 50k baht that would be a annual income of 600k baht and then you would need 200k baht in the bank for 2 months.

    Seeing as how you have mentioned the Combination I would like to know if this way of extending my visa is still acceptable?

    I use the IO at Jomtien and have been using a pension letter plus money in the bank for the last 15 years. I somehow got the impression that they were no longer accepting this way to get your extension. Since February I have been sending over a regular monthly amount of money hoping that ( along with money in the bank to make up the 800k ) I would be able to use a bank statement in place of the embassy pension letter.

    I thought that I had read a post that said Jomtien were no longer accepting this.

    Can you throw any light on this please?

  12. I now have no problem showing 400,000 baht in a Thai bank but my question is "How easy is it to now get a visa based on marriage?"

    I will explain:-

    Back in 2004 when the Immigration office was in Soi 8, I wanted to change my extension to one based on marriage. I was told at Soi 8 immigration that I could not do it and was instructed to find other means to make extension using the 800,000 baht or pension method which I have been doing since.

    I now want to use the visa based on marriage to Thai lady option but am worried that I will still run into this same problem.

    We were married in Bangkok in 2000 and renewed our vows in the UK again in 2000 so we have 2 different marriage certificates. We have our own house and have been continuously together since.

    Any help appreciated!

  13. Hi, sorry if I'm in the wrong forum!

    I am taking my wife to England next month ( she already has visit visa )

    It's been about 16 years since we lived there and even longer since we entered at Heathrow.

    I have heard many guys say that when they arrive at UK immigration they take their spouse through the same channel instead of sending her through non-EU channel.

    Can anyone verify if this is allowed as I don't want her to have to start queuing again if she's in the wrong channel!

    Many thanks!

  14. In reply to JustAnotherFarang.

    I bought a Honda GXV 160H2 almost 4 years ago.

    It's the best mower I've ever had!

    I also had a Briggs and Stratton and although I used it for nearly 10 years it constantly broke down.

    I also bought a Bosch electric which was actually made in UK by Suffolk Colt thinking because it's British it'll be a good'n!

    Wrong!

    Back to the Honda, it sounds like the same model you're thinking of buying ( push model, not self propelled )

    I bought it in Pattaya 10/10/2013 and it cost 12000 baht so maybe you should look at the mower shops before you order from Lazada!

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  15. UPDATE: I Just went to do my 90 days report. Last 2 reports were done on line with no issue. I recently got a new passport and transferred my visa to the new book. Everything updated fine EXCEPT 90 days reporting. Seems the left hand is not talking to the right hand. In order to use the online 90 day report you must leave the country and return...or trot your happy ass to immigration every 90 days.

    Side note regarding the bruhaha over a new form asking for all kinds of personal data. I filled out no such form and saw no one else filling anything extra either.

    I renewed my PP in Feb. this year and did my 90 day at same time. ( Previously I had done online reporting for 3 or 4 times )

    Because it was new PP I wasn't sure what paperwork I would need so asked and a guy copied 12 sheets out for me at the copier.

    When I presented these at 90 day counter along with my PP they were handed straight back so what I want to know is do I need any paperwork for my 90 day as my details must be on the computer?

    BTW I tried to do a 90day report this morning and although it allowed me to enter my details, I was then presented with a little note telling me to get details from Immigration!

    Thanks.

    Quote of my reply to the post your quoted. "I have mentioned previousl getting a new passport requires a new entry to do online reports. The database is from entries and a immigration office cannot access it to do changes.

    I have the same problem but have not bothered to do a border hop for a new entry."
    It seems you have not completed the stamp transfer from your old to new passport. That is handled at a different desk than 90 day reporting.

    I beg your pardon Joe but I DID transfer the stamp from my old PP to my new one! All these "quotes" and "multi quotes" can lead to misunderstanding but I can assure you I have done everything in compliance with immigration.

    I even asked at the 90 day desk if I could do my next 90 day online and was told "Yes!"

    Sorry for omitting that I had transferred the stamp!

  16. UPDATE: I Just went to do my 90 days report. Last 2 reports were done on line with no issue. I recently got a new passport and transferred my visa to the new book. Everything updated fine EXCEPT 90 days reporting. Seems the left hand is not talking to the right hand. In order to use the online 90 day report you must leave the country and return...or trot your happy ass to immigration every 90 days.

    Side note regarding the bruhaha over a new form asking for all kinds of personal data. I filled out no such form and saw no one else filling anything extra either.

    I renewed my PP in Feb. this year and did my 90 day at same time. ( Previously I had done online reporting for 3 or 4 times )

    Because it was new PP I wasn't sure what paperwork I would need so asked and a guy copied 12 sheets out for me at the copier.

    When I presented these at 90 day counter along with my PP they were handed straight back so what I want to know is do I need any paperwork for my 90 day as my details must be on the computer?

    BTW I tried to do a 90day report this morning and although it allowed me to enter my details, I was then presented with a little note telling me to get details from Immigration!

    Thanks.

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