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    Ceiling Fan recommendations

    We really like ceiling fans and have in each of our bedrooms as well as the living room back in the US. There are really some fine ceiling fans being made these days and we much prefer them to traditional fans that blast you each time they rotate through their cycle. That said we looked and looked for a decent fan over here in Thailand and it seemed, to us anyway, that the majority of choices moved little or no air and were purely for their (limited) esthetic value. We finally purchased the larger three bladed fan shown in several posts here and found in many local restaurants. It moves air. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  2. I agree. However, we are pretty much in the dead center of Thailand and have no desire to do a border run days before leaving Thailand which, while giving us that extra year, would limit our departure date options in the following year. Add the cost and time involved of the fairly distant border run, with no airport close by us, plus the reentry permit cost; getting a new non imm o-a visa on my timeline while back in my own country seems a simpler, more elegant solution - for me anyway. Thank you, everyone, very much for your thoughts on my issue. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  3. Okay. So now I can stay until December 2019. I don’t see how that meets my needs of wanting to stay until April of the following year. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  4. Okay, please correct me if I am wrong. Here is my situation. I got a new non imm o-a in September 2018, and as a result have an enter before date of September 2019. We arrived in Thailand in early November 2018 and will stay until mid April 2019. We did leave the country and return at the end of December so have a new admitted to date of December 2019. My understanding is that a reentry permit would do nothing to change my required return date of September 2019 to get that additional year that I would need for my late 2019 return and April 2020 departure. Is that not correct? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  5. That is true, but we could have problems on one end or the other. Getting a re-entry permit could cause us to be limited on our return six month period, unless we did a border bounce at the last possible minute before we depart Thailand, or else we would need to depart from Thailand earlier the following year. Again, the non imm o-a every year gives us maximum flexibility on when return and when we depart to/from Thailand. I like and appreciate that and if it costs a bit more over the long run, I am good with that. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  6. We stay for six months each year and our non imm o-a visa process works perfect for us, and has for the past six years. I don’t see how a visa exempt would get us six months in Thailand each year. What am I missing? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  7. Yes, but I think you are missing my point. Even with the purchase of a re-entry permit, we would still be locked into returning to Thailand prior to the enter before date/enter prior to date on the original non imm o-a visa. That does not work for us. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  8. Absolutely. However we wish to travel on our own schedule, departing and arriving on a timeframe that works best for us. I do not desire to be beholden to enter prior to/arrive before dates, understand that I may be paying a tad more, and, as we go forward splitting our time between the US and Thailand, will continue with a visa process that works great for us. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  9. While this post is not about me, it is worth pointing out that your numbers are off. I pay nothing for notary and doctor visits. One hour for a border run? That assumes I live close to a border. Also, I have fairly specific time periods that I wish to travel, and do not wish to apply for the visa at the last possible date and also be forced to depart earlier than I wish I. Order to meet a enter before date. Of course I also travel business class because I like the leg room. As I move towards my 70s I think I deserve to travel on my time schedule, rather than save a few dollars/baht here and there. Peace. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  10. I prefer to travel and obtain the non imm o-a visa on my own schedule vs being beholden to enter before dates. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  11. You can meet the financial requirements via funds in your home country financial institution vs moving the money to a Thai bank. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk