Jump to content

Tuvoc

Members
  • Content Count

    401
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

213 Excellent

About Tuvoc

  • Rank
    Senior Member

Previous Fields

  • Location
    UK / Chiang Rai province

Profile Information

  • Location
    UK / Chiang Rai province

Recent Profile Visitors

1,244 profile views
  1. I believe it is 3 months but there are different opinions. I've reached the end of 3 months now so plan on getting a Thai licence. I'll go down to the local office with my wife and see what is needed.
  2. Yes understood. Regulations are tightened all the time, in terms of the UK house example, they were deemed safe when installed and are still safe. Thousands of families live in them. Just not quite as safe as a new build today. I recall many years ago when looking at a flat to buy, the survey report said the roof did not meet current standards. But it met standards when it was built. When I queried what the practical effect of that was, he just shrugged his shoulders and said not to worry about it, but he had to point it out. Don't get me wrong, if I could find a decent
  3. I had notification that my flight to London on 31st March has been cancelled. I never intended to go on that date anyway, I'll move it to something like July/August under their flexible booking conditions, but that is most unusual.
  4. Well my house in the UK had no RCD according to the electrician when I had it inspected, and a plastic consumer unit, and wood boxes behind some of the light switches, all 100% fully legal when installed. Wiring probably 25+ years old in places. Must be hundreds of thousands of houses in the UK like that, no doubt you would find endless problems and condemn those as well !! Yet they go on year after year quite happily, indeed we were there 12 years with no issues whatsoever. Anyway we will be building a new wooden house in Chiang Saen later in the year and unlike this (concre
  5. When you say some embassies require it for COE - is it in fact the embassy that does the COE approvals ? It is all done totally online through the same international website, and I must say I thought those approvals were given by a government department in Thailand.
  6. So, conflicting advice here about the 40k/400k requirement then ! it makes no sense to me that you'd need it, if you did not need it to obtain the extension that is currently valid and that you hold a re-entry permit for. But, the Thai system can be a bit quirky.
  7. Ah, so if you are able to do a marriage extension that is a better option despite all of the extra paperwork, photos, possible home vists etc. You avoid the need for the 40k/400k insurance on re-entry. There is a very cheap "paper" option available if you are in this position ?
  8. Based on marriage. I am confused now. For in-country Non-O extensions of stay based on marriage - no insurance required ? For in-country Non-O extensions of stay based on retirement - insurance now required even where a Non-O was never involved ? When using a re-entry permit based on Non-O extensions of stay based on marriage - no insurance required ? When using a re-entry permit based on Non-O extensions of stay based on retirement - insurance now required even where a Non-O was never involved ?
  9. Has this been a fairly recent change ? The 40/400k for re-entry even on a standard Non-O ? When I got my COE in November for my 3 month Non-O entry all I had to provide was insurance that included $100k of Covid cover. I used an ACS policy from a Thai broker. That provided more than just Covid cover, it was any medical emergency, but no out-patient I don't think.
  10. Our house is 2 years old and I want to find a properly qualified electrician to check everything over. I wasn't here when it was built and my wife doesn't know enough to have made sure everything was as it should be. We are in-between Chiang Rai and Mae Sai geographically. I have a number of devices with UK plugs and currently use the 3-prong adaptors to plug them in. Some adaptors only have 2 prongs and I avoid those, however I do wonder if the earth is actually connected on those 3 prong adaptors ? If I'm standing on a tile floor in bare feet, and I touch my laptop, I get a mild
×
×
  • Create New...