combo method Jomtien in Thai visas, residency and work permits Posted 8 hours ago · Edited 8 hours ago by jimn 6 hours ago, smedly said: you paid a bribe because you don't meet the requirements and is technically illegal Yes I agree this year I did not meet the requirements in previous years I had the embassy letter proving my income in the UK over 65k per month. This year I did not want to transfer 65k monthly into my bank account or keep on 800k, so I used an agent. I disagree that it is illegal, the same senior immigration officer signed my extension as did last year. I had 800k in my bank account and he used his waiver over the time period. Its a well oiled machine the agent process in Jomtien from the agent to the bank official to the immigration officer. You cant stop it. It is a bit dodgy but certainly not illegal.