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  1. Work permit holders that work in businesses and pay Social Fund contributions are covered by the Thai Social Fund system, the same as Thai citizens. I would imagine that work permit holders in this category world be the last to be required to have insurance as the Thai government already covers them. I'm not entirely sure if teachers with work permits are covered in the same way however.
  2. Off topic posts have been removed. This topic is not about Brexit.
  3. A good start might be Zudrangma Records on Sukhumvit Soi 51. I believe they are something to do with Studio Lam and possibly W T F Cafe.
  4. It depends on where in Thailand. You will pay less upcountry and more in Bangkok. For 25k you can get people with good to really good English skills. The problem isn't finding the employees, it's keeping them.
  5. Civil and Commercial Code Section 1452: A marriage cannot take place if the man or woman is already the spouse of another person. That's quite definitive.
  6. A number of posts where members were bickering have been removed.
  7. Any Thai adult who is of sound mind. Also, technically, any non-Thai person who has the correct work permit. That being said, I would be surprised if any work permits for this category of work exist.
  8. The interesting thing is the application for a work permit or a work permit extension is yours alone. You sign as the applicant. If your employer (or an agent) wants to represent you or submit an application on your behalf then they need an authority letter signed by you. If you are the applicant then in my opinion the work permit is more yours then your employers. As stated, you can cancel on your own behalf - I've done it myself previously in Bangkok.
  9. ^^^^ There's another like for you on post 6.
  10. I frequently have business meetings in Bangkok. I usually wear shoes, suit trousers and a long sleeved shirt. No tie and no jacket. That's for a formal meeting. For less formal meetings you can get away with a short sleeved shirt and jeans. Site meetings can be jeans and a smart polo neck neck t shirt. The foreign people I see wearing jackets and ties tend to look very uncomfortable. They also look like it's their first time doing business. Jackets and ties are for board meetings, formal company photographs, etc
  11. As above, change Baht to AUD in Thailand. You will feel sore if you do it the other way round. In Bangkok, Vasu and Super Rich exchanges tend to give the best rates. Do not forget to take your passport when exchanging cash.
  12. Two posts have been removed. Both contained information on how to poison a dog.
  13. Start by reading this page. There is a green "Apply Now" button at the bottom of the page. This is a very complex area of law, but in my limited understanding I don't think you can change from "by descent" to "otherwise than by descent". One solution would be to make sure your children are born in the UK. If they are, they would become "otherwise than by descent" (so if you are having any more children you know what to do). If your child is granted UK citizenship after you apply, then the same thing applies to them: The easiest thing to do is make sure their children are born in the UK.
  14. I have been set the task of measuring the cost of electricity in baht that a single unit temporary air cooler uses overnight. What's the easiest way to do this? I know I can buy a simple plug in energy monitor, but I can't seem to find one which accepts a Thai plug and plugs into a Thai wall socket. A picture of the type of thing I had in mind is below. Any idea where I can get one of these devices that will work in Thailand, or is there another simple way of doing this? I don't mind buying reasonably priced kit.
  15. The first thing to note is that there is no point attending Trendy. Your child is not eligible for a British passport as they are not a British citizen. Cancel the appointment and save yourself the application fee. This is because as you are British by descent you can not pass your British nationality on to your children. That's the bad news over with. The good news is that there are exceptions that can be made for children, so all is not lost. The main point to grasp is that your child is not a British citizen, but you can apply for citizenship for them while they are a child if you meet some criteria. The most likely criteria would be if your child was born on or after 1 July 2006. Here is a direct quote from the government website: If your British parent lived in the UK before you were born You can apply if all of the following are true: you’re under 18 your mother or father was a British citizen when you were born your British parent lived in the UK for at least 3 years before you were born your British parent did not spend more than 270 days outside the UK during those 3 years your British parent had a British mother or father who could pass on their citizenship to them Your British parent’s mother or father could pass on their citizenship if they were one of the following: born or adopted in the UK given citizenship after applying for it in their own right (not based on having a British parent) working as a Crown servant when your parent was born (for example in the diplomatic service, overseas civil service or armed forces) The burden will be on you to prove the above. If you apply without enough proof your application will be rejected and you will forfeit your application fee. The current fees are £1,031.20 so it's worth getting it right the first time. Even if you do not fulfill the above criteria you have one last chance. If you can get permission to take your child to the UK and your child lives in the UK with you for 3 years, and if they are under 18 at the time of the application then they can apply for citizenship on that basis. It's all explained in the link I supplied above. Importantly, do not delay. Proof becomes harder to obtain as time passes, and application fees increase every year. If you can give your child the gift of a second nationality the cost you pay now will be nothing compared to the benefits they might receive later on in life. Good luck.
  16. Or the customer could ask on their friendly and helpful expat forum first.
  17. Yes you can do that. Many people have multiple visas from multiple countries in their passport. The only thing is if you have a few expensive multi year visas then do not lose your passport. Some countries will not replace visa vignettes, meaning the cost and hassle involved in replacing multiple visas could be a burden.
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