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  1. Thanks so much, Ubonjoe. So it's just 40k monthly if married and not 65k? I guess I will apply for the 60 day extension before the April 15 expiration of my current 90-day stamp. That gives me 2 months to get transfers in after which I can see how things stand with the virus/rules/etc.... Either I can do a border hop at that time (unlikely I would say) or start doing the 90-day extensions showing the money in the bank. This will mean welcome to the TM30 club, I guess..... Ugh.

  2. This might not be the proper place but it's an add-on to the above about changing rules and the inability to do a border run. So, if indeed I need to change to doing extensions at immigration, at that point I will need to deal with the financial side of things, which heretofore I was able to avoid in Savannakhet and Saigon (no need to show money in the bank or monthly income).

    To the point, I have no record of monthly incoming deposits nor do I have 400k in a bank. When do the transfers need to start to be acceptable and valid? My current visa is up in mid-August. I could start doing transfers tomorrow, before the end of the month, and given another 90 day extension at the expiration date of my visa in the middle of August, it would take me to mid November when I would need a new visa. That could give me 9 months of transfers. Would that suffice?

    Pardon me if this needs to be moved to a different forum or a separate thread.

    Thank you!

  3. When I first started doing it this way many years ago, I was always in and out pretty much every 90 days anyhow. So it just became my MO. I didn't even know about extending it at immigration. And I never went there, pretty much. And being in Chiang Mai it's not so hard and I rather like the "day off" from my normal routine to go to Mae Sai and cross over. I read somewhere that many insurance plans don't cover the virus.


    Ok, so it's a wait and see situation. That makes sense, I guess. The how world is a wait and see right now, isn't it?


    Thank you for your response.

  4. Good afternoon fellow Thailanders.... I am here on a ME O-visa based on marriage to a Thai citizen. Every year, I have been getting a new visa at either Savannakhet or Saigon and leaving the country every 90 days which has been just dandy. A friend of mine is worried I will now have to put 400k in the bank as well as buy health insurance that covers Covid-19 for when the border opens again and I exit the country to renew my stamp and attempt to re-enter (whenever that will be possible is anyone's guess and in the meantime I will do a 60 day extension(s). Is this true about the money and the insurance? I know I've read something about insurance necessary for O-A visas but so far I hadn't seen that anything had changed for O visas. Anyone with info?


    Thank you.

  5. 20 minutes ago, fredwiggy said:

    Went to Sisaket immigration with wife this morning. First one there at 8:00. Applying for 60 day extension. Opened 8:30,was done by 9:15, no problems. Usual paperwork,marriage certificate,tabien bann,passport,wife's ID, 1900 baht.

    No TM30 or tabien Baan of house owner (or is that your wife?) Thank you.

  6. ok well good that narrows the possibilities. As I was typing the question out I started to realize how crazy it sounded and how unlikely so it's just as I suspected. I would certainly hope the gov. would step up and end this nonsense until things settled down. If it's about the money, just let folks pay online or at the post office whatever is needed for an extension. Or even better, make the costs known and one pays either upon final departure or when it becomes feasible to do a renewal or stamp or what have you. Putting everyone at increased risk and causing undue chaos serves nothing and no one, as far as I can tell. In fact, it goes against the gov. decree to stay at home, as many have already noted.

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  7. Is it possible to fly anywhere close by right now and turn around and come immediately back on the next returning flight, and by doing so getting a new stamp (for O-visa)? I haven't been keeping up on every twist and turn. I know (believe) all land crossings are out. Unsure if there are still flights anywhere and if so does return entry to Thailand require a medical certificate and/or 14 days of quarantine (self-quarantine would be fine!)? Also true things change by the hour so it would be a rather large gamble....

  8. According to Tmoney's list, I will need rental contract, copy of household registration of current address, copy ID card of house owner, and copy of registration of house owner (tabbien baan, I guess). I have only the rental contract and not the last 3 items. Actually, I'm not sure what "copy of household registration" is...TM30? And I need the last two items to be able to do the TM30, is that not correct? Ugh...

  9. 18 minutes ago, lopburi3 said:

    Your wife and normal TM.7 extension application and copies of passport and marriage documents/fee.  Expect they will want proof of living together such as TM30 report but can normally do at same time I believe (with perhaps a fine for late reporting).  No financial proof is required.

    Thank you, lopburi3. Much appreciated. I need to bring my wife with me to immigration?

  10. Cheers, folks. What is needed for the 60 day extension based on O-visa (married to Thai wife)? Is financial proof and TM30 required and if one doesn't have these? I've always gone to Savannakhet or Saigon in the past for the visa and border hop every 90 days. I tried to cross into Burma last week to renew and even had a Myanmar visa but they closed the border practically in front of me: no entry allowed. My current 90 day period will be up April 15.

    Thank you all! Hang in there!

  11. Correct me if I'm wrong, somebody, please... The max fine for overstay is 20,000 baht, is it not? And that includes being put on the blacklist which means you cannot enter Thailand for the next 5 or 10 years? Does it include any kind of jail time or similar restriction of personal freedom? Or do you pay the 20,000 baht fine, get the blacklist stamp in your passport, and fly off to your home country waving goodbye to Thailand for the foreseeable future?

  12. Yes, I am thinking our only option now is to wait until immigration gives us a signal on how to proceed. From the news, they are aware of the situation and have plans to discuss/devise a solution. This is uncharted territory for the world. There is no game plan and everywhere it is step by step into the unknown. We must all cultivate patience and understanding, compassion and good will.

  13. My two cents (worth about a penny). I have a Breville espresso machine to make my coffee. For a long time, I have been drinking Hillkopf French and Italian roast Arabica beans. But I was never that satisfied but since Arabica is the "best" and the shop is so close to my house, I stuck with it. I've had the Peaberry, I've had the Black Thai, City, etc... I was never that satisfied but the price is very reasonable and I just figured well the heck with it. Anyway, long story short, for the last month or two I have been drinking their Supremo roast (might be named "Supreme" and not "Supremo"...can't remember but it's a black bag) which is actually a Robusta bean and only 80 baht for 250g. It is delicious....smooth, rich, and I want to say with kind of a chocolatey/mocca taste. No bitterness in my case. I was amazed at how much smoother and richer tasting than the Arabica they have on offer especially since Robusta is supposed to be inferior. Your mileage may vary but I am finding it delicious and far better than all the above Arabica roasts I mentioned.

  14. On 2/16/2020 at 9:37 AM, annabel said:

    Finally went to PPS and just for your info they have a second place on Hang Dong Road which is were I went, Going to wards the airport they are on the left hand side before Tesco Lotus and before Dr. Morgan's HCMC clinic ... Did a wonderful job in just 2 hours and at a very reasonable price ...3,000 Baht for all 5 windows including an 8" strip at the top of the front window.  Super efficient! Wow! can't believe what bad shape my old film was in...  Can't believe the difference... I can actually clearly see from all directions now..555 ... Thank you again for all your help

    Thanks for reporting back; very helpful! If I may ask, did you only put the dark strip at the top of the front and zero film on the lower part of the windshield? Or simply an additional darker strip at the top while the lower portion has a lesser tint to it? Thanks!

  15. On 2/16/2020 at 11:57 AM, captainjackS said:

    3M Crystalline เชียงใหม่ by แอร์พอร์ท ฟิล์ม
    269 Mahidol Rd, Pa Daet Sub-district, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai 50100
    081 681 3643

    I got the 3M Crystalline C70 on my front windshield from Airport Film Center.  Its surprisingly clear at night and does a great job to reduce heat in the daytime.  The installer did an excellent job. no bubbles, no blur.  just pefect. The big 3M shop next to Grandview / across from Maya did not have this light color in stock and would not order it.  I highly recommend 3M Airport Film Center.  (Both shops had the same prices).  keep in mind that the films from US usually have product number that indicates how much visible light transmits through.  So 70% american film means 70% light / 30% dark.   Some of the Thai brands swap the numbers around and 70% would mean 30% light / 70% dark.  When you choose your film, be careful to confirm that you are getting the product that you want.  Also important to know that the infrared light is where the real heat comes from.  So check the detailed specs.  Thats why i forked over the cash for 3M Crystalline.  Visibly quite clear, but blocks >90% of heat-generating infrared.

    Thank you for the info. I'm assuming what you put on was 70% light/30% dark? And no problem seeing at night?

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