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  1. TallGuyJohninBKK

    Hat Yai Hell

    FWIW, in many years of dealing with them, I've never ever seen a printed list of requirements of what BKK CW wants for their various applications.
  2. That's an excellent, and I'm sure unanswerable, question. But whoever it is, they obviously HAD a lot of guns ready for the fight! I wonder if they managed to save their tanks from the inferno...and submarines too???
  3. TallGuyJohninBKK

    TM30 now required in Bangkok

    BTW, on Sunday from home, I did the online registration for the TM30s via the Immigration website as a private party sole renter. (I don't mean I submitted a TM30 app online. I mean I tried to register in order to do so in the future). I live in the area of the BKK CW Immigration office. I completed the online registration process, and the website response said to wait for a user ID and password in my email. Now it's Tuesday night, two business days later, and I haven't gotten any email from Immigration. Which makes me think for the time being that my registration wasn't accepted by them for whatever reason.
  4. TallGuyJohninBKK

    TM30 now required in Bangkok

    Re the TM30s at BKK CW, from another poster in a different thread who just visited there today:
  5. TallGuyJohninBKK

    Visa Extension Experience Today

    The retirement extension stamp from Immigration should look like this:
  6. TallGuyJohninBKK

    Visa Extension Experience Today

    What form did you actually use/submit to get your "extension"? TM7 is the normal form for extensions of stay (1 year based on retirement or marriage) TM8 is the normal form for re-entry permits (covering either single or multiple entries) With an extension of stay, once issued, if you want to travel outside Thailand, you need to also get a re-entry permit or your extension will be canceled upon your departure and won't be valid upon your return. That's what the reentry permit is for -- 1 entry for single entry version, or unlimited entries for the year for the multiple entry version. Normally, once you get a new extension of stay, you just go and line up in a different queue to get an updated/new reentry permit to match your new extension of stay. TM7 for the extension application,.then TM8 for the reentry permit application. At least at CW BKK, those are handled by different units in the Immigration office there and you have to get different queue tickets for each item. Same with 90-day reporting if you needed to do it in person there, different unit and different queue required. About the bank paperwork, for Thai bank deposits, BKK CW usually wants to see your bank book updated the SAME day as you apply, though the separate bank letter can be dated a day or so earlier.
  7. TallGuyJohninBKK

    ‘Declare Bangkok a pollution control zone’

    So what's the measurement source of the supposed "good" air quality readings that you're claiming? In general, especially in an area like Isaan where burning is probably the biggest air pollution contributor, I wouldn't expect outlying areas to be very different from the cities.
  8. Either that, or embassies that were forced/prodded out of issuing income letters by Thai Immigration's demands for verification. In truth, we may really never know just who was the moving party on that subject. But since Brits, Americans and Aussies are among the largest expat populations of westerners in Thailand, the absence of those income letters moving forward covers a very large segment of the expat population here.
  9. TallGuyJohninBKK

    Thai net groans after politicos declare war on 'Sex Education'

    Well, if fathers, stepfathers, uncles,cousins and misc other family relations would just leave the young girls alone, maybe it wouldn't be such a problem!
  10. TallGuyJohninBKK

    Five emergency lanes now in use in Bangkok

    Thailand -- the hub of half-thought-out, unrealistic non-solutions to almost every conceivable problem.
  11. TallGuyJohninBKK

    Five emergency lanes now in use in Bangkok

    Until I read in the article that they were going to allow regular traffic in the ambulance lanes, I was thinking they'd be a great place for the setting up of additional som tam and fake sausage and cut fruit carts.... Just like every other open space in Thailand is used for.
  12. TallGuyJohninBKK

    ‘Declare Bangkok a pollution control zone’

    CGW needs to look for a better source of air pollution info: https://www.airvisual.com/thailand/changwat-udon-thani/udon-thani
  13. TallGuyJohninBKK

    Worse air pollution reported in and around Bangkok today

    All the readings from this website also show hourly data -- not past 24 hour averages. http://aqicn.org/city/bangkok/
  14. Need a new pair of reading glasses??? I don't see anyone criticizing Immigration here for explaining the obvious need for flexibility, at least during the first year, since NO ONE would have had a chance to arrange 12 months of foreign bank transfers into Thailand at the point the new rules start to take effect. There are other things they could be criticized for, though -- typically poor communication to their customers, a sudden change to require funds to be imported into Thailand that never had to be imported before, the current uncertainty of what's become of the combination method for retirement extensions, etc etc...
  15. TallGuyJohninBKK

    Five emergency lanes now in use in Bangkok

    Oh ya.... that's going to be a REAL success here with local drivers...... Just wait and see.... when an ambulance comes along at rush hour....