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BANGKOK 25 March 2019 12:23
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Another change for U.S. Citizens.

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What is "acceptable proof of income"?  My income is direct deposited to my US Bank Account.  Will these monthly statements have to be "certified"?  Maybe the best solution is to have the US Embassy/Consul Income Affidavit state "The Affiant has demonstrated that he/she has xxxx income per month"?  

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NB the exact wording on the US Embassy - Bangkok income affidavit is:

 

I also affirm that I receive a monthly income of XXX $ from sources in the United States.

 

It is the policy of  the US State Department at over 200 countries worldwide that no Embassy or Consulate will attest to the veracity of any document presented to it 

Edited by JLCrab

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I just got my Income Affidavit at the US Embassy Reach Out meeting in Khon Kaen on June 20th.

There was no mention of any rule change requiring income verification.  One would think they would have said something like they did when the no cash rule was announced.

 

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13 minutes ago, grin said:

About a month ago I was asked for documents at Promenada to supplement my US affidavit of income for my retirement extension. I just printed copies of US bank statements and circled the deposits. The officer accepted that but did not inspect them closely.
 

 

Did you get any feel for whether the same request was being made of everyone else/others?

 

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2 minutes ago, Jeffrey346 said:

I just got my Income Affidavit at the US Embassy Reach Out meeting in Khon Kaen on June 20th.

There was no mention of any rule change requiring income verification.  One would think they would have said something like they did when the no cash rule was announced.

 

The no cash is a US rule -- the income verification as now mentioned for Chiang Mai is a Thai IMM (new?) rule.

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I will find out what is required in a couple of weeks  when my retirement visa needs to be renewed. Initially here in Phitsanulok, I was told that they preferred the embassy letter (because it was official) instead of a bank document.

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There is no announcement on the BKK Embassy website regarding any income affidavit changes. This what is posted.

 

The Thai government requires all U.S. citizens with Thai retirement visas to verify their income when they renew their retirement visa annually. Please fill in and print out this income affidavit online for Bangkok (PDF 79KB) or for Chiang Mai (PDF 178KB).  Please remember not to sign the form before you come to the American Citizen Services Unit.  You will need to sign it in front of a designated officer.

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3 minutes ago, JLCrab said:

The no cash is a US rule -- the income verification as now mentioned for Chiang Mai is a Thai IMM (new?) rule.

The cash rule was a reference to an announcement. 

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6 minutes ago, TallGuyJohninBKK said:

 

CM Immigration has some history of operating on their own rules and procedures that are not necessarily indicative of what's done in BKK or elsewhere.  I wouldn't automatically assume that something that may be occurring in CM is also going to be done everywhere else.

 

Looks to me that this just may be a CM thing.

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32 minutes ago, grin said:

About a month ago I was asked for documents at Promenada to supplement my US affidavit of income for my retirement extension. I just printed copies of US bank statements and circled the deposits. The officer accepted that but did not inspect them closely.
 

 

How many past months of statements did they ask for and/or did you present?

 

That's exactly the kind of backup documents I've been carrying with me to Bangkok CW Immigration for many years in connections with my retirement extensions based on U.S. Consulate income affidavits. I've usually brought the prior three months, just in case. But at least thru last year, never once asked to show any of them.

 

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From the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. http://www.mfa.go.th/main/en/services/4908/15385-Non-Immigrant-Visa-"O-A"-(Long-Stay).html

 

 A copy of bank statement showing a deposit of the amount equal to and not less than 800,000 Baht or an income certificate (an original copy) with a monthly income of not less than 65,000 Baht, or a deposit account plus a monthly income totalling not less than 800,000 Baht.

 

I had always assumed that this money had to come from America. But there is no mention of this requirement. So deposits in a Thai bank made from within Thailand should be ok. If this right or am I way off base? I'm trying to save spending $50 bucks at the embassy.

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If you have 800K baht in your Thai bank account then no problem -- the only way to do the 65K baht per month is with an affidavit fro your respective country's embassy.

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I wrote on this forum several months ago that C M immigration wanted proof of income. Some posters thought maybe my agent made a mistake. Had to hand over all bank books for them to check on amount coming in against my declaration letter from consulate. Glad I was truthful!! I have Australian passport so not just U S A

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