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BANGKOK 18 July 2019 13:44
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Another change for U.S. Citizens.

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2 minutes ago, Nowisee said:

That's correct.  An affidavit is, confirming your statement by oath/affirmation. 

The point of my comment was IF immigration wants to start proving the validity of the affidavit, then they should come up with some sort of standardized document requirement.  Rather than random acceptance of some and not others by one I/O and not another, this is what complicates things like this.

Perhaps I should have left out the consulate part as to my speculation as to why they don't require proof.  Good call. 

I don't anticipate CM Immigration coming up with a "standardized document requirement" because what they're doing is unique and not being done in any other province, at least not on as widespread a scale as is being done in Chiang Mai now.  To do so would be evidence that they're making up their own rules,  As it is now, they can fall back on what all of immigration has said for years that they have the right to ask for additional evidence in support of Consulate/Embassy income affidavits without being specific as to what they require.  They love having "discretion".

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4 hours ago, moontang said:

average us ss check is 1350...Thailand requires 1950...throw in the masses that are here because it is cheap....more than half the letters are bogus..bought my first home here in 2006...always some in a panic when their currency declines...just as many have to fudge numbers for the marriage extensions.  Saying your income is 2000, when you have 1600 in costs may not be making a false statement, but it obviously goes against the spirit of the rules....and is even shadier than four guys using the same deposit.

That's what the COMBINATION method is for.

So if your income is 1350 monthly simply show about 270K baht in a Thai bank account seasoned for three months.

No need to lie.

Also I would say if you don't have that much in reserve funds you probably can't afford to live in Thailand indefinitely or anywhere else.

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Some posters here say seasoned cash in the bank for 3 months, but others claim only 2 months needed.   Who knows the facts, if any exist?

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Some posters here say seasoned cash in the bank for 3 months, but others claim only 2 months needed.   Who knows the facts, if any exist?
I do.
Its 60 days for the first extension and 90 for all subsequent ones.


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3 hours ago, Jingthing said:

Also I would say if you don't have that much in reserve funds you probably can't afford to live in Thailand indefinitely or anywhere else.

So what do you recommend.  Head in the oven? Balcony dive?  Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide. 

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13 minutes ago, amexpat said:

So what do you recommend.  Head in the oven? Balcony dive?  Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide. 

May I suggest a mission of martyrdom to the Board of Equalization in Suckramento?

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1 hour ago, amexpat said:

So what do you recommend.  Head in the oven? Balcony dive?  Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide. 

I have no answers on such matters.

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2 hours ago, moontang said:

May I suggest a mission of martyrdom to the Board of Equalization in Suckramento?

Thailander, KhonKaenKowboy, what was the other name? 

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I think its obvious why they want 800k in the bank from old people teetering on their last breaths.

 

A day is coming when only tourists and high end long term retirees with lots of money will be allowed.

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After reading a few pages here I see comments from folks who adequately well off enough to simply put the 800,000 in a Thai bank account and leave it. Financially speaking perhaps not the wisest, not sure of the interest the bank pays out. But, surely the easiest.

 

That's sort of what I plan on in a year or so when I stop working. If anything happens to me money goes to my GF the mother of my daughter. Just seems easier than having to stockpile bank receipts and all that.

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