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Top 10 hard truths of living as an expat in Thailand

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Top 10 hard truths of living as an expat in Thailand

By Tim Newton

 

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There will be bumps along the way between your visits to the beach, bar and immigration office (sometimes the bumps will be at the beach, bar and immigration office). Expat life is what you make it here in the Land of Smiles. Moaning about it never helps but accepting the bumps is part of the adventure. Here are our Top Ten Hard Truths for expats in Thailand.

 

1. VISAS ARE A PAIN IN THE NECK

 

You have plenty of options but the options never quite fit into your line of work or expectations. But between the Non-B visa, Retirement visa, Education visa, Tourist visa, Elite visa and Smart visa, along with a few visa runs and trips to your local immigration office, you can usually fernangle a long-term stay in Thailand (yes, we know we used nick names for some of the visas).

 

One way or the other you will need to keep your paperwork up to date as the fines for over-stays and visa problems can be quite aggressive and difficult to negotiate your way around these days. There’s plenty of good information on the net about visas but, despite what you read, interpretation may be different on the day you visit the local office and depending who you end up speaking too.

 

Full story: https://thethaiger.com/thai-life/top-10-hard-truths-living-expat-thailand

 

 
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31 minutes ago, Boon Mee said:

Yeah, it's been done to death. 

True,  easy for writers 1 to 10 to be easily criticized by long term expats.

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