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CONFIRMED: Here is exactly what’s needed for retirement & marriage extensions (income method) from 2019

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1 hour ago, Olmate said:

What’s wrongful here, waiving seasoning, within the guidelines for TI?

From Section 35 Thai Immigration Act 2522 (1979):

 

"Each application of an alien for extension of temporary stay shall be made in the form and with payment of fees as prescribed in the Ministerial Regulations."

 

... or 1900 baht.

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1 hour ago, sumrit said:

Not entirely.

Oh.

If you think the new regs should've been something else, fine. Noted.

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Last week I made my first transfer of 41,000 baht from Bank of America to Kbank here. To do the new monthly income requirement. 

My US acount shows international transfer sent,  but my Kbank says domestic transfer recieved. 

Imagration states it wants to see 12 deposits for 12 months from international or foriegn acount right? 

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17kB?? Do you make a transfer each week or what ?? ohmy.gif&key=e961c69407437fa26d74962b3aeacf9ab082252a4b54dbc0ad83b6f704c552d3 Or if you have swift fee about $20-30, maybe you should change of bank at home, because it's just a rip off.

FYI the swift transfer fee from PostFinance (in Switzerland) is about $5...

 

swift is often expensive in the UK hence people using Transferwise instead. For me swifts are £25, then there is the thai bank charge of £10. So £35+ a month so over the course of the year its about 17k baht, more than using an agent.

 

There are UK banks that charge less but have other costs instead such as monthly account fee or lower interest rate on deposits

 

 

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39 minutes ago, Pattaya46 said:
3 hours ago, scubascuba3 said:

Using swifts for me would cost an extra 17k baht a year, //

17kB?? Do you make a transfer each week or what ?? :ohmy:

Or if you have swift fee about $20-30, maybe you should change of bank at home, because it's just a rip off.

FYI the swift transfer fee from PostFinance (in Switzerland) is about $5...

Can't comment on Switzerland's costs and I haven't used a SWIFT transfer from my UK bank for a long time but last time I did the bank charges from my UK bank were about £10 (even at today's lousy rate that's about 410 baht), then add the exchange rate loss equivalent of about 1000 baht per month (one baht in the £) and the Thai bank charges of 3-500 baht. That adds up to at around 2k baht per month.....24k baht per year. The total cost of sending £1000 is £6.96 (about 285 baht per month) 3,424 baht per year..........That's a saving of over 20k baht by using Transferwise compared to a Lloyds bank UK SWIFT transfer

 

And even bigger saving than scubascuba3 had estimated.

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27 minutes ago, JLCrab said:

Oh.

If you think the new regs should've been something else, fine. Noted.

So do you not agree then that it's wrong that some people use an agent to cheat the system to effectively stay here illegally while those of us that have always abided by the ruled are now restricted and have to comply with stricter Extension rules than we had before.  

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10 minutes ago, sumrit said:

So do you not agree then that it's wrong that some people use an agent to cheat the system to effectively stay here illegally while those of us that have always abided by the ruled are now restricted and have to comply with stricter Extension rules than we had before.  

Why don't you send your complain to Big Joke? :wink:

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Great. Another thread turned into a discussion about use of Agents whilst people are trying to sieve through important information. 

 

Are there not enough already?

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45 minutes ago, JLCrab said:

Oh.

If you think the new regs should've been something else, fine. Noted.

The real test could come next January.

 

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1 minute ago, Kadilo said:

Great. Another thread turned into a discussion about use of Agents whilst people are trying to sieve through important information. 

 

Are there not enough already?

Well, so far they have not mentioned agent banks yet.

 

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25 minutes ago, sumrit said:

So do you not agree then that it's wrong that some people use an agent to cheat the system to effectively stay here illegally while those of us that have always abided by the ruled are now restricted and have to comply with stricter Extension rules than we had before.  

I always abided for 15 years by the old rules.

Now I will honestly abide by the new rules.

The rest I leave to the already sufficient 'Joan of Arcs' on the Forum.

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1 hour ago, garyk said:

ust did my 1 year extension. Took about 30 minutes with a re-entry stamp. 2900 baht. Used the American income letter from the embassy. 

Asked the guy there what was up? He explained the new rules and that was it. 

Pony up or leave basically. Pretty cut and dried for us Americans at this point.

Could you tell us what office?  Thank you.

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15 minutes ago, farangx said:
1 hour ago, JLCrab said:

Oh.

If you think the new regs should've been something else, fine. Noted.

The real test could come next January.

At least for me before that if I do the income thingy vs. the OA in USA.

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30 minutes ago, sumrit said:

So do you not agree then that it's wrong that some people use an agent to cheat the system to effectively stay here illegally while those of us that have always abided by the ruled are now restricted and have to comply with stricter Extension rules than we had before.  

More the issue was those who used Stat Decs or Affidavits without really having the income or never bringing it to Thailand. Maybe they are to blame for the stricter rules. (What are those by the way, they have actually been made more flexible?) Those who previously used agents will likely still do so, and no move appears to have been made to restrict them. How do they affect you? 

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Great. Another thread turned into a discussion about use of Agents whilst people are trying to sieve through important information. 
 
Are there not enough already?
We need examples from the guinea pigs as and when they go to immigration and do it their way, and there will be many different ways, sources, banks, processes. Shame Immigration dropped the ball immediately
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