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I will be doing international money transfers to do the monthly deposit into a Thai bank for monthly income 12 month 12 deposit for imagration exstension based on marriage. 

Last week I transferred 41,000 baht from Bank of America acount to my Kbank here in Thailand. My US acount shows international transfer sent. But my Kbank shows domestic transfer recieved.  

I went to Kbank and asked why it shows domestic and why my US acount shows international. After the blank look she called help center and they said it is transferred to a middle bank then to my account. 

Is this right? How can I show international transfers to please imagration? 

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Is there a form at Thai banks that you can ask to show   the money transfer came from international transfer.  You need this form if you want to buy condominium here.  Maybe they can do it for smaller amount?

 

 

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This could be a big problem for all of us not with Bangkok Bank. I'm with SCB and mine is indicated as domestic transfer too. Even if I change to Bangkok Bank, I won't be able to do the 12 transfers necessary to use the income method before my visa extension is due in October, unless they allow averaging out. Luckily, even though I really don't want to, I can deposit the 800,000 before the seasoning is due in June. A lot of people aren't as fortunate. I'm waiting for the first non-Bangkok Bank client to report his attempt to obtain a visa extension using the income method and if it can be averaged out for the first extension after the police amendment came into effect.

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The OP didn't say how he did the transfer, but if you use Transferwise it will indeed shows as a domestic transfer

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My UK Pensions are sent direct to SCB.  I have not requested a statement at the bank yet, but my Online statements show the Internation Transfer code (X1) AND Text "BNT State Pension" and "COPIA Pension"

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I see a lot of concern about showing 12 months of transfers.
I seem to recall that for the first go around you only need to show from November of 2018.
Anybody else see that? I think it was in the initial post about the "final answer".
This would be a good business, I think, a la the visa touts, helping people properly set up their deposit routine to keep immigration happy.

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1 hour ago, jesimps said:

This could be a big problem for all of us not with Bangkok Bank. I'm with SCB and mine is indicated as domestic transfer too. Even if I change to Bangkok Bank, I won't be able to do the 12 transfers necessary to use the income method before my visa extension is due in October, unless they allow averaging out. Luckily, even though I really don't want to, I can deposit the 800,000 before the seasoning is due in June. A lot of people aren't as fortunate. I'm waiting for the first non-Bangkok Bank client to report his attempt to obtain a visa extension using the income method and if it can be averaged out for the first extension after the police amendment came into effect.

Same situation here.

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This is what my plan is. To continue transferring to SCB after receiving direct deposits. Dont want to give up my SCB services, debit card, prompt pay, etc. Just have to see what they will do without 12 months indicating foreign transfer. Hoping they will accept ifbyou cash show you transfered money every month by any means this changeover year.

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1 hour ago, janclaes47 said:

The OP didn't say how he did the transfer, but if you use Transferwise it will indeed shows as a domestic transfer

He said from this US bank, which is named Bank of America...one of the largest banks in the US.

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Last week I transferred 41,000 baht from Bank of America acount to my Kbank here in Thailand.

 

 

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Maybe there will be a silver lining to these various transfers to certain Thai banks that don't end up getting coded/described as international transfers  and that silver lining is Thai immigration will "not" look for/require international coding/description but only a transfer of the required amount "along with" some kind of Sending bank doc (like a transaction receipt/monthly statement) showing you sent the transfer.   Basically you can show/match up what you sent with what the Thai bank posted minus any fees along the way.

 

But until that "maybe silver lining pans out or not" if at all possible I would use a transfer method and/or Thai bank that did provide the international coding/description or go to your Thai bank and get a printout showing full info on a transfer....this will show who it came from...hopefully all the way back to the Sending bank. 

 

Some other posts in related threads have talked about getting a Credit Advice doc from the Thai bank that can show the full trail of the transfer.  And definitely do a printout from your Sending bank showing you sent it the money...it may not be an impressive printout but it would be better than nothing and hopefully accepted.

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47 minutes ago, Pib said:

He said from this US bank, which is named Bank of America...one of the largest banks in the US.

 

I can also transfer money from my bank using transferwise.

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More precisely it will show as a domestic transfer if your bank is not the bank which initially received the transfer. TW uses 3 different banks in Thailand but seems to use Bangkok Bank most frequently. If the bank used is not the recipient's bank then a second domestic transfer will be done. In that case your bank has no record of the funds having originated from abriad, only that it came from another bank in Thailand.

You can get statements from TW but it is unknown if Imm will accept these.

You could also go to tbe bank which initially received the transfer from TW (the bank that made the domestic transfer to your bank) and ask for a copy of the "credit advice" and/or a letter stating they recived this money in your name from abroad and transferred it onward to yoyr account at Bank X. That would be ideal as it then links the international transfer to the domestic transfer into your account but it remains to be seen if receiving banks will be willing to provide this.

This has been discussed at length in several other threads. Aside from TW it seems some people have govt pensions that are deposited first in the Bank of Thailand then transferred to their account, likewise showing as a domestic transfer.

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3 hours ago, Jeffrey346 said:

I use Bangkok Bank as a receiving bank, and all my transfers from the US are listed as International.

Once received here in Thailand, I transfer the funds to SCB where I do my day to day banking.

This process also makes it very easy to verify 12 months of international deposits.

Perhaps you need to change banks

I just went to Bangkok bank at Changwatana and they said they needed a embassy letter explaining my funds from overseas because I don't have a work permit because I don't work. 

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