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BANGKOK 17 February 2019 08:11
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Superstar cop 'Big Joke' on his rise and plans for expats, visas

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2 hours ago, SunsetT said:

So can I now claim to be a refugee escaping Donald Trump in America? And no more need to renew my retirement visa?......Could the Brits claim to be a refugee from Brexit ?..........

 

 

 

Speaking on Wednesday, the newly appointed head of immigration, Surachate Hakparn, said refugees would no longer be returned home “involuntarily”.

 

Thailand’s immigration chief has pledged a reversal of the country’s notoriously harsh treatment of refugees following the global furore around a young Saudi woman’s attempt to seek asylum

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On 1/16/2019 at 8:29 PM, humbug said:

i have a horrible feeling about this! Last few weeks many mentions of immigration act changes by joker home boy.

 

I am sure this is the start of a public negotiating tactic to get embassies onside, sure they dont have to care but its better than having embassies offside, and any initial changes would be luke warm but the longer this nationalist gang stay in power then we know over years the changes will become more earth shattering for many foreigners. 

 

Just looking back last year shows me that these guys have already laid some twisted plot for the future reduction of many of us

Good Guys In, Bad Guys Out..........simple right??   It's their country, their rules, they decide if you are good or bad, like Santa Clause.

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On 1/16/2019 at 8:29 PM, humbug said:

i have a horrible feeling about this! Last few weeks many mentions of immigration act changes by joker home boy.

 

I am sure this is the start of a public negotiating tactic to get embassies onside, sure they dont have to care but its better than having embassies offside, and any initial changes would be luke warm but the longer this nationalist gang stay in power then we know over years the changes will become more earth shattering for many foreigners. 

Might be worth noting that our Joker works for the immigration police, which enforces (sometimes) the immigration act inside Thailand.

 

Embassies belong under Ministry of Foreign Affairs and they issue visas outside Thailand, the rules for them come, as far as I know, from the Ministry itself and Cabinet decisions. 

 

Since it's Thailand, the left hand very likely does not know what the right hand does.

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23 hours ago, ttrd said:

Average tourist spend about 2 weeks so you can split your calculation in half meaning approx 1/12 of what a retired expat spends each year so yes it seems like someone have made a calculation and not only an assumption this time - may it last...:thumbsup:

I was erring on the TAT side!

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39 minutes ago, Jingthing said:

One thing I'm certain of -- if there is a new 10 year retirement visa and the current annual extensions and current requirements go away, a significant percentage of current retired expats won't be able to meet the new levels. Including me. Time to fire up the Spanish lessons again. 

Como Estas---How are you

 

Cuanto Por Poco Tiempo........How much for short time

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1 minute ago, fforest1 said:

Como Estas---How are you

 

Cuanto Por Poco Tiempo........How much for short time

Excuse me. I'm here for the temples. 

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I don't care about the 90 day report. Done online it's ten minutes at worst. Leave the country, it's 1-2 a year.

 

All the ridiculous bloody paperwork. Can't they...?

 

Determine who has consistently submitted proper documentation over 5 years and give them 3-5 year extension jeezus?!

 

10 year visa or PR for those married and have have submitted consistent paperwork. Supporting Thai wife. Submit KR2 annually online. Penality for fraud, one year jail at your expense and deportation.

 

Retirement. Five year visas for 800k. Ten year visas for 1.5m. submit proof online. Because this lot will be older and can't suffer prison. 2m baht fine for fraud, deportation.

 

Only offer this to typical EU and Oceanic countries.

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9 hours ago, Hummin said:

m thinking the long distance, and if the Yellow danger should kick off, where do you think they would start?

They have already started by investing in huge infrastructure projects. Next will be trying to control food production and making sure all the exports are controlled by friendly officials. After that- the intermarriage will produce progeny in key positions in the government. Then it's over.

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2 hours ago, Number 6 said:

All the ridiculous bloody paperwork. Can't they...?

 

Determine who has consistently submitted proper documentation over 5 years and give them 3-5 year extension jeezus?!

 

10 year visa or PR for those married and have have submitted consistent paperwork. Supporting Thai wife. Submit KR2 annually online. Penality for fraud, one year jail at your expense and deportation.

 

Retirement. Five year visas for 800k. Ten year visas for 1.5m. submit proof online. Because this lot will be older and can't suffer prison. 2m baht fine for fraud, deportation.

 

Only offer this to typical EU and Oceanic countries

Never happen in 1,000 Years!!!

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Malaysia has been doing something very similar for a long time. http://www.mm2h.gov.my/index.php/en You can own your own house, and buy one car tax free. In Indonesia if you are married to an Indonesian, your wife sponsors you for your first year visa. After that, no more financial requirements. There is no 90 day reporting. The process is, a 1 year visa. Then another 1 year visa. Then a five year visa. Then another 5 year visa. After that a lifetime visa. After 10 years, so 3 years into your second 5 year visa, Your wife is no longer required to sponsor you, you can apply for visas by yourself. If you are not married you can get 1 year visas, with similar financial conditions to Thailand. One of the conditions is that you must hire an Indonesian maid. You cannot own a house and land. In Bali you can get 99 year leases on condo's. 

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