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BANGKOK 23 March 2019 14:09
Confuscious

800,000 Baht rule problems

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If it takes 3 days to get a statement from UOB change banks.

They will soon wake up

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3 hours ago, atyclb said:

is a printout of online banking statement (bangkok bank) that says "international transfer" adequate to show immigration at time of extension?

Probably as good as it possibly can be. Maybe keep the confirming SMS messages if you get them!

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On 2/17/2019 at 12:14 PM, Confuscious said:

The bank statement need to be made in Bangkok as this is the only UOB branch to provide FCD accounts and I live in N. Ratchasima.
All contact with the bank regarding the FCD account need to be made at the issuing bank and can not be done trough another UOB bank.

you need a letter from the bank and your passbook

 

Oh I see your bank don't have passbook for FCD - mine does

 

change banks

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On 2/17/2019 at 1:14 PM, Confuscious said:

My Visa extension is due in May and the time to open a bank account (FCD) at a local bank is not an option anymore.

How to handle this situation?

1.  take whatever documentation you have to your immigration office and ask someone there for guidance.

 

2.  unless i've missed an update, the new rules now require 800k 2 months before application for all retirement extensions. 

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39 minutes ago, jacko45k said:

Probably as good as it possibly can be. Maybe keep the confirming SMS messages if you get them!

I doubt TI is going to accept anything you can print off from the internet... They are going to want to see either your bank book or a statement and balance letter issued by the bank with their pretty red stamps and such....

 

Any 14yo with a computer and a bootlegged version of PhotoShop can make something from the internet say whatever you want...

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Just as one person said the other day.  Withdraw a small amount and if the bank gives you a receipt showing the 800,000 Baht left, you will have the proof you need.  Hope this helps.

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Ah,can of worms time,know what you mean,and that's how it should be,but,if you take a look at the bottom of some of the official Immigration office literature for any rules,it says something like,'All matters are at the discretion of the local immigration office', leaving it wide open to,Um,interpretation of the local immigration office,I have copped a few,with regards to the bank statement for retirement,the Thai rules were, 'You are allowed up to seven days,per the date, before applying for your one year retirement extension, mine were never more than three days,and sometimes the day before,from experiences,of having to haul myself back to the bank a few times,to get that days date,I now get it the same day,never once had any problems with Chonburi immigration though, Edit,this post was meant to be a reply to a comment.

 

 

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Tell the bank to go play in the mud. Get an SCB or Krunsiri bank account.

Deposit 800,000.00 Baht or more and leave it there.

Its not rocket science, just an insurance for your sanity and immigration requirement.

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14 hours ago, RJRS1301 said:

Seems to me “discretion of the IO” is the big catch,why not one defining rule so everyone knows where they stand and what they are required to do. Sounds like different offices differing interpretations of rules. One rule ,one interpretation.

But then how can they twist things to force more applicants to pay them off via agent-fees?  There are car/house/mistress payments their salaries could never pay for at stake.

 

 

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In this day and age, you need a landlord that is versed on TM30 and a bank that knows the process for the local IO.  In either case, if they can't accommodate you, take business elsewhere.  

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It may take them 3 days to do the letter for you but can they date it for the day you pick it up?

 

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On 2/18/2019 at 10:25 AM, asiamaster said:

A FCD (foreign currency account) with 25.000 Euro is not accepted. Sell the Euro and put it on a fixed deposit in a local bank. And get some kind of proof that you already had it in Thailand -albeit in foreign currency.

 

I understood that fixed deposit isn't acceptable.

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2 hours ago, Letseng said:

I understood that fixed deposit isn't acceptable.

Then put it in a savings account, although fixed deposit is widely accepted.

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