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BANGKOK 19 March 2019 22:15
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New Visa rules and Thai income

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31 minutes ago, Tanoshi said:

Even a Savings account returns a 0.5% interest rate.

 

The only non interest account I know, is when I deposit it in the wife's account.  😉

You are obviously with the wrong bank. I get 1.3% from my savings A/C

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5 minutes ago, Surasak said:

You are obviously with the wrong bank. I get 1.3% from my savings A/C

You obviously have the wrong account. I get 1.5% on my 1 year fixed term account.

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9 minutes ago, Tanoshi said:

You obviously have the wrong account. I get 1.5% on my 1 year fixed term account.

I just checked. Fool me. It is 1.5% Need new glasses or stronger drink😁

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I understand that the main reason for this poorly planned requirement concerning income is to make sure foreigners have sufficient funds to cover costs in case of death, injury and sickness. The Catch 22 is that most retirees can't get health insurance because of their age. Surely the government, in conjunction with Thai insurance providers, could come up with an affordable plan to cover us. In this case it would be sufficient for us to just have a monthly income of 40,000B (app. normal pension) plus verifiable insurance cover, either from a foreign insurance company or through the Thai government sponsored plan. 

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1 hour ago, Surasak said:

I just checked. Fool me. It is 1.5% Need new glasses or stronger drink😁

Funny...

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1 hour ago, Pilotman said:

wife 

The wife has a Bank? lucky man.

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44 minutes ago, indepth said:

Whats all the threads about 800000 and 65000, have i missed something?

Seriously!

Have you been having to much fun on the beach building sand castles with your bucket and spade.

Try reading the news occasionally.

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Finished the rant ?

The rule changes are designed to stop "borrowing" the money to obtain the visa & then giving it back.......which is against the law as you state that it is yours.Sounds reasonable to me.

& yes, you are right they don't care if you stay or go & why should they ?

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A off topic post bringing politics into the discussion has been removed.

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It's not that difficult to stay in Thailand, 400k baht in bank deposit if married to a Thai, or 800k baht in bank deposit if over 50 years old and retired, and if business or work it's possible to get extension based on that showing a reasonable income, same-same like in Denmark where OP and myself originates from.

 

It is one's own decision to follow a dream and move out from one's home country to live permanently somewhere else, and that dream might often require a bit of planning, and savings to fulfill...🙂

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Seems like just another pontificating OP who's meaningless post is longer then all the new rules put together.

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2 hours ago, phutoie2 said:

The wife has a Bank? lucky man.

yes, me 

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2 hours ago, indepth said:

Whats all the threads about 800000 and 65000, have i missed something?

It's just immigrations latest hurdle for one year visas.  Immigration leaders are trying to get expats to either leave or exploit those who stay.  You didn't miss anything. 🙂  

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