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BANGKOK 19 July 2019 09:15
bprhodes

Report: Extension of Stay at CM Immigration

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You seem extremely well organized. My only problem is regarding the people that do not have "pensions", "social security" etc. Would it be so simple if income come from .... rental property....share dividends.. interest etc etc

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24 minutes ago, bprhodes said:

. I had a bank statement for the last 15 months from BKK Bank, with all foreign deposits highlighted.  

 

Can you expand on this? This was a statement you requested from Bangkok Bank? How long did it take to get? Is it signed/stamped? Did you do the highlighting?

 

Did the monthly transfers exactly match the sum of your SocSec/CalPERS net or gross disbursements? (My guess would be no, hence providing these without prompting may be unnecessary?)

 

 

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24 minutes ago, JimSaints said:

"Undeserved bad reputation"  …..  just a great laugh, thanks

How come?

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It would have been interesting if you had only presented your income affidavit and see whether or not the IO would want supporting docs of which you had well prepared.

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OP is exaggerating significantly. My retirement extension ( I am British) was renewed yesteray at Chiang Mai in 30 minutes. All I needed was the British Embassy letter, Letter from my Pension Provider confirming my annual income, and certification of my residence in Chiang Mai.

 

No bank statements, spreadsheets, or any of that guff!

 

My only concern now going forward is can I bring "210,000" for three months, or do I need to bring "70,000" every single month. Nobody seems to KNOW the answer on this. Everyone has a view, but based on guesstimates not practical fact!

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Mirrors my experience exactly, except I had no affidavit from the Consulate. I highlighted my deposits and brought statements from the Wisconsin Retirement System and a private fund to show the source of the funds. I reported it here and it led to at least 16 pages of discussion.

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4 hours ago, EL159 said:

My only concern now going forward is can I bring "210,000" for three months, or do I need to bring "70,000" every single month. Nobody seems to KNOW the answer on this. Everyone has a view, but based on guesstimates not practical fact!

No doubt someone will try out the 'averaging' technique so it won't be long before we know what this IO or that IO said on the occasion. And then there'll be tears before breakfast.

 

The written instructions from TI are however pretty clear (if one isn't into wishful thinking): A minimum of 65K EVERY month. I doubt they can be much clearer than that. 

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4 hours ago, EL159 said:

OP is exaggerating significantly. My retirement extension ( I am British) was renewed yesteray at Chiang Mai in 30 minutes. All I needed was the British Embassy letter, Letter from my Pension Provider confirming my annual income, and certification of my residence in Chiang Mai.

 

No bank statements, spreadsheets, or any of that guff!

 

My only concern now going forward is can I bring "210,000" for three months, or do I need to bring "70,000" every single month. Nobody seems to KNOW the answer on this. Everyone has a view, but based on guesstimates not practical fact!

Most people know the answer by now.

Many references to the fact that you need to bring in at least 65,000 baht per month for each of the 12 months prior. 

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8 hours ago, bprhodes said:

2 months with less than 65,000 baht, but my average was well over that amount.  The IO said that didn't matter as long as the total for the year was more than 800,000 baht.  Mine was comfortably above that.

Of course ฿65000 per month does not equal ฿800000.  So, using this IO's logic, someone could apply using the income method and simply make one single ฿780001 deposit and thereby giving that someone an average of ฿65000 and eliminate the issues of keeping 800K/400K in the bank. 

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"My experience was similar to every trip to the CM IO - businesslike but always friendly.  From my viewpoint, CM IO has an undeserved bad reputation."

 

Took me ten minutes to stop laughing after reading the above para. Chiang Mai immigration should have you stuffed, you're a one-off.

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8 hours ago, bprhodes said:

My experience was similar to every trip to the CM IO - businesslike but always friendly.  From my viewpoint, CM IO has an undeserved bad reputation.

This wouldn’t happened to be you would it?... :coffee1:

 

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Can you expand on this? This was a statement you requested from Bangkok Bank? How long did it take to get? Is it signed/stamped? Did you do the highlighting?
 
Did the monthly transfers exactly match the sum of your SocSec/CalPERS net or gross disbursements? (My guess would be no, hence providing these without prompting may be unnecessary?)
 
 

It was an official statement with stamp and signature on each page. I requested it at my branch, it took 1 week and cost 200 baht.

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9 hours ago, mtls2005 said:

 Did the monthly transfers exactly match the sum of your SocSec/CalPERS net or gross disbursements? (My guess would be no, hence providing these without prompting may be unnecessary?)

No, not even close to matching the amounts. My transfers were “as needed”. And varied considerably.

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