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Lacessit

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The O-A visa requires show of equivalent funds, just not in a Thai bank account
This is why they are targeting the O-A visa. No baht required

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This is why they are targeting the O-A visa. No baht required
Also not required for income method extensions with embassy letter.

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Posted (edited)
4 minutes ago, scubascuba3 said:
37 minutes ago, Jingthing said:
Also not required for income method extensions with embassy letter.

Why do you think they are targeting O-A visas only?

To iron out the wrinkles before it's extended to O and the married. Project Management 101 - run a pilot

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To iron out the wrinkles before it's extended to O and the married. Project Management 101 - run a pilot
Certainly possible, but more likely its the lack of THB income or THB in the bank

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To iron out the wrinkles before it's extended to O and the married. Project Management 101 - run a pilot
Must be awfull that the glass is always half empty,never half full

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3 minutes ago, ivor bigun said:

Must be awfull that the glass is always half empty,never half full

Make mine a treble

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Yes, it is one of the options I am considering. I'm not aware the Philippines has too much smog once one is out of Manila.
I put the AirVisual app on my phone now. It gives you the air quality of any city you want to monitor. I put a few cities in on my watchlist. Easy to do and to check how places compare. Another very good weather and pollution app is Windy. Both are free. Very reliable data. One good thing about Thailand vs Philippines is that in Thailand there are almost no Typhoons. Looking at pollution Cebu does look pretty good. If i would make a move to the Philippines i certainly would look at cities that are outside the typhoon corridor. Been through a few cyclones in Cairns. Not a nice experience.

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With an 90 days O visa you can use travel insurances to cover your stay.


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And no B800k in a Thai bank

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The O-A visa requires show of equivalent funds, just not in a Thai bank account
And no seasoning or min balance maintanance

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I didn't know that. Learn something every day. Having said that, how are the Thai authorities going to get cost recovery from an overseas account?
Thats why they want the insurance for the O-A visas to cover that

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Posted (edited)
7 hours ago, Lacessit said:

I didn't know that. Learn something every day. Having said that, how are the Thai authorities going to get cost recovery from an overseas account?

If there was a rational reason to only make O-A visa holders get insurance that's it.  Eliminate the income method (for extensions) and make the O-A people get insurance and you've stopped the 3 old American ladies who skipped out on hospital bills in the past 5 years.

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On 5/17/2019 at 10:45 AM, KiChakayan said:

I would agree that anyone currently contemplating retirement in Thailand would have to be an absolute idiot. As far as I am concerned I'll wait and see. I had a pretty good life and if I can I'll dig in.

What's the difference between "digging in" and "digging deeper into the hole?" 

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On 5/17/2019 at 12:05 AM, madmen said:

Happy hour will suffer. lets face it the majority of runners are piss poor pensioners. Thats life 

Once again, you are thinking short term.

 

Fly In Fly Out workers.  Snowbirds.  Contract workers. Semi retired workers.  People who work 6 months and have 6 months off.  Oil and Gas workers.  People with passive incomes.

 

All of the above, are not piss poor pensioners.

 

Actually, many of the above, and their big money, have already left. 

 

Classifying the above people as "tourists" was a big mistake by the Thai authorities.  That's a considerable loss of revenue from these big spenders, but hey, the Chinese holiday package tourists is where the money is now.   🤣  🤣

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