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4 minutes ago, ubonjoe said:

I wrote this before.

Proof of those transfers are the only thin immigration will accept.

When does your current extension end?

December and my transfers started in June this year

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If you can get proof of income from your embassy it will be accepted. If not you have to show the 40k baht or 65 baht needed for your extension going into a Thai bank from abroad every month.

That is not correct. If you can get one from your embassy it will be accepted.   You cannot get one since they have not done any since December 31st of last year. You can prove your i

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5 minutes ago, BertM said:

Ubonjoe is the TV expert on these matters, but based on what you just wrote, if extending based on marriage, you will need to show 12 mthly xfers of 40k THB per mth or more from overseas into a Thai bank and you would provide immigration with your bank book & bank letter showing those transfers came from overseas. It can be any income, not only SSDI. So, you can set up to xfer your SSDI directly here (ask Ubonjoe how to set up) or you can put your SSDI in a US bank and then make international wire xfers (probably more costly).

Tried that. Wasted days and money getting it deposited here (stuck in bed.) Wells Fargo will transfer in 24 hours. So much better.

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December isn't far away. No way possible I will ever in Social Security have savings. Am I going to have to go back to visa runs and long stays away from Thailand? 
 
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If you’re on Social Security you should be able to have it sent via International Direct Deposit to a Thai bank account I know Manila is a pain in the ass but you just have to stay on em. Unless you just don’t want to do that for whatever reason I don’t know your situation. As long as you at least have the minimum monthly income requirement going into a Thai bank you can do it but I don’t know your entire situation like I said.

But bottom line as far as I know immigration no longer accepts the income affidavits because that six month grace period has expired it ended back in June I believe. You can also do monthly wire transfers into your Thai bank account until you can set up your IDD if that’s what you want to do depending on your situation. You should really ask ubonjoe.
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12 minutes ago, BertM said:

Ubonjoe is the TV expert on these matters, but based on what you just wrote, if extending based on marriage, you will need to show 12 mthly xfers of 40k THB per mth or more from overseas into a Thai bank and you would provide immigration with your bank book & bank letter showing those transfers came from overseas. It can be any income, not only SSDI. So, you can set up to xfer your SSDI directly here (ask Ubonjoe how to set up) or you can put your SSDI in a US bank and then make international wire xfers (probably more costly).

Tried that. Wasted days and money getting it deposited here (stuck in bed.) Wells Fargo will transfer in 24 hours. So much better.

 

So... 3 mo of deposits to here and 6 mo of transfers to here from USA. 9mo. I am hectically wrapped about incline please, yes?

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5 minutes ago, SailingHome said:

December and my transfers started in June this year

That should be enough transfers this year since immigration has been told not to expect a full year of transfers this year. But some offices are not complying with that directive and are wanting a full 12 months.

 

4 minutes ago, SailingHome said:

Wasted days and money getting it deposited here (stuck in bed.) Wells Fargo will transfer in 24 hours. So much better.

I assume you tried to set up direct deposits into your Thai bank. That can still be done.

You need to check that your transfers from Well Fargo are shown as international transfers. There have been reports that they appear as domestic transfers due to them using a intermediary bank here for the transfers.

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14 minutes ago, BertM said:

Ubonjoe is the TV expert on these matters, but based on what you just wrote, if extending based on marriage, you will need to show 12 mthly xfers of 40k THB per mth or more from overseas into a Thai bank and you would provide immigration with your bank book & bank letter showing those transfers came from overseas. It can be any income, not only SSDI. So, you can set up to xfer your SSDI directly here (ask Ubonjoe how to set up) or you can put your SSDI in a US bank and then make international wire xfers (probably more costly).

I hate it when people mention 12 months of transfers. The Police Order isn't 12 months old yet. 

 

 

 

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1 minute ago, ubonjoe said:

That should be enough transfers this year since immigration has been told not to expect a full year of transfers this year. But some offices are not complying with that directive and are wanting a full 12 months.

 

I assume you tried to set up direct deposits into your Thai bank. That can still be done.

You need to check that your transfers from Well Fargo are shown as international transfers. There have been reports that they appear as domestic transfers due to them using a intermediary bank here for the transfers.

LOVE YOU MAN. I will find a location when the time time comes that is ok.

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16 minutes ago, wgdanson said:

Did the Danish go back to issuing them?

They are doing a certification of pension documents instead of their old method that apparently immigration is accepting.

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25 minutes ago, ubonjoe said:

They are doing a certification of pension documents instead of their old method that apparently immigration is accepting.

Coool. So I just give up being a USA citizen and benefits and become a Dane? That is actually tempting

 

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30 minutes ago, ubonjoe said:

They are doing a certification of pension documents instead of their old method that apparently immigration is accepting.

What a great pity and a disservice to it's nationals that the UK Bangkok embassy would not do that.

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1 minute ago, geoffbezoz said:

What a great pity and a disservice to it's nationals that the UK Bangkok embassy would not do that.

The Danes presumably have some way of independently verifying that the pension statements being presented are not forgeries

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