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so if my bank statements don't show conclusively that it's an international transfer, I may have a problem right ?

 

Will Krungsri be able to supply any documents to satisfy them ? Transferwise also provide a transfer confirmation for each transfer which sets out all the details, dates, amount and which bank it was sent to. What if I take copies of all of those, do you think that would suffice ? Or is it just pot luck ?

 

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37 minutes ago, britishjohn said:

so if my bank statements don't show conclusively that it's an international transfer, I may have a problem right ?

 

Will Krungsri be able to supply any documents to satisfy them ? Transferwise also provide a transfer confirmation for each transfer which sets out all the details, dates, amount and which bank it was sent to. What if I take copies of all of those, do you think that would suffice ? Or is it just pot luck ?

 

You have to check with Krungsri. Maybe they can write a bank letter for you. Documents from TransferWise is totally useless in the eyes of Immigration. 

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So if no letter from the bank then maybe I'm screwed. 

If I had my application for extension refused, could I still make another attempt using an agent ? Or do you get only one shot at it ?

 

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16 minutes ago, britishjohn said:

So if no letter from the bank then maybe I'm screwed. 

If I had my application for extension refused, could I still make another attempt using an agent ? Or do you get only one shot at it ?

 

Go and have a chat with Krungsri first. They can see that your transfers are from a foreign account and not domestic.The bank letter they provide is not the problem. But maybe the copies from your bank book are. I don't understand the codes from Krungsri. Where are you staying?  

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Chat with Krungsri all you want but a Transferwise transfer never going to show as a transfer from overseas because it isnt. Its a domestic transfer.

 

Krungsri is the easiest bank to get an account at, but it isnt going to help you with the Transferwise problem.

 

Considering all the time and effort involved in all this Visa stuff, and needing to tie up $30 large in a Thai bank, it makes sense I think to pay the $15K for a five year visa and be done with it.

 

Since Im a snowbird, I can get by with SETVs or METVs

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47 minutes ago, britishjohn said:

So if no letter from the bank then maybe I'm screwed. 

If I had my application for extension refused, could I still make another attempt using an agent ? Or do you get only one shot at it ?

 

One other option is to return the UK and get another O-A visa. Obviously plenty of people use an agent however I would think you would want the agent to get your extension legally. 

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ok here's another question. Lets say I have the 800k in the bank and at the same time continue to pay at least 65k in every month. When I come to get the extension, will I be able to request that it's done on the basis of the 65k monthly transfers ? If successful I can remove the 800k if I want. If not the 800k is a fall back position.

 

So the question is will it be possible to determine which of the two methods they have relied on ? 

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36 minutes ago, britishjohn said:

If successful I can remove the 800k if I want. If not the 800k is a fall back position.

 

So the question is will it be possible to determine which of the two methods they have relied on ? 

If you give them the option, I would guess, from everything read, you would end up with the 800k/400k trapped in the Account until you no longer need an extension. 

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but can you specify you want the income option if possible ?

And is the basis on which you have been granted the extension stated anywhere ?

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22 minutes ago, britishjohn said:

but can you specify you want the income option if possible ?

And is the basis on which you have been granted the extension stated anywhere ?

I would be presenting the account that receives the transfers with only perhaps 420kTHB balance. Suggest if you had another account with 401k+ in it for two months before your application, that you don't show, as your fall back last resort! 

P.S. I'm only studying the 0-A + ext, as an alternative, to my (now unavailable at London) ME Visa, as a possible next year solution...no hands on experience with immigration!

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5 hours ago, britishjohn said:

but can you specify you want the income option if possible ?

And is the basis on which you have been granted the extension stated anywhere ?

I think that if you meet one or both of the requirements you will be just fine. I wouldn’t ask them to choose. Apply using the monthly income method which I think is your preferred method. If they reject it you can talk to them about the banked method. You could go totally prepared for both methods or return another day with the documents for the banked 800,000k method.

 

If you ask them to choose I predict they will pick the banked money method because it is clearer and easier for them to validate but you will then be obligated to meet the requirements for the remainder of the year to be able to get an extension the subsequent year.

 

Apply as early as possible (30 or 45 days depending on your Immigration office) so you have time to deal with any unexpected complications.

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To be honest I haven't even looked at the extension application form. Are you saying that you state on there which method you are applying under ?

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48 minutes ago, britishjohn said:

To be honest I haven't even looked at the extension application form. Are you saying that you state on there which method you are applying under ?

A TM7 application form has no space for stating which option for financial proof on it. It only has a space to state the reason for your application. 

Just show your preferred financial proof when submitting the application. 

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1 hour ago, britishjohn said:

To be honest I haven't even looked at the extension application form. Are you saying that you state on there which method you are applying under ?

If you are going to ask these types of questions here it would be useful if you did a little research first. You can easily download Immigration forms like the TM7 form. Google is your friend.

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Thanks for your wise advice Martyp, apologies for the oversight. I now have a copy of the TM7. 

 

With regard to the preferred financial proof, as I understand it I would need to submit bank statements on the banks headed paper and a bank certificate. But if I only had one bank account with both 800k and monthly transfers coming in, how would I push one option over another ?

And if the extension were granted where would it be stated which option was used ?

 

 

 

 

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