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I have been following all the comments re yearly extensions in C Mai immigration. Re the combo method some say it no longer exists without embassy letter. Others say it is easy if you have bank statements showing  ftt funds into Thai account. So the question is , is it possible to use combo method without embassy letter if one has proper documentation or is it a firm rule it is not possible in any way to use combo method? 

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Good question.  As I understand it, in order to use the combo method one has to document monthly deposits coming from abroad into one's bank account.  Then, those deposits plus other cash reserves in the bank here should equal 800,000 baht. 

 

If you've already gone a month or two or more without bringing in money on a monthly basis, you most likely cannot start now.  As is always the crux of the matter, different people, including--and most importantly--the immigration staff, have different takes on this.

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1 hour ago, johnmcc6 said:

So the question is , is it possible to use combo method without embassy letter if one has proper documentation or is it a firm rule it is not possible in any way to use combo method? 

Those are not the only two choices.

 

Anyway here we are again looking for certainty in an uncertain world.

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I think I remember a current post that someone has stated CM will not allow the combo method anymore.

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17 minutes ago, holy cow cm said:

I think I remember a current post that someone has stated CM will not allow the combo method anymore.

I have read that post too.

 

There are just too many combinations in a combo method that they are not really bothered nor have the time to figure out anymore .... ever since the new requirements of 400k minimum for certain number of months.

 

Whereas the 800k and 12 months 65k are quite straightforward to determine whether you have met the conditions or not.

 

I have got a 'requirement' paper from immigration CM recently that doesn't list the combo as another option , not like in past years..

 

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1 hour ago, colinneil said:

How can the best and most accurate way be to ask an io?

Different days different officers, different answers, different days same officer different answers.

If there is any dispute from the immigration officer, just show them the official printout of the rules and conditions both in English and Thai.

 

I got one free copy from them. It states clearly what are the options and the requirements.

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1 hour ago, daoyai said:

yes and get info from an uninformed IO"officer" with An I.Q. of 85...   ... yea sorry.

Most of the people at the info front desk are students I believe. 

 

You should look for a more senior officer. There used to be one very senior officer who can speak good English last year. Don't know where he went....

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2 minutes ago, EricTh said:

If there is any dispute from the immigration officer, just show them the official printout of the rules and conditions both in English and Thai.

 

I got one free copy from them. It states clearly what are the options and the requirements.

So did it say one could do  it or not use combination method.?

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6 minutes ago, johnmcc6 said:

So did it say one could do  it or not use combination method.?

It's better that you get a copy from immigration and read for yourself.

 

Look at point 7, there seems to be 3 parts i.e. 7.1, 7.2, 7.3.

 

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3 minutes ago, EricTh said:

It's better that you get a copy from immigration and read for yourself.

 

Look at point 7, there seems to be 3 parts i.e. 7.1, 7.2, 7.3.

 

If anyone who has a copy of these regulations would be willing to post them here, I think many of us would be grateful.

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