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18 hours ago, sanemax said:

Could be many/most people do not go to Thailand for females , females exist in every Country in the World 

You can't be serious! how funny. Thailand (and possibly Philippines) are the cheap sex centers of the world.

Many come here (forgive the pun) because you can openly find a bar scene in every city, try that in most other countries. Even if your 'pure heart' doesn't like it THAT is the truth  LOL.

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On 9/11/2019 at 10:03 AM, BobBKK said:

No one misses the girls? wow! that's the main reason most come here but I guess most have taken there's back with them (good luck with that!).

that's why most come here initially. the novelty soon wears off.

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Just now, fhickson said:

that's why most come here initially. the novelty soon wears off.

Hmmm not for me I love it! and my friends, even most of those who are married. Who wants Pizza everyday?  variety is the spice of life so enjoy!

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14 hours ago, Scot123 said:

Attitude problem because I do not have the same rose coloured glasses as you? Do you have an extention as I'm thinking not. The new immigration rules which were brought in (around about February 2019 states you require "Retirement visa" 800,000baht in your bank account for 3 months before renewal and must remain for 3 months after renewal. You may use 400,000baht of this over the next 6 months but again 3 months prior to renewal 800,000baht has to be in your account. So if you are not doing this it begs the question why? (maybe you use an agent which is illegal so makes you a criminal) Maybe your just such an important person in your village you do not have to bother with these trivial things. As for the flippent remark about prices all over the world go up well not as fast as in Thailand and that is a fact. Before we left I started comparing prices between Thailand and the UK and its far more expensive in Thailand and by a long shot. I still do this every time we go shopping or buy clothes. It is so sad that what you buy in Thailand is junk now. I bought a house worth of furniture and was shocked at getting things like 12 year guarantees etc.... I almost forgot you should go and visit the poor Dutch guy and his Thai wife who will never see the light of day again as all their assets are gone so they can never be released (falsely inprisoned). I could tell you story after story about the expats who find themselves in prison through no fault of their own but hay your OK Jack. My experience of Thailand is more than village life, from diving instructor Kow tow to teacher in Bkk but hay only 17 years with 2 coups under my belt so I know nothing. OMFG!!!

Well done for getting my name correct. As for the rest you have no idea of who I am, whether I have an extension or not (FYI, yes I do for the tenth year in a row).

The new Immigration rules actually were promulgated in December 2018 and became effective in January 2019,

 

quote from your post. "You are correct that 800,000 for a retirement extension and 400,000 for a marriage extension. You omitted to mention that an extension may also be granted on income alone.

So if you are not doing this it begs the question why? (maybe you use an agent which is illegal so makes you a criminal).

 

You now believe that I am a criminal? You assume this without knowing anything about me, without knowledge of the Immigration laws, without proof.

 

quote"My experience of Thailand is more than village life, from diving instructor Kow tow to teacher in Bkk but hay only 17 years with 2 coups under my belt so I know nothing. OMFG!!!"

 

My experience of working in Thailand is obviously less impressive that yours and I only have village life to rely on. Apart from 7 years working with Motorola , AIS and DTAC building and integrating 1st, 2nd and 3rd generation cellular systems in Issan, BKK and the Eastern seaboard. A job incidentally I have done in some 30 different countries stretching back to my first trip here in 1993.

 

Yes I also have been in Thailand for 2 coups and also for the 1997 Tom yam gung financial crash.

 

quote"but hay only 17 years with 2 coups under my belt so I know nothing. OMFG!!!"

 

I have to agree with you on your last line.

 

Sorry to have burst your bubble of how long you have been here, how much you know about Immigration laws and the really hard working jobs you have done.

 

My overall impression of your post is 3/10. Must try harder and do some research before you post.

 

Also never call anyone a criminal unless you have the proof and can back it up.

 

It seems from post #74 and #79 you don't even live in Thailand any more. Why does that not surprise me.

 

  22 hours ago, Scot123 said:
I returned to the UK 5 months ago with my family after living in Thailand for 9 years. We are all loving being back.

 

 

 

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48 minutes ago, Scot123 said:

I did not know Belgium have special dispensation with Thailand.

Thailand made special regulations for America, Australia and Great Britain, as the embassies of these 3 countries didn't/don't issue Letter of Income/Affidavit for their citizens anymore. 

 

For the rest of the world there is still the possibility to obtain an extension based on income in home country. 

 

So far. 

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8 hours ago, billd766 said:

Well done for getting my name correct. As for the rest you have no idea of who I am, whether I have an extension or not (FYI, yes I do for the tenth year in a row).

The new Immigration rules actually were promulgated in December 2018 and became effective in January 2019,

 

quote from your post. "You are correct that 800,000 for a retirement extension and 400,000 for a marriage extension. You omitted to mention that an extension may also be granted on income alone.

So if you are not doing this it begs the question why? (maybe you use an agent which is illegal so makes you a criminal).

 

You now believe that I am a criminal? You assume this without knowing anything about me, without knowledge of the Immigration laws, without proof.

 

quote"My experience of Thailand is more than village life, from diving instructor Kow tow to teacher in Bkk but hay only 17 years with 2 coups under my belt so I know nothing. OMFG!!!"

 

My experience of working in Thailand is obviously less impressive that yours and I only have village life to rely on. Apart from 7 years working with Motorola , AIS and DTAC building and integrating 1st, 2nd and 3rd generation cellular systems in Issan, BKK and the Eastern seaboard. A job incidentally I have done in some 30 different countries stretching back to my first trip here in 1993.

 

Yes I also have been in Thailand for 2 coups and also for the 1997 Tom yam gung financial crash.

 

quote"but hay only 17 years with 2 coups under my belt so I know nothing. OMFG!!!"

 

I have to agree with you on your last line.

 

Sorry to have burst your bubble of how long you have been here, how much you know about Immigration laws and the really hard working jobs you have done.

 

My overall impression of your post is 3/10. Must try harder and do some research before you post.

 

Also never call anyone a criminal unless you have the proof and can back it up.

 

It seems from post #74 and #79 you don't even live in Thailand any more. Why does that not surprise me.

 

  22 hours ago, Scot123 said:
I returned to the UK 5 months ago with my family after living in Thailand for 9 years. We are all loving being back.

 

 

 

Wow! The whole post is about expats who left Thailand and returned home. Actually I was as much as you can be familiar with immigration rules considering  in October the dust had not settled about embassies telling Thai immigration to wind their necks in about verifying income letters (unlike many on here I never once blamed the British embassy over this issue). Fact in October I went to the immigration office to check on the rules so please wind your neck in. I quoted their answer "only 800,000baht". It was my wife who told me to check 

As we were about to start building a large extension in a couple of days. It was you who said you did not have to do anything ie have 800,000/400,000baht in your account etc.... This was surprising to me as its the rules.  Now yes they did bring out later that bank account history could be used but that was not the case for 3 months. Again fact!!! Now back to topic which being one of the expats who moved back home which is what the post is about I am in a very good position to make valid remarks. Yes you do not know who I am as well so please do not tell me to research before I post a Comment!!! It's about expats moving back to their own countries which I have done and you have not! As for your 30 different countries so what the post is about leaving Thailand and moving back home again which I with my family have done. Do you realise how stupid your remarks are. Keep on subject. Once and a while take off the rose coloured glasses. Oh I've been in quite a few countries but that was mostly with the military. 

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24 minutes ago, Scot123 said:

Wow! The whole post is about expats who left Thailand and returned home. Actually I was as much as you can be familiar with immigration rules considering  in October the dust had not settled about embassies telling Thai immigration to wind their necks in about verifying income letters (unlike many on here I never once blamed the British embassy over this issue). Fact in October I went to the immigration office to check on the rules so please wind your neck in. I quoted their answer "only 800,000baht". It was my wife who told me to check 

As we were about to start building a large extension in a couple of days. It was you who said you did not have to do anything ie have 800,000/400,000baht in your account etc.... This was surprising to me as its the rules.  Now yes they did bring out later that bank account history could be used but that was not the case for 3 months. Again fact!!! Now back to topic which being one of the expats who moved back home which is what the post is about I am in a very good position to make valid remarks. Yes you do not know who I am as well so please do not tell me to research before I post a Comment!!! It's about expats moving back to their own countries which I have done and you have not! As for your 30 different countries so what the post is about leaving Thailand and moving back home again which I with my family have done. Do you realise how stupid your remarks are. Keep on subject. Once and a while take off the rose coloured glasses. Oh I've been in quite a few countries but that was mostly with the military. 

You originally posted something that was not correct so I tried to explain that you were wrong.

 

Do you realise how stupid your remarks are to me.

 

I served in the RAF for 25 years from 1960 to 1984 before retiring to the UK from to 1988. I then worked for Vodafone for a year of 70 working hour weeks. Quit them for Motorola and worked 3 years in the UK before working with the international group for 7 years before I quit and went contracting off shore from 1999 to 2009.

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On 9/10/2019 at 8:03 PM, BobBKK said:

No one misses the girls? wow! that's the main reason most come here but I guess most have taken there's back with them (good luck with that!).

"Most" may be a statistical measure.  But there are many expats, many of whom married Thai ladies that just ended up staying or still stay in Thailand.  Not everybody is a bar boozer and Soi 6 or Walking Street lover.  The daily foot massages alone and just being able to walk around and see things is a huge draw for me.  Not looking for a wife, not  looking to set any sex records either

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Go and live in my old home town and see for yourself.i kid you not,but you will never want to see.

Sent from my SM-A720F using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app

Where's your home town? I replied to a poster who said illegal immigrants get a house, they actually don't.

Sent from my SM-G920F using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app

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On 9/11/2019 at 4:56 PM, BobBKK said:

You can't be serious! how funny. Thailand (and possibly Philippines) are the cheap sex centers of the world.

Many come here (forgive the pun) because you can openly find a bar scene in every city, try that in most other countries. Even if your 'pure heart' doesn't like it THAT is the truth  LOL.

not denying that , my point was that most people dont come for that .

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On 9/11/2019 at 5:00 PM, BobBKK said:

Hmmm not for me I love it! and my friends, even most of those who are married. Who wants Pizza everyday?  variety is the spice of life so enjoy!

Yes , you still enjoy indulging in prostitution , others either never did , dont anymore , or still do

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