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Selling a car with less than 30 days on visa

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I was told I needed 30 days left on my visa to sell my car, had a buyer with me, got the inspection done went to the counter and the lady said " you cannot sell the car without 30 days remaining on your visa.

If I go to Immigration and get a residency letter can I do it with less than 30 days. I don't stay in Thailand anymore but desperately need to sell this car.

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Since they have some power at on office like that for your car to deny you services, maybe you need to offer a payment for extra help to get your job accomplished.  Be nice, beg, plead, for help, bring a Thai person to ask for you if you are not good at that.  Probably just making up <deleted> to get the bribe.

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During the long process to get a credit card at a Thai bank, the upcoming renewal date of my retirement stamp caused  a further delay.    

 

Just the way it's done in the Kingdom..

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Well obviously many people would be selling things upon leaving, which would coincide with the time their visas might be expiring??

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Told me that once too. I just gave it away which was okay.


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How odd. I sold a car about 6 months ago and they never asked to see my visa at the transport office. They only wanted a photocopy of my passport.

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17 minutes ago, elephant45 said:

Elektrfied; no proof of residence?

Nothing except a photocopy of my passport. I think they have different rules if selling to Thais or to foreigners.

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I was selling to a very small Thai Dealer south of Chiang Mai. he was clueless. Maybe call the US Embassy Monday, but here is from a lawyer i have used for various things. She didn't tell me much. Pretty screwed up, I can come here rent an apartment and the and the next day buy a vehicle, but...I guess things go one way in this country and stay here. Like Money, etc

 

I have no idea of what the officer telling you but I guess the Foreigner will need a resident certificate from Immigration before they can buy or sell the car. (That what I have heard from other clients)

To get a resident certificate you should need to have one year visa or non immigrant visa. (you have to find out from Immigration)

Best Regards,
Nok

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looks like i have to get a non immigrant O visa, return to Thailand and then sell it. i really can't believe this <deleted>. I don't anymore stupid unnecessary problems in my life.

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8 hours ago, elephant45 said:

looks like i have to get a non immigrant O visa, return to Thailand and then sell it. i really can't believe this <deleted>. I don't anymore stupid unnecessary problems in my life.

Why not just transfer it to a trusted friend and have them make the sale for you? The only bummer is that it is at least 5, maybe 6 hours waiting in queues. After the inspection, the buyer and I got tired of waiting so we asked about what time our queue number would be called. We left and went home and returned 30 min. before that time. When we returned they said that they had called our number 10 min. before and that we had to take a new queue number. The old man who bought the car had no idea how to deal with it, so I called my wife to come down. She had a chat with someone and they immediately took care of us. We met there at 9:00 and were out the door at 15:30, so an entire day.

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