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Convicted in Norway - Can I get problems with immigration in Thailand? Please help

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I forged a income paper (paycheck from a company I didn't work for) and got a consumer loan of approx. 2.5 million thai bath in a Norwegian bank. I did it for approx. 1,5 year ago. I now have approx. 1 million bath left in my Thai wife's bank account, all my assets are in my wife's name and my wife runs a good business that we live by. I am now charged and will probably be convicted of forgery of papers in Norway. I have a Non - O visa based on marrige which I extend with one year each year at the local immigration office (I then transfer money from my wife 's bank account to my bank account which is there for 3 months). The question here is if I can get problems with the immigration office next time I apply for my extention of stay when I am a judged of forgery of papers in Norway? Can immigration in Thailand get to know this? As I don't own anything in my name, I guess I wont have any trouble with the money part...? And can I get problems at the border if I leave the country and specially when Im going back to Thailand? I know this was a stupid thing of me to do, but I would be happy for any advice on this. Thanks in advance.

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It may all depend on whether or not a warrant for your arrest has been issued in Norway, I think. And, if you need to face the music there at around the same time as your next marriage extension is due, you can probably kiss goodbye to any chances of obtaining this in any event.

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If they know about the offence, there is a good chance you will be deported. Do your best not to let them find out.

 

While I try not to be too judgemental over people's behaviour, I am out of sympathy with the obtaining of money under false pretences.

 

If the money is in your wife's bank account, you will not be able to use it to apply for an extension of stay.

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IMHO. IF you transfer that loan money directly to your wife’s bank account, there’s a chance that your wife’s assets will be confiscated, but it depend whether the both country has bilateral agreement or not.


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13 minutes ago, BritTim said:

If the money is in your wife's bank account, you will not be able to use it to apply for an extension of stay.

I think that you - like me - initially missed the following statement in the OP!

 

"(I then transfer money from my wife 's bank account to my bank account which is there for 3 months)"

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6 minutes ago, Inn Between said:

The OP is the type of person who makes other's lives more difficult and more expensive by his selfish act(s). Crime, and especially financial crime, hurts us all, and I really don't understand why people would offer advice to help this person get around being punished appropriately. 

If his wife were to divorce him as a result of all this, his days in Thailand would almost certainly be limited in any event. In stark contrast to most Thai wives of foreigners, she seems to be more than capable of standing on her own 2 feet financially wihout any assistance from him!

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11 minutes ago, Nordude said:

OP, they're not going to find out if nobody tells them, so keep your mouth closed. I know of some crazy drug users from Norway who come here time after time. They probably have extensive records, but (unfortunately) immigration doesn't have access to the Norwegian police records.

Isn't this the type of thing the new immigration biometrics system is supposed to catch to ensure that these criminals are not getting into or staying in the country? And from what you're you saying, it's sounds like Norway isn't a good global partner by not allowing access to the records of its criminals, thereby exposing other nations to the worst of their citizens without fair access to information.

 

 

 

 

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15 minutes ago, Nordude said:

OP, they're not going to find out if nobody tells them, so keep your mouth closed. I know of some crazy drug users from Norway who come here time after time. They probably have extensive records, but (unfortunately) immigration doesn't have access to the Norwegian police records.

Coming "from time to time" is a little different. However, the question is, "when does immigration check your police record in Norway?", and as far as I know it is only the first time you apply for your Visa. I do not think that they request new police reports for extensions. So it is entirely possible, barring an Interpol notice from Norway, that you will be able to renew the extension each year. Once you revert back to needing a Visa, then you will be looking at problems.

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7 minutes ago, amykat said:

What is the penalty you are facing?  Are you planning to go back and face it?  You will need a passport again someday.  Maybe making some restitution with the remaining money would help the situation?  You might want to start thinking long term regarding your life so you can make it better, because short term thinking got you into this problem.

This is a valid point. In the US, we have "misdemeanors" and "felonies". A felony will prevent getting a Visa from Thailand. A misdemeanor does not prevent it. So, with a good attorney, you may be able to avoid the felony conviction, although it sounds like a long shot.

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39 minutes ago, Inn Between said:

The OP is the type of person who makes other's lives more difficult and more expensive by his selfish act(s). Crime, and especially financial crime, hurts us all, and I really don't understand why people would offer advice to help this person get around being punished appropriately. 

I give the OP credit for being honest about his situation and what he did, although I am sure any good attorney would be pulling his hair out at such a post. And no one is trying to help him avoid punishment in Norway. He simply asked advice about the marriage extension here. In no way would I assist someone in committing a felony, or illegally avoiding facing the consequences of said felony.

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2 hours ago, Tanoshi said:

Thailand allows convicted criminals to enter.

It's only if they commit a crime in Thailand that concerns them.

Only true insofar as Thai Immigration is unaware. Here are two reasons under Section 12 of the Immigration Act where Immigration is supposed to deny entry:

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 6.  Having been imprisoned by the judgement of the Thai Court; or by a lawful injunction; or by the judgement of the Court of foreign country, except when the penalty is foe petty offense or negligence or is provided for as an exception in the Ministerial Regulations.

 7.  Having behavior which would indicated possible danger to the public or likelihood of being a nuisance or constituting any violence to the peace or safety of the public or to the security of the public or to the security of the nation, or being under warrant of arrest by competent officials of foreign governments.

Note that Thai Immigration will generally be unaware of crimes committed outside Thailand, even if they have your fingerprints. The Thai authorities probably can access some information via Interpol, but only a tiny fraction of the committed crimes end up in Interpol's database (typically as a result of international arrest warrants).

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