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For NewGuy:  The written portion in your PP page says, roughly, "approved for the period of policy coverage."

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2 hours ago, Peter Denis said:

Some relevant tips when opting for the +65K monthly income method:

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Thanks for that. I do have those items covered. The one thing it doesn't seem possible to anticipate is whether or not they will inquire into where the funds came from. As far as I know,  there is nothing on their websites about providing them with documentation about that, of course that doesn't mean that they won't require documentation.

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1 hour ago, Exploring Thailand said:

Thanks for that. I do have those items covered. The one thing it doesn't seem possible to anticipate is whether or not they will inquire into where the funds came from. As far as I know,  there is nothing on their websites about providing them with documentation about that, of course that doesn't mean that they won't require documentation.

There is no law that states the 800K for retirement or 400K for marriage has to be sent from abroad unless one converts  a VE or Tourist Visa to a Non O and then applies.

 

Regarding the income method- if they want to see source of funds, this should be easy to provide- since every financial transaction has some source- pension deposit; investment deposit;  rental income deposit etc .  Simple letterhead from these entities and amounts should suffice. Most people have to declare this on the yealy foreign income tax.

 

However, if someone is sending 65K per month from Thailand back to there home bank and recycling it then there is no real proof.

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4 hours ago, Exploring Thailand said:

I am in the first month of the twelve, so I can transfer it wherever I need to. I've made one transfer to Bangkok, but I can make another to Kasikorn. I'm aware that the transfer must be marked as international.  From what I've read, using transferwise to transfer to Bangkok Bank,  the transfer is guaranteed to marked as international, providing that you select the correct option from the drop-down when making the transfer.

 

My query to OJAS was more concerned with Immigration wanting information about the provenance of the funds. I am transferring my own money. It is not a pension.

Are you from the UK?

i want to start transferring money from a Nationwide account using Transferwise, and at the final page it gives 3 options

1. Bank transfer

2. Debit card transfer

3. Swift transfer

obvioudly if I was going it alone I would use swift, do all 3 options show as international transfers once it hits my Krungsri account or do I still have to use Swift method?

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2 hours ago, brianj1964 said:

Are you from the UK?

i want to start transferring money from a Nationwide account using Transferwise, and at the final page it gives 3 options

1. Bank transfer

2. Debit card transfer

3. Swift transfer

obvioudly if I was going it alone I would use swift, do all 3 options show as international transfers once it hits my Krungsri account or do I still have to use Swift method?

If using Transferwise select Bank Transfer.

Your transferring from your account to TW's account in the UK.

There is no charge for transfer from your Nationwide account to TW's account. (Faster payments option).

 

It will not be coded as an International transfer when received at your Krungsri account.

You need to request a separate 'credit advice' receipt from Krungsri for every transaction as proof. 

 

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7 hours ago, Exploring Thailand said:

My query to OJAS was more concerned with Immigration wanting information about the provenance of the funds. I am transferring my own money. It is not a pension.

At Roi Et last week they were requesting a letter from your Pension provider or similar as proof of income origination, plus additional proof of transfers. Transferwise pdf receipts were accepted.

 

They claim they have been told to check additional documentation when using the monthly income method due to abuse of the system and the inability to provide a source of the income.

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2 hours ago, Thaidream said:

If the powers to be hold firm and do not at least grandfather  on this issue- they will bear the consquences of almost universal condemnation which will transfer to  other  aspects of diplomacy not to mention the bad publicity of elderly foreigners losing their homes in Thailand and worse.

chirp chirp.. *crickets*

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Thailand does not hold all the aces in this one- 

They do tho dont they.. 

 

 

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2 hours ago, brianj1964 said:

Are you from the UK?

i want to start transferring money from a Nationwide account using Transferwise, and at the final page it gives 3 options

1. Bank transfer

2. Debit card transfer

3. Swift transfer

obvioudly if I was going it alone I would use swift, do all 3 options show as international transfers once it hits my Krungsri account or do I still have to use Swift method?

That is how you fund the transfer.. not the reception side.. 

 

You need to select the dropdown under 'reason for transfer' or purpose or similar.. 

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1 minute ago, LivinLOS said:

That is how you fund the transfer.. not the reception side.. 

 

You need to select the dropdown under 'reason for transfer' or purpose or similar.. 

I did that bit, it said " long stay" or something similar

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18 minutes ago, Tanoshi said:

If using Transferwise select Bank Transfer.

Your transferring from your account to TW's account in the UK.

There is no charge for transfer from your Nationwide account to TW's account. (Faster payments option).

 

It will not be coded as an International transfer when received at your Krungsri account.

You need to request a separate 'credit advice' receipt from Krungsri for every transaction as proof. 

 

I made an initial small transfer today to ensure it went smoothly, TW took the money immediately though they did make a small deduction, I'm guessing their fee for doing it, though I was hoping it automatically credited as an international transfer, having to ask Krugsri every time I transfer money for proof, if I read you correctly could be a pain, I have a really bad memory and lose stuff easily

thanks for your advice, appreciated

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7 hours ago, Tanoshi said:

At Roi Et last week they were requesting a letter from your Pension provider or similar as proof of income origination, plus additional proof of transfers. Transferwise pdf receipts were accepted.

 

They claim they have been told to check additional documentation when using the monthly income method due to abuse of the system and the inability to provide a source of the income.

they can't seem to grasp that people can transfer money over which isn't pension money

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9 hours ago, Tanoshi said:

At Roi Et last week they were requesting a letter from your Pension provider or similar as proof of income origination, plus additional proof of transfers. Transferwise pdf receipts were accepted.

 

They claim they have been told to check additional documentation when using the monthly income method due to abuse of the system and the inability to provide a source of the income.

Abuse of the system sure, but the abuse is being carried out by the local immigration office. 

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12 hours ago, Thaidream said:

Regarding O-A Visas and extensions there is no grandfathering either stated explicitly or explicitly denied.  

 

However, there is precedent for doing it and that is why they stated the 200K income level applies to some lonstayers .

 

Immigration, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Health  are now on the 'hot seat since many  foreigners have posted on facebook; other social media' and made complaints to their Embassies and Consuls in Thailand.

 

These Embassies have come together in a united front and are asking the same questions we are asking.  In the World of  Country to country relationships there is reciprocity and Thailand at the moment is thinking very hard about what it has done and how to diplomatically  answer the foreign Embassies and its own internal structure.

 

The smart move is to  Grandfather everyone holding a O-A Visa and extension prior to 31 October 2019 as it will 'buy' plenty of good will.  In fact, they could care less about anyone- but they need to protect their status in the World.

 

If the powers to be hold firm and do not at least grandfather  on this issue- they will bear the consquences of almost universal condemnation which will transfer to  other  aspects of diplomacy not to mention the bad publicity of elderly foreigners losing their homes in Thailand and worse.

 

Thailand does not hold all the aces in this one- 

^^^^ 5555

In addition to the above.

 

According to the usual suspect posters on this thread.

Non O visa holders.

are next on the firing line to have medical insurance.

If this happens

All Hell will break loose .due to very obvious humanity reasons for starters

 

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