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1 hour ago, dingdongrb said:

Why is that, my bankbook was not updated the same day I applied for my last extension but a few days prior, and was not an issue. The officer doing my extension interview merely asked me if I had taken any money out the past two days as well as reminding me that I must maintain 800k for the next 3 months.

Why is it my friend who went there on a Wednesday,could not get a ticket,

and went back on Thursday ,was told to go and get his bank book updated

for that day, you lucky ,he unlucky, who knows.

regards Worgeordie

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7 hours ago, Gweiloman said:

I’ve done it online before but changed passports recently so online is no go for first 90day report with new pp. Never explored the mail option. Does that require me to send my pp to immigration? If so, then it’s a no no for me. 

No you don't need to send passport only copy,I am in same boat as you,

have new passport ,so cannot do online now,have to leave the country

and enter again,but mail in is very easy,reply in only few days, anything is

better than having to go there !

regards Worgeordie

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8 minutes ago, worgeordie said:

Why is it my friend who went there on a Wednesday,could not get a ticket,

and went back on Thursday ,was told to go and get his bank book updated

for that day, you lucky ,he unlucky, who knows.

regards Worgeordie

Lucky, unlucky, who knows.... Could be one's manners, how one dresses/presents themselves, and if they speak Thai.....but then again it just might be which officer was doing the process and the daily mood of that officer.

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5 minutes ago, dingdongrb said:

Lucky, unlucky, who knows.... Could be one's manners, how one dresses/presents themselves, and if they speak Thai.....but then again it just might be which officer was doing the process and the daily mood of that officer.

Yes could be many things......did they ask you for bank statement for last

6 months as well, 

regards Worgeordie

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22 minutes ago, worgeordie said:

Yes could be many things......did they ask you for bank statement for last

6 months as well, 

regards Worgeordie

For me, they just asked to see my Bank Book and then I also had the normal letter from the bank.

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9 hours ago, Gweiloman said:

I’ve done it online before but changed passports recently so online is no go for first 90day report with new pp. Never explored the mail option. Does that require me to send my pp to immigration? If so, then it’s a no no for me. 

No, do NOT send in your passport when doing the 90-day address routine by mail.  I've been doing the mail option for years and only once was there a problem (the Receipt of Notification with new reporting date wasn't returned timely so I went to Immigration and they gave me a new one within 10 minutes). 

 

There's a pinned topic about how to do it....or can find here: 

 

 

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47 minutes ago, dcnx said:

One of my neighbors is a smug Brit who is always saying that immigration is a breeze and the problem is with the foreigner, not immigration.

 

He recently married and was counting on changing to that visa. Immigration came to inspect his home and he says they went through the place as if he was hiding drugs. Even looked inside the kitchen cabinets. After all

of that he still didn’t get the visa. 😂 Now he gets it. I think he posted about it here a few months ago. 
 

Just because you haven’t had a difficult time yet doesn’t mean it’s not difficult or that you won’t have issues in the future. 

 

What's the reason for his refusal of extension? 

 

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Just now, EricTh said:

 

What's the reason for his refusal of extension? 

 

I'm guessing inadequate funds.

 

I know of two examples where farangs that I know have created stories about supposed persecution and victimization by government/banks/immigration in order to hide the fact they don't have enough money to qualify for the extension....they're trying to get rid of us all, they said! Both used the income method and both tried to cut their expenses by moving from retirement to marriage but they still didn't have enough. Both were property rich but bank account poor.

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1 hour ago, dcnx said:

One of my neighbors is a smug Brit who is always saying that immigration is a breeze and the problem is with the foreigner, not immigration.

 

He recently married and was counting on changing to that visa. Immigration came to inspect his home and he says they went through the place as if he was hiding drugs. Even looked inside the kitchen cabinets. After all

of that he still didn’t get the visa. 😂 Now he gets it. I think he posted about it here a few months ago. 
 

Just because you haven’t had a difficult time yet doesn’t mean it’s not difficult or that you won’t have issues in the future. 

A home needs to look like a home. So stock up your cabinets with alcohol and your shelves with cases of beer. Have the fridge stocked and have a number on the wall to call Panda or Grab. Then they will know you are the real stuff. You come into my house and you know it is a real home. 

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1 hour ago, saengd said:

I'm guessing inadequate funds.

 

I know of two examples where farangs that I know have created stories about supposed persecution and victimization by government/banks/immigration in order to hide the fact they don't have enough money to qualify for the extension....they're trying to get rid of us all, they said! Both used the income method and both tried to cut their expenses by moving from retirement to marriage but they still didn't have enough. Both were property rich but bank account poor.

And this is correct. They have invested so to say vested and are the victim. You do not need that much to live here after you have everything already. The Government is wrong. USA there is no min i9f go through the proper hoops.. All are accepted and most all will get PR status or citizenship. I don't look with warm eyes to these official a - holes 

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2 hours ago, dcnx said:

He recently married and was counting on changing to that visa. Immigration came to inspect his home and he says they went through the place as if he was hiding drugs. Even looked inside the kitchen cabinets. After all

of that he still didn’t get the visa. 😂 Now he gets it. I think he posted about it here a few months ago. 

They have no right of entry.

Sit at the table outside with the doors locked.

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8 hours ago, BritManToo said:

They have no right of entry.

Sit at the table outside with the doors locked.

Yea, and maybe a couple of large dogs chained up and barking and big signs saying "no pigs allowed" that'll help you get your visa even quicker!!!

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I went to immigration BEFORE they put in the new queuing system. Took 2 hours 30 minutes. Went again after they put in place the new queuing system. Took 6 hours. 

 

Of course works much better for  THEM, as they give themselves more time to deal with applications. Meanwhile the farangs are fighting each other for seats and waiting for 6 hours.

 

They made it worse for us, better for them. 

 

You queue for a ticket to get another ticket? What on earth?

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3 hours ago, Logosone said:

 

You queue for a ticket to get another ticket? What on earth?

??? As far as I know, you just queue to get a ticket and then await your turn. 

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