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22 hours ago, CMNightRider said:

"Nonsense, unbridled paranoia," I think not.  Thai Immigration is doing everything possible to rid Thailand of westerners.  They now have immigration staff showing up at houses where foreigners are staying, interviewing them, and taking photos.  

 

This reminds me of Germany prior to WWII.  World history tends to be a subject Thais have little knowledge of, and apparently some westerners living here fail to see what is coming their way too.

 

 

Why do you think that Thai immigration is trying to get rid of westerners?

 

I agree that they don’t try to make it easy to stay but I haven’t heard of any rejections yet where the foreigner fulfills the requirements. 
 

Many Western countries make it very difficult for some Asians to even visit for a holiday. 

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5 minutes ago, CMNightRider said:

My friend who was visited by immigration is a retired Australian police officer, that has lived in Thailand for about 14 years.  He has a regular retirement visa with the required 800,000 baht in a Thai bank.  

 

You appear to be living in la la land, if you can't see how Thai Immigration has increased their less than friendly treatment directed towards westerners.  It's okay, you are not alone.  There are many westerners that don't see what is coming their way either.  It was the same for many in Germany before WWII.  

I am yet to be visited by immigration (12 years already, retirement visa). Could be that your friend raised some red flags or maybe a new initiative where they do random sampling?

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Just now, Gweiloman said:

I am yet to be visited by immigration (12 years already, retirement visa). Could be that your friend raised some red flags or maybe a new initiative where they do random sampling?

I get non-os from outside the country and live in a private house.

They can't visit me because they don't know where I live.

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I would do what I always do when someone unexpected knocks on the door - ignore and definitely not open the door.

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2 minutes ago, Gweiloman said:

I am yet to be visited by immigration (12 years already, retirement visa). Could be that your friend raised some red flags or maybe a new initiative where they do random sampling?

Please try to refrain from trying to apologise for immigration staff.  Maybe they wanted to meet a real police officer and that is why they came to his home, and took photos of him.  Random sampling, red flags???  All one has to do is bring up his name up on an immigration computer.   

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22 hours 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.

If they have properties, then why not sell their properties into cash and they will be able to extend their visa. Renting a house shouldn't be a problem.

 

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4 minutes ago, EricTh said:

If they have properties, then why not sell their properties into cash and they will be able to extend their visa. Renting a house shouldn't be a problem.

 

One of the guys has been trying to sell his house for five years that I've known him, started at 22 mill. then 18 mill. then 16 mill. goodness only knows how much he's asking now, eventually Immi. said no income letter and no money in the bank so here's a 30 day tourist visa, he left for Laos and he's still trying to sell his house.

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2 hours ago, saengd said:

One of the guys has been trying to sell his house for five years that I've known him, started at 22 mill. then 18 mill. then 16 mill. goodness only knows how much he's asking now, eventually Immi. said no income letter and no money in the bank so here's a 30 day tourist visa, he left for Laos and he's still trying to sell his house.

Not trying to be critical here but if he dumped 22 mil into a house and no cash in bank, I really wonder how he earned his money in the first place. He obviously had very little financial acumen. 

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9 hours ago, Gweiloman said:

Many Western countries make it very difficult for some Asians to even visit for a holiday. 

Because so many of them are coming for illegal work, prostitution, and other illegal activities. They earned this, such difficult restrictions didn’t get pulled out of thin air. 

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On 1/15/2020 at 7:59 PM, saengd said:

Respectfully...I don't believe that.

Of course you don’t because it didn’t happen to you. Denial is a powerful thing. It’s what keeps a lot of you here. 
 

You can find his post about it here. 

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When I was there last Nov, the immigration place wasn't overflowing like what the thread starter said.

 

I guess even with all the nonsensical 90day, TM30 reporting, there are still tons of foreigners who like to stay in Thailand.

 

I notice there seems to be an increase in the number of foreigners 'learning Thai' just to stay in Thailand.

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On 1/15/2020 at 8:19 PM, EricTh said:

 

What's the reason for his refusal of extension? 

 

I’d have to find his post here or ask when I see him for the official reason. He’s a condescending <deleted> though so it could have been his attitude. He’s retired so I know he has funds. Never did move to marriage. 

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6 hours ago, saengd said:

One of the guys has been trying to sell his house for five years that I've known him, started at 22 mill. then 18 mill. then 16 mill. goodness only knows how much he's asking now, eventually Immi. said no income letter and no money in the bank so here's a 30 day tourist visa, he left for Laos and he's still trying to sell his house.

 

I think he bought the house at a higher than market price i.e he was ripped off. Most property agents are such sweet talkers.

 

Ordinary Thai people just don't have that type of money and even if they have, they would rather buy a brand new house with that type of money.

 

From what I know, Thai just don't like second hand houses unless it is in a prime location.

 

So the only option that he has is to sell to the limited number of foreigners. That's the reality.

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