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Looking to hear from those that have used the combo (income and bank balance) method recently at Jomtien

 

Is it still accepted and (just briefly) what was involved

 

I have a bankbook fully updated showing FTT (foreign Transfers) for 12 months just slightly below the 65k requirement so need to show a bank balance also for the rest for 2 months - not an issue either as I kept my balance well above the 400k requirement all year

 

  

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As far as I know the are accepting them if you have a year or more of transfers to show.

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2 hours ago, ubonjoe said:

As far as I know the are accepting them if you have a year or more of transfers to show.

cheers Joe

 

would still like to hear from someone who recently went through the process 

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Just doing it in the next 2 days, I will let you know. 

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many thanks

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34 minutes ago, smedly said:

cheers Joe

 

would still like to hear from someone who recently went through the process 

I posted a thread asking a similar question in the last 6 months and i recall one before mine and no one said they'd done Combo method at Jomtien

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I must say that although I am seeking to use the combo method, I am using an agent to do the leg work. This agent does not supply a 800K bung, nor, as far as I can tell, tries to circumvent that requirement. so we shall see.   

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1 hour ago, Pilotman said:

I must say that although I am seeking to use the combo method, I am using an agent to do the leg work. This agent does not supply a 800K bung, nor, as far as I can tell, tries to circumvent that requirement. so we shall see.   

how much are they charging, should be about 4kbaht if you meet all the financials

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45 minutes ago, smedly said:

how much are they charging, should be about 4kbaht if you meet all the financials

5,000 

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1 minute ago, Pilotman said:

5,000 

The agent should know whether this method will work, they usually like to do the 800k method

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2 minutes ago, scubascuba3 said:

The agent should know whether this method will work, they usually like to do the 800k method

He didn't seem to think that there will be a problem, we will see. 

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2 minutes ago, Pilotman said:

He didn't seem to think that there will be a problem, we will see. 

Good idea though, for the first year get the agent to smooth the way with the combo method, then next year you could do it yourself easy enough

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Posted (edited)

Jomtien will require two bank letters - one confirming the account & balance (the same one as those using 800k in bank must provide). The other should show the foreign deposits to the account for the previous 12 months. The first mentioned dated the day of application (they may accept the day before if you go in to apply before banks open).  The second mentioned can be a few days before.  Also, you will need to show your bank book with a transaction entered on the day you apply, e.g. withdrawal of one hundred baht. 

 

This is also what they require if using the 65k per month method rather than the combo method (I use the 65k income method) and when I did my extension last year, I initially had certified bank statements from Bangkok Bank for the period -- this was not accepted, they wanted the bank letter listing the deposits - the IO gave me a sample letter and said I should go to branch where I opened my account as other branches could only provide 6 months of activity and I would have to wait about one week as they would have to request it from Bangkok HQ.

 

My branch did produce the letter the same day - they first printed out a "credit advice" for each deposit from which they produced the letter. The fee was 500 baht for the credit advices (apparently standard fee and not based on number they have to print) and 100 baht for the letter itself - they gave the print outs as well as the letter, but the IO will want only the letter.

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14 minutes ago, soisanuk said:

Also, you will need to show your bank book with a transaction entered on the day you apply, e.g. withdrawal of one hundred baht.

One time in Jomtien, the IMO wanted the current balance to exactly match the letter balance so he sent me to bank branch to withdraw 100 baht as I had added 100 baht a couple hours before.  So now, I usually deposit 100 baht, then instantly withdraw 100 baht so the bank book is updated but consistent with a letter that might have been generated using yesterday's balance.

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4 hours ago, Pilotman said:

I must say that although I am seeking to use the combo method, I am using an agent to do the leg work. This agent does not supply a 800K bung, nor, as far as I can tell, tries to circumvent that requirement. so we shall see.   

So yours don't count to rely on  ….because the use of 😉"agent" LOL 

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