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I'm looking into applying for a visa based on marriage with bringing in 40 000 a month into a Thai bank.

 

Can someone please confirm the best bank for transferring the money into. I read somewhere there are 3 Thai banks which will show international transfers.

 

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I just did it two days ago using Transferwise to Krung Thai bank.

 

They transferred the money at a good rate in a day.

 

I will use this service regularly 

 

Also, easy enough to screenshot and print the incoming receipt

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, Scouse123 said:

I just did it two days ago using Transferwise to Krung Thai bank.

 

They transferred the money at a good rate in a day.

 

I will use this service regularly 

 

Also, easy enough to screenshot and print the incoming receipt from TW.

 

 

 

You can download the receipt 

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When you use TW you have to choose an option for reason for sending... use the bottom one in the drop down menu..  'for visa'.. something like that.. that tags your transfer as an international transfer.. 

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2 hours ago, billd766 said:

You can download the receipt 

 i will look for that next time.😁

 

I was very happy with them A much better alternative than withdrawing with a debit card and getting a bad rate and withdrawal fees at both ends.

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Transferwise to Bangkok Bank would be my choice, but no matter which one you chose, get a back up in place for when it goes wrong, as it will do at some point.  TW themself admit they won't guarantee it always shows as an international transfer.

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On 7/15/2020 at 4:50 PM, Scouse123 said:

I just did it two days ago using Transferwise to Krung Thai bank.

 

They transferred the money at a good rate in a day.

 

I will use this service regularly 

 

Also, easy enough to screenshot and print the incoming receipt

 

 

On 7/15/2020 at 7:28 PM, billd766 said:

You can download the receipt 

Do you also need a "Foreign Exchange Transaction (FET)"-Form from the bank? Or is the receipt from TW enough for IO?

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Hi all, I am currently in the US, I am not able to tranfer money via Transferwise.

 

Last week I first started using Transferwise sending money from Chase bank to Kasikorn bank and after 1 day of checking the transaction failed and Transferwise deactivated my account. 

 

Second attempt setting up another account and this time sending money from Wells Fargo bank to Bangkok bank and I am frustrated that Transferwise deactivated my account again. 

 

Have I done anything wrong? Any other alternative besides Transferwise?     Thank You.

 

 

 

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10 hours ago, Sanoook said:

Hi all, I am currently in the US, I am not able to tranfer money via Transferwise.

 

Last week I first started using Transferwise sending money from Chase bank to Kasikorn bank and after 1 day of checking the transaction failed and Transferwise deactivated my account. 

 

Second attempt setting up another account and this time sending money from Wells Fargo bank to Bangkok bank and I am frustrated that Transferwise deactivated my account again. 

 

Have I done anything wrong? Any other alternative besides Transferwise?     Thank You.

 

 

 

 

I assumed you called or emailed TW support.  What reason did TW give for deactivating the account (the first one)?   This was after verifying the account?

 

There is WorldRemit.   But you won't get the international-looking deposit of funds.   (or maybe they do that now).

 

TW if you mark reason for transfer as:  "funds for long term stay in Thailand" they will attempt to deposit it as an international transfer.   If you setup to get SMS alerts whenever international transfer is received, it would look like this: 

 

John Doe has transferred THB16,202.34 (THB16,[email protected] - THB0.00) from abroad into 123XXX890

 

 

 

 

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13 hours ago, Sanoook said:

Hi all, I am currently in the US, I am not able to tranfer money via Transferwise.

 

Last week I first started using Transferwise sending money from Chase bank to Kasikorn bank and after 1 day of checking the transaction failed and Transferwise deactivated my account. 

 

Second attempt setting up another account and this time sending money from Wells Fargo bank to Bangkok bank and I am frustrated that Transferwise deactivated my account again. 

 

Have I done anything wrong? Any other alternative besides Transferwise?     Thank You.

 

 

 

Usually, account deactivation is due to an identity verification issue and/or the name being on the acct you are funding a transfer from not matching up with your Transferwise acct name.   Sure hope you didn't try to fund the transfer from someone else's acct....an acct that does not have you name on it anywhere.   And I expect when you tried to open a second TW acct shortly after the 1st one being deactivated that TW quickly figured that out.  You will probably never be able to get an acct with TW now.  

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15 hours ago, Sanoook said:

Any other alternative besides Transferwise?

My backup for Transferwise is Xendpay, but I'm in the UK and can't tell you if it's available in the USA.

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On 7/19/2020 at 6:47 AM, Steelhammer said:

Do you also need a "Foreign Exchange Transaction (FET)"-Form from the bank? Or is the receipt from TW enough for IO?

Most IOs will accept the TransferWise generated Transfer Receipt (in PDF-format). 

If not, and the transfer did not show up as 'international' on your bank statement / bank-book you will need to contact the partner-bank of TransferWise (BBL, KK or TMB) that handled the transfer, and request a "Foreign Exchange Transaction (FET)"-Form for the non 'international' marked transfers.

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