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On 9/23/2020 at 11:33 AM, treetops said:

It's customary to pay a visa application fee when applying for a visa, but not all the other costs, especially when the others are unknown at the start of the process.  Just more ill thought out madness that I thought would be dropped by now, but which they seem determined to go ahead with.

Richard Barrow wrote about the scheme and fees involved.

Upfront you pay an agent admin fee of 10.000THB nonref if the deal falls through. Then fee for visa, ALSQ, flight... While I'm genuinely interested I'm not prepared to send money "into space" not knowing what you get for it. If you add it all up you may not be far off a basic Elite Visa. 

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STV sets new standard of stupidity. First up the travel bubbles. Then Phuket having Au and few other countries fly in. Bit funny at same time Au had serious issues covid wise.  Now this

If you have a Thai wife or family and are desperate to return here, then it may be worth jumping through all these hoops, but if all you're after is a bit of winter sunshine then forget about Thailand

Can see it is going to be popular and oversubscibed once they have finalised the details. People around the world are chomping at the bit to enter Thailand.

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On 9/23/2020 at 6:40 AM, DrJack54 said:

STV sets new standard of stupidity.

First up the travel bubbles.

Then Phuket having Au and few other countries fly in. Bit funny at same time Au had serious issues covid wise. 

Now this rubbish STV. Absolute rubbish.

Yet many fools asking how to register.

Agreed, keep your damn money in your wallet !!

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19 minutes ago, Letseng said:

If you add it all up you may not be far off a basic Elite Visa. 

You must be joking.  The only fees we know about for this visa are the 10,000 admin fee plus standard visa and extension fees of 1900x3.  The cheapest Elite is 500,000.  

 

You also need flights, insurance, and quarantine with elite, so this would be in addition and about the same for both.

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22 minutes ago, Jackcwba said:

would be easier to just say they ain’t opening up yet.. nobody is going to do this.

 

 

You would be surprised. There are a lot of well off folks who will do this. Will it solve the tourism issue... of course not, but as we can now see, this is not a serious option to bring back the tourists in droves again. We have been told many times, they are focused on rich people coming back... at least for now. 

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I work in hospital where we testing people when we think about possible corona virus infection. It happens that people got  false positive results ( ewhich means they have corona virus). When we testing second time the results comes negative.

That mean the testing is  not 100% accutate.

Then think like this.

1.What will happen if somebody will get false positive results 72 hours before the flight goes ( more likely will lose all money).

2. What will happen if somebody will get one false positive result in thailand? ( more likely they will seat in isolation for few months!).

 

THINK about it.

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3 hours ago, Tounge Thaied said:

You would be surprised. There are a lot of well off folks who will do this. ...

We have been told many times, they are focused on rich people coming back... at least for now. 

Yes a lot of folks will do this but it is not only for the rich. I am certainly not rich and I will gladly go if they let me.

 

From a Thai income perspective this group is not the best group. I am sure snowbirds use a lot less money per day than the ordinary tourist. However, they cannot let the ordinary tourists in at the moment, so this is better than nothing.

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1 hour ago, Trolleen said:

2. What will happen if somebody will get one false positive result in thailand? ( more likely they will seat in isolation for few months!).

If you work in a hospital, you should know the answer. Nobody is kept in isolation in months for a false positive. Not in Thailand and not anywhere else.

 

You will be tested again after a few days, and even if you keep getting false positives they will only keep you for a couple of weeks.

 

Your point number 1 about losing the money is much more worrisome; however, we don't know yet if what will happen in that case.

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21 hours ago, Robin said:

Just another question;  I have a retirement visa valid until June 2021, which I hope to use again.  if I enter Thailand on one of these STV, will my retirement visa be cancelled, and how would I get another retirement visa?

If you enter Thailand on this STV you will receive 90 days permission of stay based upon it. I expect this would cancel your retirement extension as you did not enter based on a Re-Entry permit it is attached to. You would need to start again with a non-Imm-O. I do not expect a STV permit could be converted, but you  can get 2 90-day extensions.

All guesswork... maybe like your hope to obtain a STV...555

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Given the polite, efficient & rational responses Ive already had from this agency compared to dealing with the ignorant unhelpful staff at the London embassy and the continuing problems using the moronic online evisa application process, it is probably better using this agency. It could all boil down to having enough applicants from one country to make up a plane load so, only if u r in the UK like me of course..lol, register with them ASAP. It costs nothing to do this.

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On 9/24/2020 at 3:45 AM, Robin said:

Just another question;  I have a retirement visa valid until June 2021, which I hope to use again.  if I enter Thailand on one of these STV, will my retirement visa be cancelled, and how would I get another retirement visa?

I am still not convinced that STV is a genuine scheme.  Seems more like something floated by Thailand to give the impression they are sill open to visitors, but really do not want any to come.  From the postings here, I think that it is succeeding in the object.

Let's face it, most TV members are not part of the "super rich" group that today's BKP tells me are going to be encouraged to visit Thailand to restart the economy.

Is it possible when you are standing in front of the IO at arrival he will see your STV and a valid Non O retirement and possibly stamp you 'permitted to stay June 2021' ?  It is technically a 'better' visa. Then continue with your renewal yearly extension....  hmmmmm

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9 hours ago, CANSIAM said:

Is it possible when you are standing in front of the IO at arrival he will see your STV and a valid Non O retirement and possibly stamp you 'permitted to stay June 2021' ?  It is technically a 'better' visa. Then continue with your renewal yearly extension....  hmmmmm

When every other foreigner he has stamped in for months has had an Embassy issued Non-Imm-O or the new STV that would seem optimistic.

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48 minutes ago, jacko45k said:

When every other foreigner he has stamped in for months has had an Embassy issued Non-Imm-O or the new STV that would seem optimistic.

I think its going to happen.

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