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I now have a non-O (volunteer) visa, I need a certificate of residency to open a bank account and get a driving license so I can "live normally" in the country. I searched for info on internet but it seems that in Bangkok, it is possible to get one only after the first 90 day report which I obviously haven't done, because my non-o visa just started.

My embassy will not do it as it is the kind of country which doesn't give a damn about its own citizens (EU European country, non-UK).

So what can be done in that case? I have a rent lease (service apartment). Can't I just go to CW with that document? 

Or do I have to wait until next year to be able to open a bank account? The certificate of residence seems an important document requested in many situations.

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Chaeng Wattana has a firm requirement that you need to be doing 90 day reports to them to apply for a certificate of residency.

Try to do a 90 day report since you probably have been in the country longer than days. They might do one if you explain why you need to do one.

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25 minutes ago, DrJack54 said:

You need contact agent. They could have obtained your non o anywhere. 

 

Or just read what is stamped in his passport, usually it states where the visa was issued.

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12 hours ago, ubonjoe said:

Chaeng Wattana has a firm requirement that you need to be doing 90 day reports to them to apply for a certificate of residency.

Try to do a 90 day report since you probably have been in the country longer than days. They might do one if you explain why you need to do one.

related question: I have received my ED-visa extension from Chaeng Wattana a few weeks ago, together with a notice to do my 90-day report in December. As I have never previously done 90-day reports but have stayed in Thailand now since March, do you think the visa extension essentially serves as the first 90-day report? (which would allow me to request the residence certificate). 

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10 hours ago, span1668 said:

through agent 

If the agent obtained the extension from a different Province than where you were registered as residing, then your now registered as residing in a different Province using a false address.

This is why the cost usually includes the agent submitting 90 day reports on your behalf.

 

Either contact the agent to obtain a C of R from the IO that issued the extension, OR, file a new TM30 at CW to formally change your address, then submit your own 90 day reports and obtain the C of R from CW.

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36 minutes ago, triplez said:

As I have never previously done 90-day reports but have stayed in Thailand now since March, do you think the visa extension essentially serves as the first 90-day report? (which would allow me to request the residence certificate). 

No they would not. You need a record in their system that you did a 90 day report.

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some banks, my SCB here for example, will sometimes accept a proof of address, say a contract with a landlord, or some other proof of where you live. I used my Thai driving licence when I opened my account.  It very much depends on the Branch. If you have anything that shows where you live, try that.  

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13 hours ago, cjinchiangrai said:

Bangkok Bank gave me one in Chiang Rai with a 6 month tourist visa and the Tiraks assistance. I was promising to move in money for a house and the 800k though.

Bangkok Bank gave me a bank account in Pattaya, and my Thai gf signed as a guarantor. I live in her house. 

Do you have someone in Thailand that you can trust and that trusts you? 

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1 hour ago, Tanoshi said:

If the agent obtained the extension from a different Province than where you were registered as residing, then your now registered as residing in a different Province using a false address.

This is why the cost usually includes the agent submitting 90 day reports on your behalf.

 

Either contact the agent to obtain a C of R from the IO that issued the extension, OR, file a new TM30 at CW to formally change your address, then submit your own 90 day reports and obtain the C of R from CW.

 

10 hours ago, jackdd said:

Or just read what is stamped in his passport, usually it states where the visa was issued.

 

11 hours ago, DrJack54 said:

You need contact agent. They could have obtained your non o anywhere. 

 

OK, thank you. Will check first the mention on the passport

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56 minutes ago, micmichd said:

Bangkok Bank gave me a bank account in Pattaya, and my Thai gf signed as a guarantor. I live in her house. 

Do you have someone in Thailand that you can trust and that trusts you? 

OK, will check. So far for the bank account but you cannot get a driving license without a CR. And a driving license is an important document here, it is also a proof of your "local" identity

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