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To keep it simple I collect credit advices monthly from my BB branch and then take them back to my branch to do the letter confirming 13 mths deposits on the spot plus my bank book copies all of which keeps Jomtien happy

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Having stumbled into the '12 months of Bank statements' at my last renewal I now enter all incoming payments onto an XL spreadsheet each month which can automatically be totaled up when I next apply. 

Just download the mobile banking app, you can get a 1 year sytatement in minutes..

Not acceptable. Needs to have banks official stamp

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22 hours ago, mtls2005 said:

IME. CW  - ext stay/ret/inc. - asked for copies, and the originals, of my BBL passbooks for the previous 12 months. (I did have two sets of six-month statements in hand, not asked for.) The originals were returned with my passport.

 

I guess I would see if passbooks will be sufficient, assuming the "friend" has them.

 

 

For extension of stay last May I had the last six months bank records but IO (HUAHIN) wanted the six months before that as well. I left and went to Bangkok Bank in Chaam. They told me it would be approx 5 days, which I didn't have time for. 

So the bank took my pass book, copied those pages and stamped and signed them. I went back to IO and they accepted it, but reluctantly. They knew I was in a bind and I guess between the two documents they thought it was highly likely that I always maintained more than the 800k balance, which I had done. 

 

I'm not saying it will work but is worth asking politely. 

 

After that I immediately opened a Timed  Deposit account and will use that from now on. Fortunately I am able to do that and will not deal with this issue again. All my expenses are normally paid with ATM cash from a separate normal savings account. 

 

Good luck and thanks for playing Immigration Roulette! 

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3 hours ago, tonray said:

Immigration doesn't care about making your life easier. They are in the office 9-5 whether it's easy for you or not. Sending you away for a bank statement is less effort than dealing with the banks...that's on us.

You need to chill out and talk  good to IMO then maybe !!

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5 hours ago, ubonjoe said:

There is no requirement for proof of transfers from abroad if you have proof of income from a embassy. Immigration could ask for proof of that income but it does no have to be proof of transfers. It could be something from the source of the income such as a penrion statement.

And this embassy willingness to produce authenticated paperwork of course depends totally on your nationality. As the song goes: 'some girls will. some girls won't'. 

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6 hours ago, turgid said:

I have a million baht in an account, pay 250 Baht a year for an ATM card and still have an annual fight to get a printed statement in a format acceptable to immigration that I also have to pay for.

But who is 'the problem here'....  I suspect immigration?

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On 10/22/2020 at 12:19 AM, patrickl said:

Asking this for a friend who is doing a 1 year retirement renewal using monthly pension (60k + difference in bank) from overseas with Embassy letter. The documents are all okay but Immigration asked for 1 year bank statements. Last year they asked only for 2 months bank statements. The bank said it takes 7-10 days to get them done but the visa is expiring in 3 days. What to do? Is there any sort of temporary extension to get while waiting for the bank statements?

Is this something new? All I need to supply in Surin is my confirmation of pension from the German embassy, I've never been asked to supply a bank statement.. 

 

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4 minutes ago, soalbundy said:

Is this something new? All I need to supply in Surin is my confirmation of pension from the German embassy, I've never been asked to supply a bank statement.. 

 

Every office may have differing requirements and within each office...depending on what desk you get assigned to...you guessed it...different stuff....very frustrating

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36 minutes ago, soalbundy said:

Is this something new? All I need to supply in Surin is my confirmation of pension from the German embassy, I've never been asked to supply a bank statement.. 

 

I assume you are using the income option. The OP is using the combination option and needs the bank statement to meet the requirements for it to prove he maintained the required bank account balances since his last application. 

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CIMB do 12 month statements, while you wait..but I agree 100% about their lack of cooperation with immigration to get it done right the first time.  Several years ago, their letter was rejected, and two of the really good lookers took me back to immigration, went up to the officer and told them I was legit..I had caught a different error on their letter, but didn't realize they didn't put the account number on the letter..and that was back during the days of overnight camping at CM.  Finding a branch of any bank that are truly competent on immigration matters is somewhat more difficult than finding a needle in a haystack.  Perhaps, it is a good ole shoot yourself in the foot, loss of face issue for the banks to acknowledge that one retiree has more in their bank than 100 locals, and it is a very sweet deal for them.  Unfortunately, it is less sweet now, with no one for them to loan money, too.

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I am fortunate to have money on deposit that is in excess of the 800K required.  Just the same, When my visa renewal comes up I go to the IO with my bankbooks etc. and ask if they need anything else, such as a medical examination performed within the previous 7 days, or whatever.  I arrange at my BKK bank head office in Buriram to have al letter produce with the date on it when I plan to go for my renewal, and confirms the money shown in my passbook is there even if it is in the next week ahead.  This year I am going to try to use my Thai DL and usufruct contract and apply w/o my GF going along with our/her bluebook too.  I don't see any rules that state a single man must co habit with a GF (or BF) to get a visa. 

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RE Finding BKK bank transaction details of your online banking account.  Someone posted a small note explaining that there is a selection option that is a 'ghost' selection on the upper right hand of the screen.  Selecting this will give details about that account of who was paid and when (deposits too).  I have BKK bank online banking and cannot find this option and also cannot find the post where it was recently written.   Does anyone know more about this?

 

I rarely complain about Thailand etc. but how one of the biggest banks in the country cannot provide detailed information about customer's transaction is beyond me.  When we request a service such as the visa letter there are multiple forms filled in and stamped and passport and passbook photocopies taken and stamped etc. etc..  All for the 100 baht service fee!  The amount of paperwork and ID verification taken for the most simple operation is enormous and yet they cannot provide what I would call a 'Bank Statement'?  Give me a break folks.  

 

I have plenty of stories about <deleted> banks in France, UK, US and Canada too, but don't get me started.

 

Happy to be here in paradise.

 

Take care and keep safe, as they say.

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18 minutes ago, notrub said:

RE Finding BKK bank transaction details of your online banking account.  Someone posted a small note explaining that there is a selection option that is a 'ghost' selection on the upper right hand of the screen. 

Select an account on the page that is open after you log in.

Then at the bottom of the page you will see this. Change the months and dates you want to download or print.

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Then at the top of the page click download or print. image.png.f9e3c376a4ed1bd37a0b85b0348a666d.png

 

 

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