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Did my renewal at CW yesterday and, following my experience last year where the credit advice slips I'd paid for (as a 12 sheet batch ordered from Bangkok Bank) weren't asked for, I didn't bother getting them this time.  Surprise, surprise the IO said that next year I would also need to bring Credit Advice slips!  I'm not sure if this is a policy change and it will be something they require from next year or (more likely) just another example of the lack of consistency not only between offices but also between IO's with some making stuff up as they go along, sometimes I get the feeling they just like you to have to go and get something else for the sake of it.  I'll mostly likely switch to the deposit method next year so will just take the statement and bank book then too unless I see more posts of folks being told to get them, still need to take the statement but at least no need to pi** about with the monthly transfers and being concerned with FTT entries.  Would have done it this year had exchange rates been better, how I wish I'd done it 5 years ago!!

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If you could arrange for your transfers to be shown as foreign transfers (FTT at Bangkok Bank) you would not need credit advises.

Its a document from the  your bank that shows the origin of the funds. Date, Sending Bank, Receiving Bank account, amount, etc. Basically a statement of the transaction.

It will all depend on what individual IOs and Immigration offices are prepared to accept.  The problem I think is that there's never been a definitive list of what documents will and will not be accep

I extended my visa this month , the only change was i had to get a twelve month bank statement  , so they could see if i had kept 

money in three months after my last extension . All done in less than an hour immigration was almost empty .

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3 minutes ago, harry94 said:

I extended my visa this month , the only change was i had to get a twelve month bank statement  , so they could see if i had kept 

money in three months after my last extension . All done in less than an hour immigration was almost empty .

Mine also took a short time.  It looks like you are using the deposit method of extension though for which the credit advice slips would not be relevant.  As per the title, the post is a heads up for income based (monthly transfer) extensions.

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1 minute ago, SooKee said:

Mine also took a short time.  It looks like you are using the deposit method of extension though for which the credit advice slips would not be relevant.  As per the title, the post is a heads up for income based (monthly transfer) extensions.

Sorry i should be paying more attention ,

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If you could arrange for your transfers to be shown as foreign transfers (FTT at Bangkok Bank) you would not need credit advises.

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4 minutes ago, ubonjoe said:

If you could arrange for your transfers to be shown as foreign transfers (FTT at Bangkok Bank) you would not need credit advises.

 

They were.  Shown clearly as FTT on both the statement and bank book.  Hence my surprise at the "next year also need" comment.  Trouble is you never know if it's a new local requirement that they haven't communicated or just the ramblings of a lone IO.  I suspect the latter.

I went to the trouble and expense of getting them last year as I couldn't satisfy myself I didn't need them.  Again FTT shown in both the statement and bank book, kept the credit advice wad of papers in my bag.  The IO didn't ask for them.  Sod's law this year I didn't take them and was asked to bring them next year.  

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6 minutes ago, SooKee said:

They were.  Shown clearly as FTT on both the statement and bank book.  Hence my surprise at the "next year also need" comment.  Trouble is you never know if it's a new local requirement that they haven't communicated or just the ramblings of a lone IO.  I suspect the latter.

You are probably correct about what the officer said.

I have only needed my bank book and statements showing FTT and foreign transfers for two extensions I have done since the that has been needed after 11 years of using income proof from the embassy.

The good part is not having to make a annual trek to the embassy in Bangkok every year for the proof.

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10 minutes ago, ubonjoe said:

You are probably correct about what the officer said.

I have only needed my bank book and statements showing FTT and foreign transfers for two extensions I have done since the that has been needed after 11 years of using income proof from the embassy.

The good part is not having to make a annual trek to the embassy in Bangkok every year for the proof.

 

Yes I think so too.  I'm certainly not going to get them for next year.  Used to do my affidavits by post so no trek for me but it saves having to pay THB 2,500 for it!  The edge gets taken off a little bit by having to now do a trek out to Muang Thong Thani to get a bloody Cert of Residence which I would have arrived too late for yesterday.  Or wait and hope they move it back to CW ASAP from Thailand's answer to Chernobyl.  Only bonus with getting it now is DLT have suspended the need to sit through the video to renew a 5 year DL 🙂

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22 hours ago, ubonjoe said:

If you could arrange for your transfers to be shown as foreign transfers (FTT at Bangkok Bank) you would not need credit advises.

The same as above for (SCB, Siam Commercial Bank shown as IFT) 

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1 hour ago, spetersen said:

The same as above for (SCB, Siam Commercial Bank shown as IFT) 

Depends what method you use to transfer.

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It is I think wise to always get credit advices for incoming foreign transfers and save them. If gotten within say a month of receipt, it is usually free.

 

Aside from visa issues, mine came in very handy when I filed for refund of the Thai tax withheld on my bank interest. Unlike many posters who had an  easy process, I was subject to extended repeated cross-examinations by the Provincial Tax people as to my source of income (they seemed convinced I must be working in Thailand, had never heard of a retirement extension etc). It was only upon providing them with a huge stack of credit advices proving I brought my money in from abroad did they back off. And they copied each and every one for their files.

 

Might also come in handy if in future you need to transfer a large sum out of the country.

 

 

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These worked for me at CW, ext stay/ret-inc:

 

12 Credt Advice Receipts (CAR) (I get these each month, FOC)

CAR Cover/summary letter, usually a few days before my appintment, 100 baht

Account ownership letter, usually a few days before my appointment, 100 baht

Copies of all passbooks covering the period

Same day passbook B/F

Original passbooks (returned with passport)

 

 

 

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3 hours ago, Tanoshi said:

Depends what method you use to transfer.

Wire transfer using code the below result in IFT on your bank statement, the funds goes through Bangkok Bank  to SCB usually 24 to 48h from Europe.
Swift Code (BIC) - SICOTHBK XXX - SIAM COMMERCIAL BANK PCL.,

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Just now, Scott Tracy said:

Forgive my ignorance. What's a credit advice slip?

Its a document from the  your bank that shows the origin of the funds. Date, Sending Bank, Receiving Bank account, amount, etc. Basically a statement of the transaction.

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