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I always walk thru the 'nothing to declare, side at customs, but the truth is, I haven't a clue as to what I should or should not declare. This is the first time I'm bringing in a laptop. Should I declare it or not?

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I always walk thru the 'nothing to declare, side at customs, but the truth is, I haven't a clue as to what I should or should not declare. This is the first time I'm bringing in a laptop. Should I declare it or not?

As I know, laptop is a personal effects like camera, jewelry, organizer, etc. As long as you do not have more than one laptop with you you should be able to walk through the "nothing to decalre" counter. I always travel with my laptop in many countries and I didn't have any problem until now. To be more sure, please read the back of the arrival/departure card in the custome declaration part for other items that you may also have to declare.

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As long as you can show, that you use the lap top, I see no problem. This means, if it is a new one, take it out of the sales carton etc. Have some data on it. Assume, you are talking about Thai customs, but the rule is the same around the world.

thai_narak, arrival/departure car (TM 6-form) has no reference to customs.

The written customs declaration form was abolished a long time ago.

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Is there anything on the market to place over the keyboard on a laptop to change keys from english ti thai script? :o

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Is there anything on the market to place over the keyboard on a laptop to change keys from english ti thai script? :o

Yup I bought some stickers once at a computer shop.

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Is there anything on the market to place over the keyboard on a laptop to change keys from english ti thai script? :o

Yup I bought some stickers once at a computer shop.

i used to get mine from comic's

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Is there anything on the market to place over the keyboard on a laptop to change keys from english ti thai script? :o

Yup I bought some stickers once at a computer shop.

Why not buy an external Thai keyboard and connect it via USB?

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or, I bought a thai script keyboard at Tesco Lotus in 94 for about 1.50.

Logitech brand too! :o

It was possibly the only thai script keyboard in all of central america! :D

With regards to declaring the laptop, yeah, it it is one you use, then, as millions of business travellers worldwide, you can carry it on the place (take it out of your hand luggage and run it throught hte conveyor belt at customs) and you have NOT to declare it.

It is viewed the same as a mobile phone, or a walkman, or anything like that.

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I always walk thru the 'nothing to declare, side at customs, but the truth is, I haven't a clue as to what I should or should not declare. This is the first time I'm bringing in a laptop. Should I declare it or not?

Ten years ago it was a bit of a big deal walking through customs with a laptop.

In the last ten years, I have carried my laptop through hundreds of customs check points (including at least a 100 trips into Thailand), and no questions and no issues. The only time you are going to run into a problem is if you buy a new laptop and try to walk through the green line at customs with the lap top (or even a printer) still in its original packing boxes.

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Is there anything on the market to place over the keyboard on a laptop to change keys from english ti thai script? :o

This is not a reply to your exact question, but on multiple occasions I have taken a laptop with a broken keyboard into repair shops and they have put new keyboards on the laptop, which include Thai script. The price was modest.

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The only time you are going to run into a problem is if you buy a new laptop and try to walk through the green line at customs with the lap top (or even a printer) still in its original packing boxes.

I was told at the apple store the other day that the import duty on PC is now slashed to 0 (previously 5%). So I walked through the green line with a new laptop in the original box through at Suvanabhumi last week (but box in stashable bag). I can't confirm on the credibility of the information (but I knew it was previously 5% and the plan was to scrap entirely on PC) but wonder if one still has to declare it for VAT.

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I would like to dust off this old conversation from 2006.

We are coming to Thailand in January and will be carrying 2 laptop computers between us, plus 3 iPads (we are a family of 3).  All are used, like the newest is 2 years old.

She is telling me the current outrage in Thailand is the authorities are demanding customs fee for personal computers brought into country.  Not based on the current (used, depreciated) value, but the replacement value if you were to buy the same item new today.  Anything with a replacement value of more than 20,000THB is subject to customs.  Failure to declare would add on an additional penalty.

Anyone know anything about this?  She said the outrage is especially for frequent travelers, they have to keep paying customs on the same device everytime they re-enter the country.  Each of our computers, being used, is worth less than 20,000 but the replacement value of a similar new item would be more than that.  

Thanks for any recent feedback on this. 

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As far as I know you are allowed to bring in used personal property without paying duty on them.

I think there are more recent topics on the business or the IT forum about this subject.

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