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BANGKOK 19 January 2019 07:32
DjChris28

Am I required to close my thai bank account after my work permit ends.

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If I recall correctly, think the problem initially arose as when I tried to do it from UK it said a code would be sent to my mobile phone (but I had no Thai mobile number whilst out of the country to accept the code). 

I called Kasikon call centre who said I would need to register whilst in Thailand but when went to branch was told it was not possible to transfer from one Thai account to another whilst our of country.

Looks like may be able to overcome by changing Thai bank. Thanks 

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20 hours ago, Evilbaz said:

Your bank account is not dependent on a work permit.

I recommend you st-up internet banking with international transfers if you want to return home.

Otherwise leave LOS for somewhere nearby and re-enter with a Tourist Visa or Visa exempt entry, both of which can be extended for 30 days at your local Immi office.

And set up the internet-international transfers quickly while you still have a Work Permit in hand. After WP gone its a hastle doing international transfers.

 

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6 minutes ago, saltrock said:

If I recall correctly, think the problem initially arose as when I tried to do it from UK it said a code would be sent to my mobile phone (but I had no Thai mobile number whilst out of the country to accept the code). 

I called Kasikon call centre who said I would need to register whilst in Thailand but when went to branch was told it was not possible to transfer from one Thai account to another whilst our of country.

Looks like may be able to overcome by changing Thai bank. Thanks 

Ah, that's correct. You do need a Thai mobile phone number.

They won't register a foreign mobile phone number, and you do need to make the registration in person at your Kasikorn branch.

I use mine in roaming mode. It's a plain prepaid DTAC SIM you can get in just any 7/11 with your passport. Then after some time (one month I think) you can call DTAC service center to make then open up roaming service to this number.

I've heard that AIS doesn't have this delay. You can get roaming right away.

Receiving SMSes to a roaming phone is free. Not always reliable, though.


EDIT: there's some confusion here. I'm writing about making domestic money transfers while staying abroad, not making transfers to foreign banks. I don't do this. No idea.

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2 minutes ago, Lannig said:

Ah, that's correct. You do need a Thai mobile phone number.

 

I'm pretty sure that is only needed when you're setting it up... ie. adding a third party account to your payee list.

You will receive a One-Time-Password (OTP) via SMS.

Once you've used the OTP there is no further need for the Thai mobile phone to receive future SMS's for future transactions.

Unless, of course, you wish to add more.

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Not correct as far as Kasikorn K-Cyber Banking goes.

You need an OTP for every money transfer.

Only topping up mobile phones (possibly up to some max amount I don't know) can be done without OTP.

They also have this PIN2 security scheme (basically just a second level of password protection) but they're very reluctant to allow it.

Now they also have a new scheme based on QR codes but no one at my Kasikorn local branch had a clue so I'm still trying to figure out how it works.

Need to call their hotline next time I'm in the LOS. Not a priority now.

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1 minute ago, Lannig said:

Not correct as far as Kasikorn K-Cyber Banking goes.

You need an OTP for every money transfer.

OK. Not required with SCB e-banking.

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I left Thailand three years ago but kept my Bangkok Bank account open. I still use it when I come back for a bit of warm weather over winter break.

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23 hours ago, Jeremy50 said:

No, you don't have to. On the apartment deposit, your landlord probably had no intention of ever giving your deposit back. I have always had to fight for mine, but 4000 is a significant amount which should be handed back to you with good grace, as long as you haven't damaged anything.

Well, I've never had to fight to get my deposit back in any of the apartments I've stayed in. I hope my generalization counters your generalization and people can return to the original topic.

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For anybody who need to do transfers from Kasikorn while abroad you can call the international call center and ask to remove the otp code and use a confirmation email in place. Once requested the otp code system is disabled for 24h, after that it will be back online and you'll need to call again in order to use the email confirmation again.

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You need a postpaid phone account in ordere to receive sms codes for banking outside Thailand


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On 2/25/2017 at 6:19 AM, maewang99 said:

of course, if you are US file an online FBAR every year until you do close it... but the FBAR is very easy to do... and there is no reason not to do it.  it won't trigger a thing. you probably already know if you need to...but just in case I mention it. x-IRS.

Can you please post the link to FBAR website. Thanks. I have to file this year I guess as I had weekly remittances of 500 USD in 2018 and still continuing in 2019.

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13 hours ago, wobalt said:

You need a postpaid phone account in ordere to receive sms codes for banking outside Thailand


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Not correct!!!

 

With prepaid you can also receive SMS outside of Thailand. I always had Prepaid (DTAC) and used and still use today when I'm abroad to log in to K-Bank and sometimes make transfers. works fine.

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changed to English from German (Google translate)

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Not possible with KTB to receive the code only with postpaid DTAC


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