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by ceejay
Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Immigration and money - in a nutshell
Replies: 46
Views: 2052

Re: Immigration and money - in a nutshell

Now I'm going to make a GUESS : If you can put 800,000 into a Thai bank account, but it won't have been in the account for three months prior to your visa expiring, my guess is shortly before your retirement visa expires, or if you are a new retirement visa applicant, you can leave Thailand, obtain...
by ceejay
Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Planning trip in February / March ? Beware
Replies: 8
Views: 651

Re: Planning trip in February / March ? Beware

I was here for the 2011 election, which was held on a Sunday. At the time, I was in Dansai in Loei for the Phi Ta Khon (Ghost Festival). This usually takes place over a weekend, with proceedings starting very early (about 3.00 am) on the Saturday with the retrieval of a magic crystal from the local ...
by ceejay
Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Thai Court Rules Against Airbnb
Replies: 34
Views: 3042

Re: Thai Court Rules Against Airbnb

It's not only Asian countries: https://www.citylab.com/life/2018/06/barcelona-finds-a-way-to-control-its-airbnb-market/562187/ My own condo management actually introduced a rule against short term lets at the last AGM. Really, it shouldn't be be necessary to make rules against breaking the law - we ...
by ceejay
Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: True proof-of-income now required in Chiang Mai
Replies: 16
Views: 1317

Re: True proof-of-income now required in Chiang Mai

I was under the impression that you can renew the retirement visa as much as three months in advance. One of my friends insists you can renew only up to one month in advance. Do you know which it is? That was several years ago. For the past few years, it has been no more than 30 days with the excep...
by ceejay
Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Something some wish not to discuss Prostate Cancer
Replies: 18
Views: 4553

Re: Something some wish not to discuss Prostate Cancer

This is the British NHS web page explaining their policy on the PSA test.
http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/cancer-of- ... ntion.aspx
Seems pretty balanced to me. Testing is not without risk - unless you plan on ignoring the results of the test!
by ceejay
Thu May 25, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Brits Behaving Badly....
Replies: 3
Views: 1162

Re: Brits Behaving Badly....

They aren't measuring the same thing. The 2013/14 figures (906,312 visitors) are based on "Figures from individual country authorities/governments". That will, presumably be based on entries into Thailand from wherever - including third countries. The 2014/5 and 2015/6 figures are provided...
by ceejay
Thu May 11, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Medical Insurance
Replies: 37
Views: 6244

Re: Medical Insurance

Late to this thread - as usual. Glad you recovered and welcome back GB. For long term stays (over 90 days and up to one year) I used to use a UK firm, Flexicover. I don't know if they will cover non UK citizens and I never had to claim, so I don't know how they are with that. The prices are reasonab...
by ceejay
Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: financial advice requested
Replies: 27
Views: 3794

Re: financial advice requested

Sorry, Oliver, I'm late joining this thread. I hadn't checked in for a while. I opened a joint account at an SCB branch in Chiang Mai a couple of years ago, for exactly the reason you describe. Nothing was needed beyond the usual paperwork - basically a copy of my passport and a proof of address. I ...
by ceejay
Thu Sep 08, 2016 1:17 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: The Subject No One Wants to Talk About
Replies: 28
Views: 4596

Re: The Subject No One Wants to Talk About

windwalker wrote:I don't believe it can be done, having a joint account with a farang and Thai (unless married)
Have you done this or just speculating?

I have done this at Siam Commercial Bank. No special requirements. I needed my passport, him his ID card - that's all.
by ceejay
Thu Sep 08, 2016 10:16 am
Forum: Thailand
Topic: The Subject No One Wants to Talk About
Replies: 28
Views: 4596

Re: The Subject No One Wants to Talk About

I made a Thai will using a Thai lawyer. She gave me the following advice: Since Thai law does not recognise gay relationships, your boyfriend has no standing after you have died. That means involving your embassy or consulate, and your next of kin (probably overseas) in making arrangements for your ...

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