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by Bob
Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Thailand
Topic: US Embassy Bangkok to stop issuing proof-of-income letters
Replies: 36
Views: 1190

Re: US Embassy Bangkok to stop issuing proof-of-income letters

...The immigration officer I spoke with this week told me that the changes were first directed at the Brits...then expanded to include Americans and recently the Australians and could expand to effect other European residents as well before the changes are fully implemented. She made no mention of ...
by Bob
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Immigration and money - in a nutshell
Replies: 42
Views: 1483

Re: Immigration and money - in a nutshell

...I am presuming the embassies required some form of proof of income to issue the letters. All the embassies/consulates did (and do) require evidence of income....excepting for the USA. The form the embassies/consulates sign (the so-called income affidavit) contains no language saying that income ...
by Bob
Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Certificate of Residence
Replies: 17
Views: 820

Re: Certificate of Residence

So what supporting documents does ACS require? Can't speak about the US Embassy in Bangkok but the Consulate here in Chiangmai wants to see a lease or yellow book along with a look-see at your passport pages. Also, there is an Affidavit one needs to complete, sign, and have signed/notarized by the ...
by Bob
Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Certificate of Residence
Replies: 17
Views: 820

Re: Certificate of Residence

The American embassy does not issue Residence Certificates, not sure what the OP means. Does he mean Thai Immigration at Chaeng Wattana? You sure about that? The US Consulate here in Chiangmai issues them (for $50.00) which can be used for driver's licenses applications (or other matters requiring ...
by Bob
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Yet Another Immigration Question
Replies: 88
Views: 3020

Re: Yet Another Immigration Question

Hmm, this brings up another question. While not applying to me since I hold the 800,000 baht in a passbook account if one has that deposit in a Thai CD or other bank investment account, how do they make a token deposit?.... You simply cannot deposit/withdraw with the typical term account (again, th...
by Bob
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Yet Another Immigration Question
Replies: 88
Views: 3020

Re: Yet Another Immigration Question

I am told by the Immigration lawyer who helps me that a fixed account does not satisfy Bangkok Immigration. It has to be a savings account. As noted earlier, I and all my friends up here in Chiangmai who use the 800k deposit method have term accounts that are acceptable to Immigration - because the...
by Bob
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Yet Another Immigration Question
Replies: 88
Views: 3020

Re: Yet Another Immigration Question

Bangkok Immigration requires that immediately prior to meeting the Immigration officer to apply for the annual retirement renewal, the bank book is updated as some form of secondary confirmation that the Bt. 800,000 is still intact. That is done by going down to the bank machines in the basement, t...
by Bob
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Yet Another Immigration Question
Replies: 88
Views: 3020

Re: Yet Another Immigration Question

Still makes no sense to me. For those of us who maintain the 800k in a separate term account (e.g., a 13 month or 18 month term), you cannot either withdraw a little or a lot (well, you withdraw all the funds with a loss of accrued interest) and you cannot add 1 satang to the typical term account. S...
by Bob
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Yet Another Immigration Question
Replies: 88
Views: 3020

Re: Yet Another Immigration Question

Never heard of that up here in Chiangmai. And, for those of us (quite a few, actually) who somewhat permanently park 800k in a separate term account (spending money for living expenses out of separate account), it's generally impossible to show any "activity" in such an account. I've asked...
by Bob
Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: John McCain dies at 81
Replies: 16
Views: 686

Re: John McCain dies at 81

I am not one for funerals but I decided to watch the Phoenix service for John McCain and was very impressed. How Trump must be loathing this week, knowing that he will never get the pomp and ceremony and all the love being shown all week when it’s his time to end up in a casket! The Phoenix service...

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