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by Bob
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What about IRS during the government shutdown?
Replies: 4
Views: 185

Re: What about IRS during the government shutdown?

Kinda had a laugh this morning after I visited the Treasury or FinCen website to see what the 12/31 exchange rates were so to be able to file the online FBAR report. This is what the website says in rather large letters: Current Rates Note: This report will not be available until after the partial g...
by Bob
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Thailand
Topic: FINALLY! It's Official! Immigration WILL accept proof of income for the retirement visa
Replies: 20
Views: 983

Re: FINALLY! It's Official! Immigration WILL accept proof of income for the retirement visa

The actual memo is an amendment to existing police orders and relates only to the "income method" of supporting a marriage or retirement extension. There is no change with respect to the 800k baht method and it would seem that there is no change with respect to the "combo" method...
by Bob
Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Retirement visa news - and it's not good
Replies: 84
Views: 8959

Re: Retirement visa news - and it's not good

...Unless there is official word that bank passbooks and pension statements will be accepted, all I can say is you still better have the 800,000 ready in case they won't accept it. Your friend's experience is a very good sign, but it still doesn't make anything official. I have always used the 800k...
by Bob
Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Retirement visa news - and it's not good
Replies: 84
Views: 8959

Re: Retirement visa news - and it's not good

A Canadian friend about 2 weeks ago at CM Immigration got his annual extension based on retirement by only showing them some pension statements (no affidavit) and that particular officer was okay with that and issued the annual extension. Nobody knows what the general rules will be going forward but...
by Bob
Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Gay Thailand board - major change
Replies: 12
Views: 929

Re: Gay Thailand board - major change

Thanks, Michael....just got in using the old username and password. Cool. I didn't realize that I used two different emails....I changed it to the gmail address you have at least 10+ years ago. I'll attempt to send that message internally. Correction....just sent it to the gmail address listed above...
by Bob
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Gay Thailand board - major change
Replies: 12
Views: 929

Re: Gay Thailand board - major change

Agree with all. But, to be fair to Michael, I remain clueless as to what their system does or doesn't want from me. If just a new board name, fine; if anything else, it's sayanara (presuming I spelled that right....).

P.S. สวัสดีปีใหม่ครับ
by Bob
Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Gay Thailand board - major change
Replies: 12
Views: 929

Re: Gay Thailand board - major change

Wish the new layout success although I can't login. Seems it doesn't like the same screen name (plain old Bob) that I've logged in on all the boards since the days of Dreaded Ned. I somehow was able to send the administrators a message internally about the problem but, given I can't log in, I can't ...
by Bob
Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Retirement visa news - and it's not good
Replies: 84
Views: 8959

Re: Retirement visa news - and it's not good

Attended the meeting yesterday that the CM Consulate hosted regarding the income affidavit issue. While one of the speakers indicated that the "combo" method (bank funds and income adding up to 800k per year) will no longer be an option (which is directly contrary to the Thai Embassy websi...
by Bob
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Immigration and money - in a nutshell
Replies: 46
Views: 4751

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
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Yet Another Immigration Question
Replies: 88
Views: 5442

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...

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