Dodger wrote: ↑
Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:37 pm
I really believe people would have a problem trying to explain to Immigration why they can't produce this.
Maybe not. This problem is a new one, so immigration has never been confronted with it before. Don't you think talking to immigration is at least worth a try? Again, if they won't accept what's in your bank passbook, I would ask them what to do and what they need. Let immigration be who tells you what to do instead of coming up with solutions on your own or solutions based on message board posts - solutions you can't be certain immigration will accept. I would much rather have immigration tell me what they want instead of assuming I have an acceptable solution, and then finding out the hard way that I was wrong.
If I was relying on my visa extension via the 65,000 baht method, that's what I would do.
Murphy's Law always keeps coming into play. Just when we think we've got the problems solved and know what to do, there always seems to be some new problem that pops up.
I have a feeling many more farang are going to be bald by the time we finish tearing our hair out every time something else happens with immigration - especially when none of these problems were our own fault.
To me, another crazy problem is the 800,000 baht method. As far as I can tell, the reason they want 800,000 baht in a Thai bank account in the first place is to make sure we have enough money to pay if something happens, such as hospital bills. But if we use the money to pay, now we lose our visa. And even if people do have 800,000 baht in a Thai bank account, what's to stop them from skipping the country without paying anyway, and withdrawing the money before Thailand has a chance to do anything about it?
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