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by moater
Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Biggest Benefit to Being Expat
Replies: 106
Views: 6768

Re: Biggest Benefit to Being Expat

In Thailand you become a tax-resident when you stay 180 days in a calendar year, regardless of your visa. Yes, tourists too. Obviously this isn't being enforced or effectively practiced, but it is the law. I think that you will find that the law basically states: "income derived in Thailand". Incom...
by moater
Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Biggest Benefit to Being Expat
Replies: 106
Views: 6768

Re: Biggest Benefit to Being Expat

Living here on a long stay non-immigrate visa does not make you a "resident" for tax purposes. In Thailand you become a tax-resident when you stay 180 days in a calendar year, regardless of your visa. Yes, tourists too. Obviously this isn't being enforced or effectively practiced, but it is the law.
by moater
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Thai travelling to Thailand on UK passport
Replies: 13
Views: 455

Re: Thai travelling to Thailand on UK passport

To avoid delays you may want to show the UK passport to the airline and the expired Thai passport to immigration. Airline staff can be daft.
by moater
Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:20 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Hua Hin Immigration Move to top of Soi 88
Replies: 38
Views: 3351

Re: Hua Hin Immigration Move to top of Soi 88

Sorry to digress from this very important debate, but does anyone know for sure whether immigration will be open this Monday? It's Constitution day or something.
by moater
Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Flights, Airlines & Airports
Topic: Arrival to carousel time at BKK airport?
Replies: 31
Views: 1394

Re: Arrival to carousel time at BKK?

Flew in on Nov 26. Landed 10:50, cleared a pretty busy immigration by 11:15, was in the bus stand with my checked baggage 11:20. I was shocked how efficient everything was. Might have been a freak alignment of stars. They did have a seat for me and a few more empty seats. Had to pay 50 baht to chang...
by moater
Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:26 am
Forum: On The Road
Topic: Relocating out of Thailand for an extended period
Replies: 22
Views: 1101

Re: Relocating for an extended period.

Have been to both Phillys and Cambodia several times. Visa easier in both 6+ months visa is no longer easy in Cambodia, they've been changing the rules constantly in the last few months and confusing the hell out of everyone. It is still possible to get 3 months over and over again, no questions as...
by moater
Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Immigration requirement for lease agreements
Replies: 10
Views: 565

Re: Immigration requirement for lease agreements

The last time I needed a residence certificate I was in a similar situation. The solution was simple: I checked into a cheap hotel for a night (didn't even sleep there), and asked the manager to sign a statement saying that I am currently staying at the hotel. Immigration was happy with this and gav...
by moater
Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:06 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: 30 day tourists visa
Replies: 3
Views: 553

Re: 30 day tourists visa

30 day visa exempt entry is unlimited if you fly in. Limited to 2 entries per calendar year by land. As always, if you push it (e.g. 6 stamps a year), you may be questioned further, be asked to show 20k baht, or even get flat out denied. It depends on the number of stamps, the officer's mood, the wa...
by moater
Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:37 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Longer-term Thai visa for a Cambodian national
Replies: 15
Views: 2019

Re: longer-term Thai visa for a Cambodian national

As for getting a fresh passport, I'd be worried that they could still retrieve the previous entries from the computer system based on name and date of birth..... 555 you are giving them way too much credit. I know people who used education visas for the allowed 4 years, then got a new passport and ...
by moater
Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Longer-term Thai visa for a Cambodian national
Replies: 15
Views: 2019

Re: longer-term Thai visa for a Cambodian national

They can get married and then she'll be a dependent on his visa. Otherwise the usual - education visa or just have her get a new fresh passport and keep doing the tourist thing.
by moater
Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Labour Ministry: migrant visa and work permit violators threaten Thai lives
Replies: 26
Views: 4339

Re: Labour Ministry: visa and work permit violators threaten Thai lives

As for westerners, the only options now are retire with money, be a teacher, work for a multinational, open your own business or be a brief tourist....otherwise frack off. Student visas still work fine and enforcement is currently weak (though they do have bursts of stricter supervision every now a...
by moater
Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Certificate of residence
Replies: 19
Views: 3251

Re: Certificate of residence

I got my residence cert in Hua Hin, and when asked to choose a DLT office, I chose Cha Am. However, I ended up using the DLT in Khon Kaen of all places, and no one there cared that it said Cha Am.

All I needed for my residence cert was a rental contract, passport, and 2 photos.
by moater
Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Thai bank account on a tourist visa... possible?
Replies: 33
Views: 7481

Re: Thai bank account on a tourist visa... possible?

Definitely depends on the branch and the person you happen to get. I was able to open with Krungsri on a tourist visa only in the 3rd branch I tried. The secret is keep trying different branches until someone says yes.
by moater
Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: Buying Fresh Fish
Replies: 12
Views: 4729

Re: Buying Fresh Fish

In my experience that location is generally more expensive and has way less traffic than the big 3:

Chat Chai (Soi 70-72) in the morning.
Hua Na (Soi 112-114) in the evening.
Dinosaur (up Soi 56 cross canal road) in the evening.
by moater
Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: On The Road
Topic: Maldives 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 3489

Re: Maldives 2017

These flight+hotel+car (when relevant) packages exist online as well. They do make sense sometimes, yeah.