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by moater
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Petty problems with hua hin immigration
Replies: 17
Views: 971

Re: Petty problems with hua hin immigration

I said the officer at Bluport said I could report 2 weeks early or 1 week late. This guy said no, must pay fine. Maybe the man wanted a bribe. Definitely sounds like you bribed him, sort of unknowingly. You can certainly do 90 days reports up to a week later than the date. Did you get a receipt for...
by moater
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Flights, Airlines & Airports
Topic: How to get from Don Muang Airport (DMK) to Hua Hin
Replies: 28
Views: 1599

Re: How to get from Don Muang Airport (DMK) to Hua Hin

Don’t need to take a taxi from DMK to bus station Mochit 2. There is a shuttle bus (A1) running from DMK Gate 6 to Mochit 2. Absolutely right. The shuttle bus is 30 baht and it uses the tollway, so it's relatively fast, and you won't need to queue up for a taxi. Get off at the very last stop, Mochi...
by moater
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Immigration 24 hour address registration clampdown starts in Phuket
Replies: 46
Views: 3778

Re: Immigration 24 hour address registration clampdown starts in Phuket

If you stay in a hotel, the owner will do it. That's about tourists. You said "If you go to Bangkok, Phuket or Ch.Mai, they cannot know that you traveled", implying that travel within Thailand won't change your TM30 status. As I explained, that is not true for hotel stays (and some condo stays as w...
by moater
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Immigration 24 hour address registration clampdown starts in Phuket
Replies: 46
Views: 3778

Re: Immigration 24 hour address registration clampdown starts in Phuket

If you go to Bangkok, Phuket or Ch.Mai, they cannot know that you traveled and when you came back, that's different if you were abroad. They certainly can if you stay in hotels. That's the reason hotels ask for your passport. Hotels have a website where they must report your stay to immigration (ba...
by moater
Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Inheritance To Home Country...
Replies: 15
Views: 985

Re: Inheritance To Home Country...

T.O.M. wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:52 pm
As for the trading account...my investments there returns 10-15% yearly....
That sounds like a pretty high risk investment, for that kind of return. What do you invest in?
by moater
Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: 60 Day Tourist Visa
Replies: 3
Views: 491

Re: 60 Day Tourist Visa

Geko wrote:
Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:18 am
Of the main subject but can i get apply for a 'O' Visa with only one week to valid on my 30 day extension stamp.
No. You need 15 days.
by moater
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Borderless Account of Transferwise
Replies: 16
Views: 799

Re: Borderless Account of Transferwise

Homer wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:47 pm
When did they do it? The internet is the world's greatest source of out-of-date information.
Most recent I know of was end of 2017, less than a year ago. Schwab are still very much accepting online applications - see here.
by moater
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Borderless Account of Transferwise
Replies: 16
Views: 799

Re: Borderless Account of Transferwise

Every source I've read said you must be in the US to open an account. IIRC you also need a current proof of address such as a utility bill. You're reading the wrong sources then... You can open a Schwab account online on their website. You will need to enter a US address, but no proof will be requi...
by moater
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Great service at immigration - transferring visa to new passport
Replies: 27
Views: 761

Re: Great service at immigration

When I had to transfer my visa at Ranong it was free and no copies of anything required.
by moater
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Borderless Account of Transferwise
Replies: 16
Views: 799

Re: Borderless Account of Transferwise

Here's a fun little exercise - the cost of transferring 15K baht NET today: Bank Transfer - wire (takes 2-3 business days): $492.71 (BKKB rate ฿33.14 + $25 <cheap> outgoing fee + ฿500 incoming fee) ACH (while it still works - takes 2-3 business days): $467.71 (BKKB rate ฿33.14 + ฿500 incoming fee, n...
by moater
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Borderless Account of Transferwise
Replies: 16
Views: 799

Re: Borderless Account of Transferwise

I transfer twice a year so It costs me $70 for a years expenses. I've not found a better rate. You have. The rate is $0 and the way to get it is explained above, just scroll up. $35 is a terrible rate, plus you forgot the 500 baht charged for incoming wires and charges for correspondent banks, whic...
by moater
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Borderless Account of Transferwise
Replies: 16
Views: 799

Re: Borderless Account of Transferwise

Withdraw money using an ATM with the Schwab debit card. All ATM fees are refunded at the end of the month. Agreed 100%. That is the cheapest and fastest way to move money to Thailand. Limited to $1000/day, but that should be good enough for most use cases. Make sure to also get a good credit card w...
by moater
Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Home, Lifestyle & Family
Topic: being stuck with the cleaner who comes with the house
Replies: 21
Views: 1174

Re: being stuck with the cleaner who comes with the house

You dodged a bullet on this one! Be thankful you found out who your potential landlord really was before you committed to a relationship.
by moater
Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: How will my move from Chiang Mai to Hua Hin effect my retirement visa process
Replies: 5
Views: 989

Re: How will my move from Chiang Mai to Hua Hin effect my retirement visa process

Chiang Mai immigration is a nightmare. One of the worst in the country. So I understand why you think you need an agent. However, HH immigration is one of the best in the country. Relaxed and reasonable officers, with a much smaller crowd of applicants. You can do it all by yourself without an agent...
by moater
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: White Board
Topic: Any basketball players in Hua Hin or anywhere to play?
Replies: 7
Views: 1469

Re: Any basketball players in Hua Hin or anywhere to play?

Blacky wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:07 pm
True Arena in Hua Hin have Basketball session every Friday and Saturday from 6 to 8pm in their Gymnasium.
Not free is it?