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by Pleng
Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Foreigners need business visas to attend meetings in Thailand
Replies: 4
Views: 362

Re: Foreigners need business visas to attend meetings in Thailand

The same applies in many countries that a visa is required for work, even attending meetings or inspections so people enter on tourist visa on arrival to bypass the system. But the visa exemption stamp is not the same as a visa-on-arrival, tourist or otherwise. It's a wavier of the requirement to p...
by Pleng
Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Foreigners need business visas to attend meetings in Thailand
Replies: 4
Views: 362

Re: Foreigners need business visas to attend meetings in Thailand

Most foreign visitors simply ignored the law and risked arrest by entering the country on a tourist visa to participate in meetings. Arrests were rare, and people took the remote risk for granted. I imagine that most visitors did not, and in fact entered the country on a visa-exempt stamp, declarin...
by Pleng
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Sports Fans
Topic: 2018 F1 News and Prediction Tournament
Replies: 158
Views: 4755

Re: 2018 F1 News and Prediction Tournament

Note: I'm not sure the below is correct with qualifying on Sunday and the race on Monday, unless they are basing it on their SAF HQ time which they've never done before. Check the news as we get closer...... Screen Shot 2018-10-07 at 14.38.14.png Yes those times are correct. The Qualifying takes pl...
by Pleng
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: On The Road
Topic: Getting into Central Bangkok from Swampy
Replies: 6
Views: 434

Re: Getting into Central Bangkok from Swampy

The problem with the express line train was that while the journey only took 20 minutes, the train ran once every 40 minutes. The city line train takes about 45 minutes but going once every 20 minutes. So, unless you happened to arrive at the train station at a time close to departure for an express...
by Pleng
Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Last baht bus?
Replies: 7
Views: 367

Re: Last baht bus?

It all depends on how much you're saving on your accommodation, though. A baht bus in the morning at 10bt, followed by a motobike taxi back at 100bt isn't a massive outlay.
by Pleng
Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Anti-foreigner cop, 'Big Joke', lands top immigration job
Replies: 12
Views: 908

Re: Anti-foreigner cop, 'Big Joke', lands top immigration job

His comments about the Koh Tao girl, his comments on the foreign cave diver rescue team, and his leading of the foreigner crackdowns in Bangkok. If that doesn't qualify as xenophobic I don't know what does, the guy is a schmuck. Ok, fair enough. I'm not aware of his comment about the Koh Tao girl o...
by Pleng
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: News
Topic: Anti-foreigner cop, 'Big Joke', lands top immigration job
Replies: 12
Views: 908

Re: Anti-overstay cop, 'Big Joke', lands top immigration job

What about the linked article makes him out to be "Anti-foreigner"?
by Pleng
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: News
Topic: Hua Hin Launches 'Hua Hin Sky Walk Tower'
Replies: 10
Views: 981

Re: Hua Hin Launches 'Hua Hin Sky Walk Tower'

It will be impressive if they actually manage to make the H an U from HUA HIN gravitate in mid air as in the artist rendering
by Pleng
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Thai Passport Clinic - Prachuap city
Replies: 28
Views: 1587

Re: Thai Passport Clinic - Prachuap city

You are of course correct, hhinner. I was even telling myself not to make that mistake as I typed the post and still managed to, somehow!
by Pleng
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Tourist eVisa trials beginning at the end of this year
Replies: 6
Views: 286

Re: Tourist eVisa trials beginning at the end of this year

Indeed. I assume they're just reporting the news? I haven't been able to find another source for it yet. Certainly a private tour company won't have the authority to be issuing visas electronically on behalf of the government.
by Pleng
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: The Beer Thread
Replies: 829
Views: 89786

Re: The Beer Thread

caller wrote:
Sun Sep 30, 2018 12:49 pm
Brew houses aren't illegal in Thailand, as long as the product is only sold on the premises and not available for consumption elsewhere. There's such a place in Korat.
There's one here; the Hitlon nightclub
by Pleng
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Tourist eVisa trials beginning at the end of this year
Replies: 6
Views: 286

Re: Tourist eVisa trials beginning at the end of this year

Any citizen from one of the aforementioned countries with a valid passport will be able to apply for a Thailand online visa which will enable them to travel in Thailand for 30 days or more.
by Pleng
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Thai Passport Clinic - Prachuap city
Replies: 28
Views: 1587

Re: Thai Passport Clinic - Prachuap city

OMG guys :oops: Just having a mad 2 minutes. We're off to the Passport Clinic in 90 minutes with my son, and realised we don't actually know what we need with us :oops:. I've Googled, and have come up with: Old Passport ID Card We'll also take: Blue Book Birth Certificate Does anybody know exactly ...
by Pleng
Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Tourist eVisa trials beginning at the end of this year
Replies: 6
Views: 286

Tourist eVisa trials beginning at the end of this year

According to this website, Thailand are to begin trialling an eVisa system for applying for Tourist visas. Initially open to residents of France, the United Kingdom, China and the United Emirates at the end of the year, and with plans to roll out to other countries into 2019.
by Pleng
Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Flights, Airlines & Airports
Topic: How to get from Don Muang Airport (DMK) to Hua Hin
Replies: 28
Views: 1616

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

If you have a lot of patience you can find the online booking here . Note, after logging in you'll probably get a message saying something like "{your browser} needs to resend the form information to continue". Select CANCEL, not OK... otherwise you'll get stuck in an endless loop and not be able to...