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TNA reported that Thai Immigration are proposing much stiffer penalties for failing to report foreigners staying at addresses in Thailand.

Laws dating back to 1979 are not sufficient in the modern day especially when it comes to reporting the whereabouts of foreigners. They are considered to be too lenient . . .

Read the complete story on =>

User Guide / Any recent problems with Clean Talk error messages?
« on: March 10, 2019, 07:37:02 PM »
Sun 10 Mar 2019, 7:28 pm

I just heard from someone getting posts rejected by Clean Talk error messages like this one =>

"CleanTalk: *** Forbidden. Please enable JavaScript. ***

This is the first I have heard about  in awhile.  I don't know if that is become the incidents have stopped or members are just not talking about it.

In any case, if you are getting these messages, let me know.  However, the Clean Talk error message is very misleading. Some of the other guys have found that the solution is annoying-but-simple:

1. Log out of the forum.
2. Close your browser.
3. Open the browser and froum again.
4. Log in again.

Sorry for any inconvenience. But to be candid, Clean Talk is absolutely necessary to keep the forum from being overrun with spam and malicious content. It does that really well except for the problems with these error messages for a few of the members. Without it, would have to close the forum. 

I have been around-and-around about with Clean Talk. They are always very nice and placating, but never come up with a fix or any useful information, unfortunately.  Anyone would would like to try to get something intelligent out of them is welcome to do so =>


Open discussion / Don't forget to SPRING FORWARD!
« on: March 10, 2019, 01:53:58 PM »
Don't forget! Clocks in the U.S. will SPRING FORWARD one hour at 2:00 a.m., Sunday 10 March 2019. That means that Bangkok will be 11 hours later than New York.

4 Bedroom House for rent

At the Lake
Pimanchon Village #1 (the smaller of the 2 Pimanchon Villages)
B12K per month
Speak to the owner directly (in Thai) 081-768-8080

(Warning Will Robinson! The village is very quiet ... except that a open air bar has opened about 1/4 mile away across an open field.  They play loud music every night 9:00 pm - 12:30 am.  We are trying to do something about it).

Thailand passes internet security law decried as 'cyber martial law'

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's military-appointed parliament on Thursday passed a controversial cybersecurity law that gives sweeping powers to state cyber agencies, despite concerns from businesses and activists over judicial oversight and potential abuse of power . . .

Continue reading on . . .
Fri 1 Mar 2019, 12:15 pm

What to do around KKC & Isaan? / Intro to IMPROV Class Wow!!!
« on: February 26, 2019, 04:09:38 PM »
Duncan asked me to post this. Please contact him at

I want to securely stick sheets of future board to sheets of styrofoam board. I saw on the internet a product "Glidden Glider." Although it is actually a primer paint, in comparison tests on Youtube, seems to be the very best/strongest adhesive for sticking sheets of styrofoam together.  Has anyone seen this in Thailand?  I can't find it online. Gorilla Glue came in a close second, which have in Thailand.  There is also hot glue. But I like the idea of Glidden Glider so as to completely cover the surfaces of the future board snd the styrofoam board.

I wonder if Glidden is something special or if other primers have this sticky property as well?

Any info?

Open discussion / Have you used DeeMoney? Know anyone who has?
« on: February 06, 2019, 04:19:44 PM »
Kowpot posted this on another thread.  I am giving it it's own space here because I would really like to hear from those who might know something about DeeMoney.  Tks, lah!


Send Money Out Of Thailand | Faster & Easier Than Moneygram?

Tel 02 821 5555

-DeeMoney is The Only Registered Service To Send Cash Out Of Thailand Via Your Phone.
-Never Visit A Branch Again,
-Better Rates Than All The Banks!
-Lowest Fees.
-IOS & Android. Fast Transfers.
-Services: Only 150 THB Fee, 17 Countries Supported,
-Best Exchange Rates.

-We Have 4 Locations Around Bangkok
-Contact Us To Find Out More
-About us =>
-Find Out More About DeeMoney
-Licensed by the Bank of Thailand


Tks Kowpot.  Do you have first-hand experience with using these guys? Do you know anyone who has had first-hand experience? Anybody use them?

Unfortunately, you have to open an account by being physically present at one of their Bangkok offices. That is not the end of the world, of course, IF they do what they claim. They have not been in business very long, about a year, I think.

I have to find out if they do business with my U.S. bank. I was rushed when I spoke with them awhile ago and they had never heard of my bank.

This is obviously an ideal solution if they are reliable.

Open discussion / Sending money OUT of Thailand!
« on: February 05, 2019, 10:24:58 PM »
I have never had to think about this before.  What are the options for sending money OUT of Thailand to a U.S. bank account?  My Kasikorn account has an online facility for wire transfers, but it looks like you have to have a work permit to do so.  Is that it?  No wire transfers without a work permit? Or is that just about doing it online rather than visiting the bank?


Visas, et al / TransferWise
« on: January 25, 2019, 10:00:25 AM »
Fri 25 Jan 2019, 9:53 am

TransferWise  seems like a good solution for getting cash into your Thailand bank account from overseas. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear to be a good way to prove to Immigration that the funds originated from a foreign source.  A reply I just rec'd from TransferWise support:

Quote from: Cagri C. TransferWise
Cagri C. wrote:

Hi Rex,

Thank you for contacting us!

Our transfers to Thailand are completed from our bank account in Thailand, which means they are domestic transfers.

With your inquiry, I’d recommend to you to talk to a relevant authority in Thailand to get a better insight about the issue since we are only a money transfer institution that doesn’t have the capability to determine how these transfers should be treated.

If you have any other questions or need further assistance, feel free to contact us!

Customer Support

Newbie Q & A Getting settled in KKC / TransferWise
« on: January 16, 2019, 10:33:32 AM »
I was looking at TransferWise and I remember that some of you have discussed it here. I couldn't quite follow the process on their website.

I want to transfer money from my Thai savings account to my U.S. checking account.  Can do?  So, how about if I want to send the funds back to my Thai savings from my U.S. checking.  Can do?  Is it just one account that I need to set up with TransferWise or what?

Thanks, lah!

Open discussion / Who woulda thunk it?
« on: January 10, 2019, 10:09:17 PM »
Panama City, Panama
Who woulda thunk it?

Read any good books lately? / Culture Shock! Thailand
« on: January 07, 2019, 07:54:52 PM »


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Thai immigration reveals new requirements for retirement, marriage extensions (visas) =>

Thai mmigration have confirmed the new requirements for foreigners when applying for an extension of stay based on retirement, marriage or being a parent to a Thai child.

The updated requirements, seen by Thaivisa, are detailed in a national police order dated 26 December 2018 and signed by immigration chief Lt Gen Surachet Hakparn.

An unofficial translation of the updated requirements are as follows:

2.18 In the case of family member (mother, father, male or female spouse, child, adopted child or child of spouse) with Thai nationality. Can be authorized for not more than 1 year.


Evidence of annual income that equates to no less than B40,000 per month of alien father, mother or spouse such as.

1.       Tax receipts of the supporting relative. (Presumably Thai tax receipts for a foreigner working in Thailand supporting foreign spouse, parent or child, e.g. you have a Thai wife and support your mother or non-Thai child from a previous marriage living in Thailand).

2.       Evidence of a pension. Letter of certification from a Thai bank supported by bank statements showing a pension being transferred to the pensioner’s bank account every month for at least 12 months. Exceptions are allowed for those who have been retired for less than one year – example given.

3.       Evidence of income from a foreign embassy or consulate.


For retirement extensions of no more than 1 year evidence of average monthly income of B65,000 is required.

1.       Evidence of pension. Same as 2 above,

2.       Evidence of income from a foreign embassy or consulate.

The changes are that applicants must be able to show income going into a Thai bank account and that income proof from an embassy (providing your embassy still issues income letters) will still be accepted.

The document is the first official confirmation from Thai immigration regarding the aforementioned extensions of stay (more commonly referred to as retirement and marriage visas) after it was announced in October that several embassies including those of the UK, Australia and United States, would no longer be issuing income letters or affidavits to expats in Thailand.

The income letters had been used by expats to confirm their income when applying for a retirement or marriage extension.

The embassies announced they would stop issuing the letters in January 2019 because Thai immigration wanted them to start officially verifying the income of everyone applying for the letter.

An unconfirmed report submitted by Thaivisa member bkk6060 stated that immigration are likely to offer some leeway to foreigners with regards to submitting 12 months worth of statements for the first applications under the new requirements.

However, from 2020 applicants will need to make sure they are able to show a full 12 months worth of income coming to a Thai bank account.

This infographic from the British Embassy Bangkok details how to open a bank account in Thailand. The requirements for opening a Bangkok in Thailand are likely to be the same for most foreign nationals, although individual branches may require additional documentation.

A certified version in English of the new requirements will be posted on Thaivisa shortly.

Many thanks to Tod Daniels, Arkady, Ubon Joe and BadBanker for the information. =>

News and Announcements / Stupid error messages!
« on: December 16, 2018, 07:05:01 AM »
Sun 16 Dec 2018, 6:54 am

When you try to login to the forum, ignore any error message that looks like the one below.  It doesn't mean anything. Just make sure is in your browser address bar and reload the page.

The page you are trying to access is restricted due to a security rule.

If you believe the security rule is affecting the normal operation of your website, contact your host support team and provide detailed instructions how to recreate this error. They will be able to assist you with rectifying the problem and adjusting the security configuration if needed.

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