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Open discussion / Re: Renewing a 5 year driving license in Meuang Khon Kaen
« Last post by LungBing on January 19, 2019, 04:15:06 PM »
Mine was 5 days early.  You get a 5 year license plus the time upto your next birthday.
I have heard of , but wouldn't be happy about trying myself, going the day after your old license  expires so you get 5 years plus the 364 days until your next birthday.
How early you can renew?  There is probably an official date, but This Is Thailand, so who knows.
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Visas, et al / Re: Thai Immigration new requirements retirement, marriage extensions
« Last post by fceligoj on January 19, 2019, 03:49:50 PM »

You may want to read this on the possible 10-year retirement extensions and no 90 day report being pushed by Big Joke.  Big Joke was interviewed.  The information of interest is near the end of the article.


http://www.khaosodenglish.com/featured/2019/01/16/superstar-cop-big-joke-on-his-rise-and-plans-for-expats-visas/






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Open discussion / Re: Renewing a 5 year driving license in Meuang Khon Kaen
« Last post by Windy on January 19, 2019, 10:45:13 AM »
Thanks for the info, I need to do mine in a few weeks.
Can you do it early or does it have to be on the expire date?
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Newbie Q & A Getting settled in KKC / Re: TransferWise
« Last post by fceligoj on January 18, 2019, 08:37:48 PM »

I am in agreement with Kowpot on Bangkok Bank since I use it exclusively.  What shows up in your BBL bank account when using Transferwise is an "international transfer" ID.  Also, the only transfer cost for you is what TransferWise charges.  Bangkok Bank charges 'zero".


When all is said and done with, wish I would have known about TransferWise earlier.  On the average, I get 200 baht more per $1000 transferred using TransferWise instead of going directly from my US Bank to my Thai Bank.


BBL and its insistence in using the IAT format instead of the Domestic ACH transfers that I was doing from my US Bank to them before (1 April no more Domestic transfers), forced me to look for the alternative, TransferWise.  So BBL gets no convenience fee or deposit fee for any size transfer now.


Having the "
international transfer" was exactly what the supervisor at the KK Immigration Office for which they will be looking told us when we went in to talk to her.
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Newbie Q & A Getting settled in KKC / Re: TransferWise
« Last post by kowpot on January 18, 2019, 02:02:34 PM »
It depends. Transferwise works with I think 3 different banks in Thailand. I will use Bangkok Bank as an example, because I know it is one of Transferwise account holders in Thailand. 
 I use two different banks in Thailand. Bangkok Bank and Krung Thai Bank. Krung Thai Bank is not one of the banks that Transferwise uses so any money that I request to go to Krung Thai Bank from my account in the U.S. will go through another bank, ie, Bangkok Bank. Then to Krung Thai Bank. Because it is going from Bangkok Bank in Thailand to Krung Thai Bank in Thailand. It is shown as a domestic transfer.
 If on the other hand, I send funds directly to Bangkok Bank from my U.S. account. There is no middle man "so to speak" and it shows up as a foreign transfer.
 Hope that helps a little bit. I am hoping immigration has some lee way on these foreign transactions or banks like Bangkok Bank will have a monopoly. For me SWIFT transfers are just too costly and too confusing.
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Newbie Q & A Getting settled in KKC / Re: TransferWise
« Last post by Rex (Admin) on January 18, 2019, 10:11:22 AM »
Actually, what I was wondering--and I think I found the answer on ThaiVisa--is the money deposited into a Thai bank coded as a domestic or international transaction?
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Newbie Q & A Getting settled in KKC / Re: TransferWise
« Last post by Kajornsak on January 18, 2019, 09:48:52 AM »
https://www.revolut.com/


I've heard is the best , especially if you buy cryptocurrencies, the money of the future, and travel a lot.
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Newbie Q & A Getting settled in KKC / Re: Bank Account
« Last post by Savannah20 on January 17, 2019, 08:57:57 PM »
Thanks
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Newbie Q & A Getting settled in KKC / Re: Bank Account
« Last post by screamer on January 17, 2019, 08:39:15 AM »
Just a letter for immigration/visa. They know what I'm asking for.
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