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Where to find . . . / Re: polybard ?
« on: Today at 09:39:25 AM »
Rex, I just stumbled across this and I thought that maybe if you contact them they may be able to put you onto someone here in Khon have a place in Nakhon RatchasimaBest I can do for you at this stage mate. Good luck

Where to find . . . / Re: polybard ?
« on: Today at 09:20:05 AM »
Hi, Rex, There is a small place that sells cartons in Maliwan Road opposite the old bus terminal, they may be able to help you. It must be available because they are making those styro foam cooler boxes and I have seen some of the fishermen around the local ponds with pieces about 4' square and about 6" thick so there must be some around somewhere. If I come across any I will let you know.

Visas, et al / US Consular meeting in Chiang Mai
« on: November 16, 2018, 09:26:34 AM »
Does anybody know of anyone from around Khon Kaen that will be attending this meeting that can report back on here as to what happened.US Consulate will be in Chiang Mai on November 20th at Chiang Mai University and is holding a town hall meeting and the main topic is the income verification letter and they're having two officials from the consulate there to answer questions. The meeting starts at 14:30pm and is being held in the Intanin Room at Uniserv Chiang Mai University. There are only 200 seats and it is first come, first served.

Denmark has now ceased issuing letters of income but instead of ceasing at the end of the year they have ceased immediately so they have not given any of their citizens any chance of changing things. One of the interesting things that has been said and that is that Thai Immigration wanted a guarantee of future income which is different to what the UK, USA and Australia said and that was that Thai Immigration wanted the income verified. I wonder who is next and for what reason, cannot verify income or cannot guarantee future income.

Where to find . . . / Re: polybard ?
« on: November 16, 2018, 08:54:41 AM »
Hi Rex, I was at Thai Watsadu yesterday afternoon but I did not see any sheets of styrofoam anywhere there, what i did see was some 8'x4' plastic sheeting that is used to make signs, it is the same construction as the cardboard cartons and about the same thickness but it is flexible so you would need to make a light weight frame for it. But I will keep my eyes open for you and if I see any styrofoam I will let you know.

Where to find . . . / Re: polybard ?
« on: November 15, 2018, 01:19:19 PM »
OK, Rex, that looks like styrofoam in the video but the big problem with that stuff is that it breaks easy and makes a mess everywhere unless it is sealed with a lining on each side. It is the same product that is used to make the protection edges in the cartons of electric products. I have to go to Thai Watsadu in the next couple of days and I will have a look and see what they have that would be suitable for you.  I know that photography has change a lot over the years but what I use to use for head and shoulder shots was a portable movie screen that rolls up and I used to hang it on the wall but I don't even think that you can get them anymore. I'll let you know what I find.

Where to find . . . / Re: polybard ?
« on: November 10, 2018, 02:44:59 PM »
Rex, what are you after? polyester boards is different to EPS foam board. EPS foam is white in colour and is used for packaging in cartons for damage protection which is the same as styrofoam and it comes in various sizes and thickness. polyester board is a sound absorbing board that is used to line sound studios and it comes in various sizes and thickness. Polyethyline board is the boards of corrugated plastic sheets that you will see different signs made from and it comes in various sizes and colours but it is normally only about 1/4" thick.

Thai Immigration Laws have not changed, you still require to have 400,000/800,000baht seasoned in a Thai Bank Account or a letter of income/affidavit or Statutory Declaration from your embassy for 40,000/65,000baht per month income. It is not up to Thailand to change their immigration laws to suit us, it is up to our embassies to supply us with the appropriate documents as required by Thai Immigration. No, I did not ask simply because I do not believe that it is their responsibility plus the local immigration office do not make those decisions, they have to be made by the Immigration Committee and then it must be approved by the government and then it goes out as a police order, so to ask any of them now is just a total waste of time.

I was at Immigration at 08:15 this morning and I had ticket number 1, there was no one there doing anything, no 90 day reports nothing. I was with the guy at number 1 desk at 08:30 and did my income marriage extension plus my 90 day report and I was out by 09:00 with everything done. The only thing that was different was I had to sign a paper that explained the overstay rules and penalties. My current marriage extension expires on 3 Dec and he stamped my passport and told me to come back on 2 January for my visa stamp and he did have a good look at the income figures on my stat dec but only asked the wife if the figures were the same as last years and she told him "yes". He was good mood, happy, singing and joking.The other thing that he told me was that "Big Joke" was going to be in Khon Kaen today

Today I went to the Australian Embassy for my Stat Dec. My appointment was for 12:00pm but because of no shows I was finished and out of the place by 11:00am. That is my last visit to the embassy unless they change things. Tomorrow it is off to immigration for my 90 day report plus my application for my extension so it will be interesting to see what they ask for. Will give an update tomorrow night.

Windy, My belief is that they are good for 6 months the same as the UK and the USA letters, but looking at your dates I would say that there is no problem because you need to get your stat dec and your paperwork lodged with immigration a couple of days before Xmas. Remember you are approaching New Year holidays. So I would suggest that you get your ass into gear and make your appointment to ensure that you do not miss out. One chap tried for his appointment for this week but could not get one until the 12th,  I would suggest for you to book your appointment tomorrow for a date in December. Good luck, mate. I have my appointment at midday this Wednesday

As from 9th January 2019 the Australian Embassy will no longer provide Statutory Declaration signature witnessing for verification of income. This was posted on the Australian Embassy Notarial Services website this morning 2nd November 2018

Added by Rex "As of 7 January, the Embassy will no longer witness statutory declarations that declare income or bank balances for Thai Immigration purposes."

Visas, et al / Re: 90 Day Report
« on: October 31, 2018, 01:42:52 PM »
I don't know the reasoning for it Rex but when I did my first marriage extension at Khon Kaen I knew they wanted a map so I used Google Earth and put the coloured path in from the ring road to my house and that was rejected and I had to do a hand drawn map and I have seen lately on ThaiVisa that there have been some reports of some of the offices wanting hand drawn maps even for retirement extension renewals

Visas, et al / Re: 90 Day Report
« on: October 31, 2018, 08:57:42 AM »
Frank, just out of curiosity when you did you extension were you asked for a hand drawn map of the location of your house. There has been a lot of talk going around that the Immigration Offices are now requiring HAND drawn (Google maps not accepted) maps with every extension.

Visas, et al / Re: 90 Day Report
« on: October 29, 2018, 04:16:28 PM »
What I have stapled into the back of my passport is the receipt of change of address (TM28) my wife as the home owner has the receipt of the TM30.

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