Thai visa crackdown

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Re: Thai visa crackdown

Post by Satiated Parrot » Wed Aug 27, 2014 5:07 pm

I think Drifter's anger against thailand was started by the fire of a bar girl's loins.
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Re: Thai visa crackdown

Post by Soi Dog » Thu Aug 28, 2014 2:08 am

New announcement. Education visas only one year max and no more? That is a huge development. As I recall, the schools were promising up to 10 years, renewed annually. Watch many Thai language schools close down. There may be quite a few poorly-thought-out, semi-recent condo purchases being reconsidered and put up for a fire sale in the next year by skint farangs. So far, only the over-50 year old retirees with 800,000 Baht cash in the bank (or annual income equivalent) have been spared the visa upheaval. Can retirement visa reform be far behind? Or will we get another "Oops, I did it again" press conference and back-track by some hapless junta general?

As it stands, this puts a total damper on my plans for a quick return to Thailand in early retirement. I may as well work until age 49 or 50 now. :cry:
Bangkokpost.com wrote:Tourists get extended visas
Published: 27 Aug 2014 at 18.35 | Viewed: 15,019 | The Immigration Bureau has approved a new regulation that that allows tourists to extend their stay in the kingdom by a further 30 days, effective from Aug 29.

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http://bangkokpost.com/news/local/42905 ... nded-visas" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Thai visa crackdown

Post by phuketrichard » Thu Aug 28, 2014 8:07 am

New announcement. Education visas only one year max and no more? That is a huge development
Wrong and right

yes ed visas are only good for 1year
BUT than they are also saying all u need do is redo ur paperwork , travel outside Thailand an get a new 1 year visa.

I would like to see them incorporate a test as well to close the loop.

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LivinLOS, on 27 Aug 2014 - 12:52, said:
Does that mean for ED's its one year only and no ability to leave, get another ED and continue study..
It sort of reads that way or only consecutively 'for that entry' ??
This has been discussed in other topics. It means you need to leave and get a new ED visa and start another year.
http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/75 ... urn false;
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Re: Thai visa crackdown

Post by Drifter » Thu Aug 28, 2014 10:27 am

c'mon, at this point the game is over, who is going thru all this hassle, Thailand is not the Eldorado, it's so easy to get long term visas in cambo, malaysia, vietnam ... and also in philippines you can extend up to 18 months, in Bali you can do visa runs to singapore.
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Post by sigmoid » Thu Aug 28, 2014 11:25 am

c'mon, at this point the game is over, who is going thru all this hassle, Thailand is not the Eldorado, it's so easy to get long term visas in cambo, malaysia, vietnam ... and also in philippines you can extend up to 18 months, in Bali you can do visa runs to singapore.
Don't worry, according to their latest pronouncement:
THE Tourism Authority of Thailand yesterday finalised its 2015 international campaign themed "Thainess Year", which is expected to help lure 29 million tourists who will generate revenue of Bt2.2 trillion.
they have added +4 - 5 million to their imaginary number, so that will offset any actual real drop in arrivals to the Land of Make Believe.

Before long, they will be talking about 30 million plus.


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Re: Thai visa crackdown

Post by StroppyChops » Thu Aug 28, 2014 11:47 am

^ is that like Zimbabwe dollars, now?
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Post by wackyjacky » Thu Aug 28, 2014 11:51 am

StroppyChops wrote:^ is that like Zimbabwe dollars, now?
I have a couple 100 trillion dollar bills. A State dept guy gave 'em to me as a joke. Might be able to buy a paper clip w/them.
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Re: Thai visa crackdown

Post by StroppyChops » Thu Aug 28, 2014 11:53 am

wackyjacky wrote:
StroppyChops wrote:^ is that like Zimbabwe dollars, now?
I have a couple 100 trillion dollar bills. A State dept guy gave 'em to me as a joke. Might be able to buy a paper clip w/them.
Well, most of a paper clip. Did the State guy give you the notes in an elastic band?
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Re: Thai visa crackdown

Post by wackyjacky » Thu Aug 28, 2014 12:16 pm

No, the elastic band is worth money.
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Re: Thai visa crackdown

Post by StroppyChops » Thu Aug 28, 2014 1:16 pm

wackyjacky wrote:No, the elastic band is worth money.
Shame.
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