Archive For The “Visa Information” Category

Australia Joins UK And USA With Withdrawal Of Income Verification For Visas

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Australia Joins UK And USA With Withdrawal Of Income Verification For Visas

Today 2/11/2018 the Australian Embassy has declared that it from the 7th January 2019 it will NOT witness Statutory Declarations for proof on income for Thai Visa extensions.  

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US Mission In Thailand To Cease Providing Income Affidavits

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U.S. Mission in Thailand to Cease Providing Income Affidavit October 26, 2018 Bangkok, THAILAND As of January 1, 2019, the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok and the U.S. Consulate General in Chiang Mai will cease to provide the income affidavit for the purpose of applying for Thai retirement and family visas and will not notarize previous…

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UK Govt Petitioned To Reinstate Proof Of Income Letters For British Expats In Thailand

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UK Govt Petitioned To Reinstate Proof Of Income Letters For British Expats In Thailand

A petition has been started that aims to persuade the UK government to abandon plans to stop issuing proof of income letters to pensioners and other applicants.     The move was announced by poster “richiejom” on Thaivisa who said that the petition received 12 signatures in its first hour. Other posters in the thread…

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New Immigration Head Clamps Down On Visa ‘Tips’

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New Immigration Head Clamps Down On Visa ‘Tips’

The new head of Thai Immigration, Maj-Gen Surachate Hakpal, known as “Big Joke” in Thai media, has begun implementing his tough anti-corruption message at Immigration. The signage going up nationwide is clear and unequivocal: No Tips.   By this he means no more back-handers to corrupt immigration officials or the agents who collect the tea…

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More Details On New Rules Regarding Work Permits And Working In Thailand

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More Details On New Rules Regarding Work Permits And Working In Thailand

Earlier this year it was revealed that Thailand had made major changes to the rules regarding work permits and its foreign labour law.   The changes, which were introduced on March 27 2018 in the Emergency Decree on Non-Thais’ Working Management (No.2) (2018) (“Decree No. 2”), saw Thailand relax some of its laws regarding work…

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Important Information For British Citizens And Retirement Visas

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Important Information For British Citizens And Retirement Visas

I went to Buriram Immigration Office to renew my retirement visa today. I was feeling very blase as I had everything I needed. Two photos, signed copies of all the relevant pages of my passport, filled in form TM7 , proof of address and a letter from British Embassy confirming monthly and annual income. Imagine…

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