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Is an ID needed to be named on a will in Thailand?

My dad (a UK national) lives in Thailand and owns property there. He's getting a will written and naming me as the beneficary. Whoever is writing the will has asked him for my details such as name and ...
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What are the long term visa extension offices of Bangkok (excluding Samut Prakan province) in 2024?

At least now in January 2024 in the north of Bangkok there is IT Sqare Lak-Si immigration division for short term visa extensions but what are the long term visa extension offices of Bangkok (...
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How to pay electric bill in Thailand

I got my first electric bill I am used to get bank account number I need to pay into with my bill. I then usually can go and pay online, however I couldn't find any bank numbers on the slip... How ...
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How do foreign business owners quickly find Thai citizens to employ?

In Bangkok around Sukumvit there are many many restaurants owned by foreigners (who don't speak Thai). Each such business must have at least four Thai citizen workers on every foreigner worker ...
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Will our daughter get a dependent Thai visa if the parents are traveling to Thailand for a language course?

A married couple from Israel is going to Thailand to study Thai for nine months each on an ED visa. What visa, if any, will their baby daughter receive in order to stay in Thailand for the same amount ...
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Where does one sell his stuff online in Thailand?

I lived in UK for some time and used to sell my stuff online via websites like Ebay and Gumtree... I would expect there to some equivalent in Thailand... Where does one sell stuff online in ...
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Expat health insurance for a diabetic

A few months ago I started looking at getting a new health insurance policy. My employer provides me with an inadequate one, and with retirement a mere 20 years away I thought perhaps it would be a ...
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Requirements for getting a Thai visa marriage extension

My question is when applying for a Thai marriage visa extension, what documents & information would I need to provide please? I'm a UK national and I currently have a Non-Immigrant work visa in ...
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What steps can I take to go to Thailand as a refugee fleeing Myanmar?

I am Burmese citizen. We face a military coup with many political problems in every place. I got 14 days visa free to travel Thailand. Can I travel to Thailand to apply for refugees status? How should ...
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A resident of Thailand hold citizenship of another country and war broke out there while this resident was in Thailand

I reside in Thailand more than a year and speak basic Thai. I hold only one citizenship. I ask the following question for general knowledge only; I don't want any bloody wars and I don't want my ...
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Thai Permanent Residence - How important is it to speak and read Thai to get PR?

I am eligible to get Thai PR based on my employment history and salary bracket. I know as part of the process, one has to be able to speak to the officers and answer a test in Thai. I can speak broken ...
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Thai School says they have cancelled work permit, but has ignored me since

I have worked at a school in Thailand for 6 months, and just obtained my work permit last week, but quit a few days after (it's a long story). This school has various locations across the country. My ...
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How do I know whether I am registered in the worldwide registry of French citizens established outside France?

I am a French citizen, permanent resident in the United States and currently in Thailand, where I'd like to renew my passport because some airlines require it to be in pristine condition. I read on ...
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Are the package deliveries from France (Paris) to Thailand (Bangkok) delayed/blocked due to COVID-19?

I need to get some package from my birth country, France, and I am currently located in Thailand. Are the package deliveries from France (Paris) to Thailand (Bangkok) delayed/blocked due to COVID-19? ...
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What job could I do in Bangkok as a near-native speaker of English webmaster and what is the best way to find such a job?

I live in Bangkok a year already; now with a student visa that should end in about 3 months; I study Thai language and can have basic conversation and basic reading and enjoy learning the language (as ...
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What are the 24/7 bus lines of Bangkok?

I desire to learn what are all the 24/7 bus lines of Bangkok. The current transit bangkok table lists the following lines as 24(/7) lines: 2, 4, 22 23, 25, 29 34, 59, 76 91, 145, 203 But I fear the ...
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Can one be a tax nomad in Thailand without marrying a Thai person?

Let's assume, for the sake of the theoretical question-answer session, that a certain person who speaks fluent common and well nuanced Thai with reading and writing ability and holds at least one bank ...
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Where to buy long-fit short sleeved t-shirts in Bangkok in 200≤Baht?

I usually buy long-fit short sleeved t-shirts, black and plain ("aniconic"), in European medium size at different H&M branches in Bangkok; I don't recall finding such shirts in any other shop in ...
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How to send a battery-including electrical stove from Thailand to Vietnam?

I have an Electrical stove that I charge directly from an electricity socket, then turn on, then set heating level by Watt (800 Watt is the medium level, I think) and it also contains battery for a ...
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Private visa agency in Thailand

A family member, an Irish citizen, has recently contacted us from Thailand saying that his Thailand visa expires in April and he wishes to return to UK. He needs £2000.00 from us to help him pay a ...
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Moving from Thailand to Vietnam

I might need to leave Thailand sometime in the second or third quarter of 2020 for at least 6 months or one year. My personal preferred destination is Vietnam due to welcoming visa policy towards ...
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Thai authorities and terminatation of "unused" expat bank accounts

I am an expat in Thailand with two bank accounts: One in Krungsri and one in Kasikorn, Generally I don't use the Kasikorn account. It has zero money counts and neither a smartphone application nor a ...
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Opening a business (semi-company) in Thailand

I am almost a year in Thailand. I can speak and read a bit of Thai, and I'm learning Thai with a student visa. I generally like this the country and like to travel in it and want to keep doing so with ...
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What is the best Thailand bank to transfer money into and from Vietnam?

I live in Thailand and have two bank accounts: One at Krungsri and one at Kasikorn. I might need to stay in Vietnam about 6 months or more in the near future and if so, I would need to use a Thailand ...
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Leave Thailand without problems with Single Entry Working Visa?

I have a single entry working visa for Thailand. I live and work in Thailand. Can I easily leave Thailand without problems regarding my Visa? Or will there be problems at the airport at emmigration? ...
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Can a Thai employer cancel an expatriate's work permit?

Can Thai employers cancel a work permit? Who has the right to cancel an expatriate's work permit? What are the ground for cancelling an expatriate's work permit? Many thanks!!!
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Multiple Non-Immigrant B visas for Thailand?

Is is possible to have multiple non-Immigrant category B visas for employment for Thailand at the same time? I got an employment offer from a company in Thailand, and applied for a non-Immigrant ...
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Cancelling non-immigrant B visa without going to Thailand

I am from India. I applied for a non-immigrant B visa from VFS. It took 2 days and the visa was approved. The next day I got better opportunities (which will help me in my growth and carrier) from ...
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Visa cancellation when you quit your job in Thailand

When you quit your job in Thailand and the employer has to cancel your visa, do we necessarily have to give them the original passport so that they can cancel the visa or can it be done on a copy of ...
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If husband is Egyptian, and wife is an Australian and Thai dual national, can our child hold these three citizenships?

If the husband is Egyptian and the wife is an Australian and Thai dual citizen, can our child hold these three citizenships?
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British Nationality for Thai adopted child

My son, now 16, has been living with me since he was 4 years old and was adopted formally under Thai law last year at the age of 15. Apparently the adoption is recognised under UK law, but that does ...
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How does one pay electricity bill in advance to avoid turn-off?

I rent condo in Bangkok and pay electricity bills at the 7-11. I will be out of country for about 3 months and have been advised not to turn off service while I'm gone.
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Where to meet "westernized" Thais in Thailand? [closed]

I moved to Bangkok about 5 months ago and started using Tinder for going on dates and potentially finding a partner. Initially it seemed great and I had high hopes, but after 7-8 dates or so I ...
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How to pay water bill in Thailand?

I got my first water bill On a bill I am used to getting bank account number into which I need to pay money due. I then usually can go and pay online, however I couldn't find any bank numbers on the ...
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EU Friendly bank to use in Thailand

I am an EU citizen and I'd like to spend some month in Thailand (which may extend to years). I'd like to open an international bank account before leaving so that I have access to local branch in ...
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Younger partner inclusion on a Thai retirement visa

Can my "underage" partner be included in a retirement visa for Thailand? If so, how do I go about doing this?
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Is my valid US visa wasted due to the removal of physical visa stamp/sticker on my passport?

I am employed in Thailand with Thai based company. I resigned from my previous employer (Thai based) as I got a better opportunity and gave them my notice period. However previously I submitted to ...
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What are the key factors to consider renting vs. buying real estate in Thailand?

I'm living in Thailand for several years so far (student "ED" visa). It's well-known that Thai laws are pretty much restrictive regarding non-local citizens buying out real estate in the country. E.g....
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Extension of stay in Thailand [closed]

What are the requirements for getting a 90-day extension? Or are there no requirements, other than showing up and paying? What is the maximum extension allowed on an education visa?
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visa and passport

I was working in Thailand, I had some problems at my home so I resigned at the company, the employer said he is not accepting my resignation and is not cancelling my visa or work permit either. They ...
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My employer is holding my passport

I live in Thailand. My previous passport which has 5 years of multiple visas, which my employer kept, on the basis of which I gave resignation. They accepted my resignation letter, and reprimanded me ...
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Thailand: Getting a Re-entry Permit on a Land Border

I know it is also possible to get a re-entry permit in both int. airports. Is it possible also on land-borders, specifically, Laos via Nong-Khai?
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Where to live in Bangkok to be close to potential employment

What are reasonable areas to live in Bangkok with respect to nearby employment? For example, Silom is the manufacturing district. What other places might I chose to live in to be close to potential ...
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Pet friendly housing in Thailand? [closed]

I plan to live in Thailand and am considering bringing my two indoor cats. I've researched paper work, shipping, etc. but I have not been able to find much information on pet friendly housing. What ...
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Good School for teaching English [closed]

Does anyone here know a good school on where I can study a course to like TEFL for me to teach English in Thailand?
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Re-entry permit while on Extension of Stay in Thailand?

Am I eligible for Re-entry permit if my stay in Thailand is based on Extension of Stay, and my visa has been expired a long ago? As far as I understand, re-entry permit can be issued only during the ...
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Health insurance for senior Thai residents

I am searching for a basic health insurance to cover hospital costs in case of sickness for a senior Thai citizen. I have found Bupa's offers of unlimited cover really appealing but unfortunately they ...
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Thai Visa: Will a Re-entry Help Me?

Currently on an ED Thai visa, which needs to be renew again in two weeks . Problem: I have to leave Thailand for 3 weeks in two days so I won't be able to extend my visa while in Thailand. I thought ...
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Visible Tattoos as ESL teacher in Thailand?

I am a qualified american English as a Second Language teacher looking for jobs in Thailand and I was curious if my non-offensive partial hand tattoo would be a deal breaker?
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What address does a US Citizen living abroad and employed as a consultant by a foreign company put on a W-9 FORM?

I am a US citizen who has lived in Thailand on a yearly-renewable non-immigrant business visa for the past 5 years. I have been religiously paying my dues and filing my Thai income tax returns but was ...