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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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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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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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Bringing and housing cats to Thailand?

I plan to teach in Thailand for 6-18 months and I have two adult cats I would like to bring with from the U.S. Is this a common and accepted practice? Will there be any issues with customs or housing?
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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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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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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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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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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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Multiple entry ED Visa in Thailand

I am wishing to apply for an ED visa, for legitimate interest in studying the language. However, I have the need to exit Thailand briefly, maybe two or three times within the study year. The school is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 there Bangkok condos with water filtering and cooling device inside the condominium?

I live in Bangkok in a condominium and to ensure good drinking water supply I usually buy large water gallons and when all these run out of water I fill them near the entrance to my building via ...
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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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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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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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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 ...