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Owning a house is possible in Thailand, but only if you build it yourself, and submit lots of paperwork. You do not own the land on which the house is situated, though. Foreigners can not own land in Thailand. (Think: "ไผทของไทยทุกส่วน" from the national anthem - they really mean it!) A company is a legal entity, and can own land - and there are two ways (...


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The only fee for overstaying in Thailand is the per-day overstay fee, which is capped at 20,000 THB. Add that to the cost of flying to the UK (around 50,000 THB tops) he should need no more than 70,000 THB, which is less than 1,400 GBP. Once he has a ticket to leave the country, then he just needs to go to Suvarnabhumi airport and pay the overstay fee when ...


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While sak yant tattoos are indeed common in Thailand, they are also associated with lower classes and criminals, and they are usually placed in locations that are not visible (back, neck etc) when clothing is worn. Visible tattoos are not common at all, and would generally not be considered acceptable for Thai professionals, I can't recall seeing any during ...


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Talk to your embassy and the police, in that order. The passport is the property of your country, not you, and the company has absolutely no right to hold onto it. A stern phone call from either will likely convince the company to cooperate. That said, you really should never have given them your passport in the first place, but it's a little late to fix ...


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There is a high concern about fraud when it comes to lost, stolen, or damaged visas. The State Department instructs people to re-apply for a new visa if their visa is damaged in any way. Having a visa removed from your passport by someone else, I would think, qualifies it as stolen, if not damaged (physical harm to the document which impairs its value). ...


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First a few things regarding terminology. There is no such thing as a "work visa". There is a "non-immigrant B" visa which is issued by a Thai embassy overseas to allow people to enter Thailand for business purposes. These can be single-entry or multiple-entry. If you enter on one of these visas, you will get a stamp allowing you to stay in Thailand for 90 ...


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Many people get confused about the difference between a visa and an extension of stay. A visa is obtained overseas that gives permission to enter the country; an extension of stay is obtained within the country and allows you to stay until a specified date. Usually when getting a work permit, an extension of stay based on employment is issued with a 'must ...


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Email the US embassy in Bangkok or and simply tell them that your [country] passport was stolen and the US visa that was issued is missing. Ask them if you can get a replacement visa and what steps are needed. All the circumstances around how the visa was stolen or damages is mostly irrelevant drama. Keep the email simple and avoid ranting. You may have ...


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Companies in Thailand like to hold your work permit, as it is possible that they might be asked by immigration to show it to them. They will sometimes take your passport if they need to apply for an extension of stay or to extend your work permit - or if they will get a visa for you to visit another country for business purposes. However, be aware that as a ...


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What you have is a non-immigrant visa that allows you to enter Thailand. If you do not use it, it simply expires. A non-immigrant B visa is not an "employment visa". It is a visa that allows you to enter Thailand sponsored by a company. If you had taken the job, then upon your arrival in Thailand, you would have been required to apply for a work permit ...


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Thai citizens get health care effectively free (or very low cost) at government hospitals. I believe that there is not an upper age limit for this. AIA claim to provide health care for people up to 80 years old : http://www.aia.co.th/en/individuals/products-and-services/life-insurance/medical-coverage/medical_coverage.html


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I apologize for an extended quotation, but there's really little to add to what this article says. I've just highlighted the most outstanding details: By far the easiest way to pay an electric bill in Thailand is to go to your local 7-Eleven or Tesco Lotus Express, which can be found on practically every town block. Make sure to bring the original bill with ...


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Assuming underage you mean younger than the 50 year minimum retirement age requirement: Yes. You will have to provide proof of dependency status, which is usually a marriage certificate. If you are not yet in thailand, each person needs to be able to enter on their own passport. In other words, each dependent over the age of 15 will need a visa or ...


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1) Don't confuse a visa (obtained outside of Thailand at embassy or consulate) with an extension of stay (obtained within thailand at a local immigration office). 2) You are on an extension of stay for a specific reason: In this case employment. The day that you quit or the day that you are terminated, your extension is technically invalid on that day. ...


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Yes, it is possible. Evidence: It is, as of 1 July 2016, explicty stated on the Nong Khai Immigration web site that this is possible (see screenshot below) I telephoned Nong Khai immigration to check, to make absolutely sure, and they said that it is. They also said that the re-entry desk is open until 10pm, I think on weekdays. But you would want to ...


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According to this page, here is the process to import cats or dogs in the Kingdom of Thailand: A health certificate in English, signed or further endorsed by a full-time authorized veterinary official of the government of the exporting country, if it is previously acknowledged by a veterinary surgeon, stating: (a) number and species, (b) breed, sex, age and ...


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Please note that if you have an ATM card from a non-Thai bank, all Thai ATM machines will charge you around 150 to 180 THB, every time you make a withdrawal (about 4 EUR). You should be able to use any ATM card from a large overseas bank. Because of this charge, you probably do not want to be using a foreign ATM card in Thailand. Plus if your card gets ...


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A work permit can be cancelled at any time by the employer. They do not have to give a reason, and they should tell you about it when they want to cancel it. If your extension (see below) is affected, they need you to go to have it cancelled at the same time. There are a few points to be wary of regarding the expat's ability to stay in Thailand: If the ...


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Actually, Bangkok Bank is the only Thai bank that can allow direct deposits from USA, UK, Switzerland, Japan, and Korea. And especially US/UK. So BKB is reliable and relatively cheap to get funds into thailand initially or on a regular basis. But you may want to consider Krung Thai bank, Bank of Ayudhya (Krung Sri [See]), or Kasikorn Bank. Krung Thai and ...


3

Many condo buildings allow basic utilities (but not always electricity) to be paid at the condo management office. Looking at your bill, it looks like this is how you should pay this bill.


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I am going to assume that you do not hold Thai citizenship, and that you want to teach in Thailand legally, since not doing so can have serious consequences. In order to legally teach English as a foreigner in Thailand, you need to get a Teaching Licence and a Work Permit. A teaching licence requires you to have a bachelor's degree. A Work Permit in ...


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Most bigger stores will have a counter were you pay bills and, often, a money exchange, where you can load cards it sells. Many banks adjacent to their ATMs have a bill pay online; it is the machine door that opens up & you put cash into to pay. It's like an ATM, select bill pay on the screen above and it takes cash. You can also go to a bank and buy a ...


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As is usually the case in Thailand, just because you expect something to exist, doesn't mean that it does. The ebay.co.th domain name has been registered here in Thailand for over a decade (originally by Sanook, and used to redirect to one of their pages), and now just redirects you to a page in Thai about selling stuff as export. There are a few local ...


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The general guidance for children born overseas, including adopted children, is here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-on-how-adopted-children-can-become-british/intercountry-adoption-and-british-citizenship It is possible that he is automatically a British citizen but only if the adoption was certified as in accordance with the Hague ...


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In principle, this may be possible, with caveats. From Egyptian nationality law: Therefore, even if the child [born abroad] is registered with the Egyptian authorities and given an Egyptian birth certificate (proof of Egyptian citizenship), it is unclear whether Egypt would recognize the foreign citizenship at all in official contexts. From Australian ...


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The law is very strict about working in Thailand. Specifically, the law says: In order to work while you are living in Thailand, you need a work permit - whether or not you are actually earning money. A work permit is tied to a specific employer and a specific job at a specific location. A work permit requires the person to be employed by a Thai company. ...


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The worrying word here is 'potential'. You make it sound like you are unemployed, and you are thinking of moving to Bangkok with the hope of landing yourself a job. As a foreigner in Thailand, getting a legal job is very difficult. If you have never lived in Thailand before, your chances of getting a job are very slim indeed. Do NOT consider working ...


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It is possible to get a re-entry permit at an immigration office (e.g. the government centre at Chaengwattana in Bangkok), but from memory I don't think it's possible at the borders. Please be aware that a re-entry permit does not affect the date by which you must leave Thailand - it merely allows you to exit and re-enter as if it was your previous entry. ...


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(Sorry to create a second answer - but this one answers the actual question, instead of suggesting an alternative) There IS a multiple-entry one-year ED visa, but multiple-entry visas are very difficult to get in the region. The best place to apply for a multiple-entry visa is usually your home country. Note that a multiple-entry visa still requires you to ...


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If you have an ED visa already, and you simply need to exit / re-enter Thailand, then the simplest thing to do is to apply for a re-entry permit. This does NOT affect the 'must leave by' date currently stamped in your passport - it just gives you the flexibility to exit Thailand and re-enter using your current visa. I believe a single re-entry permit (good ...


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