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Leave Thailand without problems with Single Entry Working Visa?

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 ...
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Cancelling non-immigrant B visa without going to Thailand

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 ...
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Is my valid US visa wasted due to the removal of physical visa stamp/sticker on my passport?

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 ...
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My employer is holding my passport

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 ...
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Visa cancellation when you quit your job in Thailand

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 ...
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How to pay electric bill in Thailand

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 ...
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Is my valid US visa wasted due to the removal of physical visa stamp/sticker on my passport?

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 ...
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My employer is holding my passport

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 ...
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What steps can I take to go to Thailand as a refugee fleeing Myanmar?

The Thai government is set to open two temporary refugee camps in Ranong and Chumpon. These are two cities on the southern end of the Myanmar-Thai border. According to Thai news outlet the Thaiger: ...
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Can one be a tax nomad in Thailand without marrying a Thai person?

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....
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Younger partner inclusion on a Thai retirement visa

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 ...
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Visa cancellation when you quit your job in Thailand

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 ...
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Thailand: Getting a Re-entry Permit on a Land Border

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 ...
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Can a Thai employer cancel an expatriate's work permit?

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, ...
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Thai Permanent Residence - How important is it to speak and read Thai to get PR?

They say that you need to be interviewed to assess your knowledge of the Thai language. It’s probably the reason why most people who fail to get PR actually fail. I think the ability to hold a ...
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If husband is Egyptian, and wife is an Australian and Thai dual national, can our child hold these three citizenships?

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 ...
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British Nationality for Thai adopted child

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-...
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EU Friendly bank to use in Thailand

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 ...
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Where does one sell his stuff online in Thailand?

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 ...
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How to pay water bill in Thailand?

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 ...
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How to pay water bill in Thailand?

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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Thai School says they have cancelled work permit, but has ignored me since

First of all, there seems to be some confusion here. Work permits are issued by the Department of Labour (a government department), and yet you said that it was the immigration department (a branch of ...
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How to pay electric bill in Thailand

I have my electric bills automatically withdrawn by MEA (Metropolitan Electricity Agency) from my bank account at Bangkok Bank. This has the advantage that I can never forget to pay my MEA bills, even ...
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Where to live in Bangkok to be close to potential employment

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, ...
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What are the key factors to consider renting vs. buying real estate in Thailand?

A foreign national cannot own land in Thailand..... But, you can LEASE the land for up to 30 years, and then build what you want on top of it. You can also add a provision to have the right to ...
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Where does one sell his stuff online in Thailand?

BahtSold is actually great because they target both thai and foreigner community. Plus, they also have expanded territory in other SE Asian countries. Make sure that you include at least 1 photo. ...
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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'm afraid your job options will be extremely limited. You can have have a look at expat-oriented job forums like ThaiVisa to see what's out there, but in general: You will not be hired by the vast ...
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Thai authorities and terminatation of "unused" expat bank accounts

Thai banks have a very odd approach to inactive bank accounts. If you have a balance, and don't use the account for a set amount of time (I believe it's around one or two years), it gets set as '...
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How do I know whether I am registered in the worldwide registry of French citizens established outside France?

I don't think there is any easy way to look that up online. All online forms require you to specify where you are registered and provide your consular registration number (NUMIC). If you don't have ...
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A resident of Thailand hold citizenship of another country and war broke out there while this resident was in Thailand

The one piece of advice I would give if you are planning on staying in Thailand long-term is to get a good job here. That would at least give you annual extensions of stay, and would help if you ...
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