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Private visa agency in Thailand

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,...
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Visible Tattoos as ESL teacher in Thailand?

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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Health insurance for senior Thai residents

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 ...
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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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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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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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EU Friendly bank to use in Thailand

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 ...
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Bringing and housing cats to Thailand?

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 ...
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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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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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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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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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Good School for teaching English

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 ...
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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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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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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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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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Multiple entry ED Visa in Thailand

(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 ...
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