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Old 04-21-2017, 12:11 AM   #62676
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The Thai elite card almost seems something of myth, has anyone met someone who has yolod it? has it always been 5 years? Do you just go to the visa run boys and they can sort it?
Nothing yolo about it. Many here in bkk have it and everyone i know have been extremely happy. Can get it arranged thru Harvey law group(probably others too), dont know the details but i suppose theyve got some kind of agent deal with the elite program department. They also take care of arranging the motosai guy to pick up ur passport and bring it back. Pm me if u want an email.
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Old 04-21-2017, 03:25 AM   #62677
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The Thai elite card almost seems something of myth, has anyone met someone who has yolod it? has it always been 5 years? Do you just go to the visa run boys and they can sort it?
I have a friend who got it 2-3 years ago and has been very happy so far
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Old 04-21-2017, 03:38 AM   #62678
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And when it comes to calculating the cost of the visa setup it seems like most people value their own time at $0/h.
If you have to spend 10 days a year on various visa trips & hanging out in immigration offices or go to a language learning school when you don't really have an interest in learning a new language that is some serious lost opportunity cost when you could have been working on your business and be making money instead. Gotta have a bit more respect for the value of your own time than that.
Who's doing that? At Pro language asoke you don't need to attend classes. There's an agent in sukhumvit who handles extensions, so no need to go to immigration. When flying outside Thailand people make it into a holiday. I'd go crazy if I didn't get out and see other countries from time to time.

Not giving up 30% of my income to taxes when it's not clear if I need to or not, is my idea of having respect for the value of my time. I could just put that into savings in the unlikely event some day I need to pay it.

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I was unaware about this CRS banking, after looking at the list of countries committed to exchange in 2017/2018 I see that most southeast asian countries are not in the list, lmao SEA wp

http://www.oecd.org/tax/automatic-ex...-jurisdiction/
Great so the taxman isn't going to get us.
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Old 04-21-2017, 11:14 AM   #62679
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maybe a stupid question but does thai prepaid sim cards work overseas? Like in Europe, Australia, US?
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Old 04-21-2017, 12:17 PM   #62680
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Not giving up 30% of my income to taxes
No one is implying that you should take all your income through them and pay 30% tax on all of it. Just enough to get on their books and establish a tax residency in Thailand. Rest you will take through a business entity.
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Old 04-21-2017, 01:42 PM   #62681
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maybe a stupid question but does thai prepaid sim cards work overseas? Like in Europe, Australia, US?
DTAC : if you do have a contract with a monthly plan, yes, but you need to activate it before leaving Thailand.

If you just use prepaid cards, no
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Old 04-22-2017, 02:39 AM   #62682
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maybe a stupid question but does thai prepaid sim cards work overseas? Like in Europe, Australia, US?
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DTAC : if you do have a contract with a monthly plan, yes, but you need to activate it before leaving Thailand.

If you just use prepaid cards, no
AIS prepaid still working fine in Europeland after 4 years outside Thailand. Just need to have someone send me validity every now and then.
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Old 04-22-2017, 02:49 AM   #62683
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Anyone in Bangkok able to give me baht for Stars or Neteller? I can't cashout with neteller for another couple weeks so I have no way to get cash out
Need cash asap. thanks
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Old 04-22-2017, 07:29 AM   #62684
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AIS prepaid still working fine in Europeland after 4 years outside Thailand. Just need to have someone send me validity every now and then.
Validity? Is that regular topup?

I have AIS prepaid but internet banking is connected to that so kind of important it works. Have to go to branch to change mobile for sms verification but probably end up doing that just to be sure. Any other with AIS using it outside of thailand?
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Old 04-22-2017, 08:43 AM   #62685
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Validity? Is that regular topup?

I have AIS prepaid but internet banking is connected to that so kind of important it works. Have to go to branch to change mobile for sms verification but probably end up doing that just to be sure. Any other with AIS using it outside of thailand?
No topup required. Just have a friend transfer validity. That way you can keep your number active for online bank use without needing to pay anything.

*140*2*recipient’s number*a number of days to be transferred#

http://www.ais.co.th/12call/en/validity-transfer.html
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Old 04-22-2017, 01:27 PM   #62686
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have baht for sale. pm me
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Old 04-23-2017, 02:19 AM   #62687
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have baht for sale. pm me
Hey, sent you a pm
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Old 04-23-2017, 07:22 PM   #62688
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How much would this studio be monthly in Koh Samui if I look for the place when I get there? It's near Lamai beach. https://www.flipkey.com/lamai-beach-...ntals/p959465/
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Old 04-23-2017, 07:58 PM   #62689
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About 8000 baht or so
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Old 04-23-2017, 08:16 PM   #62690
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About 8000 baht or so
Alright cool, they have it advertised around 14k on there.

Was just looking over the visa rules for UK and if I get myself a 60 day Single entry TV for £25, I don't need to have onward travel or show them any cash requirements. Is this correct?

From that page it looks like it is only for the free 30 day on arrival were you have to meet the cash and onward travel requirement.
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Old 04-23-2017, 08:24 PM   #62691
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In normal circumstances on your first few trips you won't be asked, they're only asked for if you've stayed for years and look like you might be working illegally

Lately there seems to be an abnormal no. of people getting hassled though

Never a clear yes/no answer with anything to do with thailand visas
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Old 04-23-2017, 08:37 PM   #62692
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In normal circumstances on your first few trips you won't be asked, they're only asked for if you've stayed for years and look like you might be working illegally

Lately there seems to be an abnormal no. of people getting hassled though

Never a clear yes/no answer with anything to do with thailand visas
I see, where exactly are they getting hassled?
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Old 04-23-2017, 08:43 PM   #62693
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Passport control when you land

No issues if you've spent 0-6 months per year in Thailand in the last year though
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Old 04-23-2017, 08:47 PM   #62694
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Have people been deported straight back or is it more to scare, perhaps they're looking for a small bribe?
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Old 04-23-2017, 08:56 PM   #62695
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Yes. Sometimes to home country, sometimes you can choose

Maybe variance but 3 poker players this year so far, none had the 20k cash requirement

Can't bribe airport immigration, it's not like police
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Old 04-23-2017, 09:00 PM   #62696
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You'd think once they give you the tourist visa, you'd be good to go.
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Old 04-24-2017, 04:49 AM   #62697
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How much would this studio be monthly in Koh Samui if I look for the place when I get there? It's near Lamai beach. https://www.flipkey.com/lamai-beach-...ntals/p959465/
Anything from 6k-10k, depending on location.

Tourist visa - arent these free at the moment?
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Old 04-24-2017, 05:45 AM   #62698
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Anything from 6k-10k, depending on location.

Tourist visa - arent these free at the moment?
I'm happy that a place like that in Koh Samui is much more affordable than I initially thought, those sites over charge big time.

Thought I read that somewhere too, not sure if they have reverted back.
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Old 04-24-2017, 06:36 AM   #62699
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Anything from 6k-10k, depending on location.

Tourist visa - arent these free at the moment?
I had to pay for mine at Laos about a month ago from memory, so I'm pretty sure they aren't free anymore.
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Old 04-24-2017, 10:07 AM   #62700
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I miss lol69. Legend.

Plus he missing some troll ops like a mofo.

lol poker players dont have 20kB on them when crossing boarders etc.. etc..
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