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Offline thaiga

British Embassy Bangkok to stop certification of income letters

NOTICE FROM BRITISH EMBASSY

From January 1,2019, the British Embassy Bangkok will no longer be providing British Nationals with letters confirming their income. This letter has previously served as a supporting document for obtaining a Thai retirement or marriage visa. The British Embassy Bangkok is stopping the certification of income letters because it is unable to fulfil the Thai authorities’ requirements to verify the income of British Nationals.

British Nationals should now demonstrate that they have an amount of at least 800,000 THB in an account in Thailand for no less than three months prior to the visa application, or a monthly income of at least 65,000 THB transferred into an account in Thailand for a retirement visa. For a marriage visa, the amounts are 400,000 THB in an account in Thailand for no less than three months prior to the visa application, or a monthly income of at least 40,000 THB transferred into an account in Thailand. A bank statement should be used as the supporting document for obtaining a Thai retirement or marriage visa.

All British Nationals concerned should note that the last date for income letter applications is 12 December 2018.

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Offline Johnnie F.

Re: British Embassy Bangkok to stop certification of income letters
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2018, 06:26:22 PM »
Earlier the Immigration (in Bangkok) had asked for letter from embassy and proof of regular transfers from abroad by a letter from the bank. If the Immigration will be happy with the proof of regular transfers from abroad, that's fine.  The loosers will be the Thai banks with their fees for withdrawal with foreign ATM cards.
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Re: British Embassy Bangkok to stop certification of income letters
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2018, 01:47:10 PM »
IMPORTANT NEWS REPORT For expats living in Thailand

A full explanation of changes that WILL affect you in applying for retirement and marriage based "visas", Extensions of Stay in Thailand

Video here facebook.com/fabulous103/

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Offline thaiga

RETIREMENT  EXTENSION  RENEWAL READ THIS Latest Update: October 2, 2018

The information below is based on reports from Expats using the Chonburi (Pattaya) Immigration Office

IF  YOU  USE  BAHT  IN  THAI  BANK TO  QUALIFY  FOR RETIREMENT  EXTENSION  RENEWAL
We have received reports from members who keeps the 800,000 baht on deposit in a separate Thai  bank  account  for  the  purpose  of  meeting  Retirement  extension  requirements  have been told by Chonburi (Pattaya) Immigration that: It must show some recent activity to be acceptable. If this applies to you, we suggest that at the time you get your Bank letter, you deposit/withdraw some funds to the account BUT be sure not to let the account balance drop below the 800,000. Two reports in March with latest being March 22, 2018, is that this was required by the Immigration Officer even though they had a transaction a few weeks (first report) and a few days (second report) before they made application and they had to go to their bank, make a transaction, update their passbook, and obtain a new Bank letter. The  bank  letter  must  not  be  more  than  3  days  old. A  report  on  March  9,  2017  is that Immigration now requires the “bank letter” be no more than 3 days old. But  note  that there have been recent reports that the Immigration Officer insisted it be the same date as the application.We have always recommended that the bank letter be obtained the preceding business day before making the application.Foreign currency account. A report on, April 23, 2017, is that a Foreign currency account at a Thai bank is acceptable so long as there are no restrictions on withdrawal of funds.

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Offline thaiga

Finger The Fraudsters Instead Of Blaming The Bureaucrats

Following yesterday’s announcement from the British Embassy in Bangkok that they will no longer issue certification of income letters to British Nationals who require it as a supporting document for obtaining a Thai retirement or marriage visa extension of stay, the internet exploded with outrage.

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Offline thaiga

Re: US Embassy Bangkok to stop certification of income letters
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2018, 02:51:32 PM »
being reported by several media outlets - this from Thailand Lifestyle@ twitter.com

I just received this email from the US Embassy office in Thailand stating that they will no longer provide income affidavit for the purpose of visas in Thailand. It seems they are following suit with the UK...
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Offline Johnnie F.

Embassies in Bangkok stop certification of income letters
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2018, 03:02:49 PM »
My extension of stay is still 6 month away, but I have already opened a bank account in my name only, to which I will transfer money from Germany every month. I expect, the immigration to make problems, if I keep using the joint account my wife and I have since 25 years. I've heard stories, that the immigration asks for double the amount, if it is in a joint account.
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Australia Joins UK And USA With Withdrawal Of Income Verification For Visas

Today 2/11/2018 the Australian Embassy has declared that it from the 7th January 2019 it will NOT witness Statutory Declarations for proof on income for Thai Visa extensions.



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