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Within the next month I will be entering Thailand on a tourist visa with the intention of staying there based on retirement. Over the past year or more I have been reading many postings here on ThaiVisa but I still would like some clarification. It is my understanding that I need to apply for a n...
Looking for advice on how to extend a stay (based on retirement) every year if continuously travelling around the country and changing hotels and provinces every month. Thanks in advance.
Killing the Khaosan goose By Kornrawee Panyasuppakun The Nation weekend Photo courtesy of Nutcha Aree Tourists will desert the area, or even Bangkok, if daytime stalls are not restored, say visitors and street vendors Khaosan Road – the backpackers’ mecca – has it all, from cheap T-shirts to...
Beware! Saying Thai women have small breasts can land you in jail, says lawyer Picture: Daily News Small breasts are no laughing matter, reported Daily News yesterday. In fact according to a top lawyer saying a Thai woman is flat chested can get you a year in jail or a 1,000 baht fine. But if you...
Big Joke turfs out more than 70 foreigners - champion had near six year overstay Pictures: Thai Tourist Police Bureau The latest X-Ray Outlaw Foreigner campaign - number 20 in the series - has turned up dozens of foreigners on overstay and illegal entry charges. And eighteen schools were raided f...
We cant fine people 100K or send them to jail for smoking on the beach, admits Pattaya official Pictures: Sophon Cable The head of Pattayas thesakit authority has responded to claims that tourists are still messing up the beach by smoking and tossing their cigarette butts. He said that the local ...
My wife has poor vision -5 and -4. She would really like to have lasik. I had lasik and have suffered with dry eye ever since and though it has also helped my eyes after 14 years have somewhat reverted so Im wearing glasses a fair bit. Im aware there are more modern laser methods now. It just str...
Dane arrested over hotel-reservation scam By The Nation Tourist police have arrested a Danish man for allegedly running a fraudulent hotel-reservation website that cheated more than 400 European travellers out of an estimated Bt20 million. Tourist Police Bureau deputy commissioner Pol Maj Gen Sur...
17 foreign ‘English teachers’ arrested in Chiang Mai for working illegally CHIANG MAI:-- Seventeen foreigners have been arrested for working illegally following a raid on a condominium in Chiang Mai. The raid, which took place at 12.30am on Friday found 17 Westerners of various nationalities...
Dont sign anything at the police station - trust your lawyer, says lawyer Picture: Daily News A lawyer has given the benefit of his experience to Daily News readers when it comes to handing matters of compensation at police stations. Ratchaphon Sirisakhorn gave a five point checklist to the Thai ...
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Murdered foreigner found in Udon Thani: Hes a 58 year old Russian man Picture: INN The corpse found in downtown Udon Thani on Monday morning has been identified as Mr Vladimir Firsov, a 58 year old Russian man, reported INN. INN quoted deputy chief of police Pol Col Krissana Pattanacharoen as say...
In just two years there are 60 unexplained deaths of British nationals in Thailand: report Koh Tao//File photo There are 60 unexplained deaths of British nationals in Thailand in just two years, a new report claims. The Daily Mail citing figures from the Foreign Office says that between 2014 and ...
Pattaya Russian had chance to leave Thailand after drug offence - now faces murder rap Picture: Daily News A Russian living in Pattaya who was arrested for possession of drugs in March was given bail and could have left Thailand. He chose not to and perhaps with good reason. It has been discovere...
Thai Tourist Police beginning crackdown on 200,000 over-stayers Picture: Thai Rath Thailands Tourist Police Chief led a big raid on a call center operation at a northern Bangkok condominium yesterday. It was as much a raid on people who have overstayed as those involved in crime. Surachet Hakpan ...
Top Ten hard truths of living as an expat in Thailand By Tim Newton There will be bumps along the way between your visits to the beach, bar and immigration office (sometimes the bumps will be at the beach, bar and immigration office). Expat life is what you make it here in the Land of Smiles. Moa...