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    US Embassy to Cease Income Affidavits

    Is it true the Embassy will no longer complete income affidavits for U.S. citizens?

    Yes. Beginning January 1, 2019, the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok and U.S. Consulate General in Chiang Mai will no longer pro- vide the income affidavit form and will not notarize previous versions of the form.

    Full statement here:

    FAQS: CESSATION OF INCOME AFFIDAVITS

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buadhai View Post
    Is it true the Embassy will no longer complete income affidavits for U.S. citizens?

    Yes. Beginning January 1, 2019, the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok and U.S. Consulate General in Chiang Mai will no longer pro- vide the income affidavit form and will not notarize previous versions of the form.

    Full statement here:

    FAQS: CESSATION OF INCOME AFFIDAVITS
    Yes, it's true. After the first of the year, the US Embassy at ACS will no longer issue Income Letters.

    Get your SS & Pension statements together to present to Immigration to substantiate a monthly income of 65K THB per month or do the Retirement Extension (best way) to extend the Visa.
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    Whats the amount for the marriage visa?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jo tn View Post
    whats the amount for the marriage visa?
    400k thb
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boon Mee View Post
    Get your SS & Pension statements together to present to Immigration to substantiate a monthly income of 65K THB per month or do the Retirement Extension (best way) to extend the Visa.
    • I thought 65K was the monthly amount for an Extension of Stay based on Retirement.
    • Has anyone verified that Immigration will in fact evidence other than the embassy affidavit as proof of income?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buadhai View Post
    • I thought 65K was the monthly amount for an Extension of Stay based on Retirement.
    • Has anyone verified that Immigration will in fact evidence other than the embassy affidavit as proof of income?
    Apologies for the confusing post - I was referring to the 800K THB required for the Retirement Extension.
    If your Immigration Office will accept the SS earnings + other financial docs, you're home free with the 65K monthly requirement.

    At this point, even Ubon Joe over there in TVF cannot definitely determine what Immigration will accept in terms of paperwork to verify the 65K monthly income thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boon Mee View Post
    At this point, even Ubon Joe over there in TVF cannot definitely determine what Immigration will accept in terms of paperwork to verify the 65K monthly income thing.
    My wife (who is an attorney) had a discussion with Immigration in Korat. It is possible, though not yet sure, that they will accept as proof of income, regular monthly deposits into a Thai bank account.

    Of course, this is ripe for fiddling, but so is everything else they have accepted in the past.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buadhai View Post
    My wife (who is an attorney) had a discussion with Immigration in Korat. It is possible, though not yet sure, that they will accept as proof of income, regular monthly deposits into a Thai bank account.

    Of course, this is ripe for fiddling, but so is everything else they have accepted in the past.
    My guess is Immigration will accept the regular deposits into your Thai bank account from SS and pension/401(k) & IRA monies. Especially if your face has shown up at said Immigration Office regularly in the past - they aren't totally uncooperative (fingers crossed)
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    Bank statements it is then. Can't believe people find it so hard to have this bit of pocket money in an account in Thailand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marmite View Post
    Bank statements it is then. Can't believe people find it so hard to have this bit of pocket money in an account in Thailand.
    Got that right.

    There was a rumor floating around a while ago that for the Retirement Extension you'll need a cool million in your account 3 months before showing up at Immigration.

    The wailing and gnashing of teeth from some of the low-IQ posters on TVF especially could be heard throughout the land!
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