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British Embassy Bangkok to stop Certification of Income letters

PHUKET: The British Embassy in Bangkok from Jan 1 next year will no longer provide British nationals with letters confirming their income, the embassy announced in a statement today (Oct 8).

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By The Phuket News

Monday 8 October 2018, 03:26PM


A letter confirming income previously served as a supporting document for obtaining a Thai retirement or marriage visa (‘permit-to-stay’), the embassy noted.

“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,” the statement said.

British nationals should now demonstrate that they have an amount of at least B800,000 in an account in Thailand for no less than three months prior to the visa application, or a monthly income of at least B65,000 transferred into an account in Thailand for a retirement visa, the embassy advised.

“For a marriage visa, the amounts are B400,000 in an account in Thailand for no less than three months prior to the visa application, or a monthly income of at least B40,000 transferred into an account in Thailand,” the statement said.

“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 Dec 12, 2018,” the embassy explained.

According to the embassy statement, the requirements for a retirement visa are as follows:

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– Must be at least 50 years old;

– Must have an amount of at least B800,000 in an account in Thailand for no less than three months prior to the application for a visa, or a monthly income of at least B65,000.

For further information potential applicants were directed to specific webpage for the requirements for a retirement visa on the Royal Thai Police Immigration Bureau website. (Click here.)

The requirements for a marriage visa were given as:

– Must be legally married to a Thai national;

– Must have an amount of no less than B400,000 in an account in Thailand for two months prior to the visa application, or an average annual income of no less than B40,000 per month.

For further information potential applicants were directed to specific webpage for the requirements for a marriage visa on the Royal Thai Police Immigration Bureau website. (Click here.)

 

 

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Kurt | 26 October 2018 - 19:53:56

Well, here it is. Now the usa embassy follows, as expected more nations were going to follow the UK.

Kurt | 09 October 2018 - 11:48:56

@ mr F. You only react on first 2 lines of my comment. Well, if 1 Embassy starts this policy more could follow, yes? Always good to anticipate on own situation, right?

Fascinated | 09 October 2018 - 08:05:57

With your name and your struggle with english how does this affect you anyway Insp K? You are a serial burbler.

Kurt | 08 October 2018 - 16:08:54

Which authority now is going to confirm a monthly income of at least thb 65,000  if there is no required deposit in the bank account??
Why a single must have 800,000 in the bank or 65,000 monthly., and a married to thai just 400,000 or 40,000 per month? One should expect this the other way around. A single need less money than one married with a thai woman.

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