seeing reports of empty shelves in Bangkok.
restaurants that have been open in Hua Hin will be closing soon. massage also. i wonder if i can still get a haircut? what about the gym? it has been open so far.
What imm. is looking for is proof of income from abroad if you are going the monthly income route. what you do is open a thai bank account in your name only. Then, every month, for marriage visa have at least 40,000 baht wired from UK, (65,000 b for retirement visa) have your thai bank deposit the transfer into your thai account - make sure the deposit shows the FTT code in your bank book. EVERY month- don't skip any months. When you renew the visa, you'll need to show immigration a one year bank statement ( cost is 200 baht) a bank guarantee letter (100baht), documents that show your source of overseas income. Works for me.
Or you can just deposit 400,000K baht 2-3 mos before applying for renewal. Can't withdraw any of that until your visa is approved (sometimes that takes one month)
One can feel nothing but sorry for Thailand. The Thai people deserve better than "sandbox" experimentation, bad decisions about ordering vaccines and less effective Chinese vaccine. But this is what happens; government officials make bad decisions and people die! In the US anyone can get vaccine instantly when they walk in to a pharmacy yet there is a trend of vaccine hesitancy. As much as 30% of the peple reisist getting vaccinated. Often when a parent or child dies in a family that they all decide to get vaccinated. Never underestimate human stupidity I guess!