Unfortunately, that is not the case. Last July when for some reason Transferwise (TW) sent almost all if not all transfers at the beginning of the month designated for Bangkok Bank Accounts to their other partner bank, Kasikorn. Kasikorn then transferred the money on to Bangkok Bank for deposit to their designated account.Dodger wrote: ↑Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:23 pmI can see exactly what's happening, but it really shouldn't matter. Your Bangkok Bank's information system will show a) where your transfer originated, b) where it got received in Thailand (possibly a transfer point such as Kasikorn, maybe another bank), c) final destination (Bangkok Bank). The bank can see all of this information. When you make your annual visit to get the Bank Letter - just make sure to tell the clerk you need a list of the last 12 months of foreign transfers which were entered in your Bangkok Bank account. The clerk will have no problem doing this. And this is all Immigration needs to see.
Bangkok Bank recorded these transfers as domestic because they came from another Thai bank (Kasikorn) and they had no way of knowing the original source. Kasikorn bank did have a record of the source. I know some folks that had this happen went to Bangkok Bank and were told "no" they would not list the deposit as being from a foreign source in a letter to Thai Immigration.
In my case, I contacted TW and they said they would note on my customer account to send my transfers direct to Bangkok Bank, but they couldn't guarantee that would happen 100% of the time -- said something about sometimes having technical issues which would prevent a timely transfer to meet their stated date funds would arrive. I then sent another transfer > 65k which did go direct to my Bangkok Bank account - thus I would be able to show a foreign source deposit for that month.
There was a lot of postings on message boards at the time by other folks who like me and GB had the transfer show up as domestic. For those that didn't have funds to do a 2nd transfer as I did, they were told by TW to go to Kasikorn Bank to get a document to show the actual source of the transfer.
TW provides a receipt which can be downloaded that shows the account funds are being transferred to and the partner bank the funds were sent to at the bottom. However, it is very "iffy" that Thai Immigration would accept the TW receipt as evidence it was from a foreign source.
Apparently, because of all the flack TW received over sending the July transfers through Kasikorn with folks saying it wouldn't meet Thai Immigration rules for those on long stay in Thailand, TW added "Long Stay" in Thailand to the choices for designating the purpose of the transfer. Which they apparently automated their system to send it direct -- of course that doesn't help folks that use a Thai bank other than one of TW's partner banks, because those transfers will still show up as domestic because they are routed through their partner bank.