Since you included me in your quote, my answer is I've always used the income affidavit, but my retirement visa expires months from now, so if nothing changes I'll have to, albeit reluctantly, use the 800,000 baht. I don't like having to tie up that amount of money and apparently will have to keep it tied up from now on, but there doesn't seem to be any choice if I want to remain in Thailand.Up2u wrote:Do you use the income affidavit? If so, keep us posted.
The two main aspects of this whole mess that are now on my "I Don't Get It" list are:
1. Why, even for those of us who can legitimately prove it, won't they let us use the 65,000 baht per month option anymore?
2. Why is immigration apparently making no effort of any kind to officially, or even unofficially, inform those of us holding the retirement visa about these changes? After all, we all report our addresses to immigration every 90 days, so obviously they have our contact information readily available. If it wasn't for the boards, many of us wouldn't know a thing about it.