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Everything posted by lanzalad

  1. Firstly, Welcome to the forum. Now as a NEW MEMBER you will need to post into the thread/topic before you gain access into the main forum section. All you need to do is to say hello to all the other members and tell us a little bit about your self. Scroll down to the bottom of this page and then post in the text box. its that simple.
  2. For information. Last week, VFS in Trendy building, Bangkok (and therefore UKVI) ended the document scanning service (for settlement visa applications) without any warning. Applicants who turned up, with appointments, to submit their applications, were told that it is now necessary to submit all documents to UKVI in the UK by mail. The VFS website now says : Settlement application - All customers applying for UK settlement, including Priority Visa applicants, must send their supporting documentation directly to UKVI in Sheffield, UK by post. Prior to sending any documentation to UKVI, applicants should make sure that the courier company they are planning to use will deliver to Post Office (PO) Box addresses in the UK. DHL will not deliver to UK PO Box addresses. Thai Post do a service, but the cost is high. A 2 kilo package (if the documents include such things as chat app printouts, bank statements, etc) costs around 75 - 80 GBP to send from Thailand to UK. A pre-paid addressed envelope must also be included with the documents for them to be sent back (or to any other address). Applicant must still attend to give biometrics. Passport will be kept by VFS to pass on to the Embassy.
  3. Cambodia cracks down on retirees and expat businesses It looks like The more people and money comes in to the country and so does the new rules.. I wonder if it will do the same as Thailand for the under 50's Posted on 25 Dec at 6 PM in Immigration Politics Relocation Visas Working Story link: Cambodia cracks down on retirees and expat businesses Cambodia cracks down on retirees and expat businesses Once the easiest of all Southeast Asian countries as regards expat long-stay visas, Cambodia is now cracking down with new regulations aimed at retirees and those requiring business visas. Over the past few years, Cambodia has become a preferred long-stay destination for expat retirees and small-scale entrepreneurs for its straightforward visa process. As a result, more expats have been heading for the country along with a good number of small businesses owners and pensioners formerly based in Thailand. The ease of getting a visa and extending it for a long-term stay has attracted many Western expats unhappy about what’s seen as deliberate restrictions imposed by Thailand’s military junta government. It now seems Cambodia is copying Thailand’s ever tightening visa regulations, thus barring expats from being able to live and work freely in the country. Formerly, once a Cambodian visa was granted, business visas were easily obtained locally, without having to make trips to Phnom Penh and provide reams of documentation as well as proof of earnings, pensions or capital. Retirement visas and business visas are affected, with one Cambodian travel agent who used to legally carry out visa extensions for expats saying the rules are now ‘getting stricter and stricter’. In addition, Cambodia’s Department of Immigration recently announced a crackdown on foreigners staying in the country on what has been described as ‘irregular documents’. DOI head General Sok Phal told one news outlet more than 70,000 expats have been found to be living in the country without the correct documentation including passports, ‘family books’, residency books, ID cards and visas. Until now, he added, no action has been taken, but from now full enforcement and revocation of the documents will take place. According to a reliable but anonymous source, no formal instructions have as yet been received, but many believe the crackdown as well as the recent closing down of the country’s English language newspaper,The Cambodian Daily, are being seen as governmental efforts to make sure next year’s general election comes and goes with no interference from outside the country. PM Hun Sen has been heard to refer to foreign-organised plans to stage a ‘colour revolution’ aimed at toppling his government. Whatever the reason, reducing the flow of comparatively well-off expats is likely to hit hard on small Cambodian businesses as well as the growing tourism industry.
  4. Cambodia Cracks Down

    Yes i agree but they opened the doors as Thailand was closing them ... and now a change of mind...
  5. In April this year we started our application to do Puangs settlement visa The bio metric was done at the trendy building, Bangkok and so was the supporting documents and the dissection was made in Bangkok then all the papers and passport was posted back to the visa applicant, a 3 to 4 weeks turn around. Then two days before we submitted all of our supporting documents the system changed.and the cost went up be 1/3rd on the 2nd of may 2017 we was booked in for the 4th of may, the new system would scan every supporting document and place it onto a server in the UK and the dissection was then made remotely and the applicant wouldn't have any contact with the person making the dissections. This process suddenly jumped from 4 weeks to 60 days over night then just as we was hitting the 60 days then jumped to 90 working days. Then if you called up to find out anything you was charged around 6 pounds per call and if you was under the 90 working days they had the right not to tell you anything at all. you had the right to complain after 90 days and so we did just that and paid our 6 pounds and we didnt hear anything and then on the 13th day i called again to see what was going on and i was told since i've called them within the 14 working day waiting for my first complaint and i've made is now cancelled and i'll have to wait another 14 days. In the end they admitted it was a complete fcuk up and it looks like they are having another go at it...
  6. Yep its something matt and his wife should have addressed from day one.. Puang did her first test on a holiday visa to present on the spouse visa application. From landing here in the UK she spends at least one hour a day doing mock test. I don't know if your girl did this or not matt but we are not taking any chances.
  7. Yes i can understand it for the first visa but if someone has been paying into the system for nearly all of the first visa and is going to continue for the second visa why should they have to pay the 500 pounds for the second half...
  8. Kodi Repositories, aka Repo's, are containers for Addons, which are essentially apps for Kodi. By installing a Kodi Repository instead of individual Addons, the Addons are automatically updated when a new version is released. Add-ons are packages that add features and functions not normally included with Kodi. Add-ons are developed by people on Team Kodi and third-parties. Kodi has a growing list of community driven add-ons for online content as well as skins (themes) and more available from a common official repository, while still enabling third-party developers to also host their own unofficial repositories for add-ons that any user can choose to add themselves if they like. REPOS.zip Addons.zip
  9. Its for tv shows and movies on demand mate
  10. Here's the latest if you don't already have it. terrarium_1.8.3-98.apk
  11. There's an app on google play store that Puang uses for the life in UK test its multiple choice and we do a few hours per week at it. She put it on the minix box and puts it up on the large tv and some of the questions i don't even know the answers to them...
  12. What test was it ..? B1 SELT – GESE Grade 5
  13. Did all this 6 months ago... The key figures for self employed is 25'000 gross and at least 19'00 net. Which means to will pay TAX on 7'500 = 1500 in TAX
  14. There's one thing about the whole process that really gets to me. Now i paid the Immigration health surcharge, in short up front National Health Service so Puang can use the government funded medical system. We have paid up front for 2.5 years at the rate of 500 ponds then after 2.5 years we need to extend her visa for another 2.5 years on which we will need to pay the 500 pounds Immigration health surcharge again. Now Puang is in full time work doing 6 days a week and on some days she does 12 hours and most around 9 hours. She is paying TAX National insurance contributions and a work place pension ( new government pension scheme ) The Immigration health surcharge = government funded medical system. National insurance contributions = government funded medical system. But to get the visa extension for another 2,5 years its mandatory to pay this 500 pounds to continue with the application..
  15. Swift Stream

    Yes mate .. many have been shut down for it... kodi is on its arse at the moment with heavy fines and people getting issued lawsuit from large corporate companies for copyright all over the world..
  16. Swift Stream

    Just seen this one too:- premium_iptv.v1.0(13).apk Many come out of india as there's hardly any policing for the copyright and they get all the western tv ie sky...