I have been watching YouTube videos of the problems that expats are having renewing visas in Thailand and staying there. Many expats are reportedly moving to the Philippines. They say Thailand is “dead” for expats. This is not just a small number of people uploading these videos. These minor Phil bureaucratic adjustments are certainly nothing compared to what those people are going through; they believe Thailand is trying to reduce their middle class expat population and the gov (the person who must not be named lol) is succeeding. One thing that struck me is that, not only do you have to show $2000 in a Thai bank; you can only take out so much at a time depending on the fraction of months left on your visa. Your landlord must register with immigration where you live; if this is missed two times they can deport you...and the landlord must do the registering, cannot be the expat.
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