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    I am married to a Thai national. I have no savings. I want to start a family and live here forever.

    What happens when I am an old man and too old to work (or look too old to be employable etc etc)?

    If I dont work - no work permint - no work permit - no visa - no visa - get the hell out of the country.

    Seems harsh that I would have to leave as an old man who has a family and has lived in Thailand for many many years.


    What the hell are the options

    (lets persume no large saving because of lifes costs - I'm only a teacher, on a teachers wage)



    (please excuse grammer, spelling etc. I'm beyond tired and just need to sleep)

    Useful/help/informative/sane answers would be nice please
    Last edited by TingTongmakmak; 4th December 2009 at 21:17.

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    Re: Living in Thailand forever. What do I do when I'm too old to teach?

    I can't be certain, but I've been told when that time comes, you may rent a bungalow on samet, curl up in the corner and just shrivel and die.

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    Re: Living in Thailand forever. What do I do when I'm too old to teach?

    As chupacabra would say, 33 points and 33 posts. Make a wish.

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    Re: Living in Thailand forever. What do I do when I'm too old to teach?

    so no 'real' options then?

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    Re: Living in Thailand forever. What do I do when I'm too old to teach?

    Quote Originally Posted by TingTongmakmak View Post
    Seems harsh that I would have to leave as an old man who has a family and has lived in Thailand for many many years.

    Seriously - what do you expect? You've already witnessed Thailand's minimal social security net.
    If you want to continue living in Thailand you have to plan for the future and put away savings - too many don't seem to. This issue is partly why some of us have had to leave Thailand to make money/build up a pension fund before perhaps returning to Thailand at some date in the future.

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    Re: Living in Thailand forever. What do I do when I'm too old to teach?

    Read your post. You answered your own question.
    "If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, it expects what never was and never will be. - TJ


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    Re: Living in Thailand forever. What do I do when I'm too old to teach?

    ^yes but are there other answers/options...just wondering...

    like for example I heard something about a 'residencey permit'.

    You need to have 3 years tax receipts, married, child, fluent Thai speaking and writing abiliy.

    However not sure if this information is correct.....supose I have to stop being lazy and do some research....any help would be great?
    Last edited by TingTongmakmak; 4th December 2009 at 21:24.

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    Re: Living in Thailand forever. What do I do when I'm too old to teach?

    Some people focus on work, career, and money making opportunities. Others focus on after work activities. Guess which group don't have the same questions that you do.

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    Re: Living in Thailand forever. What do I do when I'm too old to teach?

    Quote Originally Posted by TingTongmakmak View Post
    'residencey permit'.

    You need to have 3 years tax receipts, married, child, fluent Thai speaking and writing abiliy.
    Yes. Not sure you need a child or fluency, but you will probably need to show substantial savings.
    Start searching for jobs in Korea or the Emirates.
    If you're American you have more options via Govt programs.
    Jimbo can probably clue you in further.
    I married two separate women to save them from poverty - which was big o' me.

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    Re: Living in Thailand forever. What do I do when I'm too old to teach?

    Quote Originally Posted by TingTongmakmak View Post
    If I dont work - no work permint - no work permit - no visa - no visa - get the hell out of the country.
    You can still get a visa without a work permit.
    My next door neighbours have challenged me to a water fight , so I am just writing this while I am waiting for the kettle to boil .

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    Re: Living in Thailand forever. What do I do when I'm too old to teach?

    ^But not without money. You can't live anywhere with no money - so guess what young men should concentrate on.

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    Re: Living in Thailand forever. What do I do when I'm too old to teach?

    Not a lot of options .. if any. All I can think of is to live in some remote place, keep a lo-pro and make a ton of contingency plans just in case.

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    Re: Living in Thailand forever. What do I do when I'm too old to teach?

    Leave, go somewhere and earn some real money, plan for your return.

    Doing it now.
    Faith, by itself, isn't a good enough reason to believe. Instead, a belief must be defensible through reason, logic, and evidence.
    The idea that faith is somehow justified by the fact that the beliefs cannot be proven is a truly Orwellian position to adopt - not to mention intellectually and ethically dangerous.

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    Re: Living in Thailand forever. What do I do when I'm too old to teach?

    I am looking to go into offshore oil rigging when I am about 30 so that I can rack up the money then not have to worry about money anymore.
    Daniel Bedingfield claimed that his new album is what it would sound like if Sting, Stevie Wonder and Micheal Jackson were in a basement together - I haven't got the album so I'll have to imagine the sound of a blind bloke and a Geordie kicking the shit out of a pedophile.

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    Re: Living in Thailand forever. What do I do when I'm too old to teach?

    Did you see that movie "No Country for Old Men" ?

    This place is no country for broke , white men.

    Gotta' go back to the West to make it .

    PS since you
    have no savings
    how did u pay sinsot ?
    Once is great.
    Twice is too much.


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