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Leaving Switzerland- Thailand

Hi Guys!!

I'm starting a new thread, as I need valuable feedbacks from you guys !

Over the last few months, my time was shared between living in Bangkok, Thailand, and living in Geneva with my girlfriend. I'm an online worker, so basically I can work from everywhere in the world.

The thing is I don't want to travel every 2 months and I decided to settle in Bangkok, maybe with my girlfriend

Here is the context... Now: Has somebody ever organized a relocation from Switzerland to Thailand?

If yes, can someone provide me with general information? How is it to live on a long-term basis in this country? How was it for you guys in terms of adaptation, paperwork, cost of living, etc.?

Every kind of helpful information would be highly appreciated.

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Enjoy the sprawl

If you have books of any value, they are going to die from the humidity.
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Old 12.04.2018, 15:29
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If you have books of any value, they are going to die from the humidity.


Not just books - everything made out of natural rubber and you never considered to be easy to rot. Like golf club grips for example. We even had the rubber bits of a kitchenaid blender rot to pieces by storing it less than a year without aircon.
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Re: Leaving Switzerland- Thailand

Join the community of the Auslandschweizer-Organisation. www.aso.ch
There are discussions on a forum there, about life experience in various countries, and general info of factors to consider before making the leap.
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Re: Leaving Switzerland- Thailand

Hello,
If I can give you advice, do not hesitate. Thailand is a very beautiful country, certainly it is necessary to pay attention to the various scams but one understands quickly how their system works
I have been in Thailand for more than 4 years following a job offer and I am very happy here. It takes a lot of papers to complete, you have to go through the international move but it's not really complicated, it just takes time
When do you want to leave? do not hesitate to ask me questions
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For one thing you will have to leave Thailand and re-enter constantly in order to maintain your visa, and thats a pain if you are on a tourist Visa you'll get two months and a one month extension (I think that hasn't changed) then you'll have to leave and renew at a Thai consulate in another country. Even if you get a Non Immigrant -B working Visa its only valid a maximum of year and you will have to renew it every year with the same process.

http://www.mfa.go.th/main/en/service...iness-and.html

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Can you actually work there?

I presumed most "online workers" living there were doing so more or less illegally.

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/0...hammered_down/
(and the original linked article from there).

If I was in a position to do so, I'd probably settle for the Canary Islands.

Still in the EU, not too far away and politically a bit more stable. Climate is OK-ish, too.
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